Naturalist Center History Files, 1976-2011

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Consists of records documenting the goals, programs, activities, events, and administration of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. It was located within the museum building until 1995 when it was moved to Leesburg, Virginia. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant files, vision statements, planning materials, agreements, reports, worksheets, clippings, publicity materials, docent training materials, visitor comments, student activity instructions, resources for teachers, log books, images, architectural drawings, floor plans, brochures, posters, videotapes, audiotapes, notes, plaques, and related materials.


National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Naturalist Center


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For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1976
  • 1976-2011


  • Natural history museums
  • Public relations
  • Education
  • Science
  • Study and teaching
  • Museums
  • Special events
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Science--Study and teaching


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Architectural drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color photographs
  • Electronic records
  • Floor plans
  • Compact discs
  • Posters
  • Color transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Videotapes
  • Digital images
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Audiotapes
  • Artifacts
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA RS01593

Physical description

6.94 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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