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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 20-031

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Visitor Services

Publications, 1976-2013

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Visitor Services
Title: Publications
Dates: 1976-2013
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 20-031
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of publications and other materials created by the Office of Visitor Services for distribution to volunteers and to the public. The office was known as the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) through the end of 2011. Materials include brochures, flyers, invitations, handbooks, badges, greeting cards, floor plans, pamphlets, maps, stationary, membership binders, calendars, certificates, forms, lanyards, an orientation video, and related materials. Supporting and administrative documentation is included with some publications, including correspondence, memoranda, design files, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of publications and other materials created by the Office of Visitor Services for distribution to volunteers and to the public. The office was known as the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) through the end of 2011. Materials include brochures, flyers, invitations, handbooks, badges, greeting cards, floor plans, pamphlets, maps, stationary, membership binders, calendars, certificates, forms, lanyards, an orientation video, and related materials. Supporting and administrative documentation is included with some publications, including correspondence, memoranda, design files, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-031, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Visitor Services, Publications

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Container List

Box 1

150th Anniversary Materials Created by Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, 1996

Box 1 of 3

Cards Advertising Mobile Applications, February 2013

Box 1 of 3

Application (Various) - Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Program, 2000-2007

Box 1 of 3

Application - Volunteer Information Specialist Program, 2009

Box 1 of 3

At-A-Glance Brochures, Various Languages (Italian, 1994; Korean, 1986 and 2001; English, 1981-2001)

Box 1 of 3

Badges, Various, for Information Specialists, Castle Docents, and Staff, and Sample I Speak [Language] Badge for Volunteers, 1982-2007

Box 1 of 3

Cards Sent to Volunteers - Thank You, Sympathy, Get Well, 2011 and older

Box 1 of 3

Castle and Beyond Booklets, 1979-2010

Box 1 of 3

Castle/Smithsonian Brochure, 2009 and 2012

Box 1 of 3

Certificate of Appreciation, 1984-2010

Box 1 of 3

Enrichment Training Evaluation Form (or Activity Card), 1997

Box 1 of 3

Floor Plans from Guide to the Smithsonian Book in Various Languages and Sample Floor Plans Produced by Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (Arts and Industries, Renwick, Anacostia), 1982-1995

Box 1 of 3

Group Services, A Guide for Groups, and Orientation Program for Groups, 1981-1987

Box 1 of 3

Guide to the Nation's Capital and the Smithsonian Institution, 1979-1999

Box 1 of 3

Handbook for Volunteer Information Specialists, pre-1982-2006

Box 1 of 3

Handbook for Volunteers Working Behind the Scenes, 1981-2008

Box 1 of 3

Handbook for Smithsonian Interns, 1984-1989

Box 1 of 3

Inserts Promoting IMAX Films in Planning Your Visit Packets, 1995-2000

Box 1 of 3

Internships and Fellowships, 1982-1991

Box 1 of 3

Invitation - Anytime Weekend Castle Tour, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 3

Invitation - Behind-the-Scenes Volunteer Program Annual Appreciation Event, 1984-2011

Box 1 of 3

Invitation - Castle Docent Annual Appreciation, 1995-2010

Box 1 of 3

Invitation - Volunteer Information Specialist Annual Appreciation Event, 1976-2010 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Lanyards for Volunteers, 2001

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Lincoln at 200 - Itinerary Flyers (Monthly), November 2008-April 2010

Box 2 of 3

Management of Museum Volunteers, 1985-2004

Box 2 of 3

Maps - Office of Human Resources

Box 2 of 3

Maps, Various - Accessibility, Anacostia, Mall Map Cutout from Superguide, Where Magazine, 1987-2008

Box 2 of 3

Maps - Mall, Various, 2010

Box 2 of 3

Maps - Parking, 1986-1996

Box 2 of 3

Membership Banner Using Smithsonian Magazine Covers, 2001

Box 2 of 3

Membership - Gift for All Seasons, Various Versions Created to Promote Membership, 1985-2004

Box 2 of 3

Metro/Smithsonian Institution Brochure, 1994-2006

Box 2 of 3

Opportunities for Volunteer Service, 2001-2008

Box 2 of 3

Press Kit Folders, 1991

Box 2 of 3

Planning Your Smithsonian Visit Booklets, 1980-2010

Box 2 of 3

Quadrangle Floor Plan Brochure, 1987-1988

Box 2 of 3

A Quick Guide, 1997-2000

Box 2 of 3

Where to Stay, 1984-1998

Box 2 of 3

Recruitment of Volunteers, Various Flyers, 1986-2010

Box 2 of 3

Service Award Cards for Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers, 1995-2007

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Information Center Flyer, 1989, 2008

Box 2 of 3

The Smithsonian Institution: An Overview, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Magazine Bag for Member Welcome Packs, 1984-1988

Box 2 of 3

Stationary - Business Cards, Generic Sheets for Printing In-house, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Style Manual - Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, 2010

Box 2 of 3

Symbols - Museum Symbols for Preprints, pre-2000

Box 2 of 3

Video - Guide to the Smithsonian, Covers and Order Forms (1995-2002) and Videotape (2000)

Box 2 of 3

Visitor Comment forms, 1987-2009

Box 2 of 3

Welcome Brochures, Various Languages - English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, 2010

Box 2 of 3

Welcome Business Reply Cards, English, 2002-2009

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Exhibition Metrics/Definition, 2011-2012

Box 2 of 3

InfoTools Exhibition Information, 2002-2010

Box 2 of 3

InfoTools Program Guide, 2001

Box 2 of 3

Heritage Month Steering Committee Meetings

Box 2 of 3

Regents' Exhibits Calendar, 2011-2014

Box 2 of 3

Civil War 150th Flyer, 2010-2013

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2012

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2011

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2010

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2009

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2008

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2007

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2005

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2003

Box 2 of 3

Membership Binder, 2000

Box 2 of 3

Where to Eat, 2002-2005

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Inauguration, 2013

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 2009 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 2005

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 2001

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 1997

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 1993

Box 3 of 3

Inauguration, 1989

Box 3 of 3

Volunteer Town Hall Meeting, November 9, 2011

Box 3 of 3

Folklife Festival, 2012

Box 3 of 3

Folklife Festival, 2010

Box 3 of 3

Folklife Festival, 2002

Box 3 of 3

Museum Guide, 2010-2011

Box 3 of 3

Smithsonian Enterprises - IMAX Theaters and Planetarium, 2008-2011

Box 3 of 3

Ongoing Calendar - National Air and Space Museum Antenna Audio Tours, 1995-2002

Box 3 of 3

SIGuide - Defunct, 2005-2007

Box 3 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Immersion Theater - Defunct, 2001-2003

Box 3 of 3