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A T.Rex Named Sue Exhibit Files, 2004-2005
Title: A T.Rex Named Sue Exhibit Files, 2004-2005
Record Series: 26/08/12
Creator: UNI Museums and Collections
Extent: 2.5 linear feet, 2 boxes
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Language: This material is entirely in English.
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This collection came from the Museums to the University of Northern Iowa Archives in the spring semester of 2013.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of records pertaining to "A T. Rex Named Sue", an exhibit presented by the University of Northern Iowa Museums in the spring of 2005. The centerpiece of the exhibit, a replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossilized skeleton, was furnished by the Field Museum in Chicago.
This series furnishes an in-depth look at preparations, marketing, and presentation of the exhibit. The documentation includes correspondence, committee files, programs, programming files, contracts, financial information, drawings, and photographs relating to the exhibit. The collection is especially strong in areas relating to marketing and publicity.
Researchers should be aware that there is some duplication between and among files. For example, general publicity files might include information about a special event, such as a lecture. But there may also be a file relating specifically and only to that lecture event. The various large staff notebooks are good sources of information for overall views of the exhibit process.
Host market planning guide, by the Field Museum
Educational materials and activities, by the Field Museum
Staff information notebooks, 1, 2, and 3
Public relations notebooks, volumes 1 and 2
Public Relations and Marketing Committee
Pubic relations and marketing kit
Docent and monitor instructions
Docent Committee notebook, August 2004-May 2005
Volunteer handbook and guide
Museum staff complete volunteer manual
Ticket office master sheets--instructions and recording
Income and attendance
Shipping and mounting of the exhibit
Sponsors and donors
Pledges and thanks
Opening week events
Educators open house
Deere and Company, Waterloo Works
Hawkeye Corrugated Box Company
Barnes & Noble; University Book and Supply
Terry Wentz presentation
Exhibit site information
ME & V advertising
Volunteer information and work schedule
School group visits
Videotapes (VHS format), information taken from tape labels
- KCRG "Sue" interview, October 24, 2004
- KCRG TV9, Dino Sue coverage, April 5
- Hotline, Here and There, Sue the dinosaur
- KWWL, 7, "Sue" time lapse, 5 minute loop
- Sue graphics and logos, UNI Museums
- P. R. materials and images disk
- A T. Rex named Sue, UNI Museums, 2005, slide show
- T-REX named Sue, Andrea Roethler, March 23, 2005
- CFU before and after
- Sue exhibit and parking, April 25, 2005
- Sue graphics
- Sue graphics and logos, UNI Museums
- Sue pics, February 28-March 4, 2005 (2 copies)
- Museum final poster, February 11, 2005
- Remote exhibits, Sue 2005: CF Tourism, College Square, Crossroads, CF Library
- UNI Museum dinosaur posters
- A T. Rex named Sue, UNI Museums, 2005, p. p. t.
- Exhibit Dino Sue, miscellaneous
Metal silhouette of Tyrannosaurus rex mounted on wood base; base inscribed "Thank you for your support of the UNI Museums & A T. Rex Named Sue, March-May 2005
Collection processed and inventory developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, June 2013; updated, June 24, 2013 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, February 2018. Linear feet updated September 20, 2017.