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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-309

National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science

Exhibition Records, 2002-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 2002-2008
Quantity: 4.19 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 16-309
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the work of Katherine Ott, Curator, on the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the announcement that Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was safe and effective. The exhibition was at the National Museum of American History from April 12, 2005 to September 4, 2006. It highlighted the polio vaccine clinical trials; the history of the American polio epidemics; the medical, orthotic, and assistive technology used by medical practitioners and people who had polio; and the impact of polio on medical practice and public health policy. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, budget records, object lists, images, an exhibition script, proposals, charters, traveling exhibition records, comment cards, and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the work of Katherine Ott, Curator, on the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" which commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the announcement that Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was safe and effective. The exhibition was at the National Museum of American History from April 12, 2005 to September 4, 2006. It highlighted the polio vaccine clinical trials; the history of the American polio epidemics; the medical, orthotic, and assistive technology used by medical practitioners and people who had polio; and the impact of polio on medical practice and public health policy. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, budget records, object lists, images, an exhibition script, proposals, charters, traveling exhibition records, comment cards, and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 08/18/2016 memorandum, Toda to Ott; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-309, National Museum of American History. Division of Medicine and Science, Exhibition Records

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Container List

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Correspondence

Correspondence - Anecdotes, 2004

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Correspondence - Aventis, 2003-2005

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Correspondence - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2003-2004

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Correspondence - Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, 2003-2004

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Correspondence - General, 2004-2008 (3 folders)

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Correspondence - Julie Silver, 2002-2004

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Correspondence - March of Dimes (MOD), 2003-2004

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Correspondence - Mars, Inc., 2003-2005

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Correspondence - Pan American Health Organization, 2003-2004

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Correspondence - Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, 2004

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Correspondence - Rotary International, 2003-2004

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Correspondence - Salk Institute, 2004

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Correspondence - The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Corporation, 2002-2004

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Correspondence - UNICEF, 2004

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Development, Design, and Presentations

Proposal and Charter, 2002-2003

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Advisors and consultants, 2002-2004

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Exhibition development notes, 2002-2004 (2 folders)

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Object lists, 2003

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Fundraising, 2003

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Conceptual design presentation, July 12, 2004

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Exhibition proposal, circa 2004

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Budget, 2004

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50th Anniversary of polio vaccine - Retreat, Chinook Center, Whidbey Island, Washington, February 23-24, 2004

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Accessible design, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Timeline, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Jack Warner - Remembrances of polio, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Jeffrey Kluger book, 2004

Box 1 of 5

MOD device, 2004

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Audience testing, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Presentation - Society for Disability Studies annual meeting, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Website development, 2004

Box 1 of 5

Website - Architectural barriers game, 2004-2005 (includes electronic records)

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Copyright information, 2004

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Pod 7 - Virus, 2004

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Charrette materials, 2004

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Exhibition issues, 2004-2005

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Script development, 2004-2005 (2 folders)

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Publicity, outreach, and media, 2004-2006 (2 folders)

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Box 2

Press kits, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Polio caption demo, 2005 (electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Bead activity, 2005

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Brochures, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Polio docent manual, 2005

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Graphics list, 2005

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Exhibition opening reception invitation, 2005

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Bronze proposal presentation, Edgar Meyer, 2005 (electronic records)

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Edgar Meyer lecture, July 7, 2005

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Polio oral histories, 2005 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

"Polio Vaccine - 50 Years" - Presentation at the Nordic Medical History Congress, 2005

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Educational materials, 2005-2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 5

Touch graphics, 2005-2006

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Traveling exhibition - Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, Georgia, 2005-2009 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Visitorship and other statistics, 2006

Box 2 of 5

Final exhibition script, 2007

Box 2 of 5

Images and Audiovisual Materials

NMAH exhibition installation images, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Creating the polio interactives - Images, 2005

Box 2 of 5

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation exhibition installation images, 2007

Box 2 of 5

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation video, VHS tape

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition video by Watertown Productions, TRT: 09:12, March 21, 2005 (2 VHS tapes)

Box 2 of 5

Exhibition Comments

Exhibition comments - Elizabeth Kilday, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - Repeat visitors, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - Needs attention, 2005-2006 (includes electronic records)

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Exhibition comment cards - For Katherine Ott, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - EK's random favorites, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - Currently posted, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - Non-English, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - Unpostable, 2005-2006

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Exhibition comment cards - General, 2005-2006 (Folders 1-4 of 25)

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Box 3

Exhibition comment cards - General, 2005-2006 (Folders 5-20 of 25)

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Box 4

Exhibition comment cards - General, 2005-2006 (Folders 21-25 of 25)

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Box 5

Architectural and Design Drawings

Pod schedule - For estimation and layout, 2004

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Exhibition Package, Space prep title page - Second floor west changing gallery - Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO) project number 0403116, 65% drawings, September 24, 2004

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Space prep package - Second floor west changing gallery - OFEO project number 0403116, December 15, 2004

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Exhibition package, Exhibition drawings, Revised title page - Second floor west changing gallery - OFEO project number 0403116, Handshake set, February 1, 2005

Box 5 of 5

Exhibition labels, 2005 (2 folders)

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