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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-177

Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center

Publications, 1974-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Title: Publications
Dates: 1974-2004
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-177
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of publications created by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. Materials include applications, forms, brochures, reply cards, photographs of signage, flyers, badges, holiday cards, bookmarks, floor plans, pamphlets, handbooks, invitations, handouts, maps, press kits, and orientation videos. Some materials are photocopies of the publications.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of publications created by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center for distribution to volunteers and to the public as well as signage for the Smithsonian Institution on the National Mall and for the information and membership desks in the various museums. Materials include applications, forms, brochures, reply cards, photographs of signage, flyers, badges, holiday cards, bookmarks, floor plans, pamphlets, handbooks, invitations, handouts, maps, press kits, and orientation videos. Some materials are photocopies of the publications.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-177, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Publications

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Container List

Box 1

Index - Detailed list of publications in Box 1

Box 1 of 2

Application - Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Program (BVP) Application, Flyer (1994, 1999)

Box 1 of 2

Application - BVP Application, Registration, Oral and Written Translation (2000-2003)

Box 1 of 2

Application - Telephone Information Specialist (1993) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Application - Volunteer Information Specialist (1993, 1998-1999, 2001-2003)

Box 1 of 2

At-A-Glance Brochure (1981-2001) - First printed in 1981, last printed in 2001

Box 1 of 2

At-A-Glance Italian Brochure (1994) - Printed once, discontinued

Box 1 of 2

At-A-Glance Korean Brochure (1996-2001) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

At-A-Glance Business Reply Cards (1988-2001) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Backlit Panels - Museum, sampling (2001, 2003) - Newly installed in 1989

Box 1 of 2

Backlit Panels - Research Facilities (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) sampling (2000-2001) - Newly installed in 1989

Box 1 of 2

Badges - Staff and Volunteers (1985, 1992, 1996)

Box 1 of 2

Beazley Flyer (1994) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Black History Month - Employee, Smithsonian Institution (SI), African American, Brown Flyer (2003) - Printed once, discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Bookmarks (1985) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Card, Holiday, to Information Resources Division contacts (1998-1999, 2001)

Box 1 of 2

Castle and Beyond (1980-2004) - First printed in 1976, copies not available for 1976, 1977, 1979

Box 1 of 2

Castle/Smithson Brochure (1997, 1999, 2001-2004) - First printed in 1997

Box 1 of 2

Castle Tour - Badge, Insert, Pass (1999-2004) - First printed in 1999, replaced by Anytime Weekend Tour

Box 1 of 2

Certificate of Appreciation (1980s, 1991-1999, 2002)

Box 1 of 2

Court, The (closed September 29, 1996) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Dining Facilities at the Smithsonian, signs (1999) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Discovering the Smithsonian (1984) - (Rubies...Rockets...Railroads) Group orientation flyer, discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Floor Plans - Arts and Industries Building (1976, 1997-1999) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Floor Plans - Foreign Language, originally taken from the Official Guide to the SI (before 1983, 1983, 1991, 1993, 1995) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Floor Plans - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1991, 1996) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Floor Plans - Renwick (1999) - Printed once, discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Guide for Groups Booklet (before 1984, 1984, 1987) - Booklet Discontinued (replaced with stapled handout beginning in 1989)

Box 1 of 2

Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution (1974, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1989, 1993, 1999) - First printed in 1974, electronic map first created in 1989 and updated same time as the publication, image is of the 1999 version of electronic map

Box 1 of 2

Handbook for Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers (1981, 1983, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2003)

Box 1 of 2

Handbook for Smithsonian Interns (1984, 1986, 1989)

Box 1 of 2

Handbook for Volunteer Information Specialists (before 1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2003)

Box 1 of 2

Housing Information for Interns and Fellows (1984) - Printed once

Box 1 of 2

Information Signs (2004) - 20 newly installed signs, July 2004 (summer hours July 2004, fall hours September 2004), replaced 10 Outdoor Wayfinding Pylons

Box 1 of 2

Info Special (1984-1988, 1991-2002) - First printed in 1984, last printed in 2002, discontinued after March 2002

Box 1 of 2

Internships and Fellowships Booklet (1982-1984, 1986, 1988-1990) - Discontinued

Box 1 of 2

Invitations - Anytime Weekend Castle Tour [1983 (first mockup) -1991, 1997 with new design] - Program discontinued December 1997, replaced by Castle Tour

Box 1 of 2

Invitations - BVP Annual Appreciation Event (1984-1986, 1988-1990, 1992-2004) - No copies available for 1987 and 1991

Box 1 of 2

Invitations - Castle Docent Appreciation (1995-2004)

Box 1 of 2

Invitations - Information Center (1989) - Opening event, printed once

Box 1 of 2

Invitations - VIS Annual Appreciation Event (1976-1977, 1981-2004)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Index - Detailed list of publications in Box 2

Box 2 of 2

Detailed list of publications in Box 2

Box 2 of 2

Kids Tips Flyers (2000-2004) - Previously produced by Central Office of Public Affairs

Box 2 of 2

Management of Museum Volunteers Booklet (1985, 1987, 1990, 2004)

Box 2 of 2

Maps (1984-2004) - Sampling (e.g., 3-D federal city, 3-D tactile Braille, Anacostia, Mall map, parking, etc.)

Box 2 of 2

Membership - Banner using Smithsonian magazine covers for membership desk (2001) - First created in 1997 (no images available), discontinued in 2003

Box 2 of 2

Membership - Kiosk (2001-2004) - First created in 1989 (no images available)

Box 2 of 2

Membership - Signs, various (e.g., Gifts, Join, SI Wants, inserts, National Air and Space Museum sign) (1985-2004) - Most discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Membership - Smithsonian Membership Brochure (before 1983, 1983-2002)

Box 2 of 2

Metro/SI Brochure (1994-2003) - First printed in 1994

Box 2 of 2

National Air and Space Museum - IMAX and Planetarium Flyer (1996-2000) and Walking Times (1998) - Both discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Opportunities for Volunteer Service Booklet (Handouts April 1981, June 1982, January 1983, September 1983, 1986-2004) - First printed as booklet in 1983

Box 2 of 2

Orientation Program for Groups (1983) - Printed once, replaced with theater orientation video

Box 2 of 2

Planning Your Smithsonian Visit Booklet (Before 1980, 1980-1988, 1990-2004)

Box 2 of 2

Press Kit (1984, reprinted 1991)

Box 2 of 2

Pylons, Outdoor Wayfinding, sampling (1990-2004) - Discontinued Summer 2004, replaced with 20 new Information Signs

Box 2 of 2

Quadrangle Floor Plan Brochure (1987-1988) - Discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Quick Guide, A (1997, 1999-2000) - First printed in 1997, last printed in 2000

Box 2 of 2

Recruitment Ad (1995-1996) - Discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Recruitment Flyer (1986)

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Information Center Flyer (1989-2002) - First printed in 1989

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Institution Overview Book (1983) - Printed once

Box 2 of 2

Video Covers and Order Forms (1995-2001) - Discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Video - Orientation (1993, 2000-2001) - First produced in 1989 (no copies available), last produced October 2001

Box 2 of 2

Visitor Comment Form (1987-1999)

Box 2 of 2

Volunteer Projects - Guidelines: Short-Term (1983) - Printed once

Box 2 of 2

Volunteer Telephone Message - 4-part carbonless (1994) - Printed once, discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Where is the Smithsonian? (1985-1987) - Discontinued

Box 2 of 2

Where to Stay (1984-1998) - Discontinued

Box 2 of 2