Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Product Development and Licensing
Records, circa 1973-1993
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-119, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Product Development and Licensing, Records