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Subject

  • Madden, Joan
  • Chernay, Gloria J
  • McKie, Laura L
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education Naturalist Center
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education Discovery Room
  • O. Orkin Insect Zoo

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1964-1965
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1966-1984
  • E-mail from Harold Banks, Office of Education, to Tammy Peters. April 8, 2002
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1985-1995
  • Educational Resources--National Museum of Natural History,http://www.mnh.si.edu_resources.html, March 28, 2002
  • The National Museum of Natural History appointed an individual with special responsibility for educational programs, the Education Coordinator, in 1974. The position was retitled as the Supervisory Information and Education Specialist, 1980, and as Assistant Director for Education, 1987. The Office of Education plans, coordinates and conducts numerous Museum activities for students, teachers, families and the general public. As part of this effort the Office operates three hands-on learning centers, the Discovery Room, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, and the Naturalist Center.
  • Joan Madden served as Education Coordinator, 1974-1980; Supervisory Information and Education Specialist, 1980-1986; and Assistant Director for Education, 1987-1988. Laura L. McKie was Acting Assistant Director for Education, 1988-1990, and Assistant Director, 1991-2001. Gloria Chernay served as Acting Assistant Director for Education, 2001- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1974
  • 1974-

Topic

  • Education
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00358

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