Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach
Docent Program Records, 1974-2004
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Museum docents
- Volunteer workers in museums
- Natural history museums
- Museum visitors
- Museum exhibits
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-239, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Docent Program Records