SIA Acc. 20-017, Smithsonian Enterprises Product Development and Licensing, Product and Contract Records, 1993-2018

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This accession consists of contracts, agreements, and other related documents regarding the licensing and development of products related or based on Smithsonian museums and collections by external companies. Some records date to when Smithsonian Enterprises was known as Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV), as well as date from before the creation of SBV when product development and licensing was managed by the Smithsonian's Office of Product Development and Licensing. Materials include contracts, agreements, correspondence, memoranda, samples, and other related materials.


  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Product Development and Licensing
  • Smithsonian Business Ventures Product Development and Licensing


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1993
  • 1993-2018

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Any requests to access these records during the restriction period, including requests from the staff of Smithsonian Enterprises, must first receive permission, in writing, from the Director of Product Development and Licensing; Transferring office; 08/16/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Watson; Contact reference staff for details


  • Product management
  • License agreements
  • Licensed products
  • Contracts


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-017

Physical description

4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)

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