Sciencenter Records, 1982-2002.

Collection Number: 6325

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Sciencenter records, 1982-2017.
Collection Number:
6325
Creator:
Sciencenter
Quantity:
12 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, Printed Materials, Publications, Reports
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes log notebooks from Executive Director Charles Trautmann, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, calendar of events, manuals and brochures of the Sciencenter.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The Sciencenter, a non-profit hands-on science museum in Ithaca, New York, grew out of a volunteer-run science program at a local elementary school. Founded in 1983, the Sciencenter operated from storefronts for nearly a decade. In 1993, the museum opened the first phase of its permanent home. Phase II opened in 1996 and provided additional program space. Phase III, which opened in 2003, expanded the Sciencenter to 32,000 sq. ft. During the decade from 1992-2002, 3,400 volunteers donated 50,000 hours of time to construct the Sciencenter. In 2010, the Sciencenter acquired an additional 8,000 sq. ft. building to support its growing traveling exhibition program. Today, the Sciencenter is a nationally recognized museum, hosting 100,000 guests in Ithaca each year and reaching over 1.5 million guests worldwide through our traveling exhibitions and outreach programs. The Sciencenter is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Association of Children's Museums (ACM).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes log notebooks from Executive Director Charles Trautmann, annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, calendar of events, manuals and brochures of the Sciencenter.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sciencenter
Trautmann, Charles.

Subjects:
Science museums--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Museums--Educational aspects.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Sciencenter records, #6325. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Governance
Series II. Newsletters
Series III. Minutes of Meetings
Subseries IIIa. Staff
Subseries IIIb. Board Meetings (Trustees, Advisory)
Series IV. Reports and Plans
Series V. Manuals, Handbooks, Notebooks
Series VI. Audit and Tax Files
Series VII. Accreditation Files
Series VIII. Exhibit and Education Files
Series IX. Brochures and Calendars
Series X. Retreats
Series XI. Other committees
Series XII. Media mentions
Series XIII. Awards/certificates
Series XIV. Miscellaneous

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Certificate of Incorporation
1983
Box 1 Folder 2
Charter Documentation: Original
Box 1 Folder 3
Charter Documentation: Recharter
Box 1 Folder 4
Mission Statements
Box 6 Folder 13
ASTC governing membership review materials, 1 of 2
2005-2007
Box 6 Folder 14
ASTC governing membership review materials, 2 of 2
2005-2007
Box 6 Folder 15
Board of trustees bylaws
2008
Box 11 Folder 20
Hiring of the first ED
1990-07-1990-10
Box 11 Folder 21
Charles Trautmann contracts
1992-01-2011-07
Box 11 Folder 22
Exec dir. reviews
1990-1999
Box 11 Folder 23
Charles Trautmann reviews
1999-2009
Box 11 Folder 24
Charles Trautmann reviews
2010-2016
Box 11 Folder 25
Board lists
1993-2016
Box 1 Folder 5
Volunteer Newsletter
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 6
Volunteer Newsletter
1996-1999
Box 1 Folder 7
Volunteer Newsletter
2000-2001
Box 1 Folder 8
Email Newsletters
2000-2001
Box 1 Folder 9
Sciencenter News
1984-1985
Box 1 Folder 10
Sciencenter News
1986
Box 1 Folder 11
Sciencenter News
1987-1988
Box 1 Folder 12
Sciencenter News
1989-1990
Box 1 Folder 13
Sciencenter News
1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 14
Sciencenter News
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 15
Sciencenter News
1995-1996
Box 1 Folder 16
Sciencenter News
1997-1998
Box 1 Folder 17
Sciencenter News
1999-2001
Box 1 Folder 18
Sciencenter News
2002-2003
Box 1 Folder 19
Sciencenter News
2004-2005
Box 1 Folder 20
Sciencenter News
2006-2009
Box 6 Folder 24
eNews
2004
Box 6 Folder 25
eNews
2005
Box 6 Folder 26
eNews
2006
Box 6 Folder 27
eNews
2007
Box 6 Folder 28
eNews
2008
Box 6 Folder 29
eNews
2009
Box 11 Folder 32
Sciencenter Spectrum
2010-2016
Box 11 Folder 33
eNews
2013
Box 11 Folder 34
eNews
2014
Box 11 Folder 35
eNews
2015
Box 11 Folder 36
eNews
2016
Box 1 Folder 21
Staff Meeting Minutes
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 22
Staff Meeting Minutes
1996-1997
Box 1 Folder 23
Staff Meeting Minutes
1998-1999
Box 1 Folder 24
Staff Meeting Minutes
2000-2001
Box 4 Folder 1
Staff meetings, 1 of 2
1993-2001
Box 4 Folder 2
Staff meetings, 2 of 2
1993-2001
Box 4 Folder 3
Staff meetings
1994-2000
Box 4 Folder 4
Staff meetings, 1 of 2
2002-2006
Box 4 Folder 5
Staff meetings, 2 of 2
2002-2006
Box 4 Folder 6
Staff meetings
2007-2010
Box 4 Folder 7
Staff meetings
2011-2017
Box 1 Folder 25
Board of Trustees Minutes
1982-1984
Box 1 Folder 26
Board of Trustees Minutes
1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 27
Board of Trustees Minutes
1987-1988
Box 1 Folder 28
Board of Trustees Minutes
1989-1990
Box 1 Folder 29
Board of Trustees Minutes
1991-1992
Box 1 Folder 30
Board of Trustees Minutes
1993
Box 1 Folder 31
Board of Trustees Minutes
1994
Box 1 Folder 32
Board of Trustees Minutes
1995
Box 1 Folder 33
Board of Trustees Minutes
1996-1997
Box 1 Folder 34
Board of Trustees Minutes
1998-1999
Box 1 Folder 35
Board of Trustees Minutes
2000
Box 1 Folder 36
Board of Trustees Minutes
2001
Box 1 Folder 37
Advisory Board Minutes
1994-1999
Box 1 Folder 38
Advisory Board Minutes
2000-2001
Box 3 Folder 1
From board meeting 91-95 binder
1982-07-02, 1990-03-1990-12
Box 3 Folder 2
Board notes
1991-01-1991-12
Box 3 Folder 3
Board notes
1992-01-1992-12
Box 3 Folder 4
Board notes
1993-01-1993-12
Box 3 Folder 5
Board notes
1994-01-1994-12
Box 3 Folder 6
From board meeting 91-95 binder
1995-01-1995-11
Box 3 Folder 7
Board meetings, 1 of 2
1996-1998
Box 3 Folder 8
Board meetings, 2 of 2
1996-1998
Box 3 Folder 9
Board meetings, 1 of 2
1999-2000
Box 3 Folder 10
Board meetings, 2 of 2
1999-2000
Box 3 Folder 11
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2001-2002
Box 3 Folder 12
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2001-2002
Box 3 Folder 13
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2003-2004
Box 3 Folder 14
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2003-2004
Box 3 Folder 15
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2005-2006
Box 3 Folder 16
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2005-2006
Box 3 Folder 17
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2007-2008
Box 3 Folder 18
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2007-2008
Box 3 Folder 19
Board meetings
2009
Box 3 Folder 20
Board meetings
2010-2011
Box 3 Folder 21
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2012-2013
Box 3 Folder 22
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2012-2013
Box 3 Folder 23
Board meetings, 1 of 2
2014-2015
Box 3 Folder 24
Board meetings, 2 of 2
2014-2015
Box 4 Folder 8
Advisory board meetings, 1 of 2
1992-2010
Box 4 Folder 9
Advisory board meetings, 2 of 2
1992-2010
Box 4 Folder 10
Advisory board meetings
2011-2016
Box 1 Folder 39
Annual Reports
1989-1995
Box 1 Folder 40
Annual Reports
1996-2000
Box 1 Folder 41
Annual Reports
2001-2003
Box 1 Folder 42
Annual Reports
2004-2006
Box 1 Folder 43
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
1995
Box 1 Folder 44
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
1996
Box 1 Folder 45
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
1997
Box 1 Folder 46
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
1998
Box 1 Folder 47
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
1999
Box 1 Folder 48
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
2000
Box 1 Folder 49
Annual and 5-Year Work Plan
2001-2002
Box 5 Folder 1
Strategic and annual work plans, 1 of 3
1987-2005
Box 5 Folder 2
Strategic and annual work plans, 2 of 3
1987-2005
Box 5 Folder 3
Strategic and annual work plans, 3 of 3
1987-2005
Box 5 Folder 4
Strategic and annual work plans, 1 of 3
2006-2017
Box 5 Folder 5
Strategic and annual work plans, 2 of 3
2006-2017
Box 5 Folder 6
Strategic and annual work plans, 3 of 3
2006-2017
Box 5 Folder 7
Long range planning committee, 1 of 3
1998-2003
Box 5 Folder 8
Long range planning committee, 2 of 3
1995-2003
Box 5 Folder 9
Long range planning committee, 3 of 3
1995-2006
Box 6 Folder 12
SC reports
2005-2016
Box 6 Folder 16
Museum assessment program grant, supplemental materials, 1 of 3
2006
Box 6 Folder 17
Museum assessment program grant, supplemental materials, 2 of 3
2006
Box 6 Folder 18
Museum assessment program grant, supplemental materials, 3 of 3
2006
Box 11 Folder 26
Scienceworks program
2008-2010
Box 11 Folder 27
Annual report
1987-1988
Box 11 Folder 28
Financial reports
1992-2002
Box 2 Folder 1
5-Year Business Plans
1987
Box 2 Folder 2
5-Year Business Plans
1992
Box 2 Folder 3
5-Year Business Plans
1997
Box 2 Folder 4
Cornell Marketing Study
Box 2 Folder 5
Personnel Manual
Box 2 Folder 6
Staff Handbook
Box 2 Folder 7
Hiring Procedures Manual
1998
Box 2 Folder 8
Emergency and Disasters Manual
1998
Box 2 Folder 9
Volunteer Handbook
Box 2 Folder 10
Front Desk Procedures
Box 2 Folder 11
YouthALIVE! Handbook
2002
Box 2 Folder 12
Financial Planning Manual
Box 2 Folder 13
Board of Directors Notebook
1997
Box 2 Folder 14
Board and Staff Notebook
2007
Box 6 Folder 19
Board notebook
2009
Box 6 Folder 20
Greeter handbook
2008
Box 6 Folder 21
Safety manual
2009-01
Box 6 Folder 22
Hiring manual
2007
Box 6 Folder 23
Staff handbook
2008
Box 7
Notebooks
1990-1996
Creator: Trautmann, Charles
Box 8
Notebooks
1997-2001
Creator: Trautmann, Charles
Box 9
Notebooks
2002-2008-06-22
Creator: Trautmann, Charles
Box 10
Notebooks
2008-06-23-2016
Creator: Trautmann, Charles
Box 2 Folder 15
Financial Audit
1990-1999
Box 2 Folder 16
Financial Audit
2000
Box 2 Folder 17
Facilities Audit
2000
Box 2 Folder 18
IRS 501 (c) Letter
1985
Box 2 Folder 19
IRS Tax Form (I-990)
1992-1997
Box 2 Folder 20
IRS Tax Form (I-990)
1998-2000
Box 2 Folder 21
NYS Tax Return (CHAR-497)
1992-1999
Box 2 Folder 22
NYS Tax Return (CHAR-497)
2000
Box 5 Folder 10
Audit Reports, 1 of 2
1997-2001
Box 5 Folder 11
Audit Reports, 2 of 2
1989-1996
Box 5 Folder 12
Financials
1990
Box 5 Folder 13
Financials
1991
Box 5 Folder 14
Financials
1992
Box 5 Folder 15
Financials
1993
Box 5 Folder 16
Financials
1994
Box 5 Folder 17
Financials
1995
Box 5 Folder 18
Financials
1996
Box 5 Folder 19
Financials
1997
Box 5 Folder 20
Financials
1998
Box 5 Folder 21
Financials
1999
Box 5 Folder 22
Financials
2000
Box 5 Folder 23
Financials
2001
Box 5 Folder 24
Financials
2002
Box 5 Folder 25
Financials
2003
Box 5 Folder 26
Financials
2004
Box 5 Folder 27
Financials
2005
Box 5 Folder 28
Financials
2006
Box 5 Folder 29
Financials
2007
Box 5 Folder 30
Financials
2008
Box 5 Folder 31
Financials
2009
Box 5 Folder 32
Financials
2010
Box 5 Folder 33
Financials
2011-2014
Box 5 Folder 34
Museum Assessment Program (MAP) notebook
2006
Box 6 Folder 43
Trademark registration
1993-03-02
Box 2 Folder 23
Accreditation Self-Study
1998
Box 2 Folder 24
Accreditation Attachments
1998
Box 2 Folder 25
Accreditation Attachments
1992
Box 2 Folder 26
Accreditation Attachments
1998
Box 2 Folder 27
Accreditation Updates
1999
Box 4 Folder 11
Accreditation attachments, 1 of 2
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 12
Accreditation attachments, 2 of 2
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 13
Accreditation attachments, 1 of 2
1998
Box 4 Folder 14
Accreditation attachments, 2 of 2
1998
Box 4 Folder 15
Updates to accreditation materials
1999-08
Box 2 Folder 28
Exhibit Guide
Box 2 Folder 29
Exhibit Guide
Box 2 Folder 30
Exhibit Design Guidelines
1996
Box 2 Folder 31
Sagan Planet Walk Education Materials
Box 4 Folder 16
Exhibits committee
1996-1999
Box 4 Folder 17
Exhibits committee
1992-1998
Box 4 Folder 18
Exhibits committee, 1 of 2
1999-2001
Box 4 Folder 19
Exhibits committee, 2 of 2
1999-2001
Box 4 Folder 20
Exhibits committee
2002-2007
Box 5 Folder 42
Sagan planet walk passports
1997-2008
Box 11 Folder 45
Sagan planet walk - publicity
1997-1998-12
Box 11 Folder 46
Sagan planet walk - student guide
1998
Box 11 Folder 47
Sagan planet walk - funding
1996-1997
Box 12 Folder 1
Sagan planet walk - dedication plans
1997
Box 12 Folder 2
Sagan planet walk - exhibit, original documents
1997
Box 12 Folder 3
Alpha Centauri - early tries
1999-2001
Box 12 Folder 4
Sagan planet walk - audio tour
2006
Box 12 Folder 5
Sagan planet walk - asteroid station
2009
Box 12 Folder 6
Sagan planet walk - Alpha Centauri station - Hawaii
2012
Box 12 Folder 7
Sagan planet walk - commons rebuild
2016
Box 12 Folder 8
Sagan planet walk - signage update to stations
2016
Box 2 Folder 32
Visitor Brochures
Box 2 Folder 33
Membership Brochures
Box 2 Folder 34
Corporate Membership Brochures
Box 2 Folder 35
Volunteer Brochures
1983
Box 2 Folder 36
Education Brochures
Box 2 Folder 37
Sagan Planet Walk Cards
Box 2 Folder 38
Campaign Materials
1991-1993
Box 2 Folder 39
Campaign Materials
1999-2001
Box 2 Folder 40
Event Brochures
Box 2 Folder 41
Calendar of Events
1993-1997
Box 2 Folder 42
Calendar of Events
1998-2001
Box 6 Folder 30
Brochures and membership materials
2009
Box 6 Folder 31
Membership/donor materials
2010
Box 6 Folder 32
Monthly calendar/volunteer voice, 1 of 2
1999-2005
Box 6 Folder 33
Monthly calendar/volunteer voice, 2 of 2
1998-2001
Box 6 Folder 34
Calendars
2002
Box 6 Folder 35
Calendars
2003
Box 6 Folder 36
Calendars
2004
Box 6 Folder 37
Calendars
2005
Box 6 Folder 38
Calendars
2006
Box 6 Folder 39
Calendars
2007
Box 6 Folder 40
Calendars
2008
Box 6 Folder 41
Calendars
2009
Box 11 Folder 37
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2006
Box 11 Folder 38
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2010
Box 11 Folder 39
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2011
Box 11 Folder 40
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2012
Box 11 Folder 41
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2013
Box 11 Folder 42
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2014
Box 11 Folder 43
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2015
Box 11 Folder 44
Sciencenter monthly calendar
2016
Box 2 Folder 43
Board/Staff Retreats
1991-1993
Box 2 Folder 44
Board/Staff Retreats
1995
Box 2 Folder 45
Board/Staff Retreats
1998-2001
Box 11 Folder 29
Retreat
2003
Box 11 Folder 30
Retreat
2011
Box 11 Folder 31
Retreat
2012
Box 6 Folder 1
Finance committee, 1 of 2
1999-2009
Box 6 Folder 2
Finance committee, 2 of 2
1999-2009
Box 6 Folder 3
Executive committee, 1 of 2
1991-2003
Box 6 Folder 4
Executive committee, 2 of 2
1991-2003
Box 6 Folder 5
Human resources committee, 1 of 2
1995-2000
Box 6 Folder 6
Human resources committee, 2 of 2
1995-2000
Box 6 Folder 7
Earnec income task force
2002
Box 6 Folder 8
Interface group minutes and plans
2003-2004
Box 6 Folder 9
Visitorship task force
1998-1999
Box 6 Folder 10
Phase III building advisory group
2000-2002
Box 6 Folder 11
Birthday build
2008
Box 11 Folder 1
Deveopment committee, 1 of 2
1990-2008
Box 11 Folder 2
Deveopment committee, 2 of 2
1990-2008
Box 11 Folder 3
Sciencenter construction steering committee
1989-02-1992-05
Box 11 Folder 4
Events committee
1992-03-1992-11
Box 11 Folder 5
Human resources committee
Spring 1998
Box 11 Folder 6
Committee development
1991-1992
Box 11 Folder 7
Committee exhibits
1990-02-1992-05
Box 11 Folder 8
Committees - general
1991-04-1992-01
Box 11 Folder 9
Landscaping
1992-09-1994-04
Box 11 Folder 10
Membership
Undated
Box 11 Folder 11
Committee program
1992-02-1992-05
Box 11 Folder 12
Committee - educational outreach
1991-02-1993-01
Box 11 Folder 13
Education committee
1991-02-1994-02
Box 11 Folder 14
Education committee
1991-2013
Box 11 Folder 15
Trends
2006
Box 11 Folder 16
Plan - strategy map
2005-2006
Box 11 Folder 17
Plan - scorecard
2001-2006
Box 11 Folder 18
Plan - active tasks
2004-2006
Box 11 Folder 19
Plan - Miller notes
2005-02-2007-04
Box 12 Folder 9
Misc. early articles
1985-08, 1988-10, Fall 1999
Box 12 Folder 10
Flyers
Undated
Box 12 Folder 12
Archives
1990
Box 12 Folder 13
Archives
1991-1997
Box 12 Folder 14
Archives
1998-2000
Box 12 Folder 15
Archives
2001-2002
Box 12 Folder 16
Archives
2003
Box 12 Folder 17
Archives
2005-2006
Box 12 Folder 18
Archives
2007
Box 12 Folder 19
Archives
2008-2009
Box 12 Folder 20
Archives
2010
Box 12 Folder 21
Archives
2011
Box 12 Folder 22
Archives
2012
Box 12 Folder 23
Archives
2013
Box 12 Folder 24
Archives
2014
Box 12 Folder 25
Archives
2015
Box 12 Folder 26
Archives
2016
Box 12 Folder 27
Archives
2017
Box 11 Folder 48
NYS legislative resolution regarding 25th anniversary of the Sciencenter
2008-02-28
Box 11 Folder 48
Congressional proclamation - Cecelia Montanger-Vargas Spirit of Inclusion Award
2017
Box 12 Folder 11
Syracuse Discovery Center correspondence
1985-10-1986-12