This accession consists of records documenting the various curatorial activities of Valerie Neal, curator in the Space History Department. Documents pertain to exhibit
planning, display updates, National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Trophy process and events, collections care and plans, Space Telescope History Project, exhibit space upgrades,
special events, object worksheets, loan materials, agreements, schedules, funding, royalty reports, visitor comment forms, and inquiries. A significant topic covered in this
accession includes the Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 101 Enterprise Space Shuttle, which was transferred to NASM and maintained at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in 1985 from the
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Some records date to when the department was known as the Department of Space Science and Exploration (1980-1986),
the Department of Space History (1987-1996), and Space History Division (1997-2013). Some records originated from other organizations at earlier dates and provide more context.
Materials include correspondence, agreements, charts, memoranda, contracts, outlines, floor plans, illustrations, presentations, captions, scripts, budget plans, proposals,
photographs, negatives, transparencies, agendas, notes, pamphlets, invitations, meeting minutes, reports, articles, news clippings, newsletters, brochures, publications, VHS
cassettes, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.