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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-272

Lemelson Center

Administrative Records, 1994-2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lemelson Center
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1994-2015
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 15-272
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of administrative records created and maintained by Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015, and pertain to funding, strategic planning, communications, management of staff, retreats, and advisory committees. Also documented is the relationship between the Lemelson Foundation and the Lemelson Center, as well as the Hands On Science Center at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant records, gift agreements, endowment records, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of administrative records created and maintained by Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015, and pertain to funding, strategic planning, communications, management of staff, retreats, and advisory committees. Also documented is the relationship between the Lemelson Foundation and the Lemelson Center, as well as the Hands On Science Center at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grant records, gift agreements, endowment records, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 07/14/2015 memorandum, Toda to Molella; Contact reference staff for details.

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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 15-272, Lemelson Center, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

Funding

Robotic Museum Tour Guide, 1997

Box 1 of 1

Jerome H. Lemelson Memorial Fund, 1997

Box 1 of 1

Stanley Goldberg proposal, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Documentary study project, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 1

Conference - Innovation for the Environment, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Public Forum - Indian Nuclear Tests: A primer for Americans

Box 1 of 1

Symposium proposal - Urban Innovation: Center, Suburb, Periphery - Mina Marefat, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Lucent Foundation, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Thomas A. Edison Papers - Sponsor agreement, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Thomas A. Edison Papers - Sponsors meeting, June 5, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Thomas A. Edison Papers - Sponsors meeting, June 6, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Thomas A. Edison Papers - Sponsors meeting, June 22, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Smithsonian Affiliates conference, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Merck - Donors lunch, June 28, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Merck - Thank you - Hands on Science Center (HOSC), 2004

Box 1 of 1

Department of Energy and Hanford Communities meeting, August 27, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Meeting - Hanford Communities and HOSC, February 11, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Merck Foundation letter for HOSC, July 29, 2003

Box 1 of 1

HOSC proposal to Merck, July 24, 2002

Box 1 of 1

HOSC meeting, April 10, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Merck presentation on HOSC, December 18, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Merck renewal of HOSC funding, December 2003

Box 1 of 1

Merck correspondence regarding HOSC, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 1

HOSC funding - Miscellaneous, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 1

Mission and Communications

Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) and Lemelson Center, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Eva Fischer - Emerging Professionals Network meeting, 1997

Box 1 of 1

John Durel - Meeting regarding innovation incentives, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Center presentation for Brent Glass, April 15, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson priorities, February 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson program meeting, April 17, 1998

Box 1 of 1

American Heritage - Ads in Invention and Technology, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Center - Communication plan, 1997

Box 1 of 1

Witeck-Combs - Communications program, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Communications initiative, 1998

Box 1 of 1

"She's Got It" Award, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Berger, Powell, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Clippings, 1995

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson gift - Washington Post, February 16, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Mission statement, vision, and strategic plan, August 13, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation

Lemelson Foundation - Gift agreement, November 10, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Ann Morgan letter regarding Jerome Lemelson's papers support, February 9, 2009

Box 1 of 1

Dorothy Lemelson letter to Secretary Clough regarding withholding endowment payment, November 13, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Secretary Clough letter to Dorothy Lemelson, August 27, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Dorothy Lemelson letter to Shelia Burke regarding construction costs in gallery, March 19 and July 19, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson endowment withhold, September 2007

Box 1 of 1

Build out correspondence with Lemelson Foundation, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Dorothy Lemelson letter to Brent Glass regarding problems with Lemelson build out, April 28, 2006

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson program cutbacks due to extra cuts of build out of gallery, October 2007

Box 1 of 1

Reports on Lemelson build out, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 1

Brent Glass and Janice Rodgers correspondence on constructing the new Lemelson Center, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson/Smithsonian endowment agreement - Final, November 13, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Gift Agreement - Janice Rodgers' email, June 8, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation presentation, January 27, 2015

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation - Letter from Julia Novy-Hidesley and Denis Prager, September 23, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Endowment letters, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 1

Janice Rodgers letter regarding square feet in new center, April 2003

Box 1 of 1

Dorothy Lemelson - "Securing the Future" - Expansion of the Lemelson Center, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Dorothy Lemelson - Grant toward building new Lemelson Center, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation financial reports, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Visit with Dorothy Lemelson in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2000

Box 1 of 1

Report on grant, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 1

Letter of understanding to Dorothy Lemelson - Endowment, January 15, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Endowment, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Board, August 23, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Endowment renewal meeting, December 6, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Endowment, November 2000

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation meeting, July 1999

Box 1 of 1

Contract renewal, June 1999

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson funding - Donna Ari, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Denis Prager, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson grants, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson - Gift Agreement, 1994

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson proposal - Original, August 1994

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Foundation - Proposal, May 1998

Box 1 of 1

Retreats

Lemelson Center mini retreat, June 14, 2011

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, October 14, 2010

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, February 15, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Retreat follow-up, February 15, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, July 12, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, December 3, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Lemelson Advisory Committee, July 19, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, February 21, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, September 18, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Retreat material, June 2001

Box 1 of 1

Retreat on Nobel, July 27, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, October 20, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, November 9, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Retreat, June 24, 1998

Box 1 of 1

Strategic Plans

Lemelson strategic plans, 1998-2007

Box 1 of 1

Advisory Committees

Meeting, November 14, 2014

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 6, 2014

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee meeting, February 26, 2014

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 4, 2013

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 2, 2012

Box 1 of 1

Places of Invention (POI) - Exhibitions Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting, January 21, 2011

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, April 19, 2013

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 8, 2012

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 5, 2010

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee report, August 2014

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee report, April 15, 2010

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 6, 2009; June 3-4, 2010; and November 18, 2011

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, May 15, 2009

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, July 31 to august 1, 2008

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 9, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, January 26, 2007

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 23, 2006

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 4, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 3, 2005

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee, December 3, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 19, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 4, 2004

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 14, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 6, 2003

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee, December 29-20, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 8, 2002

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, October 22, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, June 1, 2001

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, November 3, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee report, December 20, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, April 14, 2000

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, October 29, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Committee roster, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee report, April 19, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee report, August 2000

Box 1 of 1

Visiting Committee, January 8-9, 1999

Box 1 of 1

Meeting, May 24, 1999

Box 1 of 1

National Education meeting, August 2005

Box 1 of 1