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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-049

Smithsonian Institution. International Center

Latin American Tropical Rainforest Project, 1986-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. International Center
Title: Latin American Tropical Rainforest Project
Dates: 1986-1994
Quantity: 8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 95-049
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that pertain to the planning, coordination, and funding for "Nuestros Bosques, Nuestros Herencia" (Our Forests, Our Heritage), a traveling educational exhibit about tropical rainforests in the Americas. The exhibit was cooperatively produced by teams from other Latin American countries, and it was developed out of the Smithsonian Institution's 1988-1994 traveling exhibition "Tropical Rainforests, A Disappearing Treasure" to serve as a forum to promote environmental awareness about rainforests to people in Latin America. The files consist of corespondence between the coordinating teams from participating Latin American countries, funding and grant applications to private foundations, individuals involved in the development of various aspects of the project, and internal communications. In addition, there are minutes and memos from various planning meetings, proposals for the different educational components of the traveling exhibit, feedback from the different Latin American participants about the exhibit format, documents concerning development of Public Service Announcements and accompaning video, and detailed financial records. Finally, many of the documents are in Spanish with and without the English text.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that pertain to the planning, coordination and funding for Nuestros Bosques, Nuestros Herencia (Our Forests, Our Heritage) a traveling educational exhibit about tropical rainforests in the Americas. The exhibit was cooperatively produced by teams from other Latin American countries, and it was developed out of the Smithsonian Institution's 1988-1994 traveling exhibition Tropical Rainforests, A Disappearing Treasure to serve as a forum to promote environmental awareness about rainforests to people in Latin America.

These files consist of correspondence between: the coordinating teams from participating Latin American countries, funding and grant applications to private foundations, individuals involved in the development of various aspects of the project, and internal communications.

In addition, there are minutes and memoranda from various planning meetings, proposals for the different educational components of the traveling exhibition, feedback from the different Latin American participants about the exhibition format, and documents concerning development of Public Service Announcements and accompanying video. Finally, many of the documents are in Spanish with and without the English text.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-049, Smithsonian Institution, International Center, Latin American Tropical Rainforest Project

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Container List

Box 1

Spanish translations (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure - Teacher Manual and Student Activities

Box 1 of 9

Tropical Rainforests - Project and Curriculum Guide - Teaching About Tropical Rainforests: A Model for Workshop Design

Box 1 of 9

Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure - Final Report, February 27, 1991

Box 1 of 9

More Than Trees! - Education Packet

Box 1 of 9

Project Description

Box 1 of 9

Latin American contacts

Box 1 of 9

Peru - Approximate costs of an exhibit

Box 1 of 9

Thematic Guide of Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure

Box 1 of 9

San Diego workshop

Box 1 of 9

Letters from participants - San Diego

Box 1 of 9

Jeannette Aviles Campos / Nicaragua

Box 1 of 9

Silvio Barros (Beatriz Carvalho) / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Patricia Chavez-Riva / Peru

Box 1 of 9

Luisa Elena Guinand / Venezuela

Box 1 of 9

Denise Hamu / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Peter Milko / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Agenda - Mexico meeting

Box 1 of 9

Mexico - Advance materials, invite letters, and parameters

Box 1 of 9

Mexico meeting - Travel

Box 1 of 9

Project budget

Box 1 of 9

Clayton Lino / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Jorge Orejuela / Colombia

Box 1 of 9

M en C. Ramon Perez Gil / Mexico

Box 1 of 9

Auta Rojas Barreto / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Rosa Maria Vidal / Mexico Pronatura-Chiapas

Box 1 of 9

Tere Luisa Rueda / Colombia

Box 1 of 9

Antonio Carlos Soares / Brazil

Box 1 of 9

Allen Young / Milwaukee Public Museum

Box 1 of 9

Filmmakers - People to do video for exhibit (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Projected Budget and funding needs - Latin American Tropical Rainforests exhibition

Box 1 of 9

Computer game - Spanish / Portuguese translation costs

Box 1 of 9

Shipping

Box 1 of 9

Responses

Box 1 of 9

International Advisory Council

Box 1 of 9

International Advisory Working Group

Box 1 of 9

Latin American Tropical Rainforests exhibition - Conceptual outline

Box 1 of 9

Latin American Tropical Rainforests exhibition - Production schedule

Box 1 of 9

Project highlights

Box 1 of 9

Letter to all participating organizations

Box 1 of 9

List of organizations interested in sponsoring the Latin American TRF exhibit

Box 1 of 9

Letter of Acknowledgment to Latin American sponsoring organizations

Box 1 of 9

Review panel meeting - Summary of deliberations

Box 1 of 9

List of participants - San Diego and Mexico meetings

Box 1 of 9

Report - Mexico City meeting

Box 1 of 9

TRF - Project status report

Box 1 of 9

Brian J. LeMay (BJL) - Environmental Activities Report Green films Mexico communications about the site visits (Trip May 1991)

Box 1 of 9

Copies of letters and memos sent o review panel members, May 3, 1991

Box 1 of 9

Copies of Brazilian budget TRF proposal

Box 1 of 9

Brian LeMay - Brazilian trip program

Box 1 of 9

Questions to answer in evaluation design and fabrication facilities in Latin America

Box 1 of 9

Review panel for TRF exhibition proposals

Box 1 of 9

Rating sheet - LA/TRF exhibition

Box 1 of 9

Combined rating sheet - Latin American Tropical Rainforest exhibition Latin American TRF exhibition - Summary of deliberations, May 15, 1991 Copies Mexican budget (Spanish)

Box 1 of 9

Request for proposal - TRF/LA - Review panel schedule

Box 1 of 9

Catalogo de medios audiovisuales

Box 1 of 9

Seminario-Taller: Tecnicos Indigenas en la Conservacion de los Recursos Naturales, 1990

Box 1 of 9

Paul Wood / Mexico

Box 1 of 9

Oscar Vallarino / Panama

Box 1 of 9

Gonzalo Oviedo / Ecuador

Box 1 of 9

Alexandra Sanchez de Lozada / Bolivia

Box 1 of 9

Magali Rey Rosa / Guatemala

Box 1 of 9

Ana Luisa Baez Rojas / Costa Rica

Box 1 of 9

Alicia Castillo / Mexico

Box 1 of 9

Ana Maria Echeverri / Colombia

Box 1 of 9

Arquitecta Yani Hereman / Mexico

Box 1 of 9

Deirdre Hyde / Costa Rica

Box 1 of 9

Kathie McCleskey's final report

Box 1 of 9

Meeting TRF Review, May 15, 1991

Box 1 of 9

Master list (of countries)

Box 1 of 9

Letter of intent / Contracts

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

Argentina - Joao Meirelles Filho

Box 2 of 9

Belize

Box 2 of 9

Brazil

Box 2 of 9

Caribbean Groups

Box 2 of 9

Chile

Box 2 of 9

Colombia (2 folders)

Box 2 of 9

Costa Rica

Box 2 of 9

Ecuador

Box 2 of 9

El Salvador

Box 2 of 9

Guatemala

Box 2 of 9

Honduras

Box 2 of 9

Mexico

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Fundamat

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Centro de Ecologia, UNAM - Mexico City

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Margen Rojo

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Sociocultur / Llamas

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Yani's Exhibition on Beetles

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Pronatura

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Marcela Alvarez

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Instituto de Ecologia - Jalapa (formerly in Mexico City)

Box 2 of 9

Mexico - Inaine

Box 2 of 9

Nicaragua

Box 2 of 9

Panama

Box 2 of 9

Paraguay

Box 2 of 9

Peru (2 folders)

Box 2 of 9

Puerto Rico

Box 2 of 9

Venezuela

Box 2 of 9

Funding groups - Office of Sponsored Projects

Box 2 of 9

Funding groups - Project design

Box 2 of 9

Funding groups - Rockefeller Foundation

Box 2 of 9

Funding groups - MacArthur Foundation

Box 2 of 9

Advisory Committee

Box 2 of 9

Executive Committee

Box 2 of 9

Review Team

Box 2 of 9

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)-Office of International Relations (OIR) Transfer (International Coordinator)

General - Tropical Rainforests Latin American exhibition

Box 2 of 9

McCleskey Report

Box 2 of 9

Rainforest info

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Bibliography / Reference materials

Box 3 of 9

Freudenheim / Brown

Box 3 of 9

Mexico City Meeting Follow-Up

Mexico City meeting - Agenda, participants, talking points, follow-up reports

Box 3 of 9

Memorandum of Understanding

Box 3 of 9

Letter of Interest Responses - List

Box 3 of 9

Mexico and Colombia trip

Box 3 of 9

LeMay and Makaki Travel - Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, May 5-11, 1991

Box 3 of 9

LeMay Brazil Travel, May 1991

Box 3 of 9

Exhibition Team Competition

Translation for exhibition script

Box 3 of 9

Request for Proposal (RFP) - Exhibit design proposal - English

Box 3 of 9

RFP Review Committee

Box 3 of 9

Florestas Tropicais

Box 3 of 9

Tropical Rainforests

Box 3 of 9

Drawings - Tienda La Abundanicia

Box 3 of 9

Colombian proposal (3 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Traveling exhibits materials prepared by Teresa Rueda (Colombia)

Box 3 of 9

Museografica

Box 3 of 9

From Lacandon to the Amazon: Tropical rainforests of Latin America - Margen Rojo (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Mexico proposal - English version (master)

Box 3 of 9

Review Panel Deliberations, May 15, 1991

Box 3 of 9

Rating sheets filled by the review panel

Box 3 of 9

Panama Meeting, July 1991

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) meeting

Box 3 of 9

Panama's meeting notes

Box 3 of 9

Conceptual outlines (from January 1991 Mexico and July 1991 Panama group meetings)

Box 3 of 9

Panama meeting

Box 3 of 9

List of participants - Panama, July 1991

Box 3 of 9

Panama Meeting budget

Box 3 of 9

Panama meeting report by BJL

Box 3 of 9

English version of Panama meeting report

Box 3 of 9

Spanish version of Panama meeting report

Box 3 of 9

Letter to Panama meeting participants and Panama meeting report

Box 3 of 9

Coordinators package

Box 3 of 9

Advisory committees

Box 3 of 9

Advisory council (notables)

Box 3 of 9

Letters to DC ambassadors

Box 3 of 9

Audiovisual

Box 3 of 9

Consortium stationery

Box 3 of 9

People lists

Box 3 of 9

Sliding scale "fair estimates"

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

IMAX rainforest film

Box 4 of 9

2nd script - Copies in Spanish

Box 4 of 9

Translations

Box 4 of 9

MFM (Smithsonian exhibition)

Box 4 of 9

News

Box 4 of 9

National Coordinators

Letter of interest - Country coordinators

Box 4 of 9

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Box 4 of 9

National Coordinators (collectively)

Box 4 of 9

Correspondence to country coordinators

Box 4 of 9

Opening dates

Box 4 of 9

Exhibition openings in Latin America

Box 4 of 9

Opening dates, coordinators list, letter to release exhibitions from customs

Box 4 of 9

Project participants, updated list, April 1993

Box 4 of 9

Current status

Box 4 of 9

Schedule of exhibitions

Box 4 of 9

Executive summary, April 1993

Box 4 of 9

Name and address lists

Box 4 of 9

Project description - Latin American Rainforests exhibition

Box 4 of 9

Project description and schedule

Box 4 of 9

Consortium of the Americas tropical rainforests exhibition

Box 4 of 9

Invoices - Draft model for organizations coordinating the TRF exhibition

Box 4 of 9

Letter of presentation of project for customs clearance

Box 4 of 9

Questionnaire and country coordinators letter, September 28, 1992

Box 4 of 9

Post - Nuestros Bosques Activity

Box 4 of 9

Bolivia (3 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Bolivia - Final Reporting

Box 4 of 9

Brazil (4 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Brazil - Communications with Denise Hamu, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 9

Brazil - UNCED Conference

Box 4 of 9

Brazil - Exhibition invitations in Brazilian opening, June 6, 1992

Box 4 of 9

Brazil - Invitations to Rio opening

Box 4 of 9

Brazil - Final report

Box 4 of 9

Costa Rica (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Ecuador (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Ecuador - Final reporting

Box 4 of 9

Guatemala (Folder 1 of 3)

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Guatemala (Folders 2-3 of 3)

Box 5 of 9

Guatemala - Final report

Box 5 of 9

Mexico (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Nicaragua (3 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Panama (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Panama - Final reporting

Box 5 of 9

Peru - APECO

Box 5 of 9

Peru (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Venezuela (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Venezuela - Final report

Box 5 of 9

Colombian Exhibition Team

Exhibition team

Box 5 of 9

Colombia

Box 5 of 9

Colombia I

Box 5 of 9

Colombia II

Box 5 of 9

Colombia 2

Box 5 of 9

Jorge Orejuela

Box 5 of 9

Colombia miscellaneous communications

Box 5 of 9

Museo del Oro

Box 5 of 9

Lucia Teresa Rueda

Box 5 of 9

USIS coordination of exhibit in Colombia

Box 5 of 9

Itinerant exhibits regulation Gold Museum, Colombia

Box 5 of 9

Correspondence - Teresa Rueda

Box 5 of 9

Fabrication

Fabrication Contract

Box 5 of 9

Contract amendment

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Contracts - Office arrangements

Box 6 of 9

Second phase - Fabrication correspondence (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Second phase - Subcontractors, subcontracts

Box 6 of 9

Second phase - Fabrication budget

Box 6 of 9

Contract amendments

Box 6 of 9

Contract second phase - Fabrication "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia"

Box 6 of 9

Fabrication Phase II - Stage II

Box 6 of 9

Jorge Alberto Orjuela - Interventor

Box 6 of 9

Fimdesa

Box 6 of 9

Miguel Bromstein - Fotoletras

Box 6 of 9

Exhibition team - Fabrication and budget

Box 6 of 9

Fabrications specifications

Box 6 of 9

Panel support system

Box 6 of 9

Crates

Box 6 of 9

Crate specs from Bogota

Box 6 of 9

Crate drawings

Box 6 of 9

Shipping - Crating

Box 6 of 9

Request for shipping and air travel for exhibition, "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia"

Box 6 of 9

Shipping agencies in Latin America

Box 6 of 9

Exhibition insurance

Box 6 of 9

Exhibition brochure

Box 6 of 9

Logo

Box 6 of 9

Exhibition poster and logo notes

Box 6 of 9

Poster

Box 6 of 9

Logo de la Exposicion

Box 6 of 9

Planos de Montaje - Manual del Coordinator

Box 6 of 9

Photographs for exhibition - Tropical Rainforests

Box 6 of 9

Drawings - Mounting the diorama case

Box 6 of 9

Colombia communications - Final productions stages

Box 6 of 9

Production statement, July-August 1992

Box 6 of 9

Final report - Production

Box 6 of 9

On-Site Consultations

Rio prototype, May 1992

Box 6 of 9

Photos and art

Box 6 of 9

Script Review

Exhibition design review

Box 6 of 9

Memos from James E. Sims (JES) about exhibition

Box 6 of 9

Ana Maria Echeverri

Box 6 of 9

Smithsonian's script review, January 6, 1992

Box 6 of 9

El Bosque Tropical: Nuestra Herencia - Final version, December 1991

Box 6 of 9

English version of script

Box 6 of 9

Bill Overal - Review of exhibition script in Portuguese

Box 6 of 9

Portuguese version of exhibition

Box 6 of 9

Script review

Box 6 of 9

Script review by international advisors / partners

Box 6 of 9

Rainforest script - Review, etc.

Box 6 of 9

Scripts

Box 6 of 9

SI review script group

Box 6 of 9

Response to Brazilian committee from exhibition team

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Script, September 1991

Box 7 of 9

Script, October 1991

Box 7 of 9

Script, November 1991

Box 7 of 9

Script / Design, January 1992

Box 7 of 9

Script / Design, Late January 1992

Box 7 of 9

Colombia travel, January 1992

Box 7 of 9

Trip to Colombia - Exhibition review, January 25-February 2, 1992

Box 7 of 9

Agenda for Colombia, January 25-February 2, 1992

Box 7 of 9

Script, February 1992

Box 7 of 9

Bogota travel, March 1992

Box 7 of 9

Trip to Bogota, March 2-5, 1992

Box 7 of 9

Meeting notes - Bogota, by BJL

Box 7 of 9

Bogota, March 3-7, 1992

Box 7 of 9

Agenda - Final review of fabrication

Box 7 of 9

Things to do - Bogota

Box 7 of 9

Designs, March 1992

Box 7 of 9

Script / Designs, June 1992

Box 7 of 9

Latino Working Committee - Exhibition script translation

Box 7 of 9

Colombia travel - Lemay, June 1992

Box 7 of 9

Bogota meeting notes by BJL, June 16-19, 1992

Box 7 of 9

Bogota - August 1992, LeMay and Cossu

Box 7 of 9

Handbook Development

Exhibition handbook - "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia"

Box 7 of 9

Exhibition handbook - "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia" - 1st draft

Box 7 of 9

Manual de Coordinador - "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia" (3 folders)

Box 7 of 9

ADM - Public Relations - Responses to requests for information

Box 7 of 9

Notebooks, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Final report - MacArthur

Box 8 of 9

Education programs

Box 8 of 9

Resource book production costs

Box 8 of 9

Newsletters, 1988-1991

Box 8 of 9

Rainforest: Exploring Life on earth Summary of the Evaluation Project, 1989

Box 8 of 9

Colombian proposal (English / Spanish)

Box 8 of 9

Brazilian proposal (English)

Box 8 of 9

Mexican proposal (Spanish)

Box 8 of 9

MacArthur and Rockefeller Correspondence

Funding - Rockefeller

Box 8 of 9

MacArthur

Box 8 of 9

Rockefeller Fund - 165E2201

Box 8 of 9

MacArthur Fund - 165F2800

Box 8 of 9

MacArthur grant correspondence

Box 8 of 9

Funding prospects

Box 8 of 9

Other funding sources - Correspondence, proposals

Box 8 of 9

Final Reports to Rockefeller and MacArthur

MacArthur - SITES Planning Grant - Final report

Box 8 of 9

Final report - Rockefeller - Development Phase

Box 8 of 9

Interim report to MacArthur for fabrication of exhibition

Box 8 of 9

Final report - MacArthur Foundation - Production Phase

Box 8 of 9

MacArthur Education programs - Final report

Box 8 of 9

National Zoological Park Opening, April 1993

Zoo copy - Introductory panel

Box 8 of 9

National Zoo copy of "Nuestros Bosques: Nuestra Herencia"

Box 8 of 9

Exhibition opening - National Zoological Park, April 8, 1993

Box 8 of 9

NZP - Exhibition copy

Box 8 of 9

Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Introduction Video (Interlock)

PSA format for Latin America

Box 8 of 9

Interlock Media Associates - Exhibition video

Box 8 of 9

Interlock Media

Box 8 of 9

PSA brochure text

Box 8 of 9

Interlock Media contract forms

Box 8 of 9

Interlock Media - Video I

Box 8 of 9

Contract modifications for Interlock, April 1993

Box 8 of 9

Interlock II

Box 8 of 9

Interlock III

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Promotional Package

Jeanne Krohn - Contract amendment by BJL, April 1993

Box 9 of 9

Krohn - Promo package

Box 9 of 9

Financial and Miscellaneous Records

Budget - English and Spanish

Box 9 of 9

Contracts

Box 9 of 9

Contract modifications

Box 9 of 9

Projected budget

Box 9 of 9

Contracts office response to exhibition teams - Brazil and Mexico

Box 9 of 9

Miscellaneous materials (2 folders)

Box 9 of 9