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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-076

National Museum of African Art

Records, 1963-1980

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art
Title: Records
Dates: 1963-1980
Quantity: 10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 97-076
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Jean M. Salan, volunteer and eventual staff member of the Museum of African Art (MAA), 1964-1976; and Assistant Director for Administration of MAA, 1979-1980, when the Museum became a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution on August 13, 1979. The materials mostly consist of correspondence pertaining to MAA fundraising efforts. Materials include the correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, founding Director of the Museum; and between Salan and donors, artifact dealers, government officials, publishers, individual benefactors, representatives of memorial foundations, private corporations, African American artists, museums and institutions. In addition are grant proposals to various private and government agencies; journal and weekly magazine articles; press releases; newspaper clippings; exhibition reviews; photographs and slides; exhibition publications; minutes of meetings; administrative files, such as records concerning payrolls, budget projections, friends of the museum, articles of corporation, and tax exempt certification; ledgers for various transactions of the Museum; insurance material; property assessment documents and lesson plans for education classes and seminars; notes from seminars; and records that document contacts with various African governments and embassies, MAA becoming a bureau of the Smithsonian, and the exhibition "Ndebele Beadwork."

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Jean M. Salan, volunteer and eventual staff member of the Museum of African Art (MAA), 1964-1976; and Assistant Director for Administration of MAA, 1979-1980, when the Museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution on August 13, 1979.

The records mostly consist of correspondence pertaining to MAA fundraising efforts. Materials include correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, founding Director of the Museum; and between Salan and donors, artifact dealers, government officials, publishers, individual benefactors, representatives of memorial foundations, private corporations, African American artists, museums and institutions.

In addition there are grant proposals to various private and government agencies; journal and weekly magazine articles; press releases; newspaper clippings; exhibition reviews; photographs and slides; exhibition publications; minutes of meetings; administrative files, such as records concerning payrolls, budget projections, friends of the museum, articles of corporation, and tax exempt certification; ledgers for various transactions of the Museum; insurance material; property assessment documents and lesson plans for education classes and seminars; notes from seminars; and records that document contacts with various African governments and embassies, MAA becoming part of the Smithsonian, and the exhibition "Ndebele Beadwork."

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-076, National Museum of African Art, Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Metal Climax Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Art from Zaire - Corporate Fund

Box 1 of 10

Business Committee for the Arts

Box 1 of 10

Corporate Prospects

Box 1 of 10

Corporate Fund Drive 1978 - Local Corporate Fund Drive

Box 1 of 10

Corporate Fund Drive 1978 - Requests for Corporate Members

Box 1 of 10

Corporate Fund Drive 1978 - Corporate Membership Program

Box 1 of 10

Corporate Fund Drive 1978 - Miscellaneous Papers

Box 1 of 10

Phillips Petroleum Co.

Box 1 of 10

Potomac Electric Power Company

Box 1 of 10

Price Waterhouse & Co.

Box 1 of 10

Raleigh Haberdasher

Box 1 of 10

Ralston Purina Co.

Box 1 of 10

Reynolds Metal Co.

Box 1 of 10

Republic Steel Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Riggs National Bank

Box 1 of 10

B. F. Saul Co.

Box 1 of 10

Schlumberger

Box 1 of 10

Seagram Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Sheraton Park Hotel

Box 1 of 10

Southern Railway Co.

Box 1 of 10

Standard Oil of Indiana

Box 1 of 10

Tenneco, Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Textron Industries

Box 1 of 10

Time Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Union Carbide Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Union Trust Co. of District of Columbia

Box 1 of 10

United Technologies

Box 1 of 10

Washington Gas Light Company

Box 1 of 10

Washington Post, Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Washington Star Communications, Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Woodward & Lothrop

Box 1 of 10

XEROX Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Dynalectron Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Fairchild Industries Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Financial General Bankshares Inc.

Box 1 of 10

First National Bank of Chicago

Box 1 of 10

Garfinckel's

Box 1 of 10

General Electric Co.

Box 1 of 10

General Motors

Box 1 of 10

Giant Food Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Greater Washington Business Center

Box 1 of 10

Hallo (Mining) Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Humble Oil & Refining Co.

Box 1 of 10

Hecht Co.

Box 1 of 10

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Box 1 of 10

IBM (International Business Machines)

Box 1 of 10

ITT Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Johnson & Johnson

Box 1 of 10

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp.

Box 1 of 10

S. Kann Sons Co.

Box 1 of 10

Kiplinger Letters Inc.

Box 1 of 10

Martin Marietta Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Miller Brewing Co.

Box 1 of 10

Motion Picture Association of America, Inc

Box 1 of 10

Munson

Box 1 of 10

National Bank of Washington

Box 1 of 10

National Capital Bank of Washington

Box 1 of 10

Northrop Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Pargas, Inc.

Box 1 of 10

People's Drug Stores, Inc.

Box 1 of 10

People's Life Insurance Co.

Box 1 of 10

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.

Box 1 of 10

Xerox Corp.

Box 1 of 10

American Security and Trust

Box 1 of 10

Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Box 1 of 10

Hecht Co. (Morton May)

Box 1 of 10

Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.

Box 1 of 10

First National Bank of Washington

Box 1 of 10

National Bank of Washington

Box 1 of 10

D.C. National Bank (Bernstein)

Box 1 of 10

Riggs National Bank

Box 1 of 10

Corning Glass International

Box 1 of 10

ARCO - Sorgenti - McNamara

Box 1 of 10

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - William Greaves Film Project

Box 1 of 10

Exhibition Interpretation - Folger Planning Grant

Box 1 of 10

Museum Proposals (pre July 1974)

Box 1 of 10

Higher Education Symposium

Box 1 of 10

MAA Budgets - Capital

Box 1 of 10

Foundations

Box 1 of 10

Challenge Grant Gifts & Pledges

Box 1 of 10

In-house Memos re: Grants

Box 1 of 10

NEA Expansion Arts - Arts Exposure - 1979

Box 1 of 10

NEA Expansion Arts - Arts Exposure - 1978

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

NEA Expansion Arts - Arts Exposure - 1977

Box 2 of 10

NEA Visual Arts - Crafts Exhibition Aid

Box 2 of 10

Beaded Work

Box 2 of 10

Grant Reports

Box 2 of 10

Letters of Endorsement

Box 2 of 10

NEA - Guidelines and Application Materials

Box 2 of 10

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Releases

Box 2 of 10

NEA - Application Forms

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Application Forms

Box 2 of 10

Tax and Other Forms

Box 2 of 10

Grant Material - Heidi

Box 2 of 10

NEA Grant - R60-20-240 - Cataloguing of Collection

Box 2 of 10

NEH Challenge Grants

Box 2 of 10

NEA Challenge Grants

Box 2 of 10

NEA - Chairman's Grant

Box 2 of 10

NEA - Architecture and Environmental Arts

Box 2 of 10

NEA Education

Box 2 of 10

Cataloguing of Collection - NEA

Box 2 of 10

Utilization of Museum Collections (NEA) Study - Storage Area

Box 2 of 10

NEA Museums - Services to the Field

Box 2 of 10

NEA Museums - Aid to Special Exhibition

Box 2 of 10

NEA Museums - Museum Training

Box 2 of 10

NEA Museums - Museum Education

Box 2 of 10

Traveling MAA Show (our collection) R60-20-37B Project Material

Box 2 of 10

NEH Chairman's Grant

Box 2 of 10

NEH Emergency Grants

Box 2 of 10

NEH Cultural Institutions ("Learning Library and Learning Museum")

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Program Development

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Interpretive Programs

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Exhibitions - Temporary

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Exhibitions - Interpretation of Permanent Collections

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Media Programs

Box 2 of 10

NEH Public Programs - Personnel Development

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Public Programs - Exhibitions - Sharing Collection Resources

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Education Institute

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Education Consultants

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Education Pilot Projects

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Education Development

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Education Projects

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Public Programs - Interpretive Programs - Planning

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Research - Centers of Research

Box 2 of 10

NEH - Research - Research Materials, Tools, Editing

Box 2 of 10

ASTC - Roots Exhibit

Box 2 of 10

NSF - Education Materials and Instruction

Box 2 of 10

NSF - Pre-College Teacher Training Program

Box 2 of 10

NSF - Research

Box 2 of 10

NSF - Public Understanding of Science

Box 2 of 10

National Historic Records Commission

Box 2 of 10

National Institutes of Education

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

ARTS DC

Box 3 of 10

D.C. Government - Request for Funding

Box 3 of 10

School Project

Box 3 of 10

NEA - R60-20-159 - Wider Availability School "Heritage" Project Material

Box 3 of 10

National Museum Act

Box 3 of 10

DC Commission on the Arts - 1976-1977

Box 3 of 10

FY 1977 Grant - DC Dept. of Human Resources

Box 3 of 10

DC Commission on the Arts - 1975-1976

Box 3 of 10

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities - FY 1979

Box 3 of 10

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities - FY 1978

Box 3 of 10

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities - FY 1975

Box 3 of 10

National Museum Act - FY 1978

Box 3 of 10

Office of Education (OE) - Summer Seminars for Domestic Ethnic Heritage Group Projects Abroad

Box 3 of 10

OE - Community Services and Continuing Education

Box 3 of 10

OE - ESAA (Emergency School Aid Administration) - Special Arts Projects

Box 3 of 10

OE - Ethnic Heritage Studies

Box 3 of 10

OE - Office of the Gifted and Talented

Box 3 of 10

OE - Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education

Box 3 of 10

OE - Career and Vocational Education

Box 3 of 10

OE - Alliance for Arts Education

Box 3 of 10

HEW (Health, Education and Welfare)/ESAA - 1978

Box 3 of 10

OE - Library Research and Demonstration

Box 3 of 10

OE - College Library Resources

Box 3 of 10

HEW - Research & Demonstration Program - Library Project

Box 3 of 10

Babcock Foundation

Box 3 of 10

Brown Foundation - Texas

Box 3 of 10

Cafritz Foundation

Box 3 of 10

Carnegie Foundation

Box 3 of 10

ENVIRONIC Foundation

Box 3 of 10

Donner Foundation

Box 3 of 10

Exxon Corp.

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

Elisofon

Box 4 of 10

Dreyfus Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Folger Fund

Box 4 of 10

Ford Foundation - Press Releases

Box 4 of 10

Ford Foundation - Miscellaneous Correspondence

Box 4 of 10

Philip L. Graham Fund

Box 4 of 10

Harmon Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Hechinger Foundation

Box 4 of 10

IBM

Box 4 of 10

Independence Federal Savings & Loan

Box 4 of 10

International Monetary Fund

Box 4 of 10

James Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Johnson Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Junior League

Box 4 of 10

J. M. Kaplan Fund

Box 4 of 10

The Kresge Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Kress Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Lilly Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Lowe Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Luce Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Mayer, M/M Robert

Box 4 of 10

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Meyer Foundation (Eugene & Agnes)

Box 4 of 10

A. W. Mellon Trust

Box 4 of 10

Mobil Foundation

Box 4 of 10

National Home Library Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Negley, Nancy (Brown Foundation)

Box 4 of 10

Pastorale Fund

Box 4 of 10

Norman Foundation

Box 4 of 10

New World Foundation

Box 4 of 10

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Box 5 of 10

Rockefeller Family (Spencer-Webber)

Box 5 of 10

JDR 3rd Fund

Box 5 of 10

Standard Oil of Ohio

Box 5 of 10

Rockefeller Foundation

Box 5 of 10

Helena Rubenstein

Box 5 of 10

Sackler Foundation

Box 5 of 10

Stern Foundation

Box 5 of 10

Strong Foundation

Box 5 of 10

U.S. Steel Foundation

Box 5 of 10

United Arts Organization

Box 5 of 10

Whitney Foundation

Box 5 of 10

Wennergren Foundation

Box 5 of 10

Miscellaneous Foundations

Box 5 of 10

Bicentennial

Box 5 of 10

Budget

Box 5 of 10

AAM - Foreign Museum Professionals Visit - 5/4/1974

Box 5 of 10

Ghanaian Weaver Visit

Box 5 of 10

Bannister Exhibition

Box 5 of 10

Paintings by Edward Mitchell Bannister

Box 5 of 10

Lee Kimche - Association of Science Technology Centers (Elifoson Show)

Box 5 of 10

Traveling Exhibitions - General

Box 5 of 10

Grant - State Dept. - Carver - Sierra Leona

Box 5 of 10

HEW Guidelines, Miscellaneous Information

Box 5 of 10

DHR (Department of Human Resources)- FY 1976

Box 5 of 10

Dept. of Human Resources Grant

Box 5 of 10

NEA Grant R60-41-159

Box 5 of 10

NEH - Dept. of Higher Education Proposal/Planning Grant

Box 5 of 10

DC Affirmative Action - Title VI

Box 5 of 10

NMA Grant #FC6-64680 Internship Program - $30,000

Box 5 of 10

Cultural Exchange - Carver

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Ethics Heritage Studies - Correspondence

Box 6 of 10

Ethics Heritage Studies - Reports

Box 6 of 10

Advisory Council - Ethnic Heritage Studies Program

Box 6 of 10

Youth Opportunity Services - Summer 1974-1976

Box 6 of 10

Youth Opportunity Services - I

Box 6 of 10

Youth Opportunity Services - II

Box 6 of 10

Contributions to FDI (Frederick Douglass Institute)/MAA

Box 6 of 10

NEH Grant #PO-271-70-4586 (1970-1974) (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

NEH Grant Budget Statement and Request - April 1, 1973 - June 30, 1974

Box 6 of 10

NEH Grant - PO 271-70-4586

Box 6 of 10

Robert J. Nash, Architect - I

Box 6 of 10

Robert J. Nash, Architect - II

Box 6 of 10

Robert J. Nash, Architect - III

Box 6 of 10

Fry & Welch, Architects

Box 6 of 10

Whalen and Purdy (Robert Nash) - I

Box 6 of 10

Whalen and Purdy (Robert Nash - II

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

317 A St, N.E.

Box 7 of 10

Garage Rental

Box 7 of 10

Studio Rental - Lydia Puccinelli

Box 7 of 10

D.C. Real Estate Taxes

Box 7 of 10

Afo-A-Kom Figure Purchased/Returned, November 1973

Box 7 of 10

Income Records (January 1965-December 1969)

Box 7 of 10

Grant Payment Requests and Budget Correspondence

Box 7 of 10

NEH Budget Records

Box 7 of 10

Ford Foundation - 1/1967-2/1970

Box 7 of 10

D.C. Public Schools Title III Grant - 1969-1970

Box 7 of 10

Expenditures from Kress Subvention for WMR Research Trip to Europe for Book: African Sculpture and Its Impact on Modern Art

Box 7 of 10

NEH - Audit Report - #67-9-9/#69-1-61, A-24

Box 7 of 10

NEH Audit - Kress Foundation - 4/1967 - 6/30/1968

Box 7 of 10

NEH Audit - Resources Center - 5/1/1967-4/30/1968 and 7/14/1968-6/30/1969

Box 7 of 10

NEH Audit

Box 7 of 10

MAA 1968 Budget

Box 7 of 10

Friends' Annual Meeting - 1977

Box 7 of 10

MAA Budget - Miscellaneous (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

NEH - Phelps-Stokes Traveling Exhibition

Box 7 of 10

NEH

Box 7 of 10

NEH Grant Budget Statements and Requests for the Period 4/1/1970-3/31/1971

Box 7 of 10

Humanities, 4/1/1970-3/31/1975

Box 7 of 10

NEA - Applications Denied

Box 7 of 10

Wider Availability of Museums (NEA) Public Schools Project R60-20-159 Grant Material

Box 7 of 10

National Endowment for the Arts

Box 7 of 10

NEA - Correspondence

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Dept. of Higher Education Proposals

Box 8 of 10

NEH Grant PO-271-70-4586 (1970-1975)

Box 8 of 10

NEH Grant #H-69-0-61 (1969-1970)

Box 8 of 10

NEH Grant, 7/66-6/67 ($20,000)

Box 8 of 10

NEH Grant #H68-0-10 (1967-1968)

Box 8 of 10

NEH Grant #PO-271-70-4586

Box 8 of 10

ERC - Financial Records

Box 8 of 10

Matching Funds - NEH Challenge Grant

Box 8 of 10

Non-Membership Contributions

Box 8 of 10

Gift Transmittal Forms - Received & Claimed Against

Box 8 of 10

Gift Transmittal Forms - Request Sent

Box 8 of 10

Gift Transmittal Forms - Received

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant (C.G.) Reports to NEH

Box 8 of 10

C.G. Annual Report (NEH 1978)

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Case Statements - Originals

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Case Statements - Copies

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Gifts

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Gifts - Policies, Procedures

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Solicitations - Pending

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant Gifts to be Sent Forms - Or Thanked

Box 8 of 10

C. G. Thermometer

Box 8 of 10

Challenge Grant - Other

Box 8 of 10

Contributors and Sponsors - Miscellaneous

Box 8 of 10

Originals

Box 8 of 10

Staff Memos

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

1969 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1968 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

Financial Records (Lang), 1966-1967

Box 9 of 10

Financial Records (Lang), 1965-1966

Box 9 of 10

Financial Records (Lang), 1964-1965

Box 9 of 10

Financial Records (Lang), 1963-1964

Box 9 of 10

Financial Records (Lang), 1962-1963

Box 9 of 10

1974 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1972 Financial Statements

Box 9 of 10

1971 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1970 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1976 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1975 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1973 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1979 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1978 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

1977 Financial Report

Box 9 of 10

Annual Report, Non-Profit Corporations (D.C.)

Box 9 of 10

By-Laws, etc.

Box 9 of 10

AAM Accreditation

Box 9 of 10

Tax Exemption - Status, Applications, etc.

Box 9 of 10

Thomas J. Schwab (Legal)

Box 9 of 10

Board of Trustees Meetings, Minutes

Box 9 of 10

Records: D.C. Charitable Solicitation Act

Box 9 of 10

Corporate Income Tax Return (#990A)

Box 9 of 10

FY 1979 Grants

Box 9 of 10

Tax Exemption Certification

Box 9 of 10

Articles of Incorporation

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

The Brown Foundation Inc.

Box 10 of 10

The Kresge Foundation, 5/1976

Box 10 of 10

Cafritz Foundation

Box 10 of 10

Hattie M. Strong Foundation

Box 10 of 10

Kress Foundation Grant, 12/1973

Box 10 of 10

TIME Inc. Grant

Box 10 of 10

US Steel Grant

Box 10 of 10

IBM Corp.

Box 10 of 10

C&P Phone Co.

Box 10 of 10

National Home Library Foundation

Box 10 of 10

Old Dominion Grant

Box 10 of 10

Exxon Co. Grant

Box 10 of 10

NEA Grant #R70-41-169 (Workshop Inc.)

Box 10 of 10

Government Grants

Box 10 of 10

African Heritage R60-20-159

Box 10 of 10

Miscellaneous Grants

Box 10 of 10

Contributions over $500

Box 10 of 10

Priebatsch, Suzanne - I

Box 10 of 10

Priebatsch, Suzanne - II

Box 10 of 10

Ndebele Beadwork - Traveling Exhibition

Box 10 of 10

D.C. Wage Board

Box 10 of 10

MAA - Ensemble Contracts

Box 10 of 10

Museum Contracts

Box 10 of 10

Miscellaneous Documents

Box 10 of 10

Saks Benefit

Box 10 of 10

Friends of MAA - 1975-1976

Box 10 of 10

Friends of MAA - Fashion show

Box 10 of 10

Mary McFadden

Box 10 of 10

Friends of MAA - 1977-1978

Box 10 of 10

Notes from Friends' Meetings

Box 10 of 10

Friends of MAA - Miscellaneous

Box 10 of 10

Friends Brunch - September 7, 1980

Box 10 of 10

Friends New York Trip - September 9, 1980

Box 10 of 10

Friends Brunch - September 30, 1979

Box 10 of 10

Friends - Liberian-Pelham Fashion Show

Box 10 of 10

Friends - Articles of Incorporation

Box 10 of 10

Friends - Rome Benefit - I

Box 10 of 10

Friends - Rome Benefit - II

Box 10 of 10

Friends - Tour of NGA East Wing

Box 10 of 10

Tax Exempt Status - Friends

Box 10 of 10