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Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Griphos (computer database system)
Extent:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1967-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains the administrative files kept primarily by the executive directors. The records concern the daily operations of a nonprofit professional organization including preparation of the journal Spectra, planning for annual conferences and workshops, correspondence, grant proposals, annual reports, member surveys, and publications concerning computerization.
Historical Note:
The Museum Computer Network promotes the use of computer technology by museums. It was established in 1967 by a consortium of New York City museums. In its early years it focused on the development of an object-cataloging database system called Griphos. This system was designed to enable creation of a union catalog of museum objects. In 1972 the consortium was incorporated into the nonprofit Museum Computer Network (MCN) headed by David Vance. Until 1978 MCN functioned as a Griphos users group, but by that year Griphos had become obsolete and MCN opened itself up to users of other computer systems. In 1985 Ron Kley became president and acting executive director until 1988 when Deirdre Stam became executive director.
Topic:
Museum information networks  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7432
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 5

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1003

Correspondence and documentation on museum commuter systems and projects, worldwide, arranged alphabetically by city, circa 1967-1985: New York City (Museum of the City of New York) -Rome (Italy)

Container:
Box 5 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1010

Correspondence and documentation on museum computer systems and projects, worldwide, arranged alphabetically by city, circa 1967-1985: Rome (Italy), cont'd - Washington, D.C. (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Container:
Box 5 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1021

Box 6

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1034

[no longer exists]

Container:
Box 6 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Records / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1041

Box 7

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1053

Correspondence and documentation on museum computer systems and projects, worldwide, arranged alphabetically by city, circa 1967-1985: Washington, D.C., cont'd (Marine Corps Museum) - Williamstown

Container:
Box 7 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1060

Federation for Natural Sciences, collection research meeting, Manchester Museum, 1984.

Container:
Box 7 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1071

Correspondence and newsletters pertinent to museum activities in automation: Federation Internationale de Documentation - Carl G. Allen (International Foundation for Technology in the Humanities)

Container:
Box 7 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1082

Box 8

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1094

Correspondence and newsletters pertinent to museum activities in automation: International Archive of Art

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1101

Untitled

Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
[At this point organization breaks down, and there appears to be no order. This is probably due to the original boxes being out of order. The remainder of the series probably continues later; another series also begins later and is taken up in the following order.]
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1112

ISIS

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1120

Kress Foundation

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1131

MESH, 1973-1977

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1143

MDBC, 1972-1977

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1154

A. W. Mellon Foundation

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1165

Mid-Atlantic States Arts Consortium

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1176

Modern Language Association

Container:
Box 8 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7432, Museum Computer Network, Records
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Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7432-refidd1e1187

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