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Accession 11-189,  National Musem of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach,  Discovery Room Operational Records, 1972-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Musem of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach
Title: Discovery Room Operational Records
Dates: 1972-2005
Quantity: 1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 11-189
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the overall operation and administration of the Discovery Room, a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Topics include planning, renovation, publicity, and procedures. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, procedural documents, fact sheets, agreements, clippings, floor plans, sketches, photographs, and videotapes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the overall operation and administration of the Discovery Room, a hands-on, collections-based activity center for school groups focusing on scientific inquiry. Topics include planning, renovation, publicity, and procedures. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, procedural documents, fact sheets, agreements, clippings, floor plans, sketches, photographs, and videotapes.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-189, National Musem of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach, Discovery Room Operational Records

Container List

Box 1

Discovery Room Media Clips, 1990-1991 (VHS)

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Video, March 1984 (3/4" U-matic)

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Planning and Publicity, 1972-1998

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Staff Correspondence and Memoranda, 1979-1984

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Fact Sheets, 1974-2004

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Build-A-Better-Box, 1984

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Specimen Transfers, 2005

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Renovation, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Planning, 1973-1974

Box 1 of 2

Discovery Room Renovation Planning, 1997-2003

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Discovery Room Watercolor Sketches

Box 2 of 2