Product and Contract Records, 1971-2018

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Consists of records which document the processes of product development and licensing, including product proposals, design concepts, contract negotiations, royalty payments, and marketing. Some records date from when Smithsonian Enterprises was known as Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV), as well as date from before the creation of SBV when product development and licensing was managed by the Smithsonian's Office of Product Development and Licensing. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, contracts, catalogs, photographs, color negatives, drawings, illustrations, page proofs, and product samples. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Business Ventures Product Development and Licensing
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Product Development and Licensing


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1971
  • 1971-2018

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Product management
  • License agreements
  • Licensed products
  • New products
  • Advertising
  • Contracts
  • Marketing


  • Manuscripts
  • Contracts
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs
  • Color negatives
  • Catalogs
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS00241

Physical description

116.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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