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Accession 02-057,  National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History,  Curatorial Records, 1966-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1966-2001
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-057
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Cultural History, with some earlier material dating back to when he served as Curator in the Division of Community Life. The records primarily consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning at the National Museum of American History, particularly for the exhibit "American Encounters;" projects and research pertaining to ethnicity and religion, with considerable focus on Hispanic culture; and divisional activities. Additional material includes photographs of Ahlborn; his lecture papers, scholarly articles, book reviews; and his research travel reports.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Richard E. Ahlborn, Curator in the Division of Cultural History, with some earlier material dating back to when he served as Curator in the Division of Community Life. The records primarily consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes documenting exhibition planning at the National Museum of American History, particularly for the exhibit "American Encounters;" projects and research pertaining to ethnicity and religion, with considerable focus on Hispanic culture; and divisional activities. Additional material includes photographs of Ahlborn; his lecture papers, scholarly articles, book reviews; and his research travel reports.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-057, National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History, Curatorial Records

Container List

Box 1

Divisional Information

Correspondence, 1998-2001

Box 1 of 6

Division Meeting Agenda, 2001

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence re: NMAH Administration, c. 1993-2001 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Budget, 1983-1988

Box 1 of 6

America Online/NMAH, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 6

Division Collections Management, c. 1980-2001 (30 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Collections Management: Zuni Repatriation, c. 1987-1995

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence/Information re: Committees, 1990-1999 (8 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence/Information re: Consultation, c. 1991-2000 (14 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence/Information re: Conferences, 1986-2001 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence/Information re: Conservation, 1984-1997 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Correspondence/Information re: Exhibitions, 1994-2000 (5 folders)

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Exhibitions

Exhibition: America's Smithsonian Carousel Animals, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Exhibition: American Holiday Season (Trees of Christmas), 1986, 1993

Box 2 of 6

OP&A Exhibition Study, 2001

Box 2 of 6

Exhibiting the Images of American Religion, 2000

Box 2 of 6

Special Exhibition Funds, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 6

NMAH Exhibitions Policy and Plans, 1996-1998

Box 2 of 6

Ahlborn Lectures (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Chalice Fragment Analysis, 1993

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Correspondence, c. 1992-1994

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Object List, 1991

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Memoranda, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Final Script, 1991

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Summative Evaluation, 1994

Box 2 of 6

American Encounters Exhibition: Spanish America, 1992, 1998 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Columbus Quincentenary Exhibition: St. Michael & Shield

Box 2 of 6

Latino Objects in Smithsonian Exhibitions, 2000

Box 2 of 6

Small Latino Exhibitions, 1996-1999 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Exhibitions - Not Produced, c. 1980-1999

Box 2 of 6

Exhibition Proposal System, c. 1984

Box 2 of 6

Hispanica Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum, 1989-1991

Box 2 of 6

Projects

Russian Cast Icon Project (Kunz Collection)

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence/Literature re: Hispanic America, c. 1977-1992 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Hispanic American Religious Medals, 1968, 1989-1994, 2001 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Latino Projects, 2000-2001 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

San Xavier del Bac Mission Iconography Study, 1974

Box 3 of 6

San Xavier del Bac Mission Iconography Study, 1994-2001 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 6

San Xavier del Bac Mission Iconography Study, 1994-2001 (11 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Exhibitions at the Smithsonian with Latino Artifacts, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Conociendonos sin Fronteras Conferences, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 6

Latino Organizations at the Smithsonian, 2000 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Latino Projects, 1994-2000 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Latino Initiatives Project, 1996-2001 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Sta. Catalina de Guale Religious Medals Project, c. 1984-1994 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Ethnic Information, c. 1993-1999

Box 3 of 6

African American Index Project, 1993

Box 3 of 6

Arab American Project, c. 1984-2001 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Arab American Project, c. 1984-2001 (9 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Asian-Pacific American Project, c. 1992-2001 (9 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Gypsy-American Cultural Study, c. 1983-1998 (11 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Haitian American Study, 2001

Box 4 of 6

Judaica Project, 1999-2000 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Spanish American Project, c. 1977-1999 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Spanish American Project, c. 1977-1999 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Religion in American Life Project, 1998-1999

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence

Dickenson, Eleanor, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 6

Day, Barbara, 1994

Box 5 of 6

Espinola, Vera B., 1991-1992

Box 5 of 6

Grossman, Grace, 1973-1974, 1993-1998

Box 5 of 6

Kelemen, Pal, 1966-1968, 1974

Box 5 of 6

Lange, Yvonne, 1968-2000

Box 5 of 6

Marvil, Rebecca, 1989-1992

Box 5 of 6

Neuerburg, Norman, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Vierra, Bradley J., c. 1986-1989

Box 5 of 6

General Correspondence, c. 1985-2001 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence and Articles, c. 1969-1983 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence: Religion, 1982-1999 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence: Western America, c. 1977-1993

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence: Topical, 1979, 1986-1988

Box 5 of 6

Lectures

Oakland Seminar: Mexican Roots of California Culture, 1970

Box 5 of 6

American University: Transmission of Culture, 1972

Box 5 of 6

Foreign Service Institute: Latin America as Represented by Indian and Colonial Artisans, 1972

Box 5 of 6

George Washington University: Latin American Art Since Independence, 1973

Box 5 of 6

Boston Museum of Fine Arts: The Spanish Experience in Frontier America, 1975

Box 5 of 6

Gran Quivira Conference: Problems in Researching Material Culture in SMRC Land, 1977

Box 5 of 6

San Antonio Symposium, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Eulogies and Farewell Statements, 2001

Box 5 of 6

Curatorial Research

Correspondence/Articles re: Ethnicity, 1975-1999 (9 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Correspondence re: Ethnicity/Exhibitions, 1985-1996

Box 6 of 6

Anthropology Information Sheets, 1998

Box 6 of 6

Research Correspondence, 1981, 1998-2000 (4 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Ahlborn Articles and Book Reviews, c. 1967-1992 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Research Trips, c. 1969-1998

Box 6 of 6

Photographs of Ahlborn

Box 6 of 6

Research Index Cards: Hispanic Sources (Spanish New Mexico Inventories/Philippines Sources) (7 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Newspaper article about Ahlborn, March 10, 1979 (Accession 06-286)

Box 6 of 6