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Record Unit 626,  Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of the Director,  Records, 1967-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: 1967-1991
Quantity: 2.1 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 626
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The records of the Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program document the administration and operations of the organization. They contain correspondence and memoranda concerning the budget, fiscal planning, and fundraising, as well as lectures, seminars, and performances offered by RAP. The files also include contact sheets showing staff receptions and public events, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and promotional material. In addition, the records document planning for the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Program.

Historical Note

The Smithsonian Resident Associate Program was originally established in September 1965 as the Smithsonian Society of Associates, to raise funds for the Institution by involving members in its work and activities. Executive Secretary Elizabeth Knight managed the organization until her resignation in May 1966. In June Lisa Suter took charge as Program Director, and in September 1966 the organization was renamed the Smithsonian Associates. Susan Hamilton replaced Suter in July 1969, and "Smithsonian" magazine was launched in April 1970. The organization was then divided into the National Program and the Resident Program, and Hamilton became the Director of the latter. In 1972 the two Programs were consolidated under the management of Executive Director Robert W. Mason, and in July Janet Solinger replaced Hamilton as Director of the expanded and renamed Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, which became the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP) in 1974.

Descriptive Entry

The records of the Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program document the administration and operations of the organization. They contain correspondence and memoranda concerning the budget, fiscal planning, and fundraising, as well as lectures, seminars, and performances offered by RAP. The files also include contact sheets showing staff receptions and public events; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; and promotional material. In addition, the records document planning for the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Program.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 626, Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of the Director, Records

Container List

Box 1

Disney Institute, 1991

Box 1 of 5

Infodata, 1990

Box 1 of 5

Lectures and Seminars, 1988

Box 1 of 5

Adult Lecture Courses, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 5

Performing Arts - General Correspondence

Box 1 of 5

Performing Arts - Mel Kaplan

Box 1 of 5

Smithsonian Institution - Yesterday and Today

Box 1 of 5

Festival of Indonesia/JWS Trip to Indonesia

Box 1 of 5

Use of Quadrangle Educational Center, 1987

Box 1 of 5

Requests for use of Education Center, 1986

Box 1 of 5

Advancement Council Report and Recommendations, 1989

Box 1 of 5

Secretary's Discretionary Fund - William Wooten, 1988

Box 1 of 5

RAP Automation Computer Support Downtime, 1987

Box 1 of 5

5-Year Plan, 1987-1991

Box 1 of 5

Information Resource Management - Steering Committee, 1987

Box 1 of 5

RAP Budget - Unexpected Money

Box 1 of 5

RAP Budget - Priorities, 1989

Box 1 of 5

RAP Statement of Initiatives for 1989

Box 1 of 5

Smithsonian Institution Council Business - Michael Young, 1987-1991

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Art Table Luncheon - John Frohnmeyer

Box 2 of 5

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition - Gala Preview

Box 2 of 5

RAP Marketing and Promotion, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 5

Marketing Consultant

Box 2 of 5

Harmon, Kathy

Box 2 of 5

Jocobowitz, Fran

Box 2 of 5

Getschal, Budd

Box 2 of 5

Black Programming, Summer 1982

Box 2 of 5

MLO Personal File

Box 2 of 5

RAP Newsletter Survey, 1986

Box 2 of 5

Committee for Wider Audience Survey of RAP, 1987

Box 2 of 5

The Associate Newsletter

Box 2 of 5

Institutional Studies of RAP, 1989

Box 2 of 5

Doering, Zahava, 1988

Box 2 of 5

RAP 20th Anniversary Files

Box 2 of 5

RAP 20th Anniversary Fundraising

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

RAP 25th Anniversary Files, 1989-1990:

Sample Promotion Letters

Box 3 of 5

Riggs National Bank

Box 3 of 5

Grosz, George

Box 3 of 5

Micka, Fran

Box 3 of 5

Medals and Certificates

Box 3 of 5

Fundraising, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Infinite Illusions - Computer Graphics Seminar, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Lautman, Kay

Box 3 of 5

Smithsonian Museum Exhibitions

Box 3 of 5

Photographs

Box 3 of 5

Colleague Reception - September 18, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Scrapbooks:

RAP Membership Program Announcements, 1967-1969

Box 4 of 5

Newspaper Clippings and Advertisements, 1967-1968

Box 4 of 5

Brochures and Volunteer Information, 1972-1973

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1974

Box 5 of 5

Contact Sheets: Trips and Tours, Studio Arts, Openings, Fund Projects, Staff Receptions

Box 5 of 5

Key Issues in Science Today, 1977-1979

Box 5 of 5

Contact Sheets: Important People, Boomerang, Kites, Young Associates, Courses

Box 5 of 5