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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-001

National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs

Public Program Records, circa 1977-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Title: Public Program Records
Dates: circa 1977-1994
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-001
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Shirley E. Cherkasky, who served as Coordinator of Performance Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of Public Programs, from 1983 to 1995. Also includes records that date back to when Cherkasky was Director of Museum Programs in the Division of Performing Arts, 1977-1983. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and budget files documenting the "American Dance Experience," "A Free Press," and "World Explorers" series; "The Superhero in America" and "Good as Gold" symposiums; and Saturday Afternoon Programs. Materials also include videotapes, photographs, contact sheets, and slides of program series, holiday celebrations at NMAH, and symposiums; information pertaining to the "Trees of Christmas" exhibitions; and records documenting programs produced by the Division of Performing Arts for Smithsonian bureaus.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Shirley E. Cherkasky, who served as Coordinator of Performance Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of Public Programs, from 1983 to 1995. Also includes records that date back to when Cherkasky was Director of Museum Programs in the Division of Performing Arts, 1977-1983.

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and budget files documenting the "American Dance Experience," "A Free Press," and "World Explorers" series; "The Superhero in America" and "Good as Gold" symposiums; and Saturday Afternoon Programs. Materials also include videotapes, photographs, contact sheets, and slides of program series, holiday celebrations at NMAH, and symposiums; information pertaining to the Trees of Christmas exhibitions; and records documenting programs produced by the Division of Performing Arts for Smithsonian bureaus.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-001, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Public Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Dance - American Dance Experience Series/Special Events

American Dance Experience, 1979-1983

Box 1 of 8

Judith Hanna

Box 1 of 8

Dance Collaborations

Box 1 of 8

American Dance Experience - Videotapes

Box 1 of 8

Melvin Deal, 1/12-13/1980

Box 1 of 8

Ernie Smith, 2/24/1980

Box 1 of 8

Panama Francis, 2/25/1980

Box 1 of 8

Moving Earth - Kei Takei, 3/16-17-1980

Box 1 of 8

Zero Moving Company, 4/27-28/1980

Box 1 of 8

American Tap Masters, 9/8/1980

Box 1 of 8

Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah, 10/27/1980

Box 1 of 8

Douglas Dunn, 1/11-12/1980

Box 1 of 8

Sage Cowles and Molly Davies, 2/23/1981

Box 1 of 8

Merce Cunningham, 11/5-6/1981

Box 1 of 8

Honi Coles and Jazz Tap Ensemble, 4/3-5/1982

Box 1 of 8

Edward Villella, 10/11/1982

Box 1 of 8

David Gordon/Pickup Up Company, 11/2/1982

Box 1 of 8

Jazz Tap Masters, 2/27/1983

Box 1 of 8

Judson Dance Theater, 3/19/1983

Box 1 of 8

Maida Withers, 5/27/1983

Box 1 of 8

"The Superhero in America" Symposium, 10/31 and 11/1/1987

Beginning

Box 1 of 8

Budget

Box 1 of 8

Reception

Box 1 of 8

Resources

Box 1 of 8

Transcript of Proceedings

Box 1 of 8

Bibliography

Box 1 of 8

Publicity

Box 1 of 8

Programs Produced at SI Bureaus by Division of Performing Arts Director of Museum Programs, March 1978-May 1983

Victorian Ballroom Dance (Renwick), 3/5/1978

Box 1 of 8

Helveti-Jerrahi Dervishes of Istanbul (Freer), 4/8/1979

Box 1 of 8

Eisenstadt (National Museum of American Art - NMAA), 11/1/1980-12/13/1980

Box 1 of 8

Sea Rhythms (National Museum of Natural History - NMNH), 11/28-29/1980

Box 1 of 8

Bugs (NMNH), 4/11/1981

Box 1 of 8

5000 Years of Korean Art (NMNH), 7/25-26/1981 and 9/6-7/1981

Box 1 of 8

John Bull 150th (NMAH), 9/15/1981

Box 1 of 8

Appalachia (NMAA), 11/14/1981-12/19/1981

Box 1 of 8

George Washington (NMAH), 2/22/1982

Box 1 of 8

Egypt: Day and Night (NMAA), 4/17 and 5/8/1982

Box 1 of 8

De Stijl (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden - HMSG), 5/19/1982

Box 1 of 8

The Ephemeral is Eternal (HMSG), 6/27/1982

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Children of Pride (National Portrait Gallery - NPG), 11/19-21/1982

Box 2 of 8

Fantastic Festival of Flight (National Air and Space Museum - NASM), 6/21/1983

Box 2 of 8

Barney House, 1982-1984

Box 2 of 8

World Explorer Series

Cultural Exchange

Box 2 of 8

Thovil, 2/15-17/1977

Box 2 of 8

Penca-Topeng Babakan, 10/17-19/1977

Box 2 of 8

Lakshmi Shanmukham/Bharata Natyam, 9/29/1978

Box 2 of 8

Dylan Thomas Lived Here, 10/29/1978

Box 2 of 8

Egypt Dances/Magda Saleh, 1/25-26/1979

Box 2 of 8

Sun Ock Lee, 2/4/1979

Box 2 of 8

Yakshagana, 3/22/1979

Box 2 of 8

Faroese Program Tour, 4/29-5/17/1979

Box 2 of 8

Hu Hung Yen, 11/2/1979

Box 2 of 8

A-Ak, 12/4/1979

Box 2 of 8

I Made Bandem, 1/13/1980

Box 2 of 8

Royal Dancers of Bhutan, 3/5/1980

Box 2 of 8

Fujian Hand Puppets, 9/11/1980

Box 2 of 8

Indrani-Kuchipudi, 10/26/1980

Box 2 of 8

Kabuki Dance: Sachiyo Ito, 2/22/1981

Box 2 of 8

Philippine Dance Company, 3/15/1981

Box 2 of 8

Kathakali, 5/27/1981

Box 2 of 8

Court Theater and Music from Okinawa, 11/5/1981

Box 2 of 8

Hanayagi: Classical Japanese Dance, 12/4/1981

Box 2 of 8

Suarti and Suarni-Baalinese Dance, 1/31/1982

Box 2 of 8

Sukanya, 3/27/1982

Box 2 of 8

Tukak Teatret (Greenlanders), 10/1-3/1982

Box 2 of 8

Music and Dance of the Silk Route, 11/7/1982

Box 2 of 8

Kaze No-Ko, 5/13-15/1983

Box 2 of 8

Popular Entertainment

Popular Entertainment

Box 2 of 8

Trees of Christmas

Resources and Possibilities

Box 2 of 8

1991/1992 Horticulture Orders

Box 2 of 8

Brochures, 1977-1993

Box 2 of 8

1991-1993 Forms and Guidelines Masters

Box 2 of 8

1991 Budget

Box 2 of 8

1991 Production

Box 2 of 8

1991 Public Responses

Box 2 of 8

1991 Inventories of Horticulture Ornaments

Box 2 of 8

1992 Budget

Box 2 of 8

1992 Production

Box 2 of 8

1992 Publicity

Box 2 of 8

1992 White House Nutcracker and Storybook Trees

Box 2 of 8

1992 Armenian Tree

Box 2 of 8

1992 Pennsylvania German Tree and Garden

Box 2 of 8

1992 Lithuanian Tree

Box 2 of 8

1992 Gingerbread Village

Box 2 of 8

1992 Family Circle Tree (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

1993 Budget

Box 3 of 8

1993 Holiday Celebration Exhibition Production

Box 3 of 8

1993 Bob Brenner 1920s and 1930s Trees

Box 3 of 8

1993 Exhibit Responses and Comments

Box 3 of 8

1993 Patoski Yard Art Photos

Box 3 of 8

1993 Traditional Holiday Treats Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 Moravian Star Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 Toy Trains Exhibit

Box 3 of 8

1993 Feather Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 Mitten Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 White House Tree - Gift Givers

Box 3 of 8

1993 Finnish Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 American Victorian Tree

Box 3 of 8

1993 Kwanzaa Exhibit

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Sympsium, 10/19-20/1991

"Good as Gold" Masters

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Transcript

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Symposium Plans

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Funding

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Donors

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Reception

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Thank Yous

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Participants

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Production

Box 3 of 8

"Good as Gold" Budget

Box 3 of 8

Miscellaneous Programs

Festival of India at NMAH, 1985

Box 3 of 8

1987 Quad Opening Events: Performer Information, 9/1987

Box 3 of 8

"Not in My Backyard" Symposium Proceedings, 9/22-23/1989

Box 3 of 8

"A Free Press" Series

Program, 9/28/1985

Box 3 of 8

Program, 11/22/1986

Box 3 of 8

Program, 4/26/1988

Box 3 of 8

Program, 2/27/1989

Box 3 of 8

Program, 3/15/1990

Box 3 of 8

Program, 3/14/1991

Box 3 of 8

Program, 3/16/1992

Box 3 of 8

Program, 11/3/1993

Box 3 of 8

Miscellaneous NMAH Programs

"Prisoners at Home, Liberators Abroad," 2/27/1988

Box 3 of 8

"A Delicate Balance," Symposium, 9/23/1988

Box 3 of 8

"A Delicate Balance" Speakers

Box 3 of 8

"A Delicate Balance" Plans and Arrangements

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

"E.O. 9066: 50 Years After" Symposium, 2/21-22/1992

Box 4 of 8

"E.O. 9066: 50 Years After" Content

Box 4 of 8

"E.O. 9066: 50 Years After" Participants

Box 4 of 8

"E.O. 9066: 50 Years After" Publicity

Box 4 of 8

"E.O. 9066: 50 Years After" Audience Reactions

Box 4 of 8

Days of Waiting Program, 4/12/1992

Box 4 of 8

Karin Higa, 10/28/1992

Box 4 of 8

Tonooka, 4/18/1983

Box 4 of 8

Campfire Diary, 2/24/1995

Box 4 of 8

E.O. 9066 and 4 Programs - Budget

Box 4 of 8

JACL Tour, 3/19/1993

Box 4 of 8

"A Place to Live"/Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibition/Affordable Housing, 9/13/1988

Box 4 of 8

American Dance Experience Series, 1979-1980 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

American Dance Experience Series, 1980-1981 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

American Dance Experience Series, 1981-1983 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

World Explorer Series, 1979-1980 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

World Explorer Series, 1980-1981 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

World Explorer Series, 1981-1982 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

World Explorer Series, 1982-1983 - Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

1983 Spring Celebration Contact Sheets

Box 4 of 8

1978 Fourth of July Celebration Publicity Material

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

1977, 1979, 1980 Holiday Celebration Contact Sheets, Photos and Slides (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

1977, 1978, 1979 Fourth of July Celebration Photos and Publicity Material

Box 5 of 8

1981 Fourth of July Celebration Photos and Publicity Material

Box 5 of 8

1981, 1982, 1983 Spring Celebration Contact Sheets (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Negatives

Box 5 of 8

Slides

1981 Spring Celebration

Box 5 of 8

1979 July Fourth Celebration

Box 5 of 8

1980 July Fourth Celebration

Box 5 of 8

1981 July Fourth Celebration

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Saturday Afternoon Programs

German Tricentennial, 10/8/1983

Box 6 of 8

Songs of Protest and Persuasion, 1/28/1984

Box 6 of 8

The Day They Fooled the Sun, 2/25/1984

Box 6 of 8

Relief of Pain, 3/10/1984

Box 6 of 8

Batter Up, 3/31/1984

Box 6 of 8

Eras and Arias, 4/14/1984

Box 6 of 8

How Sweet It Was, 4/28/1984

Box 6 of 8

Darkness at Noon, 5/26/1984

Box 6 of 8

Truman - An Uncommon Man, 6/9/1984

Box 6 of 8

Wish You Were Here, 6/23/1984

Box 6 of 8

All Alone by the Telephone, 8/25/1984

Box 6 of 8

And If Elected..., 9/8/1984

Box 6 of 8

Banjo Pickin' Girl, 10/27/1984

Box 6 of 8

Future Visions, 9/22/1984

Box 6 of 8

Music in the Air, 1/26/1984

Box 6 of 8

Spanning Niagara, 2/23/1985

Box 6 of 8

VNA - Still Making House Calls, 3/23/1985

Box 6 of 8

Barbershop Singing - 4 Chairs, No Waiting, 4/13/1985

Box 6 of 8

REA - An Electrifying Change, 5/11/1985

Box 6 of 8

Al Jolson, 5/25/1985

Box 6 of 8

Some Strings Attached, 6/22/1985

Box 6 of 8

Nation's Dream Insurance, 9/14/1985

Box 6 of 8

A Real Cowboy Girl, 10/12/1985

Box 6 of 8

India Trade, 11/9/1985

Box 6 of 8

Young America's Amusements, 1/25/1986

Box 6 of 8

From Sun to Sun, 2/8/1986

Box 6 of 8

I Feel a Song Comin' On, 2/22/1986

Box 6 of 8

Social Security - Wilbur Cohen, 3/19/1986

Box 6 of 8

Never Done, 3/22/1986

Box 6 of 8

All Talking, All Singing, 4/26/1986

Box 6 of 8

The Sound of Silents, 5/3/1986

Box 6 of 8

Songs in their Suitcases, 10/4/1986

Box 6 of 8

New and Different, 1/31/1987

Box 6 of 8

Daughters of Freemen, 3/28/1987

Box 6 of 8

Field to Factory - Tap Dance, 2/14/1987

Box 6 of 8

Field to Factory - Carrying the Word, 4/4/1987

Box 6 of 8

Field to Factory - Beauty in Motion, 5/2/1987

Box 6 of 8

Field to Factory - You Got to Move, 6/13/1987

Box 6 of 8

Ralph, 4/23/1988

Box 6 of 8

Fabric of Friendship - Cuisines and Cultures, 12/2/1988

Box 6 of 8

There Goes the Neighborhood, 1/21/1989

Box 6 of 8

Society of Ornamental Turners, 3/31/1989

Box 6 of 8

NMAH - 25th Anniversary, 10/14/1989

Box 6 of 8

Power and Purpose, 4/5/1990

Box 6 of 8

Tales of Treasure, 9/15/1990

Box 6 of 8

Change and Continuity, 10/5-6/1990

Box 6 of 8

Hubert Humphrey, 6/6/1991

Box 6 of 8

That's I.T.!, 6/9/1991

Box 6 of 8

Paper Making Demos - Summer 1991 and 11/16/1991

Box 6 of 8

Phelps Stokes, 9/24/1991

Box 6 of 8

Committed to Memory, 11/10/1991

Box 6 of 8

Reaching Women, 3/7/1993

Box 6 of 8

War Bonnets, 12/1/1992

Box 6 of 8

Least Likely Heroes, 4/22/1993

Box 6 of 8

Brentsville, 4/25/1994

Box 6 of 8

Romans, Spaniards and Indians, 6/2/1993

Box 6 of 8

Segesser Hides, 8/19-10/4/1994

Box 6 of 8

Cruzando Fronteras, 10/7/1994

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

1983 Holiday Celebration Videotapes

Bob Devlin

Box 7 of 8

Judy Sloan

Box 7 of 8

Folk and Baroque

Box 7 of 8

Mummers

Box 7 of 8

Dreidelmaking - Marc Glickman

Box 7 of 8

David Ballard - Puppets

Box 7 of 8

Sims and Porecki

Box 7 of 8

Lee Anske and Tsirl Waletzky

Box 7 of 8

Ruminahui

Box 7 of 8

Videotapes

McDonald's Christmas Celebration Commercial, 1987

Box 7 of 8

Romantic Chamber Ensemble - Tape 1

Box 7 of 8

Romantic Chamber Ensemble - Tape 2

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

1984 Holiday Celebration Videotapes

David Ballard

Box 8 of 8

Fabrangen Fiddlers

Box 8 of 8

Trojaki Kapela

Box 8 of 8

Flory Jagoda and Family

Box 8 of 8

La Musica Rejena

Box 8 of 8

Jagoda and International Strings

Box 8 of 8

Takoma Mandoleers

Box 8 of 8

Over the Hill Gang - I

Box 8 of 8

Over the Hill Gang - II

Box 8 of 8

Dawne Tance Kapela

Box 8 of 8

Lox and Vodka

Box 8 of 8

Hilda McKnight

Box 8 of 8

Michael Parent

Box 8 of 8

Olde Village Band

Box 8 of 8

Washington Scottish Pipe Band

Box 8 of 8

Sunshine Skiffle Band

Box 8 of 8