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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-007

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities

Records, 1977-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities
Title: Records
Dates: 1977-1994
Quantity: 21.5 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 96-007
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The position of Assistant Secretary for Museums was created in February 1986, then renamed the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in fiscal year 1992, and became the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities in October 1994. Tom L. Freudenheim has served in the position since its inception in 1986. This accession consists of records that document the official functions and activities of the Office of the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities from 1982 to 1994, although the bulk of the records date from 1990 to 1993. They consist mostly of memoranda, correspondence, and reports generated both within and outside of the Institution which reflect the operations of bureaus and offices over which the Assistant Provost had oversight. The records also document Smithsonian-wide issues or initiatives that the Assistant Provost was involved with or had interest in. In addition, Freudenheim served as an ex officio board member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, and his tenure is documented in these records by correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.

Historical Note

The position of Assistant Secretary for Museums was created in February 1986, then renamed the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in fiscal year 1992, and became the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities in October 1994. Tom L. Freudenheim has served in the position since its inception in 1986.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the official functions and activities of the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities from 1982 to 1994, although the bulk of the records date from 1990 to 1993. They consist mostly of memoranda, correspondence, and reports generated both within and outside of the Smithsonian Institution which reflect the operations of bureaus and offices over which the Assistant Provost had oversight. The records also document Smithsonian-wide issues or initiatives that the Assistant Provost was involved with or had interest in. In addition, Freudenheim served as an ex officio board member of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, and his tenure is documented in these records by correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.

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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

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-007, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Attendance, 1992

Box 1 of 22

Austria, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 22

Accessibility, 1990-1993 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 22

Accessibility Study

Box 1 of 22

National Museum of African Art, 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 22

African American Institutional Project

Box 1 of 22

National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 22

National Museum of American Art (NMAA), 1993

Box 1 of 22

Box 2

NMAA, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 22

National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1993

Box 2 of 22

NMAH - Japan Project, 1992

Box 2 of 22

NMAH, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 22

National Postal Museum (NPM), 1991

Box 2 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 22

Box 3

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - Search Committee Meeting, November 5, 1993

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - NMAH Staff Responses

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - NMAH Staff Meeting, October 13, 1993

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - Search Suggestions

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - Candidates

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - Follow-up

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - Director Search, 1993-1994 - Recruit

Box 3 of 22

NMAH - National Postal Museum, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 22

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 1992-1993 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 22

Box 4

NMAI, 1990-1992 (6 folders)

Box 4 of 22

NMAI - Custom House

Box 4 of 22

American Studies, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 22

Anacostia Museum, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 22

Anacostia Museum - Steven Newsome, Candidate

Box 4 of 22

Architectural History and Historic Preservation, 1991-1993

Box 4 of 22

Archives of American Art (AAA), 1993

Box 4 of 22

Box 5

AAA, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 22

AAA - Barney Studio House, 1987-1992 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 22

Barnes Foundation, 1991

Box 5 of 22

A & I Building South Group, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 22

Capital Program Planning Board, 1993

Box 5 of 22

National Capital Planning Commission, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums (OASM) - Collection Acquisition Program, 1987-1991 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 22

Collecting Activities - NMAH (Negotiations), 1979-1982

Box 5 of 22

Collection Management Policy - NMAA

Box 5 of 22

Conservation Analytical Laboratory, 1993

Box 5 of 22

Congressional, 1992

Box 5 of 22

Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 22

Curatorial Advancement/Travel, 1988-1992

Box 5 of 22

Box 6

Design and Construction, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Development, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Office of Environmental Management and Safety, 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Equal Employment Opportunity, 1992

Box 6 of 22

Executive Resources Board, 1990

Box 6 of 22

Experimental Gallery, 1993

Box 6 of 22

Exhibit Process - General/Proposed

Box 6 of 22

Office of Exhibits Central (OEC), 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Facilities Services, 1992

Box 6 of 22

Office of Fellowships and Grants, 1991-1992

Box 6 of 22

Freer/Sackler, 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Sackler "Knowledge & Access Study," 1989

Box 6 of 22

Sackler Visiting Committee, 1985-1993

Box 6 of 22

Fundraising, 1992

Box 6 of 22

Office of General Counsel, 1988-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Office of Government Relations, 1993

Box 6 of 22

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 22

Box 7

Office of Horticulture, 1991

Box 7 of 22

Office of International Relations, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 22

International Council of Museums (ICOM), 1989-1993

Box 7 of 22

International Cultural Assistance Network, 1989-1993

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery - Austrian Armor, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery, 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery - "Degenerate Art" Forum, 1991

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery - "Degenerate Art," Peter Kovler Dinner, 1991

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery - "Degenerate Art"

Box 7 of 22

International Gallery - Galileo Exhibition, 1992

Box 7 of 22

International Exhibitions - Unit Responses

Box 7 of 22

Information Resources Management (IRM) Planning, 1993

Box 7 of 22

Israel, 1989-1992 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 22

Institute of the Americas, 1992

Box 7 of 22

Italy, 1989

Box 7 of 22

Joseph Henry Papers, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 22

Box 8

Latino Working Committee, 1988-1994

Box 8 of 22

Management Report, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 22

Monte Carlo, 1989

Box 8 of 22

GCA - Buckler Contract, 1988-1991 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 22

Office of Human Resources (OHR), 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 22

OHR - Senior Pay Determinations, 1991

Box 8 of 22

Office of Inspector General, 1990-1993 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 22

Office of Information Resource Management, 1989-1993 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 22

Assistant Secretary for Institutional Initiatives, 1993

Box 8 of 22

Office of Institutional Studies, 1990-1993

Box 8 of 22

Box 9

Maryland Institute, College of Art

Box 9 of 22

Material Culture Forum, 1993

Box 9 of 22

Memberships, 1992

Box 9 of 22

Museum Shops, 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 22

Museum Programs (OMP), 1990-1992 (3 folders)

Box 9 of 22

Museum Support Center (MSC), 1989-1992

Box 9 of 22

Smithsonian National Associates, 1991-1992

Box 9 of 22

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1990

Box 9 of 22

National Arts and Humanities Month, 1994

Box 9 of 22

National Gallery of Art, 1993-1994

Box 9 of 22

National Portrait Gallery (NPG), 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 9 of 22

NPG Commission

Box 9 of 22

NPG - Deaccessioning/Disposal

Box 9 of 22

National Postal Museum (NPM), 1993

Box 9 of 22

Box 10

NPM, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 22

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 10 of 22

(Old) General Post Office Building (GPOB), 1983-1993 (3 folders)

Box 10 of 22

Old Post Office - Legislation

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums (OASM), 1990-1991

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, 1993

Box 10 of 22

Office of Public Affairs, 1990-1992

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities, 1992-1993

Box 10 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science, 1991-1993

Box 10 of 22

Office of Plant Services, 1991

Box 10 of 22

Organizational Review, 1990-1992

Box 10 of 22

Box 11

Peru, 1989

Box 11 of 22

Poland, 1989

Box 11 of 22

Puerto Rico, 1989

Box 11 of 22

Product Development and Licensing, 1990

Box 11 of 22

Protection Services, 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Quad, 1989-1991 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Quincentenary/Institute of the Americas, 1990-1992 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Quincentenary, 1989-1992 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Research Policy Committee, 1993

Box 11 of 22

Reading Public Museum, 1993

Box 11 of 22

Regents - General, 1991-1992

Box 11 of 22

Office of the Registrar, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Renwick, 1990-1993

Box 11 of 22

Repatriation Issues, 1990

Box 11 of 22

Resume Received, 1991-1993

Box 11 of 22

Soviet Union, 1989-1991 (3 folders)

Box 11 of 22

Spain, 1989

Box 11 of 22

Sweden, 1989

Box 11 of 22

Switzerland, 1989

Box 11 of 22

SI Archives, 1990-1991

Box 11 of 22

SI Council, 1993

Box 11 of 22

Box 12

SI Council, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 22

SI Libraries, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 22

SI Press, 1990-1991

Box 12 of 22

SI Year, 1991-1993

Box 12 of 22

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 1991-1993 (3 folders)

Box 12 of 22

Smithsonian Magazine, 1990

Box 12 of 22

Smithsonian National Board, 1992

Box 12 of 22

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), 1992

Box 12 of 22

Special Exhibition Fund, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 22

The Smithsonian Associates, 1986-1993

Box 12 of 22

User Fee, 1990-1991

Box 12 of 22

Under Secretary, 1991-1993

Box 12 of 22

Reorganization (Under Secretary), 1991

Box 12 of 22

US Information Agency (USIA), 1989

Box 12 of 22

Visitors, 1993-1994

Box 12 of 22

White House Historical Association, 1989-1993

Box 12 of 22

World Arts Council, 1992

Box 12 of 22

National Zoological Park, 1989-1991 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 22

Box 13

Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), 1988

Box 13 of 22

Art Museum Association of America (AMAA), 1986-1987 (3 folders)

Box 13 of 22

Center for the Arts, 1992

Box 13 of 22

Center for International Exhibition, 1992

Box 13 of 22

College Art Association (CAA), 1990-1991

Box 13 of 22

Eldridge Street Project, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 22

Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas, 1992-1993

Box 13 of 22

Independent Curators Inc., 1991-1993 (2 folders)

Box 13 of 22

Institute of Museum Services, 1992

Box 13 of 22

T. L. Freudenheim's Personal Correspondence, 1986

Box 13 of 22

American Association of Museums (AAM), Accreditation - Master of Answers

Box 13 of 22

Box 14

AAM

Box 14 of 22

AAM, 1991

Box 14 of 22

San Luis Obispo, California, 1987

Box 14 of 22

AAM, 1986-1989 (2 folders)

Box 14 of 22

AAM Meeting Preliminary Program, 1994

Box 14 of 22

AAM, June 1987

Box 14 of 22

AAM, 1986

Box 14 of 22

AAM Volunteers, 1986

Box 14 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Correspondence, A-W, 1990 (18 folders)

Box 14 of 22

Box 15

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Correspondence, XYZ, 1990

Box 15 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Correspondence, A-Z, 1991 (17 folders)

Box 15 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Correspondence, A-Z, 1992 (18 folders)

Box 15 of 22

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Reading Files, January-August 1989 (8 folders)

Box 15 of 22

Box 16

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Reading Files, September 1989-March 1991 (19 folders)

Box 16 of 22

Box 17

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Reading Files, April 1991-October 1992 (19 folders)

Box 17 of 22

Box 18

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities - Reading Files, November-December, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 22

Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC), 1988 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 22

PADC - General Post Office (GPO) Study

Box 18 of 22

PADC, 1987-1988 (4 folders)

Box 18 of 22

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, 1987

Box 18 of 22

PADC, 1989-1991

Box 18 of 22

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, 1991

Box 18 of 22

PADC, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 22

Box 19

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, 1987

Box 19 of 22

PADC - Lansburgh's Summary of Development Proposals, 1987

Box 19 of 22

PADC, March 1987

Box 19 of 22

PADC, 1986-1987

Box 19 of 22

PADC - Events on the Avenue, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, June 18, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, April 16, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC, 1985-1986 (2 folders)

Box 19 of 22

Seventh Street Arts Walk, 1986

Box 19 of 22

PADC, 1985

Box 19 of 22

PADC, November-December, 1984

Box 19 of 22

Box 20

PADC, January-October 1984

Box 20 of 22

PADC, 1982-1983

Box 20 of 22

PADC - Annual Report, 1981

Box 20 of 22

Evening Star Building Development Proposal, 1981

Box 20 of 22

Pennsylvania Avenue Triangle Project, 1981

Box 20 of 22

Cadillac Fairview Annual Report, 1980

Box 20 of 22

PADC - Energy Guidelines

Box 20 of 22

101 Pennsylvania Avenue Development Proposal (Draft), 1980

Box 20 of 22

PADC - Annual Report, 1979

Box 20 of 22

Design Competition - Old Post Office Building, 1977

Box 20 of 22

PADC, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 20 of 22

PADC - Board of Directors Meeting, September 26, 1990

Box 20 of 22

PADC, 1989-1990 (4 folders)

Box 20 of 22

Box 21

PADC, 1989 (5 folders)

Box 21 of 22

PADC, 1991-1993 (8 folders)

Box 21 of 22

Box 22

PADC, 1991 (3 folders)

Box 22 of 22

PADC, 1988

Box 22 of 22

PADC - Annual Report, 1987

Box 22 of 22