Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center Search this
3.27 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (0.58 non- standard size boxes)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
This accession consists of records that document the development and execution of projects by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The
bulk of the records document VIARC's activities relating to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. VIARC developed various marketing tools to promote anniversary
events. The office was responsible for the design and deployment of banners, flags, signage, brochures, and a special videodisc presentation by Secretary Ira Michael Heyman
advertising the celebration that culminated in the "Party on the Mall" (August 10-11, 1996). Other projects include the development of signage directing visitors to museums
and other points of interest in and around the Mall.
Materials include brochures, correspondence, drawings, financial records, ephemera, maps, memoranda, photographs, proposals, reports, and videodiscs.
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs Search this
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
This accession consists of files pertaining to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. Materials include newspaper clippings, internal memoranda, correspondence,
press releases, briefing materials for media conferences, schedules, committee lists, advertisements, meeting minutes, and public relations and marketing plans.
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies Search this
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program, including the 150th Anniversary Party on the National Mall.
These materials were created by Dr. Richard Kurin, Acting Director, 1987-1990, and Director, 1990-2009, of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, previously
known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991. Dr. Kurin served as the executive producer of the program. Materials include files regarding the America's Smithsonian
traveling exhibition, as well as correspondence and memoranda; meeting agendas and notes; performance agreements and contracts; site maps and drawings; production and program
schedules; budget files; brochures; picture postcards; audiotapes; videotapes; black-and-white and color photographs; sheet music; press releases; questionnaires; and other
Box 2 contains permanently restricted materials, see finding aid. Transferring office; 5/26/2017 memorandum, Milhoan to Adams/Procopenko; Contact reference staff for details.