Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services
Exhibition Records, 1980-1995
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Sharpe, Elizabeth M.
- Science in American Life Curriculum Project
- Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-158, National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services, Exhibition Records