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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 94-119

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Product Development and Licensing

Records, circa 1973-1993

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Product Development and Licensing
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1973-1993
Quantity: 6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 94-119
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The Office of Product Development and Licensing (OPDL), which reports to the Office of Business Management, was established to generate additional revenue for the Smithsonian Institution through licensing and development of products related to the Smithsonian Collections. Staff of OPDL identify licensing and product development opportunities within the collections and work with manufacturers to develop these ideas into profitable entities. These records include product proposals, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with manufacturers; marketing files pertaining to copyrights and trademark placement notices; correspondence and petitions from the public and American quilt companies regarding the American Pacific Enterprises quilt controversy; and product samples.

Descriptive Entry

The Office of Product Development and Licensing (OPDL), which reports to the Office of Business Management, was established to generate additional revenue for the Smithsonian Institution through licensing and development of products related to the Smithsonian Collections. Staff of OPDL identify licensing and product development opportunities within the collections and work with manufacturers to develop these ideas into profitable entities. These records include product proposals, licensing contracts, and royalty agreements with manufacturers; marketing files pertaining to copyrights and trademark placement notices; correspondence and petitions from the public and American quilt companies regarding the American Pacific Enterprises quilt controversy; and product samples.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-119, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Records

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Container List

Box 1

"On the Wing," 1985-1987 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Artex - General (1986- )

Box 1 of 7

Artex - Royalties (1986- )

Box 1 of 7

Artex - Contract (1986)

Box 1 of 7

Conoco "To Fly," 1984

Box 1 of 7

Coloring the Smithsonian, 1973-1975

Box 1 of 7

Coloring Air & Space, 1974

Box 1 of 7

Commercial Requests Denied, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Design Look - General, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 7

Design Look - Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Design Look - Contract

Box 1 of 7

de Grave Associates, 1983

Box 1 of 7

Doulton China, 1979

Box 1 of 7

Greeff Fabrics Inc., 1983

Box 1 of 7

Greenwich Workshop - General, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Greenwich Workshop - Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Greenwich Workshop - Contract/On the Wing

Box 1 of 7

On the Wing

Box 1 of 7

Hallmark, 1985

Box 1 of 7

Hallmark Contract & Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Harbor Sweets - General

Box 1 of 7

Harbor Sweets - Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Harbor Sweets - Contract, 1989

Box 1 of 7

Impact - General

Box 1 of 7

Impact - Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Impact - Contract, 1988

Box 1 of 7

Imperial Glass Royalties, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 7

Imperial (1980-1983)

Box 1 of 7

Imperial Glass Co., 1979

Box 1 of 7

Leslie Agreement, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Marketcom, 1985

Box 1 of 7

PD&L - TBNT "Thanks But No Thanks," 1988

Box 1 of 7

Reed Galleries - Royalties, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Reed Galleries - Contract, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Reed Galleries - General

Box 1 of 7

Reproduction Rights Denied, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Robinson Iron Agreement, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Robinson Iron - General, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Schreter "On the Wing" - Royalties, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Schreter "On the Wing" - Contract

Box 1 of 7

Spectra Star kites, 1985-1985

Box 1 of 7

Trappakaps - General, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Trappakaps - Royalties

Box 1 of 7

Trappakaps - Contract

Box 1 of 7

Videos-Arts America, Inc., 1986

Box 1 of 7

Waco contract - Royalties, 1986

Box 1 of 7

Wildlife Artists - General, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Wildlife Artists - Royalties, 1987

Box 1 of 7

Wildlife Artists - Agreement, 1987

Box 1 of 7

On Logos

Box 1 of 7

Holgate Toy Company Agreement

Box 1 of 7

Victorius Acknowledgment, 1990

Box 1 of 7

Outstanding Contracts - Not yet signed, 1990

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Roserich Designs - Contract/sales, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Allison Greeting Cards/Roserich Cards, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Fieldcrest Company, November 17, 1972-July 1, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Marketing Package/Trademark/Logo, 1989

Box 2 of 7

FAX numbers - Museums

Box 2 of 7

Miscellaneous Administrative File, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Information Technology Committee, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Museum Store Association, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 7

National Graphic Center Price List and service catalogue, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Marketing Kit

Box 2 of 7

Newsletter - Volume l, #1, 1989

Box 2 of 7

PD&L Newsletter, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Newsletter - General, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Membership for Licensees, 1990

Box 2 of 7

US Air, August 1989

Box 2 of 7

Newsletter Volume 2, #1, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Miscellaneous Approaches, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Mike Wilkins - License Plate Poster, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Furniture, 1989

Box 2 of 7

MOD Licensed Products

Box 2 of 7

Innovation Concepts - Elkinson & Sloves, 1990

Box 2 of 7

Tivoli-Apollo Products, 1989

Box 2 of 7

Son of Heaven/Worldwide, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 7

St. Martin's Press

Box 2 of 7

Toy Fair, 1990

Box 2 of 7

1989 High Point Furniture Market

Box 2 of 7

Trivia Cards - FX Schmid

Box 2 of 7

Insect Information - FX Schmid

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Insect-correspondence with Daniela, 1990 - FX Schmid

Box 3 of 7

More insect information

Box 3 of 7

Letters & Responses to Public, 1989-1992

Box 3 of 7

UBIT, 1991/1992

Box 3 of 7

US Games Systems, Inc., 1991

Box 3 of 7

Silk Scarf Aviation Print Co., 1991

Box 3 of 7

Smith, Leo, 1987

Box 3 of 7

Starnet Group

Box 3 of 7

"Photo Resources," 1992

Box 3 of 7

Panda Proposals, 1982

Box 3 of 7

Morissey, Tina (Princess Perfume), 1989

Box 3 of 7

McKee Baking Co., 1991

Box 3 of 7

Roserich - General Layout/Image Selection, 1989

Box 3 of 7

Allison/Roserich, 1990

Box 3 of 7

Contract Termination - Allison, 1993

Box 3 of 7

Congressional Correspondence (2 folders)

Box 3 of 7

Quilt Letters (Folders 1-5 of 8)

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Quilt Letters (Folders 6-8 of 8)

Box 4 of 7

Letters to Lisa/PD&L & Response

Box 4 of 7

Quilt Letters - Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 7

2nd Letters

Box 4 of 7

Answered Petition

Box 4 of 7

Letters from Congress

Box 4 of 7

Letters directed to Lisa/PD&L

Box 4 of 7

Petition

Box 4 of 7

List of "Petition Letters" sent out

Box 4 of 7

List of "Lisa Letters" sent out - Kennedy Letters with them

Box 4 of 7

Adams/Curator/National Museum of American History (NMAH) Letters

Box 4 of 7

Master List, December 11, 1992

Box 4 of 7

Kennedy Letters

Box 4 of 7

Answered Letters

Box 4 of 7

Kennedy's Signature

Box 4 of 7

Letters Requesting Refund for Smithsonian Magazine

Box 4 of 7

Copies of Quilt Letters (response letters)

Box 4 of 7

List of Kennedy Letters Sent

Box 4 of 7

Answered Quilt Letters (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Newspaper Clippings

Box 4 of 7

Quilt Letters (3 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Petition Answered

Box 4 of 7

Quilt Letters (Folders 1-3 of 5)

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Quilt Letters (Folders 4-5 of 5)

Box 5 of 7

Letters Answered List

Box 5 of 7

Quilt Letters

Box 5 of 7

Gaynor/Congressional Response

Box 5 of 7

Congressional Letters & Responses

Box 5 of 7

Quilt Letters (3 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Quilt Letters/Congressional Correspondence

Box 5 of 7

Smithsonian Collection Cards/Images & Layout, 1989

Box 5 of 7

Smithsonian Collection/Images & Layout, 1988

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Greeting Card Correspondence & Information (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Smithsonian Collection/Image Layout, 1988

Box 6 of 7

1984 Engagement Calendar

Box 6 of 7

Calendar Sales & Distribution Agreement - SIE, 1987

Box 6 of 7

Distribution Agreement SIE, 1988

Box 6 of 7

SIE 1987 - Accounts Receivables

Box 6 of 7

Projecting 2500

Box 6 of 7

Quilt Letters, 1992

Box 6 of 7

Quilt Letters Processed by PD&L & Response by Kennedy

Box 6 of 7

Answered Quilt Letters (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Petitions to be Answered

Box 6 of 7

Revised Quilt Letters - Standard Response

Box 6 of 7

Revised Quilt Letters

Box 6 of 7

Quilt Letters

Box 6 of 7

Answered Quilt Letters (3 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Quilt Letters (Folders 1-2 of 4)

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Quilt Letters (Folders 3-4 of 4)

Box 7 of 7

Mailing List Letters

Box 7 of 7

Refusing Renewed Membership Because of Quilts

Box 7 of 7