Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Business Ventures. Product Development and Licensing
Product and Contract Records, 1978-2006
This accession consists of records which document the processes of Product Development and Licensing at Smithsonian Business Ventures. The unit's primary function is to generate revenue for the Smithsonian Institution through the licensing and development of products related to collections within the Smithsonian museums. Some of these products include greeting cards, jewelry, educational toys, books, clothes, magnets, kites, models, and dinnerware. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, contracts, royalty files, product samples, and catalogs.
Restricted for 15 years. Any requests to access these records during the restriction period, including requests from the staff of Smithsonian Business Ventures, must first receive permission, in writing, from the Director of Product Development and Licensing, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 08/16/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Watson; Contact reference staff for details.
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 07-038, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Business Ventures, Product Development and Licensing, Product and Contract Records