Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society
Exhibition Records, 1980-2002
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Kondratas, Ramunas
- Sharrer, G. Terry
- Molella, Arthur P., 1944-
- Closter, Harold A.
- National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Medical Sciences
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
- Search for Life: Genetic Technology in the Twentieth Century (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)
- Museums -- Collection management
- Genetics -- History
- Medical museums
- Museum curators
- Museum loans
- Museum exhibits
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-131, National Museum of American History. Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, Exhibition Records