SIA Acc. 20-032, Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Project Files, 1988-2012

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This accession consists of records documenting displays and interactive elements in the visitor center in the Smithsonian Institution Building (better known as "The Castle") as well as outdoor wayfinding signage throughout the vicinity of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include memoranda, proposals, specifications, schematic drawings, schedules, images, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. In 2012, the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center was renamed the Office of Visitor Services.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Visitor Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


  • 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


  • 1988
  • 1988-2012

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 5/21/2002 memorandum, Alers to Klein; Contact reference staff for details


  • Visitors' centers
  • Public relations
  • Museums
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Drawings
  • Color transparencies

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-032

Physical description

2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)

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