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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-582

Lemelson Center

Program/Project Records, 1989-2010

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lemelson Center
Title: Program/Project Records
Dates: 1989-2010
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 12-582
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, workshops, and symposia related to inventors, inventions, and technological innovation. Major programs documented include Inventing for the Environment symposium, the Hands on Science Center, and the Innovative Lives program which brought inventors and children together to interact and learn. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant records, flyers, brochures, donation records, contracts, images, videotapes, sound recordings, surveys, evaluations, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, workshops, and symposia related to inventors, inventions, and technological innovation. Major programs documented include Inventing for the Environment symposium, the Hands on Science Center, and the Innovative Lives program which brought inventors and children together to interact and learn. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant records, flyers, brochures, donation records, contracts, images, videotapes, sound recordings, surveys, evaluations, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-582, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records

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Container List

Box 1

General

The Playful Mind symposium - Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 5

The Playful Mind - Graphics and flyers, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 5

Equal Employment Opportunity report, 2000

Box 1 of 5

Regents report, 2000

Box 1 of 5

Reinventing the Wheel - Correspondence, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 5

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) agreement, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Teacher workshop, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Toy workshop, 1999

Box 1 of 5

Robot Day, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 5

Portrait of Invention - Ray Kurzweil, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 5

Synthesizer program, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment symposium, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 5

Invention, Health, and Environment Research and Planning Study - Vijaya Melnick, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 5

AT&T Grant - Environment, 1998-2001

Box 1 of 5

Straw bale demonstration, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment lectures - Correspondence - Devra Davis, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment lectures - Correspondence - Paolo Soleri, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment lectures - Correspondence - Amory Lovins, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment lectures - Correspondence - Steve Pyne, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Inventing for the Environment lectures - Correspondence - Brad Allenby, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Lewis Latimer program, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 5

National History Day, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 5

Interactive Robots, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Kids Learning History Conference, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Under the Sun conference with the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 1997

Box 1 of 5

EnvironMentors Project, 1998

Box 1 of 5

Dean Kamen - First Robotics, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

Inventing Ourselves symposium, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Inventing Ourselves exhibit showcase, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Lemelson Center program summaries, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 5

Invention Institute, 2005

Box 1 of 5

Cultures of Innovation, 2004-2005

Box 1 of 5

Franklin symposium, 2006

Box 1 of 5

Invention on the Mall, 2006

Box 1 of 5

Woody Norris, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 5

Music Center collaboration, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 5

Nobel (German Academic Exchange Service) exhibition and tour, 2008

Box 1 of 5

Nobel - Smithsonian Folkways, 2001-2003 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 5

Electric guitar exhibition and program contracts, 1996, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 5

Places of Invention: Best Practices for Documenting the Labs, Workshops, and Creative Spaces of America's Inventors - Proposal, 2007

Box 1 of 5

Remo Belli interview, 2007

Box 1 of 5

Video Placement Worldwide (VPW) - Video duplication and distribution program, 2001-2006

Box 1 of 5

Fairfax virtual field trips, 2004-2005

Box 1 of 5

Solar Energy program - NOVA, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 5

Lemelson Center television initiative, 2004-2005

Box 1 of 5

Documentary study for invention and innovation, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 5

Lemelson Center Plan for Documenting Invention 2005-2010, 2005

Box 1 of 5

The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology and Culture - Visitor guide, 1997

Box 1 of 5

Color - Documentary pilot, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Meet the author - Discussion and book signing, 2003

Box 2 of 5

Green tours evaluations, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Portrait of Invention - A conversation with Lester Brown, 2009

Box 2 of 5

Ben Franklin's 300th birthday celebration, 2005

Box 2 of 5

100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's miracle year of discovery, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Dorothy G. Lemelson - Order of James Smithson, 2001-2002

Box 2 of 5

Jerry Lemelson - Smithson Society Founder Medal, 1995

Box 2 of 5

Les Paul video, 2005-2007 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Hands on Science Center

Gas Testing activity, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Making Toothpaste activity, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Schedule for development of activities, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Water Water Everywhere (WWE) activity

Box 2 of 5

Advisory Group, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Planning, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Planning sheets, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Activity ideas, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Still display, 1992-1994

Box 2 of 5

Carbon dioxide analyzer (donation), 1993-1994

Box 2 of 5

The Lemelson Foundation funding, 1994

Box 2 of 5

American Chemical Society, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 2000

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 1998

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 1997

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 1995

Box 2 of 5

Staff meeting notes, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Stills, 1992-1994

Box 2 of 5

Room specifications, 1992-1994

Box 2 of 5

Floor plans, 1994-2000

Box 2 of 5

Schedules, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 5

Fisher Scientific donation, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 5

Logo

Box 2 of 5

Graphics needs, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Water Wonderworks teacher evaluations, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Science in Your Life evaluations, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Visitor survey, 1997

Box 2 of 5

Activity evaluations, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Evaluation study, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Activity testing, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Audience testing, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Wonderful Water evaluations, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Office needs, 1993

Box 2 of 5

After-opening design needs, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Design, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 5

Architectural notes, 1989-1993

Box 2 of 5

Brochure, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Lab coats, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Student work - Water Wonderworks, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Intelligence Testing graphics, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Graphics Standards manual, 1994

Box 2 of 5

Production, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 5

Seating in lab, 1997

Box 2 of 5

Safety review of activities, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Testing, 1992-1994

Box 2 of 5

Science in the News course, 1995

Box 2 of 5

Wonderful Water teacher evaluations, 1996

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Draw Science evaluations, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Clean up, 1999

Box 3 of 5

Science in the News teacher manual, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Master training manual

Box 3 of 5

Laser, 1993

Box 3 of 5

Laser - Audience testing, 1994

Box 3 of 5

It's A Gas activity, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Food Additives activity, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Star-Spangled Banner activity, 1995

Box 3 of 5

DNA activity, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Benjamin Franklin activity, 1995

Box 3 of 5

School programs, 2002

Box 3 of 5

Merck funding records, 1998-2006

Box 3 of 5

Rice Family Foundation funding records, 1998-2006

Box 3 of 5

Mr. and Mrs. David Hess funding records, 1998-2000

Box 3 of 5

American Chemical Society (ACS) funding records, 1989-1993

Box 3 of 5

Miscellaneous funding records, 1999-2004

Box 3 of 5

Visitor comments and thank you letters, 1994-2006

Box 3 of 5

Wonderful Water teacher workshop, 1996

Box 3 of 5

First Seven Years report, 2001

Box 3 of 5

Images, 1994-2006

Box 3 of 5

Testing the Waters activity

Box 3 of 5

Electricity activity, 2004

Box 3 of 5

Puzzle table activities

Box 3 of 5

Radioactivity activity

Box 3 of 5

Mission statement, 1998

Box 3 of 5

Web pages, 2000

Box 3 of 5

Information kiosks

Box 3 of 5

Innovative Lives

Guide book, 2004

Box 3 of 5

Program evaluations, 2000-2006

Box 3 of 5

Van Phillips program, 2004

Box 3 of 5

Woody Norris program, 2007

Box 3 of 5

Edgar Meyers, 2005

Box 3 of 5

Lasers and Electromobiles, 2005

Box 3 of 5

Educational Videos

VHS video covers

Box 3 of 5

Lewis Latimer video project, 1998

Box 3 of 5

Video educator manuals, 1998-2005

Box 3 of 5

Fairfax Network, 2003-2007

Box 3 of 5

Electric Guitar video evaluations, 1997

Box 3 of 5

Electric Guitar video edit, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 5

Video Placement Worldwide, 2003-2005

Box 3 of 5

Video Placement Worldwide - Cumulative Performance Summary, 2006

Box 3 of 5

Educational video scripts, 2000, 2004

Box 3 of 5

Invent CD-ROM, 1995-1999

Box 3 of 5

The Plugged-In Revolution: The History of the Electric Guitar, 2007

Box 3 of 5

Proposed/Former Partnerships

National Young Inventors Center proposal, 1999

Box 3 of 5

Sage Hill School evaluation, 2002

Box 3 of 5

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, 2006

Box 3 of 5

Invention Discovery Kit

Invention Discovery Kit - Information, 1995-1996

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Invention Discovery Kit - Sample

Box 4 of 5

Invention Discovery Kit - Completed by Tom Houlihan - Snowboard, 1996

Box 4 of 5

Symposia

Color, 1997

Box 4 of 5

Crossroads, 2001-2003

Box 4 of 5

Culture of Budget Cuts, 1999

Box 4 of 5

Cultures of Innovation, 2005

Box 4 of 5

Electric Guitar, 1996

Box 4 of 5

Environment, 1998

Box 4 of 5

Environment - Lecture series transcripts, 1998

Box 4 of 5

Environment - Symposium transcripts, 1998

Box 4 of 5

Inventing America (Franklin), 2006

Box 4 of 5

Inventing for Humanity, 2002

Box 4 of 5

Inventing Ourselves, 2003-2004

Box 4 of 5

Inventing Ourselves - Artificial Parts, 2004

Box 4 of 5

Inventing Ourselves - Building Bionic Bodies, 2004

Box 4 of 5

Inventor and the Innovative Society, 1995

Box 4 of 5

Lemelson Institute, 2007

Box 4 of 5

Mindfest, 2002

Box 4 of 5

Molecular Medicine, 1996

Box 4 of 5

Museum in a Changing Environment, 2005

Box 4 of 5

Needs and Opportunities in the History of Technology, 2000

Box 4 of 5

Nobel, 2001

Box 4 of 5

Playful Mind, 2000

Box 4 of 5

Playful Mind - Arthur Ganson Interview, September 22, 2000; Tapes 1-3; Betacam SP

Box 4 of 5

Playful Mind - Martin Klein interview, Septmeber 22, 2000; Tapes 2-3; Betacam SP

Box 4 of 5

Playful Mind - Arthur Ganson and Martin Klein release forms, 2000

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Sustainable Shelter, 2006

Box 5 of 5

Technology Gap, 2000

Box 5 of 5

Food for Tomorrow, 2010

Box 5 of 5

Television

Box 5 of 5

Television - Color

Box 5 of 5

Television - Electric Guitar - Showtime

Box 5 of 5