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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 20-032

Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center

Project Files, 1988-2012

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Title: Project Files
Dates: 1988-2012
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 20-032
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Use Restriction

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

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-032, Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

Backlit Panel in Great Hall, Castle - Installed Fall 1989, Removed December 13, 2005

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Three-dimensional Federal City Model - Two Installed November 1989, One Removed December 13, 2005

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Electronic Map (Site Locator Unit) - Two in Great Hall, Castle, Both Removed December 13, 2005

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Information Signs - Outdoor Wayfinding Signs, In Place 2004

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Pylons - 10 Pylons around Mall with Silkscreen Panels, 1989-2004

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Tactile Map - Gift from the Department of Education, 1988

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Torpedo (Nomadic Display Unit) in Round Case in Storage, 2001-2004

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, New Vitrine, March 2011

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, Updates, FY 2010

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, Update File, 2007

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Maps - Models (Three-dimensional, Street Copy), 1989-1990

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, Revisions, November 1998

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, Revisions, FY 2000-FY 2001

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, New Plexiglass Covers, October 2003

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Maps - Three-dimensional Federal City Models, New Buildings and Revisions, December 2004

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Maps - Tactile Braille Display, 1988-2004

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Initial Work on SI-wide Outdoor Signage Program, 2001

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Information Sign - New Specifications for Fiber-embedded Graphics, FY 2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

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Information Sign - New Design Concept, 2001-2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

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Signage - Near the Mall, 2005-2006

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Signage - Mall-wide, 2001-2002 (4 folders)

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Printouts of Information Sign Texts and Placements, 2007-2011

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, July-September 2004

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October-December 2004

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, January-March 2005

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, April-June 2005

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, July-September 2005

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October-December 2005

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, January-March 2006

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, April-June 2006

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, July-September 2006

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October-December 2006

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, January-March 2007

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, April-June 2007

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, July-September 2007

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October-December 2007

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, January-March 2008

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, April-June 2008

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, July-September 2008

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October 2008-January 2009

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, February-May 2009

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, June-September 2009

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October 2009-January 2010

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, February-May 2010

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, June-September 2010

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October 2010-January 2011

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, February-May 2011

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, June-September 2011

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Information Sign - End Panel Schedule, October 2009-January 2012

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Membership Banner Proofs, Associates' Reception Desk in Great Hall (Castle), 1991-2001 (rolled materials)

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Tabletop Banner Proofs, 2010 (rolled materials)

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