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Record Unit 634,  National Museum of African Art, Office of the Director,  Records, circa 1964-1984

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art, Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1964-1984
Quantity: 6.1 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 634
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, which documents activities of NMAfA since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, an Associate Director of MAA during the 1970s. The correspondence is with government officials of African nations, African art dealers, agencies of the United States government, individual benefactors of NMAfA, African-American artists, university professors, and others, and concerns donations, specimen acquisition and loans, planning of exhibitions, conservation of permanent collections, grants, scholarly research, and publications.

Descriptive Entry

These records consist mostly of the correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, which documents activities of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) since its inception. Also included are some correspondence and memoranda of Jean M. Salan, John E. Reinhardt, and David L. Stratmon, a previous Associate Director of MAA (Museum of African Art). The correspondence is with government officials of African nations, African art dealers, agencies of the United States government, individual benefactors of NMAfA, African American artists, university professors, and others; and concerns donations, specimen acquisition and loans, planning of exhibitions, conservation of permanent collections, grants, scholarly research, and publications.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 634, National Museum of African Art, Office of the Director, Records

Container List

Box 1

A - Am

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Am - Az

Box 1 of 15

A Street Properties - Occupancy Permits

Box 1 of 15

A Street Properties - 330 A St., N.E. - General

Box 1 of 15

African-American Museums Association

Box 1 of 15

African Affairs Advisory Council

Box 1 of 15

African Art - Repatriation

Box 1 of 15

African Museums

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Misc.

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Botswana

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Burundi

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Cameroon

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Egypt

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Ethiopia

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Gabon

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Ghana

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Guinea

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Ivory Coast

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Kenya

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Liberia

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Mali

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Niger

Box 1 of 15

African Nations - Nigeria

Box 1 of 15

Box 2

African Nations - Senegal

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Sierra Leone

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Tanzania

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Uganda

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Upper Volta

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Zaire

Box 2 of 15

African Nations - Zambia

Box 2 of 15

African American Institute - DC

Box 2 of 15

African American Institute - New York

Box 2 of 15

African Arts (John Povey, African Studies Center, UCLA)

Box 2 of 15

African Student Aid Fund

Box 2 of 15

Africare

Box 2 of 15

African American Artists (2 folders)

Box 2 of 15

Albers, Chris

Box 2 of 15

Alva Museum Reproductions

Box 2 of 15

American Assembly

Box 2 of 15

American Association of Dealers in Ancient, Oriental and Primitive Art

Box 2 of 15

American Association of Museums, 1975-

Box 2 of 15

American Historical Association

Box 2 of 15

American Federation of Arts (Robert Luck)

Box 2 of 15

American Negro Leadership Conference

Box 2 of 15

Amiel Book Distributions

Box 2 of 15

Arcade Gallery, Ltd. (London)

Box 2 of 15

Angelou, Maya (Reynolda House)

Box 2 of 15

Arman

Box 2 of 15

Arnett, William and Robert

Box 2 of 15

ARTSCAN

Box 2 of 15

Aspen Institute (Joseph Slater)

Box 2 of 15

Aspen Institute (lecture material)

Box 2 of 15

Associated Council of the Arts

Box 2 of 15

Box 3

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Box 3 of 15

B - Bi (#1)

Box 3 of 15

Bi - (#2)

Box 3 of 15

Herbert Baker

Box 3 of 15

Balter, Mrs. Frances

Box 3 of 15

Lucius Battle

Box 3 of 15

Baltimore Museum of Art

Box 3 of 15

Bicentennial Comm.

Box 3 of 15

Biebuyck, Daniel

Box 3 of 15

Big Brothers

Box 3 of 15

BlackWoman Collaborative, Inc.

Box 3 of 15

Bloomingdale's Benefit

Box 3 of 15

Boone, Sylvia

Box 3 of 15

Brandeis University

Box 3 of 15

William A. Brill

Box 3 of 15

British Museum

Box 3 of 15

Brody, William

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Bronson, Mark

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Brown, George and Alice

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C - Cl

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Co - (#2)

Box 3 of 15

Joseph Campbell

Box 3 of 15

Canady, John

Box 3 of 15

Box 4

Capital Press Club

Box 4 of 15

Capitol Hill

Box 4 of 15

Carnegie Institute Museum of Art

Box 4 of 15

Carter, Amb. Beverly

Box 4 of 15

Carter Administration

Box 4 of 15

Cassilly, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn Proctor)

Box 4 of 15

Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art)

Box 4 of 15

Children's Defense Fund

Box 4 of 15

Chindingo, Crispin

Box 4 of 15

Chrysler Art Museum

Box 4 of 15

City Museum Project

Box 4 of 15

Arthur A. Cohen

Box 4 of 15

Wilbur Cohen

Box 4 of 15

CBS Columbia Broadcasting System

Box 4 of 15

Committee on History in the Classroom

Box 4 of 15

Congressional Arts Caucus Education Program

Box 4 of 15

Congressional Black Caucus

Box 4 of 15

Congressional Correspondence

Box 4 of 15

Consortium

Box 4 of 15

Consortium of Universities

Box 4 of 15

Continental Cablevision

Box 4 of 15

Conyers, John (Congressman)

Box 4 of 15

Copyright Application Blanks

Box 4 of 15

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 4 of 15

Cummings, Eric L.

Box 4 of 15

D

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Dallas Contacts

Box 4 of 15

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts

Box 4 of 15

Gaston T. de Havenon

Box 4 of 15

De Kolb, Eric - Gallery d'Hautbarr

Box 4 of 15

Vaughn de Long (see also: HEW)

Box 4 of 15

Delta Sigma Theta

Box 4 of 15

Detroit Institute of Arts

Box 4 of 15

Detweiler, Donald

Box 4 of 15

Diamonstein, Barbaralee

Box 4 of 15

DC Public Services Commission

Box 4 of 15

Box 5

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2 folders)

Box 5 of 15

Barry - Mayor Marion and Effi Barry

Box 5 of 15

DC Government - Corporation Counsel

Box 5 of 15

DC Government Council

Box 5 of 15

DC Government - Motor Vehicles, Police, Etc.

Box 5 of 15

DC Government - Public Schools

Box 5 of 15

DC Government - Dept of Recreation

Box 5 of 15

DC Government - Dept of Transportation

Box 5 of 15

Tanner

Box 5 of 15

David C. Driskell

Box 5 of 15

Comm. John B. Duncan

Box 5 of 15

Duke University

Box 5 of 15

Dukes, Ofield

Box 5 of 15

du Pont, Ernest

Box 5 of 15

E

Box 5 of 15

Edmonia Lewis Foundation

Box 5 of 15

Eisenberg, Emil

Box 5 of 15

Ralph Ellison

Box 5 of 15

Encyclopedia Britannica

Box 5 of 15

Arthur Erickson

Box 5 of 15

Europe - General

Box 5 of 15

Europe - Austria

Box 5 of 15

Europe - Belgium

Box 5 of 15

Europe - England

Box 5 of 15

Europe - France

Box 5 of 15

Box 6

Europe - Germany

Box 6 of 15

Evening Star

Box 6 of 15

Extension Programs

Box 6 of 15

Exxon Educational Foundation (George Aguirre)

Box 6 of 15

F

Box 6 of 15

William Fagg

Box 6 of 15

Faith Tabernacle Church

Box 6 of 15

Federal Reserve System

Box 6 of 15

Fischer, Eberhard

Box 6 of 15

Marshall W. Fishwick (see also: Lincoln University)

Box 6 of 15

Prof. Michael J. Flack

Box 6 of 15

Rep. Thomas Foley

Box 6 of 15

Folger Library

Box 6 of 15

Fourth Triennial Symposium

Box 6 of 15

Franklin, John Hope - Professor

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Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association

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J. Wayne Fredericks

Box 6 of 15

Carl Freeman

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Kenneth A. Freeman

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Friedman, Martin (Walker Art Center)

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Friendship House

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Aaron Furman

Box 6 of 15

G (2 folders)

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Garland Publishing

Box 6 of 15

General Services Administration (foreign gifts)

Box 6 of 15

Box 7

Georgetown University

Box 7 of 15

George Washington University

Box 7 of 15

Gillon, J. W.

Box 7 of 15

Grand Central Galleries, Inc.

Box 7 of 15

Graves, Frank (re: doors for new Museum building)

Box 7 of 15

William Greaves Productions, Inc.

Box 7 of 15

Carroll Greene

Box 7 of 15

Gross, Chaim - Correspondence

Box 7 of 15

Gross, Chaim - Catalogues, Etc.

Box 7 of 15

Gubernick, Cynthia

Box 7 of 15

Guggenheim

Box 7 of 15

Haley, Alex

Box 7 of 15

Halperin, Eliot

Box 7 of 15

Hampton Institute

Box 7 of 15

Harlem Museum

Box 7 of 15

Harriman, Averell

Box 7 of 15

H (2 folders)

Box 7 of 15

Haynes, Ulric, Jr.

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Henry Hecht Jr.

Box 7 of 15

Heitler, Emmett H. / Samsonite

Box 7 of 15

Heller, Ben

Box 7 of 15

Henick, Bertram

Box 7 of 15

Irwin Hersey

Box 7 of 15

Hirshhorn, Joseph

Box 7 of 15

Dana Hodgdon

Box 7 of 15

Holder, Geoffrey

Box 7 of 15

Harry Holtzman

Box 7 of 15

Hommel, William

Box 7 of 15

Cong. Frank Horton

Box 7 of 15

Howard University

Box 7 of 15

Box 8

Frances Humphrey Howard

Box 8 of 15

Huggins, Nathan I.

Box 8 of 15

Hubert H. Humphrey National Art Scholarship Fund, Inc. (Raku Gallery)

Box 8 of 15

The Hyde Collection

Box 8 of 15

I

Box 8 of 15

IBM

Box 8 of 15

Independence Federal Savings and Loan (William B. Fitzgerald)

Box 8 of 15

Institute of International Education

Box 8 of 15

Institute of Museum Services

Box 8 of 15

Internal Revenue Service

Box 8 of 15

International Afro-American Museum

Box 8 of 15

International Communication Agency

Box 8 of 15

International Exhibitions Foundation (Annemarie Pope)

Box 8 of 15

ISCARI

Box 8 of 15

Islam Centennial (Amb. William R. Crawford)

Box 8 of 15

J

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The Johnson Foundation

Box 8 of 15

Jules-Rosette, Bennette Washington

Box 8 of 15

K

Box 8 of 15

Kamer, Henri

Box 8 of 15

Keating, Robert

Box 8 of 15

Kennedy Galleries (Milton Esterow)

Box 8 of 15

J.F. Kennedy Center

Box 8 of 15

Robert Kennedy

Box 8 of 15

Keeney, Barnaby C.

Box 8 of 15

Kimche, Lee

Box 8 of 15

Kirsch, Mrs. Neville

Box 8 of 15

Knox, Simmie

Box 8 of 15

Box 9

David L. Kreeger

Box 9 of 15

Kress Foundation - Dr. Murphy

Box 9 of 15

Kress Foundation

Box 9 of 15

Kuroyengi, Tetsuko

Box 9 of 15

Kwanza

Box 9 of 15

L (2 folders)

Box 9 of 15

Dan Lacy

Box 9 of 15

Jan Lasseter

Box 9 of 15

Jacob Lawrence

Box 9 of 15

Lee, Marshall (International Archive of Art)

Box 9 of 15

Jay C. Leff

Box 9 of 15

Legal Consideration (re: cultural property)

Box 9 of 15

Library of Congress, WR: Arts Advisory Group

Box 9 of 15

The Links, Inc.

Box 9 of 15

Jacques Lipchitz - Collector

Box 9 of 15

Lipp, Delmar

Box 9 of 15

Mrs. Albert A. List

Box 9 of 15

Long, Richard

Box 9 of 15

M - Mh (#1) (2 folders)

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Box 10

Mi - (#2) (2 folders)

Box 10 of 15

Maps

Box 10 of 15

Marcus, Stanley

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Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture

Box 10 of 15

Mary McFadden

Box 10 of 15

McGraw-Hill Book Co. (Dan Lacy)

Box 10 of 15

McNamara, Robert

Box 10 of 15

G. William Miller - Federal Reserve Board

Box 10 of 15

Daniel Millsaps - Washington International News Letter

Box 10 of 15

Mondale, V. P./Mrs.

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Moroccan Art Exhibit - Proposed (Mustaphe Alaoui, Ministere de l'artisanat)

Box 10 of 15

Museums - General

Box 10 of 15

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Box 10 of 15

Musee Royale de L'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

Box 10 of 15

Museum of Primitive Art (New York)

Box 10 of 15

N (2 folders)

Box 10 of 15

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

Box 10 of 15

National Academy of Sciences

Box 10 of 15

National Council of Negro Women

Box 10 of 15

National Endowment for the Arts

Box 10 of 15

National Gallery of Art

Box 10 of 15

National Geographic

Box 10 of 15

National Landmarks

Box 10 of 15

National Museum for the Building Arts

Box 10 of 15

Box 11

National Peace Academy

Box 11 of 15

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Box 11 of 15

National Urban League, NY Urban League

Box 11 of 15

Negley, Nancy

Box 11 of 15

Neufeld, Mace

Box 11 of 15

New Orleans Museum of Art

Box 11 of 15

New World Forum, Inc.

Box 11 of 15

Harry Nicholas

Box 11 of 15

Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena

Box 11 of 15

O

Box 11 of 15

Rabbi Levi A. Olan

Box 11 of 15

Olatunji

Box 11 of 15

Glenn A. Olds

Box 11 of 15

Frederick O'Neal

Box 11 of 15

Operation Crossroads

Box 11 of 15

"Ossie & Ruby" - Ossie Davis and Ruby Davis

Box 11 of 15

P (2 folders)

Box 11 of 15

George Palley

Box 11 of 15

Peal, S. Edward

Box 11 of 15

Pearle, Mrs. Stanley

Box 11 of 15

Claiborne Pell

Box 11 of 15

Phelps Stokes Fund

Box 11 of 15

Picket, Eliot

Box 11 of 15

Mrs. Webster Plass (Margaret)

Box 11 of 15

Vincent Price

Box 11 of 15

Pride, Inc. - Barry

Box 11 of 15

Priebatsch, Suzanne (N'Debele beadwork)

Box 11 of 15

Princeton University

Box 11 of 15

Pritzker Architecture Prize

Box 11 of 15

Q

Box 11 of 15

Quaye, Naakoshie (Theresa)

Box 11 of 15

R

Box 11 of 15

Box 12

R

Box 12 of 15

Raku Gallery

Box 12 of 15

Rhea Radin

Box 12 of 15

Rea, Michael

Box 12 of 15

Read, Charlotte (Mrs. A. W.) or Institute of General Semantics

Box 12 of 15

Real Estate Acquisition (Jacklin, Lund)

Box 12 of 15

Reinhardt, John E.

Box 12 of 15

Reis, Bernard

Box 12 of 15

Renchard, George

Box 12 of 15

Fred Richman

Box 12 of 15

Lawrence Richmond, Estate of

Box 12 of 15

Rockefeller, Nelson A.

Box 12 of 15

The Nelson Rockefeller Collection, Inc.

Box 12 of 15

S - Si (#1) (2 folders)

Box 12 of 15

Sk - (#2) (2 folders)

Box 12 of 15

Sackler Enclave

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Box 12 of 15

Samuels, Susan

Box 12 of 15

Schauffer, Henri

Box 12 of 15

Schenley Affiliated Brands, Corp.

Box 12 of 15

Schindler, Gustave

Box 12 of 15

Schomburg Collection

Box 12 of 15

Thomas Schwab

Box 12 of 15

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Box 12 of 15

Sherman, Marc S.

Box 12 of 15

Sign of the Times

Box 12 of 15

James M. Silberman

Box 12 of 15

Leon Siroto

Box 12 of 15

Sloane, Arthur W.

Box 12 of 15

Sonnenreich, Michael R.

Box 12 of 15

Stevens, Roger

Box 12 of 15

Box 13

T

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Textile Museum

Box 13 of 15

TIME, Inc.

Box 13 of 15

Tishman, Paul, Louis

Box 13 of 15

Tribal Arts Gallery (Albert Gordon)

Box 13 of 15

Trinity College (Washington, DC)

Box 13 of 15

Tschacbasov

Box 13 of 15

Sterling Tucker

Box 13 of 15

Tuesday Magazine

Box 13 of 15

Turnbull, Cohn

Box 13 of 15

U

Box 13 of 15

UNESCO

Box 13 of 15

United Black Fund '78

Box 13 of 15

United Nations

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Government - General

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Government - Supreme Court

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of Commerce

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Office of Education

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of African Affairs

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of State - Ed. & Cultural Affairs

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of State - Foreign Service Institute - FSI

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of Health - Education and Welfare

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of State - Protocol

Box 13 of 15

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Box 13 of 15

University Museum (correspondence)

Box 13 of 15

University of California

Box 13 of 15

University of Maryland

Box 13 of 15

University of Minnesota - Dept. of Art History

Box 13 of 15

University of New Hampshire

Box 13 of 15

University of Notre Dame

Box 13 of 15

University of Texas

Box 13 of 15

Box 14

V (2 folders)

Box 14 of 15

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Box 14 of 15

Wolf von Eckardt

Box 14 of 15

W - Wh (2 folders)

Box 14 of 15

Wi - Wy

Box 14 of 15

Konrad Wachsmann

Box 14 of 15

Walker Art Center - Martin Friedman

Box 14 of 15

Walker, Bo

Box 14 of 15

Wallace, De Witt (Reader's Digest)

Box 14 of 15

Irving Wahlace/Posner Foundation

Box 14 of 15

Washington, Bennetta, Walter

Box 14 of 15

Washington Gallery of Modern Art

Box 14 of 15

The Washington Post

Box 14 of 15

Washington Star

Box 14 of 15

Washingtonian of the Year

Box 14 of 15

Frederick S. Weaver

Box 14 of 15

Dr. Bryant Wedge

Box 14 of 15

Edward H. Weiss

Box 14 of 15

Box 15

Edward H. Weiss

Box 15 of 15

Wesley, M/M Charles (Dorothy Porter)

Box 15 of 15

Katherine White

Box 15 of 15

White House Correspondence

Box 15 of 15

White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights"

Box 15 of 15

G. Mennen Williams

Box 15 of 15

Jay Williams (Ballad of the Black Dragon)

Box 15 of 15

Wesley Williams

Box 15 of 15

Wolfe, Ernie

Box 15 of 15

Wolford, Jean Kennedy

Box 15 of 15

Mrs. Stanley Woodward

Box 15 of 15

World Brotherhood

Box 15 of 15

World Crafts Council

Box 15 of 15

Wunderman, Mr. Lester

Box 15 of 15

The Wunderman Foundation Project (Project Guggenheim)

Box 15 of 15

X - Y - Z

Box 15 of 15

Zervas, Dr. Nicholas

Box 15 of 15

Staff Personnel Memoranda

Box 15 of 15

Staff Memos - 1980

Box 15 of 15

Signs - Lamb

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