Agency history, 1999-

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  • Carrigan, J. Michael
  • Closter, Harold A
  • Springuel, Myriam A


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.
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1999.
  • "Smithsonian Affiliation Program,"
  • The Affiliations Program was created in 1999 as a national outreach initiative of the Smithsonian. It establishes long-term collaborative relationships with communities across the country. These partnerships allow the Institution to share is collections, programming, and expertise more widely with local museums and educational organizations. J. Michael Carrigan directed the Affiliations Program, 1999-2002; Harold A. Closter, 2004-2017; and Myriam A. Springuel, Interim Director, 2017, and Director, 2018- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1999
  • 1999-


  • Education
  • Museums
  • Museums and community
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Educational aspects


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00300

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