SIA Acc. 05-084, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records, 1959-1999

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Summary

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Exhibits
Title:
Exhibition Records, 1959-1999
Dates:
1959, 1959-1999
Summary:
This accession consists of exhibition records, including press releases, newspaper clippings, object lists, project proposals, contracts, invoices, exhibition scripts and outlines, brochures, pamphlets, photographs and slides of objects and installations, floor plans, label proofs, drawings, exhibit surveys and evaluations, reports, and correspondence and memoranda concerning exhibition design and production. A significant portion of these records pertain to the planning and construction of the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals
Topics:
Gems, Geology, Minerals, Natural history museums, Museum exhibits
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals
Form/Genre:
Manuscripts, Collection descriptions, Brochures, Pamphlets, Architectural drawings, Drawings, Color transparencies
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 05-084
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-084

National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits

Exhibition Records, 1959-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1959-1999
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-084
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of exhibition records and includes press releases, newspaper clippings, object lists, project proposals, contracts, invoices, exhibition scripts and outlines, brochures, pamphlets, photographs and slides of objects and installations, floor plans, label proofs, drawings, exhibit surveys and evaluations, reports, and correspondence and memoranda concerning exhibition design and production. A significant portion of these records pertain to the planning and construction of the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-084, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Exhibits, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Color transparencies of photographs from Associates Court (former restaurant at NMNH)

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Hall 10 - Update, 1983

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Biological Evolution - Drafts/Outlines, 1976-1977

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Introductory area, 1978-1979

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Game graphics

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Population potential, 1978

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Struggle for existence, 1977-1980

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Classical genetics, 1978-1979

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - DNA movie, 1977-1978

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Movie, "Faces," 1977-1978

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - III E photographs, 1979

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Specifications, 1977

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Breeding pressure, 1978-1979

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Collections, 1978

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Continental, 1977

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - Bird sonograms

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Program files - By humans, 1978

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Clines, 1977-1979

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Corn, 1977-1978

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Islands, 1979

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Old Hall 10 - Early drawings

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Miscellaneous graphics, 1979

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit IV, Section P

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit V, Section O

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit I, Section Q

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit II, Section B

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit II, Section B - Population Game

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit II, Section C

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit III, Section D

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit III, Section E

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit III, Section F

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit IV, Section G

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit IV, Section I

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit IV, Section J

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit V, Section K

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit V, Section L

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit V, Section M

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Label proofs - Unit V, Section N

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution Exhibit - Photographs and slides

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Hall 10 - Dynamics of Evolution exhibit - Clippings

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Hall 10 - Memoranda and correspondence, 1972-1979

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Hall 10 - Schedules, cases, and panels, 1979

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Splendors of Nature exhibit (1st floor, north) - Final Script, 1977

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Splendors of Nature exhibit - Graphics: type standards, Melior

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Splendors of Nature exhibit - Press clippings, etc., 1977

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Hall 18 - Minerals Hall - Specimen label drafts, 1977

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Hall 18 - Minerals Hall - Specimen label drafts - Typeset galleys, 1979

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Hall 20 - Physical geology - Memos and miscellaneous materials, 1970-1976

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Hall 20 - Lunar geology - Final script, 1976

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Hall 20 - Lunar geology - Case M-15, Moon case, 1982-1983

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Hall 20 - Lunar geology - Miscellaneous, 1976-1979

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Photographs - National Museum of Natural History, Hall 7, 1957; and Arts & Industries Building

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Box 2

Geology, Gems & Minerals (GGM) - Contract Work, 1991-1996 (3 folders)

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GGM - RFP, 1993-1996 (4 folders)

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GGM - 25% Presentation, 1993

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GGM - 90% HWG/NGC, 1994

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GGM - 60% Review, 1994

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Douglas Gallagher submission to Contract Office, 1995

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GGM - A&E, 1st phase negotiation, 1990-1991

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GGM - A&E work - GBR, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

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GGM - A&E Contract - GBR, 1991-1993

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GGM - Exhibit design work on contract - Douglas Gallagher, 1993

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GGM - Donor recognition, 1991-1998

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Box 3

Hall 29 - Insect Zoo - Final Script, 1976

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Hall 29 - Specifications, 1975-1978

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Hall 29 - Floor plans, handouts, bulletins, etc.

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Hall 29 - Press clippings, 1970s

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Hall 29 - Observation Beehive background, 1975

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Hall 29 - Correspondence, 1975

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Hall 29 - Drawings of crustaceans for exhibit, 1976

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Hall 29 - Information on plants and live specimens, 1975

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Hall 29 - Electrical specs and information brochures

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Hall 29 - Leaf cutter ant information, drawings, and notes

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Hall 29 - Reference information - Life in a Coal Swamp diorama

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Hall 29 - List of Static specimens, 1976

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Hall 29 - Photographs and slides of farming

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Hall 29 - Graphic panels, 1979

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Hall 29 - Label changes after opening, 1980

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Hall 29 - Working committee, 1975

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Hall 14 & 15 - World of Mammals - Early document

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Hall 5 - Diorama - Fossil mammals and report on Paleontology Hall by Ann Karras, 1959-1964

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Hall 5 - Unit 1 - Drawings and script, 1960

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Hall 5 - Wall labels, 1959

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Hall 5 - Paleocene wall, Case no. 1 & Panel no. 3 - Drawings, specifications, and curator synopsis, 1959-1960

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Hall 5 - Large cases - Nos. 9, 14, 24, 32 - Room specifications, color drawing of fossil mammal case, 1959-1960

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Hall 5 - Outline and plan, 1959-1963

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Hall 5 - Labels, titles, type, etc., 1960

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Hall 5 - Whale case 2 - Drawing and script, 1960

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Hall 5 - Case 12 - Blueprints and photograph of Perissdactyls tracks, 1960

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Hall 5 - Case 15, Panel 16 - Drawings and negative of badlands, 1960

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Hall 5 - Niche 18 - Drawings, 1960

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Hall 5 - Case nos. 30 & 31 - Pliocene diorama description drawing, 1960

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Hall 5 - Case nos. 11, 13, 28 - Eocene color drawings and related papers, 1959-1960

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Hall 20 - Mundrabilla meteorite case - Script and drawings, 1974

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Hall 10 - Evolution script marked up for typesetting, 1978

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Volunteer! O Volunteer! by Philip Kopper - Booklet, 1983

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - Testing prep notes and formative evaluation by ILI, 1995

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - ILI invoice, contract, and related forms, 1991-1999

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - Summative evaluation by ILI, 1999

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - Visitor evaluations - ILI/SLI reports, 1993-1994

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - Label testing - ILI/SLI reports, 1995

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - ILI report re: visitor reactions (2 folders)

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GGM Surveys and Visitor Evaluation - Script for visitor interviews (2 folders)

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Box 4

GGM Testing and Reports - Summative evaluations of computer interactives, ILI, 1999

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GGM Testing and Reports - Summer visitors to GGM, report by Institutional Studies Office, 1999

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GGM Testing and Reports - Observations of winter visitors, report by Institutional Studies Office, 1999

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GGM Testing and Reports - Front end evaluation by Randi Korn and Associates, 1991

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GGM Testing and Reports - Interim Reports from SLI, 1994-1995

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI reports - Phase 1 and 2, 1993

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI reports - Phase 3 and 3a, 1994

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI reports - Phase 3D, 1995

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI report - Computer interactives, 1995-1996

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GGM Testing and Reports - Formative evaluation/Student evaluators, 1997

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI - Computer testing, 1996

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GGM Testing and Reports - SLI notes - Phase 3, 1996

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GGM Production - Bracket contract invoices, 1995-1999

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GGM Production - Brackets - Plates installation lists, 1997

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GGM Production - D & E mounts, 1996-1997

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GGM Production - Specifications for demolition and asbestos abatement, 1994

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GGM Production - Production, 1994-1995

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GGM Production - Bracket contract and work, 1995-1997

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GGM Production - Demolition, 1994-1995

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GGM Production - (Art)n, 1996-1997

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GGM Production - Moon rock cases, 1996-1997

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GGM Production - Models contract, 1996-1998

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GGM Production - Hope Diamond mount, 1995-1997

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GGM Production - Bracket RFP, 1995

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GGM Production - Topographic model, 1998

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Box 5

GGM Production - Douglas/Gallagher contract modifications, 1996-1998

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GGM Production - Douglas/Gallagher invoices, 1993-1998

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GGM Production - Models correspondence, 1997-1998

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GGM Production - Boston Museum Star/Cat's Eye model information, 1995

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GGM Production - Hope Diamond case, 1994-1997

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GGM Production - Interim rocks gallery, 1997-1998

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Hall 10 - Outline and floor plan

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"Mystery Bones" - Handwritten draft of book or game to help ID bones

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Scientific Secret Code Dictionary for docent training, 1980s

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Changing Earth film - Storyboard and draft script, 1980s

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Fossil mammal introduction for docent training

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Fossil mammal audio tour script, 1985

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Paleo Hall - Phase I - Outline, 1977

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Paleo Hall - Phase I - Early plant diorama

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Paleo Hall - Phase II - Outline, 1978

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Paleo Hall - Phase II - Specimen list, 1981

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Paleo Hall - Phase III - Return to the Sea draft, 1982

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Paleo Hall - Graphics record, 1981

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Paleo Hall - Models, work by OEC

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Paleo Hall - Quetzalcoatlus model, 1979-1982

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Paleo Hall - Photographs - Bird fossils

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Paleo Hall - Photographs - Plant fossils

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Paleo Hall - Photographs - Specimens

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Paleo Hall - Renovation records, 1960s

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