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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-158

National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services

Exhibition Records, 1980-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1980-1995
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-158
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Elizabeth M. Sharpe, former Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of American History, and Project Manager for the "Science in American Life" exhibition. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; monthly and weekly reports; exhibition proposals, scripts, and drawings; Advisory Board meeting minutes; budget summaries; records documenting the Science in American Life Curriculum Project, an interactive videodisc program that served as a supplementary package to "Science in American Life" for middle school science students and their teachers; and symposium information.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Elizabeth M. Sharpe, former Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and Project Manager for the Science in American Life (SAL) exhibition. In 1994 the Department of Public Programs was reorganized as the Office of Public Services.

The records primarily document planning for the exhibition Science in American Life, which opened at NMAH in April 1994. Materials consist of monthly and weekly reports; correspondence and memoranda; exhibition proposals, scripts, and drawings; minutes of meetings of the Advisory Board; budgetary information; docent scripts; and information on symposiums. Also included are records pertaining to the Science in American Life Curriculum Project, an interactive videodisc program that served as a supplementary package to Science in American Life for middle school science students and their teachers.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-158, National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

SCIENCE IN AMERICAN LIFE EXHIBITION

General

Box 1 of 3

General Administration

Box 1 of 3

General Correspondence

Box 1 of 3

Accessibility

Box 1 of 3

ACS Activity Sheet

Box 1 of 3

ACS Contract

Box 1 of 3

Advisory Board Meeting, September 1991

Box 1 of 3

American Science Budget

Box 1 of 3

Audience Research

Box 1 of 3

Audience Research - Niquette, Manon

Box 1 of 3

Audience Research - SAL II

Box 1 of 3

Budget - SAL

Box 1 of 3

Budget - FINAL REPORT

Box 1 of 3

Chronology - Content

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - General

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Bob's Weekend

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Coal Tar

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - CP-1

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Cyclotron

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Genetic Engineering

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Microscope

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Nylon

Box 1 of 3

Chron Interactives - Pill Wheel

Box 1 of 3

Cultural Diversity - SAL

Box 1 of 3

Credits

Box 1 of 3

Crowd Control

Box 1 of 3

Debriefing

Box 1 of 3

Department of Energy (DOE) Grant

Box 1 of 3

Design Specifications

Box 1 of 3

Docents

Box 1 of 3

Docent Scripts

Box 1 of 3

Draw Science - SAL

Box 1 of 3

Education (General)

Box 1 of 3

Education - Inquiries

Box 1 of 3

Eisner, Thomas

Box 1 of 3

Electronic Field Trip (EFT)

Box 1 of 3

EFT - Teacher's Materials

Box 1 of 3

Fisher Hamilton Scientific, Inc. Contract

Box 1 of 3

Fundraising

Box 1 of 3

Hands on Science Center (HOSC)

Box 1 of 3

HOSC Brochure

Box 1 of 3

HOSC Office Space

Box 1 of 3

HOSC Personnel

Box 1 of 3

Howard University

Box 1 of 3

Installation

Box 1 of 3

Interactives: Production

Box 1 of 3

Interconnections

Box 1 of 3

Karle's

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead - Biotechnology

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead - Interactives

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead - Interactive Development

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead - Request for Proposal (RFP)

Box 1 of 3

Looking Ahead - Script

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Looking Within - New

Box 2 of 3

Looking Within - Old

Box 2 of 3

Maintenance/Operations

Box 2 of 3

McLean Media/CD-ROM

Box 2 of 3

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Box 2 of 3

Old Floorplans & Reactions

Box 2 of 3

Ozone Hole - Trouble in the Air

Box 2 of 3

Polling Station

Box 2 of 3

Polymers

Box 2 of 3

Press Clippings

Box 2 of 3

Proposal Research

Box 2 of 3

Publications

Box 2 of 3

Publicity and Public Affairs

Box 2 of 3

Remsen Lab

Box 2 of 3

Schedule

Box 2 of 3

Scientist in You

Box 2 of 3

Scientist in You - Activities

Box 2 of 3

Symposium

Box 2 of 3

Templeton, Michael Proposal

Box 2 of 3

Templeton Contract

Box 2 of 3

Virtual Reality

Box 2 of 3

SCIENCE IN AMERICAN LIFE CURRICULUM PROJECT

Biotechnology Kit

Box 2 of 3

Budget

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence

Box 2 of 3

Dierking, Lynn

Box 2 of 3

Earthquakes

Box 2 of 3

Fact Sheet

Box 2 of 3

Foat, Kathy

Box 2 of 3

Food Additives

Box 2 of 3

Lowther, Andrea

Box 2 of 3

Lunaria

Box 2 of 3

Murphy, Lynne

Box 2 of 3

Oversight Committee

Box 2 of 3

OxyChem

Box 2 of 3

OxyChem Contract

Box 2 of 3

OxyChem Proposal

Box 2 of 3

OxyChem - Problems with Funder

Box 2 of 3

Polymers

Box 2 of 3

Public Affairs

Box 2 of 3

Publishing

Box 2 of 3

Reports - Weekly/Monthly

Box 2 of 3

Publication - Kits

Box 2 of 3

Scheduling

Box 2 of 3

Scholastic

Box 2 of 3

Teacher Testing

Box 2 of 3

Tom Snyder Productions

Box 2 of 3

Tom Snyder Productions - Contracts

Box 2 of 3

Trook, Marsha

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Videodisc

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc - RFP 1

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc - RFP 2

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc - RFP Evaluation

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Budget

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Phase I

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Phase II

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Phase III

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Phase IV

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Review Committee

Box 3 of 3

Videodisc Schedule

Box 3 of 3

Whitman, Betsy

Box 3 of 3

GENERAL FILES

Education Division Self-Study & Multi-Year Plan

Box 3 of 3

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Exhibit

Box 3 of 3

Material World Exhibit

Box 3 of 3

Minds on Science

Box 3 of 3

Minds on Science Reception

Box 3 of 3

Proposal: Improving Exhibition Interpretation: A Collaborative Project with the National Zoological Park

Box 3 of 3

Senior Series - General Information

Box 3 of 3

Youth Interpreter Program

Box 3 of 3