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Accession 11-192,  National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach,  Insect Zoo History Files, 1974-2010

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: Insect Zoo History Files
Dates: 1974-2010
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 11-192
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the development, transformation, management, marketing, and activities of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, scripts, label text, concept outlines, architectural drawings, floor plans, specifications, brochures, original artwork, videotapes, audio recordings, images, clippings, television segments, posters, and memorabilia such as a T-shirt and a mousepad. Also included are product samples developed in conjunction with the insect zoo, such as a lotto game and children's books accompanied by audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the development, transformation, management, marketing, and activities of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, scripts, label text, concept outlines, architectural drawings, floor plans, specifications, brochures, original artwork, videotapes, audio recordings, images, clippings, television segments, posters, and memorabilia such as a T-shirt and a mousepad. Also included are product samples developed in conjunction with the insect zoo, such as a lotto game and children's books accompanied by audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format.

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

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-192, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education and Outreach, Insect Zoo History Files

Container List

Box 1

Handbook for Volunteers, 1977

Box 1 of 5

Handbook for Volunteers, 1981

Box 1 of 5

Original Themes, Concepts, and Scripts, 1974-1976 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Blueprints, 1975-1976 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Exhibit Specifications, 1976

Box 1 of 5

Ceremonies and Parties, 1979-1996

Box 1 of 5

Exhibit Labels and Theme Statement Revisions, 1983-1985

Box 1 of 5

Sally Love Press, 1986-1989

Box 1 of 5

Fundraising Trips Correspondence, 1986-1991

Box 1 of 5

Handbook, 1987

Box 1 of 5

Fundraising and Contractor Correspondence, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 5

Renovation Documents, 1987-1992

Box 1 of 5

Memorabilia, 1990-2010

Box 1 of 5

Handbook for Volunteers, 1991

Box 1 of 5

Environmental Control Chamber and Containment, 1991-2007

Box 1 of 5

Script, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Contract Memorandum, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Original Artwork, 1995

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

O. Orkin Insect Zoo 20th Anniversary, 1996

Box 2 of 5

"Ladybug at Orchard Avenue" - Book and Cassette, 1996

Box 2 of 5

"Monarch Butterfly of Aster Way" - Book and Cassette, 1999

Box 2 of 5

Memorandum to Volunteers after September 11, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Scope of Work for Insect Zoo Upgrade, 2004

Box 2 of 5

O. Orkin Insect Zoo 30th Anniversary, 2006

Box 2 of 5

Insect Lotto Game

Box 2 of 5

Insect Sounds Audiotapes (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Images and Text (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Audiovisual Product Contributions, 1980-1997 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Staff Television and Radio Appearances (audio only), 1986-1991

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Insect Zoo, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo #2, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo #3, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo #4, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, B-roll, 10:26, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

"Here, There, Everywhere," WDCA/Science, 28:00, 3/22/1984, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

"Razz Ma Tazz" (Space Academy, Soccer, Dog Frisbee, Left Handed, Insect Zoo), CBS, 6/8/1978 (3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 5

Nate Erwin on the Insect Zoo, VOA-TV Interview, 1999, VHS

Box 3 of 5

DC Kids Radio, 1995, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo, WJZ-TV, U-matic S

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo, Living with Animals, 0:37, 1982, U-matic S

Box 3 of 5

"Futures" with Jaime Escalante, "Environmental Science and Technology," Pre-Release Viewing Copy, 1992, VHS

Box 3 of 5

"Futures" with Jaime Escalante, "Animal Care Show," #201, Pre-Release Viewing Copy, 1992, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Insect Zoo, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Orkin Pest Control Middle School Presentation, VHS

Box 3 of 5

"Meet the Beatles," "Here at the Smithsonian," VHS

Box 3 of 5

Radio Zone Television Coverage, VHS

Box 3 of 5

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, B-roll, 10:26, Betacam SP

Box 3 of 5

Bugs Special Segments, Theme I (Classification and Diversity, 6:30) and Theme III (Insect Ecology, 5:55), Dub, VHS

Box 3 of 5

"Smithsonian Secrets," Gus Van Beek, Dick Fiske, and Nate Erwin, February 22-28, 2002, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Discovery Young Scientist Challenge 1999, 51:00, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Bugs Web Special - On-Air Story, Themes II and IV, Interviews with Dr. Vandenberg and Dr. Chavarria, VHS

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Let Arthropods Bring Science into the Classroom, Dub, 2:00:00, 4/30/1996, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Using Live Insects in elementary Classrooms for Early Lessons in Life, Pilot Evaluation Video, VHS

Box 4 of 5

"Planet Insect," 12:00, 1996, VHS (2 copies)

Box 4 of 5

Real News for Kids, 10/16/1993, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Insect Zoo, VOA-TV, VHS

Box 4 of 5

"Real Science!," "Bugs and Babies," #205, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Jason V Wrap Up Tape, VHS

Box 4 of 5

"Insects: The Little Things That Run the World," Smithsonian Video Collection, 60:00, 1989, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Discovery Break, Discovery Health Watch, Demo, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Media Training, Nate Erwin, 7/15/1993, VHS

Box 4 of 5

O. Orkin Insect Zoo Press Conference, Student Poster Winners, School Class Tour, 1:00:00, 9/9/1993, VHS

Box 4 of 5

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, B-Roll with Ally Love, 1993, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Spiders, VHS

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Poster Displaying Poster Contest Winners, 1993

Box 5 of 5

Beetle Poster

Box 5 of 5

Grasshopper Poster

Box 5 of 5