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Website Records

Topic:
Protection, Prosperity, Preservation: Stories of World Heritage (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website, "Protection, Prosperity, Preservation: Stories of World Heritage," as it existed on July 12, 2013. This website is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and celebrates long-term, sustainable communities, and the efforts that are helping to preserve their cultural and natural heritage for future generations. It provides access, in both English and French, to content related to World Heritage sites that is available from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Smithsonian collections. For each of ten sites, the website provides a narrative description, photographs, and images of artwork and other objects. The website also includes teacher guides, posters, and educational games. Due to technical issues, most of the audio is missing from this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
World Heritage areas  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-293, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-293
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-293

Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Science  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Databases
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
2002-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the SIguide and the assets that were used in its design and creation. The SIguide project was intended to deliver museum content and information through wireless, handheld mobile devices to Smithsonian visitors at five museums: the National Postal Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the National Museum of American History; the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; and the National Museum of Natural History. In 2006 the devices were tested both on Smithsonian staff and the public, but the project did not find a place at the Smithsonian and was ultimately not put into use. My Le Ducharme was the project manager for the SIguide project. Materials include asset inventories, user surveys, staff surveys, meeting minutes, videotapes, audiotapes, images, video recordings, and audio recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Information services -- Use studies  Search this
Wireless communication systems  Search this
Mobile communication systems  Search this
Natural history  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Postal museums  Search this
Postal service -- History  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Databases
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-529, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 12-529
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-529

Alan R. Solomon papers

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Asunción, Paraguay)  Search this
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California (System)  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind, 1928-1976  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
MacElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Date:
1907-1970
bulk 1944-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.

Biographical material includes résumés, an engagement book, and a monthly planning book from 1965, identification cards, and educational transcripts.

Correspondence documents Solomon's education at Harvard College and Harvard University, and his teaching appointments at Cornell University. Correspondence also provides some documentation of his involvement with museums and arts organizations, including the Jewish Museum, Stedlijk Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California, and Centro de Artes Visuales; his submission of writings for publications including Artforum, Art International, and Konstrevy; and his relationships with artists and colleagues including Jim Dine, Joan Kron, Audrey Sabol, and Ileana Sonnabend. Also found is correspondence related to Solomon's work for Mary Sisler, who employed Solomon to sell her collection of artwork by Marcel Duchamp in the late 1960s.

One series comprises transcripts of interviews with many of the artists who were central to the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Neo-Dada and Pop art. Artists represented in the interviews include Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Solomon's writings include many of his essays for exhibition catalogs, magazines, and journals, and are in a combination of annotated manuscript and published formats. There are writings on Jim Dine, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, and on the new movements in theater and performance art of the 1960s. His writings also document the art history education which informed all of his later work, with the inclusion of papers written as a student and teacher, his honors thesis on Odilon Redon, and his dissertation on Pablo Picasso. This material is supplemented by notes, and teaching and study files, documenting courses taken and taught at Harvard and Cornell universities. Also found is the manuscript of the text for New York: The New Art Scene, accompanied by a partial published copy of the book and photographs by Ugo Mulas.

Solomon's subject files augment several of the other series, comprising material on various art related subjects and individual painters and sculptors, arranged alphabetically. Material found here includes printed matter documenting exhibitions and other events, scattered letters from artists, related writings, and photographs.

One series documents Solomon's involvement with the First New York Theater Rally, which he co-produced with Steve Paxton in 1965. This material includes a drawing each by Jim Dine and Alex Hay, pieces of a combine by Robert Rauschenberg, and photographs of the group including Dine, Hay, and Rauschenberg, as well as Lucinda Childs, Judith Dunn, Deborah Hay, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, the Once Group, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainier, Alan Solomon, and Robert Whitman. The series includes multiple contact sheets of photos of First New York Theater Rally events, by Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick, and Terry Schute.

Exhibition files document Solomon's role as an organizer and curator for some of his most well-known exhibitions, including American Painting Now (1967) for Expo '67 in Montreal; Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Albright-Knox Gallery; the American exhibition at the 1964 Venice Biennale; Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art; and Painting in New York 1944-1969, a major retrospective installed for the opening of the new Pasadena Art Museum in fall, 1969. Records include correspondence, lists and notes, financial records, printed material, and photographs of artists and installations, including a series by Ugo Mulas taken at the Venice Biennale.

Solomon's business records include lists, notes, contracts, expense forms, vouchers, purchase orders, and receipts. They provide scattered documentation of exhibition-related expenses and purchases of artwork, as well as Solomon's income from teaching appointments, lectures, honorariums, and writings. Amongst Solomon's general business records is an American Federation of Musicians agreement between the Institute of Contemporary Art and "Louis Reed," with booking agent Andy Warhol, for a performance by the Velvet Underground and Nico, performing as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable on October 29, 1966. This seemingly mundane item documents an event that accompanied Solomon's landmark Warhol exhibition of nearly forty iconic works, and the accompanying show by The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was hailed by the Boston Phoenix newspaper as one of the greatest concerts in Boston history.

Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, and posters for exhibitions and art related events, including two Jasper Johns lithographs for a 1960 exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite, and a 1963 exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Also found are news clippings, press releases, and other publications.

Photographs are of Solomon, artists, friends and colleagues, exhibitions and other events, and artwork. They include snapshots of Solomon, and a series of photographs of him at various events and parties, many taken by Ugo Mulas, as well as a photo taken by Robert Rauschenberg of Ugo Mulas, Michele Provinciali, and Solomon. Additional photos by Ugo Mulas include some which were probably taken for New York: The New Art Scene, and a series of photos of Robert Rauschenberg and others at the Venice Biennale. Photos of artists include Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Laura Grisi, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes and Patty Oldenburg, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol and The Factory. Photos of others include Leo Castelli, Clement and Jeanine Greenberg, and Ethel and Robert Scull. Also found are photos of the exhibition Toward a New Abstraction (1963), at The Jewish Museum, photos of Venice, and photos of artwork by many of the above named, and other, artists. In addition to Ugo Mulas, photographers represented in this series include Nat Finkelstein, Robert R. McElroy, and Hans Namuth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1968 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1970 (0.66 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1965-1969 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1945-1969 (1.35 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11)

Series 5: Teaching and Study Files, 1944-1958 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1907-1969 (2.92 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 1, OV 12)

Series 7: First New York Theater Rally, 1963-1965 (0.15 linear feet; Boxes 6, 11)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1954-1969 (1.42 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 12)

Series 9: Business Records, 1945-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1914-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, OV 12)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1951-circa 1970 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, OV 13)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career. He was known for his skill in exhibition design, and for bringing the perception and understanding of an art historian to the field of contemporary art.

Solomon was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School. In 1953, during his 1952-1962 tenure with the Cornell University department of art history, he established the Andrew Dickson White Museum of art. Solomon served as the museum's first director until 1961, whilst simultaneously pursuing his doctorate, which he received from Harvard University in 1962.

In 1962 Solomon was hired by the Jewish Museum in New York, New York, and immediately began to take the institution in a more contemporary direction, mounting Robert Rauschenberg's first retrospective in 1963, and a major Jasper Johns retrospective in 1964. Also, in 1963, Solomon was appointed the United States Commissioner for the 1964 Venice Biennale. He was determined to show "the major new indigenous tendencies, the peculiarly America spirt of the art" in works by two consecutive generations of artists, including Jasper Johns, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg. With this in mind, and given the inadequacy of the existing space to house the installation he envisaged, Solomon secured a verbal agreement from Biennale officials to approve additional space for the American exhibition in an annex at the former American Consulate. The agreement was never formalized, however, and a series of administrative problems and controversies over the eligibility of the American submissions threatened to undermine Solomon's efforts. Nevertheless, Robert Rauschenberg became the first American to take the Grand Prize for foreign artist, and the attention garnered by the American exhibition monopolized press coverage of the Biennale. In response, Solomon stated publicly that "it is acknowledged on every hand that New York has replaced Paris as the world art capital."

Solomon subsequently left the Jewish Museum, having engendered resistance to leading the museum in a more experimental direction, away from the traditional Jewish educational aspects of its mission. In the mid-sixties he worked as a consultant and writer for a National Educational Television series entitled "U. S. A. Artists," which drew on artist interviews, many conducted by Solomon. He also wrote the text for Ugo Mulas's classic photographic study, New York: The New Art Scene (1967: Holt Rinehart and Winston).

In 1966 Solomon was hired by the United States Information Agency to organize the United States contribution to the Canadian World Exhibition in Montreal, known as Expo '67. His stunning American Painting Now installation placed large scale paintings by twenty-three artists, including Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, inside Buckminster Fuller's twenty-story Biosphere of Montreal.

Other important exhibitions organized by Solomon included Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which was only the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the artist; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Solomon was also interested in contemporary theater and organized the First New York Theater Rally with Steve Paxton in 1965, a series of performances which combined new dance and a revival of the Happenings of the early 1960s, in which Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and others were involved.

Following a six-week appointment as a senior lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, in spring 1968, Solomon became chairman of the University's art department and director of the art gallery. His last exhibition, Painting in New York, 1944-1969 (1969-1970), was held at the Pasadena Art Museum and closed in January 1970, just a few weeks before Solomon's sudden death at the age of forty-nine.
Provenance:
The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1974 and 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Alan R. Solomon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Art, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theater  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Citation:
Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soloalan
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Alan R. Solomon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soloalan
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Project Files, 2002-2007

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Science  Search this
Subject:
Ducharme, My Le  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Postal Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center  Search this
SIguide Project  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Use studies
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Databases
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
2002-2007
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautics--History  Search this
Information services  Search this
Mobile communication systems  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Postal museums  Search this
Postal service--History  Search this
Wireless communication systems  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-529
See more items in:
Project Files 1996-2007 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Science]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_338169

Website Records, 2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Uniform title:
Protection, Prosperity, Preservation: Stories of World Heritage (Website)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Unesco  Search this
World Heritage Centre  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2013
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
World Heritage areas  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-293
See more items in:
Website Records 2011-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_365849

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
2.09 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Pamphlets
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1950, 1959-1988, 1996, 2004, 2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A Material World, Loose the Mighty Power: Impressions of the Steam Engine in America, Abandoned Mine Scenes, On Time, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, as well as the halls of Nuclear Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Petroleum, Iron and Steel, Farming Machinery, and Forest Products at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which, prior to 1980, was known as the National Museum of History and Technology and the Museum of History and Technology, respectively. A few records also predate the creation of NMAH, when the museum was part of the United States National Museum. The original working title for the exhibition Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, which opened at the National Air and Space Museum and was produced in partnership with NMAH, was Finding Time and Place: From Chronometers to GPS. Earlier records date back to when the Division of Work and Industry was known as the Division of the History of Technology, the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Division of Extractive Industries, the Division of Manufacturing, the Division of Agriculture and Mining, the Division of Agriculture and Forest Products, the Division of Industrial Cooperation, and there are some records from the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and the Division of Transportation.

Staff represented in these records include curators Robert C. Post, William L. Withuhn, Philip W. Bishop, John T. Schlebecker, Robert M. Vogel, and John H. White; associate curator John Nathan Hoffman; and exhibit coordinator Claudine Klose.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; design information; production schedules; scripts; press releases; floor plans; drawings; object lists; loan information; catalogs, pamphlets, brochures, and clippings; photographs and negatives; and reports. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 2/1/2011 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Time -- Systems and standards  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Agriculture machinery  Search this
Agriculture -- History  Search this
Forest products  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Steel  Search this
Iron  Search this
Loans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Pamphlets
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-221, National Museum of American History. Division of Work and Industry, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-221
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-221

Website Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History (Website)
Smithsonian Learning Lab (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
2007-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites maintained by the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.

The "Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History" website, crawled June 21, 2018, provides lesson plans and primary sources related to a variety of topics in American history. It appears to have been last updated in 2007 and was retired shortly after this crawl. Due to technical issues, many videos are missing from this crawl and some features may not function as expected. This accession also includes files for this website from the web server.

The "Smithsonian Learning Lab" website, crawled September 17, 2018, inspires the discovery and creative use of digital materials and encourages users to create and share personalized collections of Smithsonian Institution assets and user-generated resources in order to build a global community of learners who are passionate about adding to and bringing to light new knowledge, ideas, and insight. This accession does not include any password-protected content.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-213, Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-213
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-213

Volunteer Program Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1967-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting resources and tools for training docents at the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Building, commonly known as the Castle. Topics cover the institution's history including founder James Smithson, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, tours, and the architecture, and design of the facility. Materials include correspondence, brochures, books, newsletters, memoranda, news clippings, photographs, floor plans, drawings, and publications. Some records are in electronic format.
Topic:
Visitors' centers  Search this
Museum docents  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Tour guides (Persons)  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floor plans
Drawings
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-219, Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Volunteer Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-219
See more items in:
Volunteer Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-219

Correspondence

Creator::
Lemelson Center  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Date:
1994-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015. Some materials date from when Molella was the Department Chair of the Department of History of Science and Technology, National Museum of American History.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-270, Lemelson Center, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 15-270
See more items in:
Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-270

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the National Museum of African Art website as it existed on July 9, 2018. The website includes information about visiting, collections, exhibitions, and related topics. It also includes educational resources. This accession does not include detailed collections information and, due to technical issues, some features of this crawled website may not function properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-208, National Museum of African Art, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-208
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-208

Website Records

Topic:
Oh Freedom!: Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Oh Freedom!: Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian" website, crawled on August 6, 2018. The website is jointly maintained by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It offers a new introduction to the Civil Rights movement through the unique lens of Smithsonian Institution collections by drawing connections among art, history, and social change and providing educators with tools to help students re-imagine and reinterpret the struggle for civil rights, justice, and equality in fresh ways. It includes a timeline, collections information, lesson plans, bibliographies, teaching guides, and student projects. The website was retired shortly after it was crawled. Server files for the website were also transferred. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-212, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-212
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-212

Website Records

Topic:
Innovations in Flight: Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display (Website)
Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites maintained by the National Air and Space Museum.

The primary website for the National Air and Space Museum was crawled on August 8, 2018. It consists of information about the museum, including its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and its exhibitions, collections, staff, research, programs, and events. The website also includes online exhibitions and educational resources. Detailed collection information is not included in this accession. Due to technical issues, some images may be missing.

The "Innovations in Flight: Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display" website was crawled on July 20, 2018, and promotes the event which occurred on June 16, 2018. The website provides information about the National Air and Space Museum's event of the same name at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-207, National Air and Space Museum, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-207
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-207

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Date:
1992-2008, 2015-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Carolyn Rapkievian, Assistant Director. The materials document her work on exhibitions for the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Some materials date to when the office was known as the Office of Public Programs. Exhibitions documented include the Potomac Atrium, Window on Collections, and Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, presentations, scripts, object lists, architectural drawings, maps, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 09/30/2019 memorandum, Toda to Rapkievian; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-204, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-204
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-204

Departmental Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Museum Learning and Programs  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1984-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Carolyn Rapkievian, Assistant Director for Interpretation, and document her work coordinating educational programs and outreach at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Rapkievian first began her tenure at NMAI shortly after the Museum of the American Indian in New York City was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. She helped organize a preview of the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City in 1992 as well as helped organize exhibitions, public programs, and the opening of the museum in 1994. Starting in 1995, Rapkievian was on the team responsible for the planning of the NMAI museum in Washington, D.C. and its opening celebration in 2004. Since then she has been responsible for the running of educational programs and outreach at the museum until she retired in 2019. Among the various titles Rapkievian held include Assistant Director for Education and Museum Programs. Some records date to when the office was known as the Office of Public Programs and the Office of Education and Museum Programs. Also some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and was not part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, trip reports, visitor surveys, reports, lectures, publications, conference records, blog post text, guidelines, workshop records, study guides, brochures, images, forms, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-203, National Museum of the American Indian. Museum Learning and Programs, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-203
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Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-203

The reflective museum practitioner : expanding practice in science museums edited by Laura W. Martin, Lynn Uyen Tran, and Doris Ash

Editor:
Martin, Laura M. W  Search this
Tran, Lynn Uyen  Search this
Ash, Doris  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (169 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2019
Topic:
Science museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Call number:
Q105.A1 .R445 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118523

Working with young children in museums : weaving theory and practice edited by Abigail Hackett, Rachel Holmes and Christina MacRae

Editor:
Hackett, Abigail 1980-  Search this
Holmes, Rachel (Rachel D.)  Search this
MacRae, Christina  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (223 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2020
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums and children  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .W675 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118528

Research informing the practice of museum educators : diverse audiences, challenging topics, and reflective praxis / edited by David Anderson, Alex de Cosson and Lisa McIntosh

Editor:
Anderson, David  Search this
Cosson, Alex de  Search this
McIntosh, Lisa  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2015
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Study and teaching  Search this
Museum visitors--Education  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .R474 2015 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107928

Natural history dioramas - traditional exhibits for current educational themes : science educational aspects / Annette Scheersoi, Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, editors

Editor:
Scheersoi, Annette  Search this
Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (218 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2019
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Call number:
QH70.A1 .N388 2019 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107933

Interpreting religion at museums and historic sites / edited by Gretchen Buggeln and Barbara Franco

Editor:
Buggeln, Gretchen Townsend  Search this
Franco, Barbara 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Religion--Museums  Search this
Religions--Museums  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Historic sites--Interpretive programs  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104438

Academics, artists, and museums : 21st-century partnerships / edited by Irina D. Costache and Clare Kunny

Editor:
Costache, Irina Dana  Search this
Kunny, Clare  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (232 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2019
Topic:
Art museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums and schools  Search this
Call number:
N430 .A29 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105273

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