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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-131

National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society

Exhibition Records, 1980-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1980-2002
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-131
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Ramunas Kondratas, Curator, which document his participation in planning, development and production activities for "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century" exhibition, with earlier records dating to when Kondratas was in the Division of Medical Sciences at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Also represented in these records are curators Terry Sharrer and Arthur P. Molella, as well as project manager Harold A. Closter. The exhibition chronicled the history of molecular biology and its application and impact on modern-day agriculture and medicine. When the exhibition closed at NMAH in March 1988, it became the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; a budget summary; a floor plan; scripts; press releases; exhibition reviews; meeting reports; a brochure; visitor comments; photographs; loan information; and a project schedule.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Ramunas Kondratas, Curator, which document his participation in planning, development and production activities for "The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century" exhibition, with earlier records dating to when Kondratas was in the Division of Medical Sciences at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Also represented in these records are curators Terry Sharrer and Arthur P. Molella, as well as project manager Harold A. Closter. The exhibition chronicled the history of molecular biology and its application and impact on modern-day agriculture and medicine. When the exhibition closed at NMAH in March 1988, it became the inaugural exhibition for the DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; a budget summary; a floor plan; scripts; press releases; exhibition reviews; meeting reports; a brochure; visitor comments; photographs; loan information; and a project schedule.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-131, National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

The Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century

Proposals, circa 1986-1988

Box 1 of 1

Press Releases, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 1

Brochure, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence, 1985-1988, 1992

Box 1 of 1

Budget Summary, 1980, 1986

Box 1 of 1

Floor Plan, 1987

Box 1 of 1

DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York), 1986-2002

Box 1 of 1

Visitor Comments, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Meetings, 1985-1988

Box 1 of 1

Project Management Schedule, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 1

Chronology of Genetic Research

Box 1 of 1

Scripts, 1982-1987 (8 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Labels and Captions, 1987

Box 1 of 1

Credits List

Box 1 of 1

Exhibition Reviews, 1987-1989

Box 1 of 1