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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 98-136

National Museum of American History. Program in Black American Culture

Program Records, circa 1976-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Program in Black American Culture
Title: Program Records
Dates: circa 1976-1987
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 98-136
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists primarily of the records of Bernice Johnson Reagon, former Director of the Program in Black American Culture, 1982-1988. The material consists primarily of Reagon's correspondence and memoranda concerning the program and its administration; information on projects such as "Music of the Black American Composer" and "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement;" articles and other information on Black American blues musicians, Afro-American Culture, and classic gospel song; and project brochures.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Bernice Johnson Reagon, former Director of the Program in Black American Culture, 1982-1988. The material consists primarily of Reagon's correspondence and memoranda concerning the program and its administration; information on projects such as "Music of the Black American Composer" and "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement;" articles and other information on Black American blues musicians, Afro-American Culture, and classic gospel song; and project brochures.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-136, National Museum of American History. Program in Black American Culture, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Oral History Project: Quander Family, 1984

Box 1 of 6

Music, 1986

Box 1 of 6

Reagon, Bernice Johnson: Correspondence, 1984

Box 1 of 6

Black Musicians: Biographical Information, 1976

Box 1 of 6

Jackson, Philippa

Box 1 of 6

Community Studies, Inc., 1980

Box 1 of 6

Molton, Flora: Street Culture Workshop, 1976

Box 1 of 6

Motley, Archibald, Jr., 1984

Box 1 of 6

Taylor, Clyde

Box 1 of 6

Waters, John F.

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence, May-November 1984 (7 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence, January-October 1985 (10 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Correspondence, November-December (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Edmonia Lewis Project, 1980

Box 2 of 6

Reagon, Bernice Johnson: Correspondence, 1986

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence: September 1986

Box 2 of 6

Tentative Program Ideas and Schedule, 1985

Box 2 of 6

Nineteenth-Century African Americans, 1977

Box 2 of 6

African American Children Games

Box 2 of 6

Tubman, Harriet

Box 2 of 6

Black Arts National Diaspora, Inc., 1983

Box 2 of 6

Karamu House

Box 2 of 6

Bert Williams Recording Project, ca. 1979

Box 2 of 6

"Nothin' But the Blues" Video Production

Box 2 of 6

Womanstrength, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Langston Hughes/Rod Rodgers, 1981

Box 2 of 6

Shearer, Jackie: "The Pink Carnations"

Box 2 of 6

Rodriguez, Emillio - Skaggs Proposal for Educational Improvement

Box 2 of 6

Walden, Eleanor

Box 2 of 6

Regional Events Program, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Women Blues, 1983

Box 2 of 6

Blues and Gospel

Box 2 of 6

Dissemination of Black Folklore, 1976

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Brown, Sterling

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Burris, J. C.

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Memphis Blues (pertaining to photographs)

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Contractors

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Dixon, Willie (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Evans, David

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Henderson, Stephen

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Harrison, Daphne

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Lieb, Sandra

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Taj Mahal

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Oliver, Paul

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Public Relations

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Scholarships

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Taylor, Koko

Box 2 of 6

Blues Project - Wiggins, Phil

Box 2 of 6

Poetry of the Blues: Program Information, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Bland, Bobby

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Barlow, William

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Contractors

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Brewster, William H.

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Steele, Art

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Concerts

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Countdown

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Correspondence, 1982-1983

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Receptions

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Charters, Samuel

Box 2 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Performers: B. B. King, Bobby Bland, etc.

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Memphis Blues Project - Program Book

Box 3 of 6

Memphis Blues Project - Program Public Relations (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Carter, Nathan

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Johnston-Reagon, Bernice: Correspondence, 1984

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Jesse, Eva

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Cultural Presentation, 1983 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Panelist

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Publication

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Spirituals

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Memoranda, 1983

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Conference Attendance

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Photographs

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Panelist Information

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Suiter, Cathlene

Box 3 of 6

The Evolution of the Spiritual: Black American Choral Song - Correspondence, 1983

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Music

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Washington, D.C., blues

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Correspondence, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Harrison, Daphne Duval

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Petaway, Laura

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Jefferson, Mary

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Wallace, Sippie

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Petaway, Laura: Photographs

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Public Relations

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Program Book

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Reitz, Rosetta

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Smith, Carrie

Box 3 of 6

Women in Blues Project - Colloquium Panel (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Black Aesthetics Program, 1984

Box 3 of 6

Biographical Information

Box 3 of 6

Songs and Hymns by Richard Allen

Box 3 of 6

Juneteenth

Box 3 of 6

Juneteenth - Braithwaite, Roland

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Juneteenth - Correspondence, 1986

Box 4 of 6

Juneteenth - Publication

Box 4 of 6

Juneteenth - General Information

Box 4 of 6

Easy Lawd: Death, Afro-American Style, 1986 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 6

African Diaspora Project (4 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Outreach, 1983-1985 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Voice of the Civil Rights Movement (VCRM) - Video Logs

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Articles (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Conference

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Reports

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Colloquium, 1980

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Correspondence, 1980

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Congratulations letters

Box 4 of 6

VCRM - Memoranda/Budget (2 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

VCRM - Evaluation Reports

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Activist communities

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Photograph correspondence

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Photograph permission forms

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Programs

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Video (3 folders)

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Agreements

Box 5 of 6

VCRM - Shot log

Box 5 of 6

National Council for Education and Economic Development, Inc.

Box 5 of 6

American Friends Chinese Delegation

Box 5 of 6

Hayden, Dolores: "Redesigning the American Dream," 1984

Box 5 of 6

Martin Luther King Center for Social Change

Box 5 of 6

Dupree, Sherry (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence, 1982

Box 5 of 6

Committee for Wider Audience

Box 5 of 6

Writings on Afro-American Culture

Box 5 of 6

The Richard Allen Hymnal of 1801 (Roland Braithwaite)

Box 5 of 6

Hammond, Isabelle R.

Box 5 of 6

Papers that need letters and recommendation sheets

Box 5 of 6

Memoranda and Correspondence, c. 1980-1987

Box 5 of 6

Black Popular Culture

Box 5 of 6

Life in America Script

Box 5 of 6

American Women Composers

Box 5 of 6

Blake, Eubie

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence, c. 1985-1986

Box 5 of 6

Fiscal Report, 1983-1984

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer: (May 25, 1986) - Mailing List

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Invitations

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Biographies/participant

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Burroughs, Henry

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Budget

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Barr, Pamela

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Evans, Reginal

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Hopkins, Gregory

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Handy, Antionette

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Jackson, Raymond

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Kirksey, Ulysses

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Lee, Sylvia Olden

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Neal, Leon D.

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Program Information, 1986

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Press release

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Roach, Mildred

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Sampson, Janese

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Southern, Eileen

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Tillis, Frederick

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Terry, William E.

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer: (May 3, 1987) - Performers and Lecturers

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Capers, Valerie

Box 5 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Correspondence, 1986-1987

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Gautreaux, Sheila

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Hopkins, Gregory

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Irby, Fredrick

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Lamoreaux, David

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Lee, Sylvia Olden

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Memoranda, 1987

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Media Clippings

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Program Information

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Meetings, 1987

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Photographic Services

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Terry, William E.

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Press

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Rehearsal Schedule

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Sound Production

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - White, Evelyn

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Wilson, Olly

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Program Events

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer: (May 24-25, 1985) - Biographies and Photographs

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Colloquium Presentations

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Correspondence, 1985

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Preparation Information

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Program Book

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Articles

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Program Public Relations

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - McGinty, Doris E.: "The Afro-American Composer of Concert Music - A Survey"

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Release Forms

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Evelyn White Chamber Singers

Box 6 of 6

Music of the Black American Composer - Memoranda

Box 6 of 6

Kindred Spirits: Bibliography, 1983

Box 6 of 6

Classic Gospel Song

Box 6 of 6

Committee for a Wider Audience, 1985 (5 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Minorities Amongst Museum Visitors, 1983

Box 6 of 6

In progress

Box 6 of 6