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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-591

National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach

Collection Management Records, circa 1954-2006

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: Collection Management Records
Dates: circa 1954-2006
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 12-591
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the management of the Naturalist Center collections, including the acquisition, cataloging, and disposition of objects. 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, floor plans, documentation of cataloging processes, collections care instructions, overviews of collections, and related materials. Materials also include registration forms, authorization letters, and shipping invoices for teachers receiving deaccessioned and non-accessioned objects. Some records were created prior to an object's arrival at the Naturalist Center.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the management of the Naturalist Center collections, including the acquisition, cataloging, and disposition of objects. 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, floor plans, documentation of cataloging processes, collections care instructions, overviews of collections, and related materials. Materials also include registration forms, authorization letters, and shipping invoices for teachers receiving deaccessioned and non-accessioned objects. Some records were created prior to an object's arrival at the Naturalist Center.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-591, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education and Outreach, Collection Management Records

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Container List

Box 1

Collections Care, 1993-1998

Box 1 of 1

Floor Plan, 1997

Box 1 of 1

Collections Care, 1997-2001

Box 1 of 1

Number of Specimens in the Naturalist Center

Box 1 of 1

Collection Management Policy, 1998-2006

Box 1 of 1

Human Osteology Collection

Box 1 of 1

Anthropology Mural

Box 1 of 1

Insect Collection, 1954-1996

Box 1 of 1

Classification of Living Mollusca, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Crabs, 1974-1988

Box 1 of 1

Invertebrate Tank

Box 1 of 1

Slide Inventory

Box 1 of 1

Wet Specimen Organization

Box 1 of 1

Naturalist Center Audiovisual Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 1

Catalog Number System

Box 1 of 1

List of Audio-Visual Materials

Box 1 of 1

Naturalist Center Library, 1968-1993

Box 1 of 1

Index of Naturalist Center Collections

Box 1 of 1

Master Map Index

Box 1 of 1

Paleobotany

Box 1 of 1

Crab Nodules

Box 1 of 1

Vertebrate Teeth by Abe Sheingorn

Box 1 of 1

Bird Cases

Box 1 of 1

Bird Nest Activity

Box 1 of 1

Mammal Skull Activity

Box 1 of 1

Dog Skeleton Activity

Box 1 of 1

Seal

Box 1 of 1

Pamphlet Files - Table of Contents

Box 1 of 1

Hymenoptera Collection

Box 1 of 1

Junior Natural Science Library, 1968-1970

Box 1 of 1

Teacher Giveaway Forms, 1989-1992 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 1