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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 95-147

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost

Special Assistant Project Files, 1989-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost
Title: Special Assistant Project Files
Dates: 1989-1995
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 95-147
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Consists of records created and maintained by Suzanne Pender, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Research and, beginning in 1994, the Provost. The records document Pender's activities in regard to assisting visiting researchers at the Smithsonian; editing "Insider's View" (formerly known as "Bulletin Board"), a publication that informs Smithsonian research staff of scholarly events, publications, and projects; and serving as a liaison to scholarly focus groups such as the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture and the first science and humanities dialogue conference, "What About Increase?", chaired by David H. DeVorkin. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; contracts; meeting agendas; applications for the Regents Publication Program; information pertaining to the Research Policy Committee, seminars, and special events; evaluations; researcher questionnaires; brochures; planning information and a video script for the Smithsonian Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center research kiosk, which highlights scientific research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; photographs and negatives; and drawings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Suzanne Pender, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Research and, beginning in 1994, the Provost. The records document Pender's activities in regard to assisting visiting researchers at the Smithsonian; editing "Insider's View" (formerly known as "Bulletin Board"), a publication that informs Smithsonian research staff of scholarly events, publications, and projects; and serving as a liaison to scholarly focus groups such as the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture and the first science and humanities dialogue conference, "What About Increase?", chaired by David H. DeVorkin. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; contracts; meeting agendas; applications for the Regents Publication Program; information pertaining to the Research Policy Committee, seminars, and special events; evaluations; researcher questionnaires; brochures; planning information and a video script for the Smithsonian Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center research kiosk, which highlights scientific research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; photographs and negatives; and drawings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-147, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost, Special Assistant Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

Office of the Provost Reorganization Information, 1994-1995

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Assistant Secretary for Research - New Researcher Welcome Materials, 1990

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EMAIL Calendar of Events, 1991-1995

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Yale/Smithsonian Seminar on Material Culture, 1994

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Smithsonian Institution (SI) Forum on Material Culture, 1992-1995

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Research Policy Committee (RPC), 1992-1995

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Regents Publication Program, 1993-1994 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference Chronological 1, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference Chronological 2, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference: Posters, Breakouts, Checks, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference: Participants, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference: Registration and Confirmation, 1995

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Science/Humanities Dialogue concerning "What About Increase?" Conference: Materials, 1995

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SI Year Bibliography Addendum Project, 1994

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Events Contracts - Researcher Mailing

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"Insider's View," 1991-1995

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Calendar of Scholarly Events, 1991-1992

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Researcher Mailing, 1991-1995

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Campus on the Mall Questionnaire, 1991

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Researcher Mailing Questionnaire, 1991

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Analysis of Researcher Questionnaire, 1989

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SI Scholarly Events Leaflet, 1991

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Chronological - Research Kiosk in the Information Center, 1990-1995

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Kiosk - Video

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Kiosk - Backlit Panels

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