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4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions and other projects produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for other museums and units. Included in this
accession are exhibitions and projects produced for the Smithsonian Institution, Keeper of the Castle; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; the Smithsonian Institution,
Office of Design and Construction; the Smithsonian Institution, International Center, including the exhibitions Pre-Hispanic Foods of Mexico and Elmina Castle Across
the Centuries; the Smithsonian Institution Archives; the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, including the exhibition Santos: Substance and Soul;
the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center; the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, including the exhibition, Vanishing Amphibians; the Smithsonian Institution Women's
Council; Smithsonian Associates, including the traveling exhibition Artrain: Art in Celebration!; the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian
Institution, Office of the Under Secretary; the National Postal Museum, including the exhibitions Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story and Roots of Rhythm: African
American Musicians on Postage Stamp Art; the National Zoological Park; the Center for African American History and Culture; the Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information
and Associates' Reception Center; Reading is Fundamental, inc.; the United States Department of State; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, including
the exhibitions Burgess Shale: Evolution's Big Bang and Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. Materials include scripts, label text, correspondence,
memoranda, notes, concept outlines, budgets, design files, pamphlets, architectural drawings, floor plans, concept drawings, images, brochures, clippings, and related materials.
Some materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of a reference set of RIF Newsletter issued by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), Inc., which, beginning in 1968, became an independent unit
under Smithsonian Institution sponsorship. The Smithsonian's Assistant Secretary for Public Service once was in charge of the RIF program, which received financial support
from the Ford Foundation. RIF's purpose is to motivate disadvantaged children and adults to want to read, by making available a wide variety of interesting and relevant, inexpensive
books. Materials include newsletters. Some issues are missing.