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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 04-170

National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Affairs

Project Files, 1986-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Affairs
Title: Project Files
Dates: 1986-2003
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 04-170
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of project files, including correspondence with sponsors and media, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, project proposals, legislative information, photographs, event files, advertisements, publicity reports and planning files. Particularly well documented is the transfer of the Museum of the American Indian to the Smithsonian and the opening of the George Gustav Heye Center.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of project files, including correspondence with sponsors and media, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, project proposals, legislative information, photographs, event files, advertisements, publicity reports and planning files. Particularly well documented is the transfer of the Museum of the American Indian to the Smithsonian and the opening of the George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-170, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Public Affairs, Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

Publicity Plan - GGHC, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Clippings for GGHC Opening

Box 1 of 8

Executive Summary - GGHC Exhibitions and Programs, 1994

Box 1 of 8

Linda's Notes re: GGHC Opening

Box 1 of 8

Heye Center Opening - Evaluations/Critiques

Box 1 of 8

Tribes in Heye Center Opening Exhibits

Box 1 of 8

W. Richard West (WRW) Biography

Box 1 of 8

WRW Photographs, 1997 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

WRW Media Training

Box 1 of 8

WRW Article Reprints and Statement on Appointment

Box 1 of 8

WRW Speaking Engagements

Box 1 of 8

WRW Europe Trip, October 1990

Box 1 of 8

WRW - Sioux Falls, September 27, 1990

Box 1 of 8

Press Kits, 1990

Box 1 of 8

SMG Biographies: George Horse Capture

Box 1 of 8

Bernstein, Bruce

Box 1 of 8

Evelyn, Doug

Box 1 of 8

Colonghi, John

Box 1 of 8

Recruitment for OPA (Office of Public Affairs) Jobs

Rick Hill

Box 1 of 8

Karen Fort

Box 1 of 8

Alica Maria Gonzalez

Box 1 of 8

John Haworth

Box 1 of 8

Charlotte Heth

Box 1 of 8

David Warren

Box 1 of 8

Staff Resumes

Box 1 of 8

Speechwriters: Newsletter

Box 1 of 8

WRW Comments from Tribal Leaders re: Appointment

Box 1 of 8

Images of Indian Culture, September 18, 1990

Box 1 of 8

WRW Speeches, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 8

Speech: WRW "1992 Speech"

Box 1 of 8

WBEZ Interview with WRW

Box 1 of 8

USA Today Article

Box 1 of 8

Biographical Information on WRW

Box 1 of 8

PR Samples of Brochures (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Sakakawea Statue Dedication, 2003

Box 1 of 8

Special Committee

Box 1 of 8

Press Queries re: Repatriation

Box 1 of 8

Repatriation Policy, March 5, 1991

Box 1 of 8

Repatriation Project Charter, November 3, 1993

Box 1 of 8

Repatriation: Kwakiutl, September 11, 1992

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Repatriation: Jemez Pueblo, October 27, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation: Northern Cheyenne, October 9, 1993 (National Museum of Natural History - NMNH)

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation: Southern Cheyenne, July 1, 1993

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation Issues

Box 2 of 8

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Old Press Releases, 1989-1991

Box 2 of 8

Campbell Testimony, March 9, 1989

Box 2 of 8

Adams Testimony, July 9, 1989

Box 2 of 8

Court Order of Transferring Collection

Box 2 of 8

History of Smithsonian Involvement with Heye Foundation

Box 2 of 8

NMAI Film/Video Festival

Box 2 of 8

Spanish Pathways Release

Box 2 of 8

Spanish Language Brochure

Box 2 of 8

Tribal Colleges

Box 2 of 8

People Magazine Press Call

Box 2 of 8

MAI Background

Box 2 of 8

NMAI Background

Box 2 of 8

"This Path We Travel: Celebrations"

Box 2 of 8

Press Kit Contents

Box 2 of 8

Turner Broadcasting System: The Native Americans

Box 2 of 8

Tribal Leaders Directory from BIA

Box 2 of 8

Indian Identity Policy, October 8, 1993 (Board of Trustees)

Box 2 of 8

Media/Press Contacts with Interest in NMAI

Box 2 of 8

"All Roads Are Good"

Box 2 of 8

"All Roads Are Good" Object List

Box 2 of 8

NMAI Board of Trustees, 1996-1997 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Board of Trustees Handbook

Box 2 of 8

Board of Trustees and Committees

Box 2 of 8

GGHC Board of Directors

Box 2 of 8

Custom House History and Data

Box 2 of 8

"Orientation" Project - GGHC, 1994

Box 2 of 8

GGHC Historic Preservation Guidelines

Box 2 of 8

Speech: WRW's 1994 Basic GGCH Opening

Box 2 of 8

Special Committee

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation Issues and Trip Reports

Preservation or Reburial? Background Manuscript

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation: King, Marcia/Seattle Times

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation Update

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation of Native American Cultural Patrimony - Pending

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation Issues

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation: Coroma, Aymara, Bolivia

Box 2 of 8

NMAI/Heye Foundation - Human Remains

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation: McCarthy, Robert - Dimensions Magazine

Box 2 of 8

Repatriation of Skeletal Remains from Prince William Sound, Alaska

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Repatriation

Box 3 of 8

Repatriation Information, Policy, etc.

Box 3 of 8

Repatriation Transcripts - NPR, July 1990

Box 3 of 8

Policy accommodations on Repatriation of Skeletal Remains

Box 3 of 8

Panel Report on Indian Remains and Funerary Objects

Box 3 of 8

June 1996 - Present

Box 3 of 8

NMAI - Omaha Tribe Repatriation, Summer 1991

Box 3 of 8

Letters from Public on Indian Remains

Box 3 of 8

Letters to Respond To

Box 3 of 8

Sacredness

Box 3 of 8

Sacred Objects Bibliography

Box 3 of 8

Field Museum Policy

Box 3 of 8

Repatriation Legislation

Box 3 of 8

Buffalo Robe Return

Box 3 of 8

NMAI Indian Repatriation Policy Controversy

Box 3 of 8

Other Documentation - March 5 Press Conference

Box 3 of 8

NMAI Repatriation Policy

Box 3 of 8

News Clippings from March 5 Press Conference, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Repatriation Legislation

Box 3 of 8

September 12, 1989 - Press Conference

Box 3 of 8

Summary of September 12 News Conference

Box 3 of 8

Articles from September 12 Press Conference

Box 3 of 8

September 12 Press Conference

Box 3 of 8

Indian Clippings

Box 3 of 8

Indian Articles - Controversies

Box 3 of 8

MAI Chronology

Box 3 of 8

NMAI Chronology

Box 3 of 8

Background Fact Sheet

Box 3 of 8

Ad Samples

Box 3 of 8

GGHC Prospectus

Box 3 of 8

Aspen Celebration Week for the Native American

Box 3 of 8

NMAI PR Samples, Press Kit Samples, and Reprints (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

NMAI PR Samples, Press Kit Samples, and Reprints (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Custom House Opening

Box 4 of 8

Native Peoples Magazine

Box 4 of 8

Smithsonian Repatriation Policy

Box 4 of 8

NMAI - April 11, 1988 Amendment

Box 4 of 8

Petition to Supreme Court, NY, from MAI, 1986

Box 4 of 8

S.1722 - Inouye Bill

Box 4 of 8

Important Notes - Press Calls

Box 4 of 8

Correspondence with Suzan Harjo

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Budget Figures

Box 4 of 8

Writers Dialogue - NMAI

Box 4 of 8

Exhibitions

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Task Groups

Box 4 of 8

Names of Smithsonian Staffers - Indians

Box 4 of 8

Indian Articles

Box 4 of 8

NCAI - Information

Box 4 of 8

Adams Quote - NMAI, November 13, 1989

Box 4 of 8

Huntington Library

Box 4 of 8

Oklahoma Regional Meeting, May 30-June 1, 1990

Box 4 of 8

Oklahoma, July 11-13, 1990

Box 4 of 8

NMAI - Latin American Outreach

Box 4 of 8

Trips Abroad - NMAI

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Cooperation with Oklahoma

Box 4 of 8

Native American Committee

Box 4 of 8

Interior Department

Box 4 of 8

American Indian Heritage Month

Box 4 of 8

American Indian Internships - Outreach Proposal

Box 4 of 8

Trip Report

Box 4 of 8

National Indian Education Association

Box 4 of 8

Kidwell, Clara Sue - NMAI Assistant Director for Cultural Resources

Box 4 of 8

NPC Speech by Rick West

Box 4 of 8

Custom House Opening Planning Meetings

Box 4 of 8

Harpers Article - Skeletal Remains, 1988

Box 4 of 8

Reception at Wheelwright, August 19, 1989

Box 4 of 8

July 29, 1988 Testimony - Melcher Bill, Skeletal Remains

Box 4 of 8

November 12, 1987 - Adams, S.1722, S.1723

Box 4 of 8

Hearing, November 12, 1987 - Notes, November 18

Box 4 of 8

February 20, 1987 - Adams, S.187 Native American Cultural Preservation Act

Box 4 of 8

Affiliation Agreement - MAI/Smithsonian

Box 4 of 8

Revised NMAI Legislation, September 20, 1988

Box 4 of 8

Draft Legislation

Box 4 of 8

Model - MAI Letter to Moynihan

Box 4 of 8

January 30, 1989 Resolution - Board of Regents

Box 4 of 8

January 25 MOU with MAI

Box 4 of 8

Regional Indian Meetings

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Bill Signing, November 1989

Box 4 of 8

NMAI Blessing Ceremony

Box 4 of 8

Heye Transfer to Smithsonian - News Release, June 21, 1990

Box 4 of 8

November 19, 1990 - NYC Meeting/NMAI Custom House

Box 4 of 8

Custom House Renovation Plan - NMAI

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

NMAI Convener's and Staff Meeting, August 7, 1990

Box 5 of 8

NMAI - Planning Documents (Square Footage, Operating Costs, etc.)

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian/MAI Final Agreement - Basis for Release, 1989

Box 5 of 8

Questions and Answers

Box 5 of 8

Logistics - Press Conference

Box 5 of 8

Photos from May 8

Box 5 of 8

NMAI - Search Committee

Box 5 of 8

Objections to S.978

Box 5 of 8

Background - S.978

Box 5 of 8

Testimony, May 12, 1989 - Secretary Adams on NMAI (S.978)

Box 5 of 8

May 12 Hearing - NMAI

Box 5 of 8

NMAI Testimony, July 20, 1989

Box 5 of 8

Mall Museum Clippings

Box 5 of 8

Mall Museum - Negative Press

Box 5 of 8

Native Photo Images

Box 5 of 8

Native Statistics

Box 5 of 8

NCO Fact Sheet

Box 5 of 8

Press Releases - Background and Outdated Releases

Box 5 of 8

Press Releases, 1992-1994

Box 5 of 8

Press Releases, 1995-1996

Box 5 of 8

Press Releases, 1997

Box 5 of 8

Press Releases, 1999

Box 5 of 8

Conexus Press Releases

Box 5 of 8

NCO Staff Press Releases

Box 5 of 8

Gala Fact Sheet

Box 5 of 8

Fact Sheets

Box 5 of 8

Advance Exhibition Schedules

Box 5 of 8

WRW Biography, 1998

Box 5 of 8

WRW Biography (Short Version)

Box 5 of 8

Mall Backgrounder, 1997

Box 5 of 8

Board of Trustees, June 1997

Box 5 of 8

Heye Biography Press Releases

Box 5 of 8

History of Events Press Releases

Box 5 of 8

NMAI Now Open in NYC

Box 5 of 8

Caring for American Indian Cultural Materials, 1996

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Vision Session, February 1995

Box 6 of 8

Mall Photos

Box 6 of 8

Mall Museum Images

Box 6 of 8

Original Images

Box 6 of 8

Correspondence on Mall Images

Box 6 of 8

Planning (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Commission of Fine Arts (CFA)

Box 6 of 8

CFA Press Materials - Originals

Box 6 of 8

CFA Press Materials - Biographies

Box 6 of 8

CFA Press Materials - Spanish Language Releases

Box 6 of 8

CFA Hearing, May 16, 1996

Box 6 of 8

CFA Hearing - Biographies

Box 6 of 8

CFA Hearing - Releases

Box 6 of 8

CFA Hearing

Box 6 of 8

Mail List

Box 6 of 8

CFA Approval Mailing

Box 6 of 8

CFA

Box 6 of 8

Smithsonian 150th

Box 6 of 8

John Colonghi Private Files

Box 6 of 8

Smithsonian 150th Press Releases and Photos

Box 6 of 8

NMAI 150th Plans

Box 6 of 8

Photos and Slides - 150th

Box 6 of 8

Collection Lists

Box 6 of 8

CRC Response for NMAI Editorial Board

Box 6 of 8

NMAI on the Mall - ODC Project #922307

Box 6 of 8

Letterhead for Press Materials

Box 6 of 8

IFC

Box 6 of 8

1996-1997 NCO Files

Box 6 of 8

Membership, 1997

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Campaign Mail Solicitations and Ephemera

Box 7 of 8

Membership Drive

Box 7 of 8

Dances with Wolves

Box 7 of 8

NMAI Aspen Trip

Box 7 of 8

NMAI Brainstorming Meeting, January 17, 1991

Box 7 of 8

NMAI, June 14, 1990

Box 7 of 8

MAI Memo to Burnette on Public Relations/Development

Box 7 of 8

February 26, 1990 Meeting on NMAI Fundraising

Box 7 of 8

NMAI Course Related Marketing

Box 7 of 8

NMAI Fundraising, January 7, 1991

Box 7 of 8

Campaign Team: NMAI

Box 7 of 8

Campaign: NMAI Newsletter

Box 7 of 8

Press Correspondence

Box 7 of 8

Video Shoots and Photos (includes 1/4" audiotape)

Box 7 of 8

Clippings Report File - NMAI Miscellaneous, 1994 and 1989 re: Repatriation

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, May 1991

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, October 1993

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, March 1993

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, December 1990

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, April 1990

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, May 1991

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, April 1992

Box 7 of 8

Indian Publicity Report, 1988-1996 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Major Appointments Releases

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Clippings, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Articles on Native American Issues - Scholarly

Box 8 of 8

News Articles - Skeletal Remains

Box 8 of 8

News Articles

Box 8 of 8

Media/Publicity Reports, 1992-1993

Box 8 of 8

100 Questions/500 Nations Brochure

Box 8 of 8

Collection Images

Box 8 of 8

Articles

Box 8 of 8

Paid Advertising

Box 8 of 8

Review of Building

Box 8 of 8

Native American Images

Box 8 of 8

Runner

Box 8 of 8