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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-007

National Science Resources Center Department of Communications and Publications

Publication Records, 1988-1998, 2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Science Resources Center Department of Communications and Publications
Title: Publication Records
Dates: 1988-1998, 2001
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-007
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of publication records which document the publishing activities of the Dept. of Communications and Publications at the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Particularly well documented is the publishing of "Discovery Deck." Discovery Decks are freestanding packages of resource cards designed to supplement a student's use of the fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade Science & Technology for Children curricular units. Each Discovery Deck includes approximately 32 activity cards and a user's guide with a bibliography. Also included are Carolina Biological Supply Company catalogs which distribute the publications of NSRC, publication cover art materials, programmatic materials from leadership institutes, photographs of NSRC staff used for NSRC publications, and other related publication materials. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, drawings, color photographs and negatives, black-and-white photographs and negatives, and clippings.

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This accession consists of publication records which document the publishing activities of the Department of Communications and Publications at the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Particularly well documented is the publication of Discovery Deck. A Discovery Deck was a freestanding packages of resource cards designed to supplement a student's use of the fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade Science & Technology for Children (STC) curricular units. Each Discovery Deck includes approximately 32 activity cards and a user's guide with a bibliography. Also included are Carolina Biological Supply Company catalogs which distribute the publications of NSRC, publication cover art materials, programmatic materials from leadership institutes, photographs of NSRC staff used for NSRC publications, and other related publication materials. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, drawings, color photographs and negatives, black-and-white photographs and negatives, and clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-007, National Science Resources Center Department of Communications and Publications, Publication Records

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Container List

Box 1

Discovery Deck - General background information, 1991-1995 (2 folders)

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Discovery Deck - Administration, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Marketing, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Editorial and Production Process, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Planning, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Budget, 1994-1998

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Discovery Deck - Copyright Background, 1997-1998, 2001

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Discovery Deck - Copyright Applications, 2001

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Discovery Deck - Trademark and Copyright, 1995-1998

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Discovery Deck - Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee Proposal, 1997-1998

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Discovery Deck - Source Cards, 1994-1995

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Discovery Deck - Amendment to STC Contract, 1990, 1995-1998

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Discovery Deck - Design Bids, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) Discovery Deck Grant Proposal (Technology of Paper), 1998

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Editorial notes, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Expenses, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Planning, 1994-1995

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Photographs, 1994-1996

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Studio shots, digital prints, 1995

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Contact sheets - Card numbers 15 and 23, 1995-1996

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Contact sheets - "What's Inside A Battery?" and "Are You A Better Bulb User" - Card number 11, 1995

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - User guide, 1994, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Electric Circuits - Grafik invoices, 1994-1998

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Discovery Deck - Experiments with Plants, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Floating and Sinking, 1995-1996

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Discovery Deck - Food Chemistry, 1996-1998

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Discovery Deck - Land and Water, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Magnets and Motors, 1996-1998

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Discovery Deck - Measuring Time, 1996

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Discovery Deck - Microworlds - Grafik invoices, 1995-1997

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Discovery Deck - Microworlds - Planning, 1995

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Discovery Deck - Microworlds - Photographs, 1995, 1997

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Discovery Deck - Microworlds - CD-ROM project, 1997-1998

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Discovery Deck - Motion and Design, 1997

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Discovery Deck - Technology of Paper, 1995, 1997-1998

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Discovery Deck - Animal Studies, 1997-1998

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Discovery Deck - Ecosystems, 1998

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Discovery Deck - SI Educational Outreach Fund Proposal, 1997-1998

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Discovery Deck - Miscellaneous, 1996-1997

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Resources for Teaching Guide - Cover art, 1996

Box 1 of 2

STC - Cover art - Field tests and comps

Box 1 of 2

STC - Cover art - Comps

Box 1 of 2

STC - Cover art in progress, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Literature-based readers - Vicki Cobb proposal, 1992

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Hirshhorn transparency - Used for cover of "Science for Children," 1989

Box 1 of 2

Dibner Library - Copy stand photos, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Lesson plans - Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for science, 1996-1997

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Science for Children: Resources for Teachers, 1988

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The Next Step Institute: An Advanced Leadership Institute for Elementary Science - How Children Learn - Program; Seattle Washington, 1997

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The Next Step Institute: An Advanced Leadership Institute for Elementary Science - How Children Learn - Resources; Seattle Washington, 1997

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"Windows" Magazine (2 folders)

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Box 2

Carolina K-8 Science Source catalog, 1995

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Carolina K-8 Science Source catalog, 1996

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Carolina K-6 Science Source catalog, 1997

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Carolina Science and Technology for Children catalog, 1991

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Carolina Science and Technology for Children catalog, 1997

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Carolina Science and Technology for Children catalog, 1998

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My Butterfly Book

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Comparing and Measuring - Teacher's Guide, 1992

Box 2 of 2

Ecosystems - Teacher's Guide - Field-Test Edition, 1992

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Ecosystems - Teacher's Guide, 1992

Box 2 of 2

Experimenting with Plants - Teacher's Guide, 1990

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Food Chemistry - Teacher's Guide, 1990

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It's about TIME - Student Activity Book, 1990

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Magnets and Motors - Student Activity Book

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Electron Microscope Image for Paper Unit, 1996

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Photograph - Joe Miller, DuPont

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - "Will Wonders Never Cease" by Jess (Science for Children: Resources for Teachers - cover art)

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Slides on loan, 1994

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Photographs - Kansas City, 1993

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Photographs - United States Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, 1993

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Contact sheet and negatives - Staff party in celebration of recent/upcoming publication, April 1996

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Science for all Children - Materials Center photograph

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General staff photographs, 1996

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Pat Freitag photographs

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Doug Lapp photographs

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Bruce Alberts photographs

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NSRC staff photographs, 1995

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Panoramic staff photographs, 1995

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Comparing and Measuring - Lesson text

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NSRC Planning Conference - Doug Lapp (slides and photograph), 1995

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Memoranda and printed STC covers, 1998

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Corporate conference biographies, 1994

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Corporate conference photographs, 1994

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CASME - South Africa - Contact sheet and negatives, 1995

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NSRC booklet (includes corrections), 1994

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Board meeting - Floating and Sinking demonstration photograph, 1995

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Mexico trip - Doug Lapp and Sally Shuler, 1997

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Sweden trip - Doug Lapp - Photographs, contact sheets, and negatives; 1997

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) - Photographs, contact sheets, slides, and negatives; 1997

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NSTA/Leadership Institute Alumni Reunion - Photographs, contact sheets, and negatives; 1995

Box 2 of 2

Soils - Unused photographs, 1993

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NSTA - Photographs, contact sheets, and negatives; 1996

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Advisory Board Meeting - Photographs, 1996

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Minerals and Rocks - Unused photographs, 1995

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Miscellaneous transparencies and negatives

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