Agency history, 1976-

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  • Jarvis, Jennifer
  • Clark, Jane
  • Yelavich, Susan
  • Pekarik, Andrew


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  • ACD/American Center for Design: Past Board Members,, June 26, 2001
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1991-1994
  • The Office of Public Programs, headed by an Assistant Director, was created in 1994, following on an Assistant Director for Programs position during 1992. Prior to that time, similar work had been done by Program Coordinators, sometimes one but usually two, reaching as far back as 1976. The Office is responsible for all of the Museum's programmatic activities, including exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and special initiatives.
  • Program Coordinators prior to the formal creation of the Office included Jane Clark, Program Coordinator, 1976-1978; Jennifer Jarvis, 1978-1982; and Susan Yelavich, 1979-1994. Yelavich served as Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1994- . In 1992 Andrew Pekarik had served in a similar position as Assistant Director for Programs.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1994
  • 1976-


Art museums


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00276

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