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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-259

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access

Program Records, 2010-2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access
Title: Program Records
Dates: 2010-2015
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 17-259
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenure of Claudine K. Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access (ASEA), who was responsible for defining the Smithsonian's education program. To accomplish this goal Brown worked to develop an Institution-wide plan for educational initiatives, assessment strategies and funding for students in the K-12 range. Additionally, Brown oversaw some of the Smithsonian's educational organizations such as the Smithsonian Science Education Center (formerly known as the National Science Resources Center), the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (formerly known as the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies), the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Smithsonian Affiliations, and Smithsonian Associates, as well as coordinated the efforts of 32 education-based offices in museums and science centers.The programs documented include Waterways, a five-year initiative to engage learners of all ages as stewards of water by teaching about where water comes from and where it goes, how water affects all living things and the relationship of water to weather; the 21st digital museum; Americans All, an initiative to explore and understand how the country has grown and changed as a result of migration and immigration; and MySI, or My Smithsonian, an initiative by ASEA to create a participant access system and serve as a single access point for Smithsonian educational programs and resources. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, notes, retreat records, presentations, financial records, strategic plans, clippings, and other related records.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained during the tenure of Claudine K. Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access (ASEA), who was responsible for defining the Smithsonian's education program. To accomplish this goal Brown worked to develop an Institution-wide plan for educational initiatives, assessment strategies and funding for students in the K-12 range. Additionally, Brown oversaw some of the Smithsonian's educational organizations such as the Smithsonian Science Education Center (formerly known as the National Science Resources Center), the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (formerly known as the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies), the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Smithsonian Affiliations, and Smithsonian Associates, as well as coordinated the efforts of 32 education-based offices in museums and science centers.

The programs documented include Waterways, a five-year initiative to engage learners of all ages as stewards of water by teaching about where water comes from and where it goes, how water affects all living things and the relationship of water to weather; the 21st digital museum; Americans All, an initiative to explore and understand how the country has grown and changed as a result of migration and immigration; and MySI, or My Smithsonian, an initiative by ASEA to create a participant access system and serve as a single access point for Smithsonian educational programs and resources.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, surveys, notes, retreat records, presentations, financial records, strategic plans, clippings, and other related records.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 05/19/2017 memorandum, Toda to Woods; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-259, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Report - A Needs Assessment of Physical Space and Technological Resources to Support Educational Programming, March 2012

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External Partnerships Survey, May 11, 2011

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Creativity and Innovation Meeting, May 23, 2012

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Waterways, September 18, 2012 to January 20, 2016 (2 folders)

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21st Museum, March 6, 2012

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Americans All - Retreat, September 18, 2012

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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), March 11, 2010 to September 2010

Box 1 of 2

MySI - Reconciliation, October 16, 2014 to April 9, 2015

Box 1 of 2

MySI - Business Plan, March 15, 2012 to July 9, 2014

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TSA - Oversight committee, 2010

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TSA Transition, July 24, 2012 to November 8, 2013

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TSA - Assessment of Plans and Strategy, March to November 2012 (2 folders)

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TSA - Assessment pre-planning, March to December 2012

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TSA - Financial Oversight, June 2010 to December 2011

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TSA - Budget Meetings, February to March 2014

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Ohio University Alumni Group - Circle of Engagement, September 24, 2014 to May 2015

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Noyce Leadership Institute - Strategic Initiatives, April 24-28, 2012

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Museum in the 21st Century Charrette - Synthesis Presentation and Discussion, February 3, 2012

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Music at the Smithsonian, January 30, 2012

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Mobile Strategies, December 2011

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Interviews, April 29, 2011

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Operating plan, 2012

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Balboa Park, February 24-27, 2013

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Biennial of the Americas, November 19, 2013

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Big Draw, March 2, 2011

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Brown Bag - Social Justice, May 25, 2012

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Correspondence - Miscellaneous, March 7, 2012 to February 4, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Digital Education, June 11, 2011 to April 22, 2013

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Distance Learning, October 2011

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Box 2

National Advisory Committee on Early Learning in Museums, 2012

Box 2 of 2

National Science Resources Center (NSRC), 2010-2012

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Smithsonian in China, July 22, 2010

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Secretary's Leadership Retreat, October 22-23, 2012

Box 2 of 2

Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design (SEAD) workshop, May 16, 2013

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Saudi Museum Training, July 31 to September 9, 2015

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Strategic initiatives, October 2012

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World War II Museum (The National), March 13-14, 2013

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