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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 10-239

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach

Docent Program Records, 1974-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Title: Docent Program Records
Dates: 1974-2004
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 10-239
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of Natural History's docent program. The docents in this program are responsible for helping visitors enjoy and explore the museum's exhibitions; assisting with school programs; delivering hands-on activities and programs; shaping visitors' experiences as a tour guide; and working within the Office of Education and Outreach. These records were created and maintained by Magdaline J. Schremp, Docent Coordinator, c. 1971-2007. Materials include policies and procedures; Docent Council meeting materials; docent directories; handbooks; brochures and other recruitment materials; docent comments on visitors; docent input on proposed exhibitions; and related materials.

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This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the National Museum of Natural History's docent program. The docents in this program are responsible for helping visitors enjoy and explore the museum's exhibitions; assisting with school programs; delivering hands-on activities and programs; shaping visitors' experiences as a tour guide; and working within the Office of Education and Outreach. These records were created and maintained by Magdaline J. Schremp, Docent Coordinator, c. 1971-2007. Materials in this accession include policies and procedures; Docent Council meeting materials; docent directories; handbooks; brochures and other recruitment materials; docent comments on visitors; docent input on proposed exhibitions; and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-239, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Docent Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Docent Comments on Idea Statement for "Restoring the Elephant's Dignity and Place," 1991

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Docent Directory, 1977-1978

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Docent Directory, 1978-1979

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Docent Directory, 1979-1980

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Docent Directory, 1980-1981

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Docent Directory, 1981-1982

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Docent Directory, 1982-1983

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Docent Directory, 1985-1986

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Docent Directory, 1986-1987

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Docent Directory, 1987-1988

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Docent Directory, 1988-1989

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Docent Directory, 1989-1990

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Docent Directory, 1990-1991

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Docent Opportunity Brochures

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Docent Program Marketing, 1975-2002 (2 folders)

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Questionnaire for Magazine Article, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Docent Professional Development Program, 2004

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Procedural Guidelines for Docents, May 1975

Box 1 of 3

Docent Coordinators, 1987-1995

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Smithsonian Docent Roundtable, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 3

Natural Science Docents, 1996-1998

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Docent Program Policies, 1991-1993

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Management Retreat, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Docent Development Programs, 2004

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Recruitment Material, 2004

Box 1 of 3

The National Museum of Natural History Docent Cookbook, 1984

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Docent Performance Standards for Staffed Education Facilities

Box 1 of 3

Strategic Plan for Docent Program, 2002

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Docent Handbook, 1975-1976

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Docent Handbook, 2002

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Docent Comment Book - Special Exhibits, 2000-2002

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Docent Comment Book - Weekday Highlight Tours, 1974-1981

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Docent Chairman Notebook, 1990-1991

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Standards for Guided Tours, 1989

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Box 2

Standards for Staffed Facilities, 1989

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Docent Self-Evaluation, 1989-1990

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Characteristics of Docent-led Tours, 1984

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Evaluation Sheets, 1975-1977

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Docent Council, 1975-1979 (2 folders)

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Docent Council, 1979-1982 (2 folders)

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Docent Council, 1982-1983

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Docent Council, 1983-1984 (2 folders)

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Docent Council, 1984-1985

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Docent Council, 1985-1986

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Docent Council, 1986-1987

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Docent Council, 1987-1988

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Docent Council, 1988-1989

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Docent Council, 1989-1990

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Docent Council, 1990-1991

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Box 3

Docent Council, 1991-1992

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Docent Council, 1992-1993

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Docent Council, 1994-1995

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Docent Council, 1997

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Docent Council, 1997-1998

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Docent Council, 1998-1999

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Docent Council, 1999-2000

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Docent Council, 2000-2001

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