This accession consists of records that document the activities and history of the Task Force on Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV). The Task Force was created to
help improve the contributions of the cash-generating activities to the Smithsonian's mission through bringing its research, collections, and exhibitions to broader audiences
and by producing unrestricted income to support its programs. To accomplish this, the Task Force reviewed the strategy of SBV and recommended improvements to its structure
and organization. These records were created and maintained by Pherabe Kolb, Senior Program Officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer. Materials
include correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas, meeting notes, and other related materials.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/21/2015 memorandum, Toda to Kolb; Contact reference staff for details.
This accession consists of contracts, agreements, and other related documents regarding the licensing and development of products related or based on Smithsonian museums
and collections by external companies. Some records date from when Smithsonian Enterprises was known as Smithsonian Business Ventures (SBV), as well as date from before the
creation of SBV when product development and licensing was managed by the Smithsonian's Office of Product Development and Licensing. Materials include contracts, agreements,
correspondence, and memoranda.
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2029. Any requests to access these records during the restriction period, including requests from the staff of Smithsonian Enterprises, must first receive permission, in writing, from the Director of Product Development and Licensing. Transferring office; 08/16/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Watson; Contact reference staff for details.
Chief Executive Officer for Smithsonian Business Ventures (CEO SBV)
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Director search records in boxes 1 and 2 are restricted for 25 years; Transferring office; 3/27/2007 memorandum, Peters to Winget; Contact reference staff for details.