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Accession 14-035,  Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center,  Exhibition Records, 1980-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1980-2005
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 14-035
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Smithsonian Information Center (SIC) in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The SIC, which opened on November 15, 1989, served as the primary visitors' center for the Institution. Many of the files document the SIC's interactive and audiovisual components. Also included in this accession is a small amount of material documenting other projects and research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, manuals, specifications, architectural drawings, reports, proposals, clippings, press releases, videotapes, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of the Smithsonian Information Center (SIC) in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The SIC, which opened on November 15, 1989, served as the primary visitors' center for the Institution. Many of the files document the SIC's interactive and audiovisual components. Also included in this accession is a small amount of material documenting other projects and research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, manuals, specifications, architectural drawings, reports, proposals, clippings, press releases, videotapes, and related materials.

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 14-035, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

Smithsonian Information Center (SIC) Planning (background and opening including 6 interactive video discs (IVD), 4 site locator units (SLU), 2 presentation/video theaters, 2 fiber-optic electronic maps, backlit panels on museums and research centers, and membership pylon) - Clips, Articles, Press Releases

Box 1 of 1

SIC Planning - Planning Background Information, 1982-1988

Box 1 of 1

SIC Planning - Interactive Video Guide (IVG - formerly IVD), SLU, and Film Clips, 1987-1989 (including original designs)

Box 1 of 1

SIC Planning - Proposed Electronic Components for New SIC (Lunaria's design proposals for IVD and SLU), 1987-1988

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - IVD draft to Lunaria, 1988

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - IVD Original Text, 1989

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - IVG "Where Do I Find?" Index, 1990 and 1999

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - IVD Revisions, 1993

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - Interactive Video Monitor (new program translations), July 1999

Box 1 of 1

IVD/SLU Reference Manual - Translations, FY 2005 (never completed)

Box 1 of 1

SLU Screens History (2 SLUs accompanied 2 fiber-optic electronic maps) - SLU Screens (List of Sites), 1993 and 2001

Box 1 of 1

SLU Screens History - SLU Screens (Paintbrush Screenshots of SLU Sites), 1990-2003

Box 1 of 1

SLU Screens History - SLU Electronic Map Sites, 1989 and 1996

Box 1 of 1

SLU Screens History - SLU Screens (Procedures), 2004

Box 1 of 1

"Guide to the Smithsonian, Washington, DC," 1989 (VHS)

Box 1 of 1

IVD-IBM Workshop Video (VHS)

Box 1 of 1

SIC Orientation Video (originally produced in 1989 by Office of Telecommunications) - VIARC Orientation Video Award, 1989

Box 1 of 1

SIC Orientation Video - Revised, 2000

Box 1 of 1

SIC Orientation Video - Revised, 2001

Box 1 of 1

VIARC Beginning Online Technology (VIARC's virtual information center on AOL and the World Wide Web began in 1995) - Information on the Smithsonian Entering Cyberspace Since 1994

Box 1 of 1

VIARC Accessibility Plan, 1987-1996

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Accessibility, 1985-2000

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Surveys - Visitors, Information Desks, and Membership, 1980-1984

Box 1 of 1

VIARC Photograph Archives, 1984-1985

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Article - Cultural Heritage Paper, 1988

Box 1 of 1

150th Anniversary - Articles, etc., 1992-1998

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian History - Smithsonian Video Collection, 1988

Box 1 of 1