Aluminum-can Recycling Program

ID: 89-21916-8

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1989

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder February 1990

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Smithsonian's pilot aluminum-can recycling program started early in February 1990. Forty-four containers like the one pictured were placed at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Air and Space Museum, and the Museum Support Center. Getting into the spirit, from left, Captain Ted Holmes, D.C. Fire Department; John Roberts, Office of Plant Services Audio-visual Branch, who suggested the idea; NMAH Building Manager Richard Day; NMNH Assistant to the Deputy Director Jerry Conlon; Bill Ivy, NMNH Exhibits Department production chief; and Ombudsman Chandra Heilman, who steered the idea to its conclusion.


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Featured in Torch, February 1990

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder February 1990

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Recycling (Waste, etc)
  • Recycling Program
  • Ecology
  • Holmes, Ted
  • Roberts, John
  • Conlon, Jerome A
  • Ivy, Bill
  • Heilman, Chandra
  • Day, Richard


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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