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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-086

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs

Records, 1988-1993

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs
Title: Records
Dates: 1988-1993
Quantity: 3.18 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 blueprint storage box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 96-086
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the Smithsonian Institution observance of the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the subsequent encounter among Europeans, Africans and the indigenous peoples of the the Americas. Through programs of exhibitions, scholarly and public symposia, publications, educational programs, traveling exhibitions, radio and television, the commemoration focus included the cultural, historical and scientific implications of the western hemispheric encounter. The majority of the records in this accession pertain to the idea of making Smithsonian's Quincentenary commemoration a basis for establishing a permanent institute for emphasizing the history and cultures of the Americas. Included are posters of an illustration by Bryan Leister, a banner, and artwork and paste-up material for brochures and newsletter, correspondence, proposals for establishing Institute of the Americas, budget justifications for the project, brochures, and copies of a newletter "Quincentenial of the Discovery of America: Encounter of Two Worlds."

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This accession consists of materials that document the Smithsonian Institution observance of the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the subsequent encounter among Europeans, Africans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Through programs of exhibitions, scholarly and public symposia, publications, educational programs, traveling exhibitions, radio and television, the commemoration focus included the cultural, historical and scientific implications of the western hemispheric encounter. The majority of the records in this accession pertain to the idea of making Smithsonian's Quincentenary commemoration a basis for establishing a permanent institute for emphasizing the history and cultures of the Americas. Included are posters of an illustration by Bryan Leister, a banner, art work for brochures and newsletters, correspondence, proposals for establishing the Institute of the Americas, budget justifications for the project, brochures, and copies of a newsletter Quincentennial of the Discovery of America: Encounter of Two Worlds.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-086, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Quincentenary Programs, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Staffing Office Responsibilities

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Advisory Board, Institute of the Americas

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Planning Meeting, February 23, 1990

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Proposal Drafts, 1990

Box 1 of 4

Columbus Quincentenary Programs at the Smithsonian

Box 1 of 4

"Where Next, Columbus?" (Exhibition draft)

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Meeting Minutes, Agenda, Memoranda, Correspondence, and Proposals (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Memoranda, Correspondence, Transition Briefing Material for Under Secretary Constance Berry Newman, and Budget Justifications, 1986-1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Proposals and Comments, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Ideas, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Scope of Work, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: External Agencies, 1990

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Internal Agencies, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Alicia Marcia Ganzalez, "Institute of the Americas, Draft," February 7, 1989

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: June 11, 1992 Meeting

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas Advisory Board meetings, 1990 and 1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Minutes, Agenda, Drafts of Proposals, Advisory Committee Names, Notes, Memoranda, and Correspondence, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Organizational Charts, Minutes, Proposal Drafts, and Correspondence, 1989-1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and Quincentenary Activities: Minutes, Memoranda, Agenda, and Correspondence, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Plans and Funding, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Lawrence Berlin, "Institute of the Americas: Project" (draft), March 23, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Call for Plans, FY 1993-FY 1998

Box 1 of 4

Correspondence with Secretary Adams, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Justification

Box 1 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Correspondence, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Institute of the Americas: Fort Apache Band with Milton Cardona - Budget Proposal, December 3, 1991

Box 2 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Drafts of Proposals, Discussion Papers, and Memoranda, 1992

Box 2 of 4

Quincentenary Advisory Committee: Agenda, Minutes, and Correspondence, 1991

Box 2 of 4

Quincentenary Report to the Regents, August 22, 1992

Box 2 of 4

Trust, FY 1993

Box 2 of 4

Budget Information, FY 1993

Box 2 of 4

Quincentenary Allotment, FY 1991

Box 2 of 4

General: Sponsored Projects and Quincentenary Priorities, 1988-1992

Box 2 of 4

Copies of Responses to the Hearings [of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies], 1990

Box 2 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Correspondence and Proposal Drafts, 1990

Box 2 of 4

Symposium of the Americas: Proposals, Justification, and Correspondence, 1989-1992 Institute of the Americas: Biographical Information for Alicia Maria Gonzalez, 1993/1994 Budget for International Center, Discussion Point for Adams, 1989-1990

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Institute of the Americas: Space and Budget Justification, 1989-1991

Box 2 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Proposal Drafts, Committee Minutes, List of Nominations for Board, and Correspondence, 1989-1992

Box 2 of 4

Institute of the Americas: Transcription, Drafts, Smithsonian Quincentenary Council of the Americas, and Correspondence, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 4

Quincentennial of the Discovery of America: Encounter of Two Worlds (Newsletter)

Box 2 of 4

Advisory Board List for Institute of the Americas

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

"An Eclosion," Illustration by Bryan Leister, 1991 (2 posters)

Box 3 of 4

"Columbus Quincentenary: Discovery, An Ongoing Voyage, 1492-1992," Banner by Graphics Ink Design Studio, St. Augustine, Florida, 1991

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Box 4

Art Work and Photographs for Publications

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Photographs

Box 4 of 4

Posters

Box 4 of 4

Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia

Box 4 of 4
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Art Work for Publications

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