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Accession 96-006,  Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities,  Subject Files, circa 1985-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Title: Subject Files
Dates: circa 1985-1992
Quantity: 11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-006
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of three projects of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities. The majority of the records document the Special Exhibition Fund, established by OM 833 dated October 26, 1984. The OM decreed that the Fund was meant only to fund significant exhibitions beyond the normal financial capability of the bureau, that a published scholarly catalog must be part of each proposal, and that funds were not available for the refurbishing of old exhibits. Additional guidelines were adopted by the Special Exhibition Committee in 1985. The Fund was administered through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums, then renamed Arts and Humanities, and finally renamed Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities. Materials include fund proposals, budgets, schedules, letters of support, plans for catalogues, curricula vitae, and contingency plans for lesser funding approvals. Other projects include possible plans for the General Post Office Building adjacent to AAPG and the USSR Project, which explored the possibilities of a collaborative exhibition of the US and the USSR on the issues of the 20th century.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records of three projects of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities. The majority of the records document the Special Exhibition Fund, established by Office Memorandum (OM) 833 dated October 26, 1984. The OM decreed that the Fund was meant only to fund significant exhibitions beyond the normal financial capability of the bureau, that a published scholarly catalog must be part of each proposal, and that funds were not available for refurbishing of old exhibits. Additional guidelines were adopted by the Special Exhibition Committee in 1985. The Fund was administered through the Assistant Secretary for Museums, then renamed Arts and Humanities, and finally renamed Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities. These records consist of fund proposals, including budgets, schedules, letters of support, plans for catalogues, CVs, other funding, descriptions, and contingency plans for lesser funding approvals.

Other projects include possible plans for the General Post Office Building adjacent to American Art and Portrait Gallery (AAPG) and the USSR Project, which explored the possibilities of a collaborative exhibition of the US and the USSR on the issues of the 20th century.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-006, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Subject Files

Container List

Box 1

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1985-1986

Special Exhibition Fund Proposals, 1985 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Special Exhibition Fund Review Meeting, 1986

Box 1 of 11

Special Exhibition Fund - Miscellaneous, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 11

Competition, 1986

Gaudi in Context

Box 1 of 11

Dressing the Part

Box 1 of 11

Generations

Box 1 of 11

Birth Rituals

Box 1 of 11

Ebla to Damascus

Box 1 of 11

The Portrait in America

Box 1 of 11

Gene Davis Memorial Exhibition (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

The Fabric of Life

Box 1 of 11

Art Nouveau Bing

Box 1 of 11

Tropical Forests

Box 1 of 11

Crossroads

Box 1 of 11

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1987

Gigantic Fossil Seabird

Box 1 of 11

Aerospace Computing

Box 1 of 11

The Great War in the Air

Box 1 of 11

The House of Timur

Box 1 of 11

Portraits by Winold Reiss

Box 1 of 11

From Parlor to Politics

Box 1 of 11

How to Become a Fossil

Box 1 of 11

The Peoples and Cultures of Cambodia

Box 1 of 11

Lost and Found Traditions at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Box 1 of 11

Dynamism and Diversity, the Native Peoples of North America

Box 1 of 11

The Hall of Human Origins

Box 1 of 11

The New Insect Zoo

Box 1 of 11

The Voices of Hellenism

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

Beyond the Java Sea

Box 2 of 11

Shrimps of the Fisheries Research Vessel

Box 2 of 11

Frank Lloyd Wright

Box 2 of 11

Medieval Art from Yugoslavia

Box 2 of 11

Survey of Smithsonian Collections, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Box 2 of 11

Science, Power and Conflict

Box 2 of 11

Music in America

Box 2 of 11

Directions

Box 2 of 11

Works

Box 2 of 11

Francis Bacon Retrospective

Box 2 of 11

Perpetual Motif: Man Ray

Box 2 of 11

Hemphill Collection

Box 2 of 11

Masterpieces of American Miniature Painting

Box 2 of 11

American Graphic Arts Series

Box 2 of 11

Albert Pinkham Ryder

Box 2 of 11

King Herod's Dream

Box 2 of 11

Crossroads of Continents

Box 2 of 11

The French Revolution and its Aftermath

Box 2 of 11

The William and Mary Style in Holland, England and America

Box 2 of 11

Great Expectations: Everyday Life in America, 1800-1900

Box 2 of 11

The Armory Show

Box 2 of 11

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1988

Out-of-Cycle, 1988

Experimental Gallery

Box 2 of 11

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Photographic Exhibit

Box 2 of 11

Hirshhorn Russian Exhibit

Box 2 of 11

National Zoo: A Photo Album Exhibit

Box 2 of 11

Japanese Art

Box 2 of 11

Rainforest Experiment

Box 2 of 11

Karr/STRI

Box 2 of 11

New Horizons

Box 2 of 11

Futurist National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

Box 2 of 11

Zoo Ark

Box 2 of 11

Portrait Show

Box 2 of 11

American Masterpieces

Box 2 of 11

"The Poetics and Politics of Representation" conference

Box 2 of 11

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Proposal

Box 2 of 11

Caribbean Festival Arts (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

Caribbean Festival Arts (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 3 of 11

Competition, 1988

Josef Hoffmann: Embellishment between Hope and Crime

Box 3 of 11

American Women of the Etching Revival

Box 3 of 11

Legacies of Human Design, Cooper-Hewitt (C-H)

Box 3 of 11

Hiding Out, C-H

Box 3 of 11

Czechoslovakian Architecture and Design

Box 3 of 11

Where on Earth Are You?, NASM

Box 3 of 11

The Try-Out Zone, NMNH

Box 3 of 11

The New Insect Zoo

Box 3 of 11

Seeds of Change

Box 3 of 11

Gigantic Fossil Seabird

Box 3 of 11

Human Origins

Box 3 of 11

The Voices of Hellenism

Box 3 of 11

Interactive Computer Exhibits

Box 3 of 11

Beyond the Java Sea

Box 3 of 11

Life in the Ancient Seas

Box 3 of 11

Plains Indian Art, SITES

Box 3 of 11

Climbing Jacob's Ladder, SITES

Box 3 of 11

Visitor Information Center

Box 3 of 11

Pioneers of Broadcasting in America

Box 3 of 11

Irving Penn

Box 3 of 11

Portraits of Winold Reiss

Box 3 of 11

Hemphill Collection (Application no. 88/23)

Box 3 of 11

Hemphill Collection (Application no. 88/24)

Box 3 of 11

Photography of Invention

Box 3 of 11

William H. Johnson

Box 3 of 11

Pastels of the 1980s

Box 3 of 11

Columbian Exposition

Box 3 of 11

The Boat Show

Box 3 of 11

Promised Land

Box 3 of 11

The Frost Collection

Box 3 of 11

Interpretation for 3 Native American Exhibits, SITES

Box 3 of 11

Field to Factory

Box 3 of 11

Improving Exhibition Interpretation, National Zoological Park (NZP)/NMNH

Box 3 of 11

What Made Photography Popular?

Box 3 of 11

Clocks, Capitalism and Culture

Box 3 of 11

Imagining Yourself

Box 3 of 11

After the Revolution

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

American Indian Access to Cultural Resources Folklife

Box 4 of 11

Directions

Box 4 of 11

Works

Box 4 of 11

Afro-American Invention and Innovation

Box 4 of 11

Inside Active Volcanoes

Box 4 of 11

Anatolia

Box 4 of 11

The Great American Comic Strip

Box 4 of 11

Immigrant Voices

Box 4 of 11

Archetypes: Five Themes in the Visual Arts of Africa

Box 4 of 11

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1989

Out-of-Cycle, 1989

Commerce Department Exhibit

Box 4 of 11

Parting the Green Curtain

Box 4 of 11

Update Video, Natural History Building (NHB)

Box 4 of 11

French Bicentennial

Box 4 of 11

Black Expressive Culture in Philadelphia

Box 4 of 11

Sokari Exhibition

Box 4 of 11

L'Art de Vivre

Box 4 of 11

Deaf Way Brochure

Box 4 of 11

Competition, 1989

First Ladies

Box 4 of 11

Public Visitors Center, Whipple Observatory

Box 4 of 11

The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly

Box 4 of 11

The Art of Bill Reid

Box 4 of 11

Nomads

Box 4 of 11

Seeds of Change

Box 4 of 11

Invertebrate Study Hall

Box 4 of 11

Clocks, Capitalism and Culture

Box 4 of 11

After the Revolution

Box 4 of 11

Exhibition Preview Area, National Museum of American History (NMAH)

Box 4 of 11

From Parlor to Politics

Box 4 of 11

Audio Visuals in Permanent Exhibitions, NMAH

Box 4 of 11

Land of Promise

Box 4 of 11

American Encounters

Box 4 of 11

Rock 'n' Roll

Box 4 of 11

Hands on History Room

Box 4 of 11

Engines of Change

Box 4 of 11

Directions

Box 4 of 11

Works

Box 4 of 11

Culture and Commentary

Box 4 of 11

The Real McCoy

Box 4 of 11

Resources in American Indian Communities, Folklife

Box 4 of 11

Ancient Japan

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

Chang Dai-chien

Box 5 of 11

Java History Trail

Box 5 of 11

Harvard-SI Partnership in Astronomy

Box 5 of 11

Where Next, Columbus?

Box 5 of 11

American Military Women

Box 5 of 11

The West as America

Box 5 of 11

W. H. Johnson

Box 5 of 11

Hemphill Collection

Box 5 of 11

World's Columbian Exposition

Box 5 of 11

Homelessness, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Coming of Age in America

Box 5 of 11

Exhibition About AIDS

Box 5 of 11

Seeds of Change, SITES

Box 5 of 11

World Geography

Box 5 of 11

Contrasts, SITES

Box 5 of 11

The Real McCoy, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Who Wears the Pants, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Where Next, Columbus?

Box 5 of 11

Debate-Oriented Quincentennial Exhibition

Box 5 of 11

Film, SITES

Box 5 of 11

All Systems Go, SITES

Box 5 of 11

India Along the Ganges, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Africa Adorned, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Climbing Jacob's Ladder, SITES

Box 5 of 11

Tokpela, an Exhibit about Hopi Indians, SITES

Box 5 of 11

To Color America

Box 5 of 11

The Intimate World of Alexander Calder

Box 5 of 11

The Cooper Union Legacy

Box 5 of 11

Homage to Niko Tinbergen

Box 5 of 11

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1990

Out-of-Cycle, 1990

Evaluation of Volcanoes

Box 5 of 11

Parlor to Politics

Box 5 of 11

Turning Over Old Leaves, Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Box 5 of 11

Chamber Music

Box 5 of 11

Crossroads, NMNH

Box 5 of 11

Symposium for Ryder

Box 5 of 11

Deinstallation of the Experimental Gallery

Box 5 of 11

Doghouse

Box 5 of 11

Competition, 1990

Freer Gallery Reinstallation Casework

Box 5 of 11

Court Arts of Indonesia

Box 5 of 11

IEI: A Collaborative Project, NZP and NMAH

Box 5 of 11

Palm Court Arcade

Box 5 of 11

The Great Victorian Exhibition

Box 5 of 11

Rehabilitation of Armed Forces Exhibits

Box 5 of 11

Southern Culture and the Emergence of Rock 'n' Roll Music

Box 5 of 11

Youth Interpreter Program

Box 5 of 11

Two Methods of Experiencing Land of Promise

Box 5 of 11

Land of Promise

Box 5 of 11

When Kings Speak: Art and the Discourse of Power in Islamic Art

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly

Box 6 of 11

Kangaroos, People and the Environment

Box 6 of 11

You Be the Judge

Box 6 of 11

Dubuffet

Box 6 of 11

Works

Box 6 of 11

Four Latin American Pioneers

Box 6 of 11

Rembrandt Peale

Box 6 of 11

Cecilia Beaux

Box 6 of 11

Columbian Exposition

Box 6 of 11

Jewelry of Albert Paley

Box 6 of 11

Chicano Art

Box 6 of 11

The Experimental Gallery

Box 6 of 11

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1990

Competition, 1990

Zoomuse

Box 6 of 11

Czech Architecture and Design

Box 6 of 11

Global Image - The Process of Mapping

Box 6 of 11

Donald Deskey

Box 6 of 11

NASM Information Center

Box 6 of 11

Principles of Flight

Box 6 of 11

Where Next, Columbus?

Box 6 of 11

Trust But Verify

Box 6 of 11

WWI in the Air

Box 6 of 11

Museum Support Center (MSC) Photo Exhibit

Box 6 of 11

Seeds of Change

Box 6 of 11

What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Box 6 of 11

Blacks in the US Congress

Box 6 of 11

The Perpetual Campaign

Box 6 of 11

Vietnam

Box 6 of 11

The Real McCoy

Box 6 of 11

The Java History Trail

Box 6 of 11

A Multicultural Portable Traveling Exhibit about the Smithsonian

Box 6 of 11

Anacostia Quincentennial Project

Box 6 of 11

Computer Workstations, NASM

Box 6 of 11

Biopark Initiative

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1991

Out-of-Cycle, 1991

Star Trek

Box 7 of 11

Experimental Gallery

Box 7 of 11

Marine Education/Conservation Center

Box 7 of 11

Gender Issues Action Group

Box 7 of 11

Musical History

Box 7 of 11

Journalistic Coverage, World War II

Box 7 of 11

Oceans

Box 7 of 11

Competition, 1991

Kangaroos, People and the Environment

Box 7 of 11

Saynday Was Coming Along, Drawings by Silverhorn

Box 7 of 11

Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington

Box 7 of 11

Coordinated Astronomy Exhibit, SAO

Box 7 of 11

Donald Deskey

Box 7 of 11

Maps: Ways to Read the World

Box 7 of 11

Romare Bearden

Box 7 of 11

The Art of Thomas Cole

Box 7 of 11

American Wicker

Box 7 of 11

Ashcan Artists

Box 7 of 11

World Columbian Exposition

Box 7 of 11

American Musical Theatre

Box 7 of 11

Collection of Dr. Fritz Daguillard

Box 7 of 11

Principles of Flight

Box 7 of 11

Vietnam

Box 7 of 11

Where Next, Columbus?

Box 7 of 11

The Great War in the Air

Box 7 of 11

When Kingship Descended from Heaven

Box 7 of 11

Ancient Japan

Box 7 of 11

Perpetual Campaign

Box 7 of 11

Japanese American Women

Box 7 of 11

Black Land Grant Colleges

Box 7 of 11

World's Fairs

Box 7 of 11

Metro Rail Comes to Anacostia

Box 7 of 11

You Make and Keep History (Anacostia Museum - AM)

Box 7 of 11

Powers and Resonances

Box 7 of 11

The Cold War

Box 7 of 11

Four Latin American Pioneers of Modernism

Box 7 of 11

Spiders

Box 7 of 11

Where Land Meets Sea

Box 7 of 11

Achieving the Nation's Capital

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Gallery of Art Competition

Box 7 of 11

Land of Promise

Box 7 of 11

Nikola Tesla

Box 7 of 11

Young Interpreters Program

Box 7 of 11

Revisions to Information Age

Box 7 of 11

Chesapeake Bay/Marine Hall

Box 7 of 11

Benedicte Wrensted

Box 7 of 11

Exhibition Interpretation, NZP

Box 7 of 11

Rhythm and Blues, Folklife

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

SPECIAL EXHIBITION FUND, 1992

Out-of-Cycle, 1992

Degenerate Art

Box 8 of 11

Whistler: Image and Icon

Box 8 of 11

Black Mosaic: The Changing Face of Black Life in Washington, D.C.

Box 8 of 11

Red, Hot and Blue

Box 8 of 11

Exhibiting Selves and Others

Box 8 of 11

Powers and Resonances

Box 8 of 11

Workers at the White House

Box 8 of 11

Myths, Monuments and Museums

Box 8 of 11

Maroon Culture in the Americas, Folklife

Box 8 of 11

Science in the Age of Columbus, SIL

Box 8 of 11

Competition, 1992

Eva Hesse

Box 8 of 11

Four Latin American Pioneers

Box 8 of 11

Jean Dubuffet

Box 8 of 11

The Presence of Absence

Box 8 of 11

Indus Valley

Box 8 of 11

Joined Colors

Box 8 of 11

1893 World's Fair

Box 8 of 11

Ashcan Artists

Box 8 of 11

American Daguerreotype

Box 8 of 11

Roy Decarava

Box 8 of 11

Watercolors of Edward Hopper

Box 8 of 11

Jacob Kainen

Box 8 of 11

Alexander Calder

Box 8 of 11

Red, Hot and Blue

Box 8 of 11

Cecilia Beaux

Box 8 of 11

Whistler

Box 8 of 11

James Vanderzee

Box 8 of 11

1846

Box 8 of 11

Exotic Illusions

Box 8 of 11

An Ocean Apart

Box 8 of 11

The Power of Maps

Box 8 of 11

Donald Deskey

Box 8 of 11

Smithsonian Achievements, Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

Box 8 of 11

Try This On

Box 8 of 11

Go Forth and Serve

Box 8 of 11

Case-in-Point

Box 8 of 11

Nikola Tesla

Box 8 of 11

Appomattox Courthouse Furniture

Box 8 of 11

Land of Promise

Box 8 of 11

American Encounters

Box 8 of 11

Ethnic Imagery

Box 8 of 11

Masterworks

Box 8 of 11

The Cold War

Box 8 of 11

Vietnam

Box 8 of 11

Soviet Space Exploration

Box 8 of 11

Where Next, Columbus

Box 8 of 11

Black Mosaic

Box 8 of 11

Tunnels

Box 8 of 11

Kangaroos

Box 8 of 11

Forest Stories on the Move

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Crossroads of the Continents

Box 9 of 11

Spiders

Box 9 of 11

How Things Fly

Box 9 of 11

The Rise of the Isthmus

Box 9 of 11

Java History Trail

Box 9 of 11

Public Education and Information, SAO

Box 9 of 11

Exhibition for Rural Organizations

Box 9 of 11

Young Interpreters' Program, NMAH

Box 9 of 11

GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING (GPOB)

Research and Scholars Center, 1992

Box 9 of 11

Research and Scholars Center - Programs

Box 9 of 11

Save Outdoor Sculpture!

Box 9 of 11

National Museum of American Art (NMAA) intern program

Box 9 of 11

NMAA public programs

Box 9 of 11

American ART NETwork

Box 9 of 11

Functional Space Use Study and Recommended Conceptual Plan, 1983

Box 9 of 11

Program Requirements and Spatial Analysis, 1986

Box 9 of 11

Selected documents, 1984, 1988-1989

Box 9 of 11

Current documents, 1991-1992

Box 9 of 11

Planning and Development Status Report for the Area Surrounding the GPOB, 1988

Box 9 of 11

GPOB Technical Potential and Limitations, Phase IV-A, 1991

Box 9 of 11

GPOB Technical Potential and Limitations, Phase IV-B, 1991

Box 9 of 11

General, 1984

Box 9 of 11

General, 1985

Box 9 of 11

General, 1986

Box 9 of 11

General, 1987

Box 9 of 11

General, 1988-1989

Box 9 of 11

General, 1990

Box 9 of 11

General, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

USSR PROJECT

Soviet/American delegations

Box 10 of 11

Invitations

Box 10 of 11

Drawings to be inserted in summary document

Box 10 of 11

Keens report

Box 10 of 11

Letter of intent between SI and Ministry of Culture, USSR, 1990

Box 10 of 11

Articles

Box 10 of 11

Gubenko proposal

Box 10 of 11

Budget

Box 10 of 11

US Information Agency (USIA)

Box 10 of 11

Andrea Harris

Box 10 of 11

Logistics

Box 10 of 11

Sturbridge logistics

Box 10 of 11

Other SI Russian projects

Box 10 of 11

Resumes

Box 10 of 11

Secretary's trip report, 1990

Box 10 of 11

Moscow report - Marc Pachter, 1990

Box 10 of 11

Correspondence

Box 10 of 11

Fundraising

Box 10 of 11

Travel expenses - USA/USSR Exhibition Planning Team

Box 10 of 11

Delegation ideas

Box 10 of 11

Delegations ideas - Suzdal

Box 10 of 11

Soviet delegation - Suzdal

Box 10 of 11

American delegation - Suzdal

Box 10 of 11

Suzdal meeting

Box 10 of 11

Flam report, 1989

Box 10 of 11

Plenary Session II (Russian), November 30, 1990 (2 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

Plenary Session III (Russian), December 1, 1990 (3 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

Audubon Room, November 29-30, 1990 (4 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

Audubon Room, December 1, 1990; South Room, November 29, 1990 (4 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

South Room, November 30-December 1, 1990 (4 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

Board Room, November 29-30, 1990 (4 audiocassettes)

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

Board Room, December 1, 1990; unlabelled tape (3 audiocassettes)

Box 11 of 11

Fundraising, 1989-1992

Box 11 of 11

Protocol on working groups

Box 11 of 11

US/USSR 20th Century Project

Box 11 of 11

US/USSR Planning meeting - Telegrams (Fax)

Box 11 of 11

US/USSR Planning Committee; Popov and Mikheeva visit, 1988-1989

Box 11 of 11

US/USSR Planning Committee, 1989

Box 11 of 11

Russian Panel

Box 11 of 11

Secretarial panel

Box 11 of 11

Telexs

Box 11 of 11

Miscellaneous materials

Box 11 of 11

'DEGENERATE ART:' THE FATE OF THE AVANT-GARDE IN NAZI GERMANY

Forum, 1991-1992

Box 11 of 11

General material (3 folders)

Box 11 of 11

Dinner, November 19, 1991 (2 audiocassettes)

Box 11 of 11

Architectural drawings

Box 11 of 11