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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 99-158

Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture

Program Records, 1988-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1988-1998
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 99-158
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the program activities of the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture (SFMC). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; historical information about SFMC; meeting minutes, including audiotape recordings of selected meetings; reports; articles; budget summaries; and planning group information for the SFMC bulletin.

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This accession consists of records documenting the program activities of the Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture (SFMC). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; historical information about SFMC; meeting minutes, including audiotape recordings of selected meetings; reports; articles; budget summaries; and planning group information for the SFMC bulletin.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-158, Smithsonian Forum on Material Culture, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

MCF Statement of Founding

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Article on Forum in Torch, March 1989

Box 1 of 2

MCF Past Topics

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04/1997 Material Culture Committee Report

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MCF Program Committee Meetings, 1996

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Collections-based research fund, 1991-1994

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MCF - Collection Based Grants, 1996-1997

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Executive Committee Meetings, 1989-1990

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Steering Committees, 1988-1998

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Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and Matters, 1988/1989

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Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and Matters, 1990-1992

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Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and Matters, 1993

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Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and Matters, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Steering Committee Meeting Minutes and Matters, 1995/1996

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MCF Retreat, March 1996

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MCF Steering Committee Minutes, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

MCF Brown Bag Lunches, 1987-1989

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Reports on Programs on Material Culture, 1988-1991

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David Kingery: Conferences on Material Culture, 1988-1993 and Fellowship Program, 2/3/1989 Financial Support for MCF

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Correspondence, 1988-1989

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Letters of Support, 1988-1990

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1990: Relationship between Material Culture Forum and Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

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3/1/1990: Anna Brooke: Concerns about "Museum as Object" forum

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OMD Calendar of Events, 9/1990

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Letter from B. Mergen, George Washington University, 10/8/1990

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11/24/1991: Tom Freudenheim on Material Culture

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Smithsonian Publications on Material Culture, 1990-1991

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4/15/1991: Letter of interest from Council for Museum Anthropology

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Meeting with Ross Simons, 1/30/1991

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6-7/1991 Formation of SI History Roundtable

Box 1 of 2

5/15/1992: Proposed Forum on Ancient Technology

Box 1 of 2

7/1992: Articles on Exchange

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11/4/1993 Letter from Tom Freudenheim on MCF and History Roundtable 2/1995 History Roundtable/MCF joint session on the nation's museum

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9/1994 Survey regarding "Eye on Exhibitions"

Box 1 of 2

5/8/1991 Who participates in the Forums?

Box 1 of 2

MCF Newsletter Group, October 1990

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Mailing Lists for the Grapevine, 1993-1995

Box 1 of 2

Mailing Lists - Grapevine and before, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 2

Grapevine Matters

Box 1 of 2

February 1991 The Beginning of the Grapevine

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Lecture and Dinner Attendees: 1996-1999

Box 1 of 2

Beginnings of Yale-Smithsonian Collaboration, 1986

Box 1 of 2

1987 Possible Yale-Smithsonian College Seminar, "The Museum in Modern America"

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4/7-8/1988: Forum on 19th Century American Silver

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3/1989: Seminar - Crossroads of Continents

Box 1 of 2

3/2-4/1989: Crossroads of Continents - Bibliography, CVs, Syllabi

Box 1 of 2

Yale Planning Meeting, 12/5/1990

Box 1 of 2

1991 Seminar: Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands

Box 1 of 2

4-5/1992: Weapons in American Culture

Box 1 of 2

1993 Seminar (March): The Power of Maps

Box 1 of 2

1994 Seminar: Wood: Timber, Transformations and Design

Box 1 of 2

5/11-13/1995: Yale-Smithsonian Seminar - The Material Culture of the 40s: Making Do - Making New

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May 2-4, 1996 Yale-Smithsonian Seminar - Fermented and Distilled: The Material Culture of Alcoholic Beverages

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1/22/1990 Alan Fern: Description of Andrew Jackson

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May 1990: Impact of the New Netherlands Upon the Long Island Basin in the Colonial Period

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03/16/1988: #1 Headgear: How and Why People Decorate Their Heads

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05/05/1988: #2 The Object as Subject: Reading Material Culture

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10/12/1988: #3 Material Culture of the Dead

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11/30/1988: #4 Contact: When Cultures Intersect

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02/23/1989: #5 Collections as Contexts

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05/10/1989: #6 Animals as Objects?

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09/28/1989: #7 Getting the Lay of the Land

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11/30/1989: #8 Interpreting Folk Art

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02/22/1990: #9 Looking at Chairs: Three Views

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05/161990: #10 Fakes and Forgeries

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10/04/1990: #11 Units of Value: The Material Culture of Exchange

Box 1 of 2

11/28/1990: #12 Material Moments: It's About Time (*- see Box 2 for audio tape)

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02/28/1991: #13 The Museum as Object

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05/08/1991: #14 What is Vernacular Architecture?

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10/02/1991: #15 Sport and Games in Time and Space

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12/05/1991: #16 The Tools of Sound

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02/26/1992: #17 Ideas and Objects: Towards a Definition of Museum Scholarship (*)

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05/06/1992: #18 Land and Water, People and Change: Material Culture in the Chesapeake Region

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10/14/1992: #19 Craft and Identity (*)

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12/09/1992: #20 Paintings, Clocks, and Bloom: Technological Approaches to Material Culture (*)

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02/24/1993: #21 The Manipulated Image (*)

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05/12/1993: #22 Museums, Communities, and Collecting

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09/22/1993: #23 Meaning and Diversity in the Material Culture of Asia (*)

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12/02/1993: #24 Gem, Jewel, and Icon: Looking at the Hope Diamond (*)

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03/03/1994: #25 What is "The Real Thing?" The American Presidency on Display (*)

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05/11/1994: #26 Communicating by Mail: The Material Culture of the Post (*) 10/05/1994: #27 The Life History of an Object (*)

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01/24/1995: #28 Sitting for Justice: Lunch Counter from Greensboro, North Carolina (*) 03/09/1995: #29 Stories and Things: Reconsidering the Route from the Present to the Past (*)

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05/11/1995: #30 Looking at the Quonset Hut: An Architectural Evocation

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09/27/1995: #31 Not Just Things Anymore: The New Age of Public History (*) 12/07/1995: #32 Beyond Landscape: The Garden in Culture

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03/27/1996: #33 Dress-up: Clothing as Art Object, Design, Identity, and Cultural Expression (*)

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05/22/1996: #34 Marking Time with "Buried Treasure:" Issues of Preservation and Access

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10/03/1996: #35 Valuing the Smithsonian: The Cost of Collections

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12/03/1996: #36 Dinner with Secretary Henry: Life and Times in Washington City

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Annual Reports, 2000-2002 (Accession 03-006)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

SI Forum on Material Culture Mailing List 1988 - Index cards

Box 2 of 2

Audiotapes of selected meetings

11/28/1990: #12 Material Moments: It's About Time (2 tapes)

Box 2 of 2

02/26/1992: #17 Ideas and Objects: Towards a Definition of Museum Scholarship (2 tapes)

Box 2 of 2

10/14/1992: #19 Craft and Identity (1 tape)

Box 2 of 2

12/09/1992: #20 Paintings, Clocks, and Bloom: Technological Approaches to Material Culture (2 tapes)

Box 2 of 2

02/24/1993: #21 The Manipulated Image (2 tapes)

Box 2 of 2

09/22/1993: #23 Meaning and Diversity in the Material Culture of Asia (2 tapes) 12/02/1993: #24 Gem, Jewel, and Icon: Looking at the Hope Diamond (2 tapes) 03/03/1994: #25 What is "The Real Thing?" The American Presidency on Display (2 tapes)

Box 2 of 2

05/11/1994: #26 Communicating by Mail: The Material Culture of the Post (2 tapes) 10/05/1994: #27 The Life History of an Object (2 tapes)

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01/24/1995: #28 Sitting for Justice: Lunch Counter from Greensboro, North Carolina (2 tapes) 03/09/1995: #29 Stories and Things: Reconsidering the Route from the Present to the Past (2 tapes)

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09/27/1995: #31 Not Just Things Anymore: The New Age of Public History (2 tapes) 03/27/1996: #33 Dress-up: Clothing as Art Object, Design, Identity, and Cultural Expression (2 tapes)

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10/03/1996: Valuing the Smithsonian Institution (2 tapes)

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12/02/1997: Books as Artifacts (2 tapes)

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03/18/1998: Weddings (3 tapes)

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12/08/1998: Considering a United States Imperialism (1 tape)

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