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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-047

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

Exhibition Records, 1984-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1984-2001
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-047
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David H. DeVorkin, Curator of History of Astronomy, documenting the planning and updating of the exhibition "Explore the Universe" as well as the display of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, and the V-2 missile. Materials include concept scripts, label scripts, meeting notes, status reports, budgets, schedules, funding proposals, images, floor plans, and files related to the development of videos and computer and mechanical interactives.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David H. DeVorkin, Curator of History of Astronomy, documenting the planning and updating of the exhibition Explore the Universe as well as the display of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, and the V-2 missile. Materials include concept scripts, label scripts, meeting notes, status reports, budgets, schedules, funding proposals, images, floor plans, and files related to the development of videos and computer and mechanical interactives.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-047, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Explore the Universe Budget, January 1995

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Prospectus, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Mechanical Interactives, 1994

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) - Script Writing, May 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Education - Cosmology Activity Books, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Henoch's Filing System, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Astronomy in the Mass Media, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature, 1970-1983

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Core Group Meeting, April 9, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, April 8, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Schedule as of April 3, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Present, April 3, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Modern Era, March 26, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, March 26, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Core Group Meeting, March 19, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Present, March 19, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, February 27, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Big Group Meeting, February 14, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, February 13, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, February 5, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Gallery, December 13, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Hoffman Briefing, November 18, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting Notes, beginning August 1995

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Presentation, November 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, July 30, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Exhibits Schedule, July 22, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Present, May 16, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Current Outline, May 8, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, July 5, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Main Meeting, July 2, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Core Team Meeting, June 24, 1996

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, July 30, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, October 1, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, August 24, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, June 25, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, May 20, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, May 7, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Meeting, April 2, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery - One Page, April 1992

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery - Blank Questionnaires

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe MH Concepts, beginning 1990

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Early Planning, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Gallery - State of the Art, March 1993

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery - MTLS, 1993

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Meeting, March 28, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Miscellaneous, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Funding Research, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Artifacts, 1994

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Label Script

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Gallery Floor Plan, 2001

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Active Script, 2000

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Script, June 11, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Planning Document, January 1998

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Artifact and VCO Information, 2001

Box 1 of 5

Exploring the Universe in the Digital Age - Draft Script, 2000

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe Script, June 10, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Explore the Universe Presentation, November 25, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Section 500

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Computer Interactive 7 - Items Delivered to Thoughtbubble

Box 2 of 5

Collaborations and Contacts - Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 5

Evrard, August - Planning assistance

Box 2 of 5

Shapiro - SAO (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), 1999

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Reader's Reactions to Script, 1999

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - Priscilla Round Two Proposals, 2000

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - Priscilla the Proton, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Python

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - Priscilla the Proton (includes VHS cassette)

Box 2 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, 1993-1995

Box 2 of 5

Hubble Space Telescope, 1990-1995

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Creative Interactives, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Creative Interactives - Schedule and Architecture Phase I, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Creative Interactives, 2000-2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - Thoughtbubble Asset Status, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Creative Interactive - Thoughtbubble, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - Thoughtbubble, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Planning Document - Images

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Specifications, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Large-Scale Structures - Simulations, 1998

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - God

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Planning Documents, 1997

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Romanowski Script, April 1997

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Draft Script - Section 800/500, July 1996

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe, 1998

Box 2 of 5

Millennium Celebration, 1997

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Script, February 1996

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Planning Documents, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 5

Interns, 1998

Box 2 of 5

Bendix Astronomy Artifacts

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Budget, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Status, March 1998

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Mechanical Interactives, 2000

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe Curatorial Log, 1998

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Explore the Universe Notes and Ideas, 2000

Box 3 of 5

Templeton, 2000

Box 3 of 5

Perkin Elmer Astronomy Artifacts

Box 3 of 5

Lucent Foundation Proposals

Box 3 of 5

Lockheed Astronomy Artifacts

Box 3 of 5

Lockheed Martin

Box 3 of 5

Gateway Computer Needs, 1999

Box 3 of 5

Hewlett Packard

Box 3 of 5

Hughes Network Systems

Box 3 of 5

IBM

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Box 3 of 5

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Funding, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 5

NASA In-Kind Technical Assistance

Box 3 of 5

Explore the Universe Funding, 1998-2001

Box 3 of 5

General/Miscellaneous (Acknowledgments)

Box 3 of 5

Explore the Universe Funding - General, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 5

Mechanical Interactives and Audiovisual Components, May 2001

Box 3 of 5

Explore the Universe Mechanical Interactives, 2001

Box 3 of 5

Galilean Telescopes, 2001

Box 3 of 5

HUT Light Core

Box 3 of 5

Gravitational Lenses

Box 3 of 5

Astrolabe Mechanical Interactive

Box 3 of 5

Entrance Treatments, 2001

Box 3 of 5

Entrance Armillary, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Herschel's House

Box 3 of 5

Ptolemaic and Copernican Theory - Hevelius Images

Box 3 of 5

Space Race Images

Box 3 of 5

V-2 Exhibit Text and Space Race, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 5

Explorer II Label Script, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Exhibitions Issues and Questions, 1988-1993

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Fellow - Hovis, 1993

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, April 1992 Version

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Sections - Reflections/Spectra/Photography, November 18, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, August 27, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery Concept Scripts - Mirrors/Spectra/Photography, December 1992

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, October 1992 Version

Box 3 of 5

"Messier's Nebulae and Star Clusters" by Kenneth Glyn Jones

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, National Science Foundation Proposal, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Tannanbaum/Jones/SAO, 1988

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Gallery, January 1992

Box 3 of 5

Cosmology Opinion Research (2 folders)

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Interactive Video Unit

Box 4 of 5

Astronomy at the Millennium, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Information Age, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

V-2 Science Exhibit, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 5

V-2 Label Script - Original and Revised, 1992

Box 4 of 5

V-2 Science Concept Script, 1985-1990

Box 4 of 5

V-2 Label Script, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 5

Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Concept Script and Label Script, June 1988

Box 4 of 5

Structural Dynamic Test Vehicle (SDTV) Restoration Guide

Box 4 of 5

National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Events Brochures, 1989

Box 4 of 5

HST Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Photographs

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Label Script - Comment Draft Master Copy, 1988

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Label Script - Final Submitted Master Copy, 1988

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Concept Script, 1988

Box 4 of 5

HST Pictures

Box 4 of 5

Space Telescope - NASM Plans for Exhibits and Programs, 1984

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Foils

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Preservation/Restoration Meeting, August 14, 1986

Box 4 of 5

Space Telescope Exhibit, 1984-1985

Box 4 of 5

Space Telescope Exhibit JNT Convenience Chronologic File, 1985

Box 4 of 5

Wiggins, Ed. - Space Telescope/SDTV Notebook and Diagrams, Copied September 1985

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Record, 1989

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Record, 1985-1986

Box 4 of 5

Space Telescope Engine Mock-up, 1984

Box 4 of 5

Restoration Documentation and Weights, 1986-1996

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Record, 1987-1988

Box 4 of 5

HST SDTV Visit of Alexander and Ellison, August 13-15, 1986

Box 4 of 5

Special Exhibition Fund, 1984

Box 4 of 5

Spartan-1 Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 5

Spartan-1 Materials from GSFC, 1985

Box 4 of 5

Moonwatch Telescope Accession Memo, 1986

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Spartan 1 - Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 5 of 5

Baum, Julian - Samples of Artwork Submitted, 1985-1986

Box 5 of 5

Stars Gallery 111 - Flood, 1985

Box 5 of 5

Korad Laser - UTX/NMAH, 1985

Box 5 of 5

Darius, John - Science Museum, London, 1986

Box 5 of 5

Artifacts - Accession and Inventory - How-To, 1989

Box 5 of 5

Space Science 1986 - NASM/NASA

Box 5 of 5

Hubble Space Telescope - Images, 1988

Box 5 of 5

Hubble Space Telescope SDTV JNT Convenience File, 1989

Box 5 of 5

Spartan-1 - Renewal of Loan, March 1986

Box 5 of 5

"Radio Smithsonian" Edition 823, Duplicate Tapes ("IRAS The Magnificent," "Paper Plane Winners," and "Cicada Song")

Box 5 of 5

NASM and Apple Computer Company's Aerospace Software Contest - Proposal, 1987

Box 5 of 5

Exhibits Committee, 1989-1989 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Collection Rationale

Box 5 of 5

CocoMap, 1987-1988

Box 5 of 5

Collection Advisory Committee, 1987-1988

Box 5 of 5

Star Trek Items, 1990

Box 5 of 5

Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)/HST Candidate Artifacts - Old Lists, 1985-1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Opening Reception, 1987

Box 5 of 5

IRAS Film, 1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Label Script, September 15, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

IRAS Concept Script, 1985

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Label Script - Approved Edited File Copy, June 30, 1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Label Script - Approved Copy Submitted to Exhibits, May 15, 1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Label Script - Development Draft, May 1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS Label Script - Development Drafts, May 1986

Box 5 of 5

HST Label Script - Development Drafts, 1986

Box 5 of 5

IRAS/HST Scripts and Timeline, 1985-1986

Box 5 of 5