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Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Creator::
Museum Computer Network  Search this
Extent:
4.69 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Serials (publications)
Electronic mail
Date:
1979, 1986-2006
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration, programs, conferences, and publications of the Museum Computer Network (MCN). Presidents represented in the collection include Sam Quigley, 2003-2005, and Marla Misunas, 2005-2007. Subject covered include conferences, programs, committees, MCN chapters, strategic planning, membership, budgets, grants, website redesign, workshops, and board member meetings. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, minutes, board materials, reports, grant proposals and applications, manuals, and issues of Spectra. Some materials are in French and some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum information networks  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Serials (publications)
Electronic mail
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-083, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-083
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-083

Records

Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Creator::
Museum Computer Network  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1986-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the correspondence of the Executive Director; files of Spectra, the organization newsletter; membership and vendor lists; information about annual elections to the board as well as reports to the board and board correspondence; conference and workshop plans and notes; financial and tax information; grant proposals and development efforts; and materials concerning the day to day operations of the Museum Computer Network (MCN).
Restrictions:
Boxes 3 and 6 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Museum information networks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-037, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-037
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-037
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Records

Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Griphos (computer database system)
Creator::
Museum Computer Network  Search this
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
Computer science  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7432
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Records

Topic:
Spectra (Serial)
Creator::
Museum Computer Network  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1985-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of executive director correspondence; grant proposals, particularly with the Institute of Museum Service (IMS), the Getty Foundation, and Apple Computer; Museum Computer Network (MCN) surveys; Spectra correspondence; and conference materials, 1985-1987.
Topic:
Professional associations  Search this
Museum information networks  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-139, Museum Computer Network, Records
Identifier:
Accession 90-139
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-139

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