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Accession 15-177

National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division

Subject Files, 1980-2014

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1980-2014
Quantity: 4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 15-177
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David H. DeVorkin, Curator, 1981- , documenting a variety of topics including educational and public programming related to exhibitions; collections management and loans; lecture series; and the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Particularly well-documented are educational aspects of the "Explore the Universe" exhibition; the return of loaned objects after the closure of the Stars Gallery; the "Exploring Space" lecture series; and the Curator's Choice Program. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, procedures, planning documents, reports, collection rationales, teacher guides, brochures, flyers, loan files, object information, images, surveys, specifications, proposals, budgets, meeting materials, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by David H. DeVorkin, Curator, 1981- , documenting a variety of topics including educational and public programming related to exhibitions; collections management and loans; lecture series; and the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Particularly well-documented are educational aspects of the "Explore the Universe" exhibition; the return of loaned objects after the closure of the Stars Gallery; the "Exploring Space" lecture series; and the Curator's Choice Program. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, procedures, planning documents, collection rationales, teacher guides, brochures, flyers, loan files, object information, images, surveys, specifications, proposals, budgets, meeting materials, clippings, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-177, National Air and Space Museum. Space History Division, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Planetarium Workshop Course, August 1987

Box 1 of 5

Observatory Contacts, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Public Telescope, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Docent Training, 2002

Box 1 of 5

National Science Foundation and Smithsonian Education Innovation Grant Guidelines, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Budget, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

Transit of Venus - Educational Materials from Outside Sources, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Telescope Tour, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 5

Discovery Stations - General, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Discovery Stations, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 5

Gravitational Lens Kiosk and Demonstration

Box 1 of 5

Interferometry Discovery Station - Sherri Stephan

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Interferometry Cart, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - "Telescope Power!" Discovery Station Overview, February 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - "Decoding Starlight: An Introduction to Spectroscopy" Discovery Station Overview, February 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - "X-Ray Telescopes" Discovery Station Overview, May 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - "Maps and Models" Discovery Station Overview, June 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - "Cosmic Survey" Discovery Station Overview, May 2002

Box 1 of 5

"Four Women Who Changed the Universe," 2004

Box 1 of 5

Telescope Activity Packs

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Electronic Outreach, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - CyberCenter/CLEA-lite, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Web Programming, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Compact Disc, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Cosmic Kitchen Interactive, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Compact Disc/Digital Versatile Disc (DVD), 2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Interactive DVD, 2002-2005

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - DVD (Beta) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - DVD Requirements Study, 2007

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Website Review, 2007

Box 1 of 5

First Light Gallery, 2002

Box 1 of 5

First Light Image Submissions, July-October 2004

Box 1 of 5

ESTME Expo (Excellence in Science Technology and Mathematics Education), March 2004

Box 1 of 5

Planetarium Activity Packs

Box 1 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2002-2004

Box 1 of 5

Science News, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Planetarium Program, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 5

Planetarium - Digital Sky 2, 2007

Box 1 of 5

Planetarium Outreach, 2003-2006

Box 1 of 5

Monthly Star Lectures, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

"The Stars Tonight," 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Mia Bovill Discovery Station/Interpreter Program Project, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - School Tour, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Planetarium - School Outreach, 2003

Box 1 of 5

Science Night for High School Students and Teachers, 2002

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Teacher Guide

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Promotional Material

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - School Tours, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - School Tours (Docent Training), 2003

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Image List with Credits

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Alarm System, 2006

Box 1 of 5

Explore the Universe - Miscellaneous Planning and Management, 1998-2002

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Explore the Universe - Corning Grant, 1999

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - National Science Foundation Grant, 2000-2004

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - National Science Foundation Grant and Public Relations, 2001

Box 2 of 5

Explore the Universe - National Science Foundation Proposal, 2000

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - Summer Visitor Survey, 1983

Box 2 of 5

Halley's Comet Publicity, 1980-1986

Box 2 of 5

Alfred Brain - Microlock Radio Receiver, 1989

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - National Museum of American History Loans

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - Artifact Status and Inventory, 1983

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - Potential Museum Loans

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - Construction Images, 1982

Box 2 of 5

Stars Gallery - Close-out, 1997-1998 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Exploring the Planets - Concept Scripts and Loans, 1982-1985

Box 2 of 5

Looking At Earth - Progress Reports and Artifacts, 1985

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Preservation Reports, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 5

Closing Satellites, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Gallery III (Social Impacts of Flight) - Dismantle, 1982

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery - Demolition Plan, 1997

Box 3 of 5

Miscellaneous Loans and Collection Management Materials, 1982-1997

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19820408000, Emblem, Skylab Mission 1 (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19820411000, Emblem, Apollo-Soyuz Mission Test (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19820403000, Emblem, Apollo 13 Mission (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - V19830035001, Lick Observatory Photo Plate

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - Skylab Model (S:250)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19510082000, Lockheed P-80 "Shooting Star" Airplane Model (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19300058000, Lockheed "Sirius" Airplane Model (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19711245000, Command Pilot Badge (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19711603000, Slick Airways Cap Badge (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19710538000, Patch, 9th Airship Squadron (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - V19830035006, Ribbon Bar, Civil Air Patrol (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - V19830035005, Shoulder Patch, United States Army Air Corps, World War II (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19711075000, United States Bronze Star Medal (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - A19830170000, Flag Service, World War I (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Automobile Brochures

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Emblems, IL00300

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Sun Stone, IL00218

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - License Plate, IL00294

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Washington Start News Sign, IL00297

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Lincoln Wheel Cover, IL00291

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Lincoln Continental Hood Ornament, IL00296

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - 5 Ford Automobile Logos, IL00290

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Rowland Map, IL00293

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Ngatu Cloth, IL00292

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Proctor and Gamble Products, IL00295

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Phoenix Suns Logo (S:190)

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Dallas Cowboys Helmet (S:190)

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Seattle Mariners Cap and Pennant (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Red Star and White Star Postcards (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Campbell's Chicken with Stars Soup Can (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Land O Lakes Butter Box (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Milky Way and Starbust Wrappers (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Sunrise Coffee Jar (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Capricorn Records Album (S:180)

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Maxwell House Coffee Jar (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Subaru Emblem (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Genuine Canned Florida Sunshine (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Starlet, Corona, Celica Nameplates (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Sun Art, Logo (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - "New Yorker" (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Carl's Jr. Logo (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - American Caf Sign (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Texaco Sign (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Lincoln Continental Wheel Cover, IL #00909, Catalog #I19910909001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - "Scientific Uses of Large Space Telescope" Pamphlet, IL #00648, Catalog #I19900648001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Star Soap, Star Washing Powder, IL #00925, Catalog #I19910925001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Lincoln Continental Hood Ornament, IL #00918, Catalog #I19910918001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Virginia License Plate CCC-48, IL #00627, Catalog #I19900627001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Zeiss Filar Micrometer, Eyepieces, IL #00910, Catalog #I19910910001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Washington Star News Sign, IL #00913, Catalog #I19900913001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Auto Logos (Comet, Galaxie, Meteor, Starliner, Sunliner), IL #00908, Catalog #I1991098001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Coins (6 total), IL #00583, Catalog #I19900583001-006

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Transit, Pyrheliometer, Octant, Babylonian Calendar, IL #01080, Catalog #I1990108001-004

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - H. A. Rowland Map of Solar Spectrum, IL #00895, Catalog #I19910895000

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - National Radio Astronomy Observatory Radio Telescope Model, IL #00193, Catalog #I19900193000

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Radio Orphan Annie Decoder Badge, IL #00579, Catalog #I19900579000

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Astrolabe, IL #00590, Catalog #19900590000

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Heiniken Beer Glass, 5-point Western Star, IL #00580, Catalog #I19900580003-004

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Meteor Motors, Dodge Brothers Radiator Ornaments, IL #00581, Catalog #I19900581000-001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Pima Indian Calendar Stick, IL #00888, Catalog #I19910888001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Ming Sundial, Ship Chronometer, IL #00768, Catalog # I19900768001-002

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Ngatu Cloth from Tonga, IL #00912, Catalog #I19901912001

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Photoelectric Photometer System, IL #00928, Catalog #I19910928001

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Patches (District of Columbia Armory National Guard, Space Shuttle Mission 3, Army Intelligence), IL #00612, Catalog #I19900612001-003

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - V19830035004, New Mexico License Plate (S:195)

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Stars Gallery Object File - V19830035003, Alaska License (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Sheriff's Star (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Utah Stars T-Shirt (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Ringo Starr and Starz Album (S:180)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Lone Star Beer Posters and Labels (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Los Angeles/Utah Stars Programs and Yearbooks (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Mercedes Benz Star (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Starz Poster (S:180)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Object File - V19870073001, "Die Rakete zu den Planetenraumer" (S:690)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Senior Missile Man Badge (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - United States Air Force Medallion (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Pocket Globe (S:160)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Oglala Indian Shield (S:160)

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Comanche Gourd Rattle (S:160)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Gourd with Constellation (S:160)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Indian Bowl (S:160)

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Stars Gallery Loan File - Chinese Breastplate (S:160)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Doonesbury Comic Strip (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Stars on LP Album (Cover) (S:180)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Earth, Wind, and Fire Album (S:180)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Eclipse Barbados Rum Bottle (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Stamps (S:195)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Comet Ice Cream Cones (S:190)

Box 3 of 5

Stars Gallery Loan File - Egyptian Merkhet Model (S:110)

Box 3 of 5

Collection Report, 1993-1995

Box 3 of 5

Collections Committee, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Colorado Artifacts, 1990-1992

Box 3 of 5

Collections Committee, 1997

Box 3 of 5

Collections Committee - Minutes, July 27, 2000

Box 3 of 5

Appraisers

Box 3 of 5

Collections Committee - Forms, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 5

Incoming Loans - Handling and Procedures, 1998

Box 3 of 5

Collection Management Policies and Reports, 1990-1997

Box 3 of 5

Disaster List Priorities, 1995

Box 3 of 5

Collection Information System Guide, 1991

Box 3 of 5

Audit and Collection Strategies, 1995-1997

Box 3 of 5

Collection Management Policy Development, 1993-1998

Box 3 of 5

Udvar-Hazy Center Object Lists, 2003-2004

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifacts - Astronomy and Geophysics, 2004

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19761799, TRS

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19740876000

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19640666000

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19751407, Vanguard III

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19751408, Explorer 10

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19751409, Explorer 17

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19751410, Ariel 1

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19751505, Explorer 12

Box 3 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19760022, Lofti

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19761105, Alouette

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - 19761107, Explorer 8

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19761109, Explorer 7

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19820361, Reflecting Telescope

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19640605

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19960564, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Infrared Balloon Telescope

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - 19880019, Aerobee Scenes

Box 4 of 5

Large Udvar-Hazy Artifact File - A19590212000

Box 4 of 5

Dulles (Udvar-Hazy Center) - Large Artifact Status Sheets, 2000-2004

Box 4 of 5

Missile Pit (Space Race) - General, 1995

Box 4 of 5

Missile Pit - Label Editing, 1995-1996

Box 4 of 5

Corona (Space Race), 1995-1996

Box 4 of 5

Collections Committee, 1983

Box 4 of 5

Collections Rationale - The Space Sciences

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Space History Division - Collections Rationale, July 2000

Box 4 of 5

Collections Rationale, 1997 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 5

TMS (The Museum System) Procedures, June 2002

Box 4 of 5

TMS Status, 1999-2001

Box 4 of 5

Collections Documentation Initiative, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 5

TMS Levels - Geophysics, December 1999

Box 4 of 5

TMS Status - Astronomy, 2002

Box 4 of 5

Documentation Plan - Space Sciences, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 5

National Science Foundation Internships in Public Service Education, 2001

Box 4 of 5

National Science Foundation Presentation, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 5

"Rhythms of the Universe: An Evening with Mickey Hart and George F. Smoot" Planning, 2010-2013 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 5

John Bahcall Distinguished Lectureship for 2014 - Proposal Brief

Box 4 of 5

John Bahcall Distinguished Lecturer for 2011 - Rashid Sunyaev

Box 4 of 5

John Bahcall Distinguished Lectureship for 2011 - Roger Blandford (Public Programs Committee)

Box 4 of 5

John Bahcall Distinguished Lectureship for 2009 - Sandra Faber (Public Programs Committee)

Box 4 of 5

John Bahcall Distinguished Lecturer - Public Programs Committee, 2007

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2013

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2012

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2002-2010

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2009

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Thomas J. Bogdan, 2008

Box 4 of 5

International Heliophysical Year Lecture Series - George Siscoe, 2008

Box 4 of 5

International Heliophysical Year Lecture Series - Loren W. Acton, 2008

Box 4 of 5

International Heliophysical Year Lecture Series - Barbara Thompson, 2008

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2008 - Proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2008

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Gilbert and Jaylee Mead, 2001-2007

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Promotional Materials, 1997-2007

Box 4 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2005-2006

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Sara Seager and Wiliam Danchi, 2001-2005

Box 5 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2004

Box 5 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Planning, 2001-2004

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Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2003-2004

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Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2002

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Exploring Space Lecture Series - "Hubble to Hubble," Robert Smith, April 11, 2002

Box 5 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series, 2002 - Students

Box 5 of 5

Exploring Space and American Astronomical Society Lecture, 2001

Box 5 of 5

Exploring Space Lecture Series - Audience Surveys

Box 5 of 5

Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series, 2012

Box 5 of 5

Spring 2012 Lecture Series Brochure

Box 5 of 5

Spring 2011 Lecture Series Brochure

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"Earth and Space: A Journey of Wonder and Discovery" Presentation Brochure, September 14, 2011

Box 5 of 5

Immersion Program Evaluations, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 5

Immersion Program Outlines, 2002

Box 5 of 5

Washington Post Pad Ads, 2004

Box 5 of 5

Smithsonian Associates - Use of Planetarium, December 2002

Box 5 of 5

Curator's Choice - Background, 1996

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Curator's Choice - Miscellaneous, 1996

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Curator's Choice - Miscellaneous, 1999 (includes electronic records)

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Curator's Choice - Flyers, 1996-2008 (4 folders)

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