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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-147

National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture

Program Records, circa 1983-1992 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Title: Program Records
Dates: circa 1983-1992 and undated
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-147
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History, Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History (PAAH), 1989-1992, and the Program in Black American Culture (PBAC), 1983-1989. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director of PBAC, 1983-1988; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director of PBAC, 1988-1989, and Director of PAAC, 1992- ; John P. Archambeault, Program Assistant; and Gwendolyn Robinson, Director of PAAH, 1989-1992. Records also consist of information on exhibitions, such as "Black American Music" and "Field to Factory;" minutes of meetings; information on African American folklore, music, and culture; budget files; annual reports; and articles on present and past African American related events.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the administrative activities of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating back to when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History (PAAH), 1989-1992, and the Program in Black American Culture (PBAC), 1983-1989. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director of PBAC, 1983-1988; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director of PBAC, 1988-1989, and Director of PAAC, 1992- ; John P. Archambeault, Program Assistant; and Gwendolyn Robinson, Director of PAAH, 1989-1992. Records also consist of information on exhibitions, such as Black American Music and Field to Factory; minutes of meetings; information on African American folklore, music, and culture; budget files; annual reports; and articles on present and past African American related events.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-147, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Appalachia: John Henry Memorial Foundation

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Black American Music Exhibition, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 3

Cleveland, James, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Cook, Will Marion, 1984

Box 1 of 3

Fundraising, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 3

D.C. Summer Youth, 1985

Box 1 of 3

Dyson, Jeri Anice, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Education Outreach Program, 1982-1988

Box 1 of 3

Exhibition on American Music, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Management Committee Meeting, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 3

Festivals, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Field to Factory Exhibition, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Folklore in Southwest Louisiana, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Folklife Advisory Council, 1984-1987

Box 1 of 3

Hispanic Program, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Kwanzaa Celebration, 1988

Box 1 of 3

"Mississippi Burning" Script, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Music in America, 1986

Box 1 of 3

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Opening, Wilberforce, Ohio, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Nederlander Productions, 1982

Box 1 of 3

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB), 1982

Box 1 of 3

Program in Black American Culture (PBAC)

Box 1 of 3

Proposals, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Rastafarians, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Richards, Yevette, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 3

Rubman, Kerri, 1983-1987

Box 1 of 3

Southern Tenant Farmers Union, 1985

Box 1 of 3

Stuckey, P. Sterling, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Tape Release Agreements

Box 1 of 3

Traylor, Eleanor W., 1986

Box 1 of 3

Volunteer Requests, 1985-1989

Box 1 of 3

Jazz Information, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Birmingham Jazz Hall of Fame, 1988

Box 1 of 3

Jazz in the Palm Court Series, 1985

Box 1 of 3

Jones, Bessie

Box 1 of 3

Kentucky Fried Chicken/Gospel Music Competition, 1983

Box 1 of 3

Labor Culture, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Lee, Nathan Cousar, 1987

Box 1 of 3

Living BluesLetter, 1983

Box 1 of 3

Los Papines

Box 1 of 3

Major Anniversaries in Black American Culture and Music, 1985

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

March on Washington, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Martin, Sallie

Box 2 of 3

Martin, Sallie: Video Information, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Media, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Minstrelsy, Authorities on

Box 2 of 3

Mississippi: Research and Contacts, 1982

Box 2 of 3

Money for Women

Box 2 of 3

Music Educators, 1987

Box 2 of 3

Music (miscellaneous)

Box 2 of 3

Mississippi Blues Festival, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 3

National Public Radio, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian "News Release," 1986-1987

Box 2 of 3

Jones, Pearl Williams, 1985

Box 2 of 3

Pearson, Family History Reunion

Box 2 of 3

Puckrein, Gary, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Reagon, Bernice Johnson: Program in Black American Culture Special Account, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Columbus Quincentenary Conference, 1987

Box 2 of 3

Rodel Studios, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Reggae Music, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Resident Associates Program, 1987

Box 2 of 3

Requiem for Brother Martin, 1985

Box 2 of 3

Freeman, Roland: Photography - Cultural History Analysis, 1980

Box 2 of 3

Search Committee for Museum Curator, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Women's Council, 1987

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution: Women's Issues and Programs, 1983

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Year - Program in Black American Culture: Annual Report for 1985

Box 2 of 3

James Smithson Society, 1985

Box 2 of 3

In the Spirit of Sojourner, 1984

Box 2 of 3

NMAH Space Requests, 1984-1985

Box 2 of 3

Minutes of Staff Meetings, etc., 1985-1988

Box 2 of 3

Accounting Codes, 1986

Box 2 of 3

African Diaspora

Box 2 of 3

Agreement to License Usage

Box 2 of 3

Archives Lists: PBAC General

Box 2 of 3

Program in Black American Culture: Mission Statement and Summary

Box 2 of 3

Brooklyn (New York) Children's Museum

Box 2 of 3

Conferences, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Afro-American Aesthetics Conference, 1990

Box 2 of 3

Emergency Salary Payments, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Executive Stationary Products (ESP)

Box 2 of 3

Exhibition Events/Literature, 1983-1987

Box 2 of 3

Explore Your Heritage Brochure, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence/Memoranda, February 1989

Box 2 of 3

Gospel Music, 1987

Box 2 of 3

The Henley Park Hotel

Box 2 of 3

Identification Information, 1986-1989

Box 2 of 3

Internships, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence/Memoranda, January 1989

Box 2 of 3

Interns

Box 2 of 3

Jazz Competition, 1989

Box 2 of 3

PAAC - Jazz Issues, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Mailing Lists

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence/Memoranda, March 1989

Box 2 of 3

American Indian Initiative Meeting, 1984

Box 2 of 3

Omna Media Caribbean Ltd., 1990

Box 2 of 3

Program in Black American Culture: Director Search, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Information on Black Performers, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 3

Program, May 7 - Mailing, Registration, and Reception Lists

Box 2 of 3

Columbus Quincentenary Itinerary, 1989

Box 2 of 3

"Race and Revolution: African Americans, 1770-1830," 1987

Box 2 of 3

Sharing Cultural Connections: Odadaa!

Box 2 of 3

The Soul Stirrers

Box 2 of 3

Ramsey, Sheila - SR Associates

Box 2 of 3

Correspondence, 1989

Box 2 of 3

African Diaspora in Europe - Bibliography

Box 2 of 3

Blues Notebook

Box 2 of 3

Conferences, 1991

Box 2 of 3

Culture/Art

Box 2 of 3

Cultural Diversity - General Information, 1991-1992

Box 2 of 3

Exploring African American Heritage at the Smithsonian

Box 2 of 3

African American Fashions

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

General Information - Articles

Box 3 of 3

Hispanic Art Articles, 1988

Box 3 of 3

Howard University: Arts Partnership, 1989-1991

Box 3 of 3

Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy and The Music

Box 3 of 3

Media List/Outreach

Box 3 of 3

Museum and Communities, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 3

Museum Essays, 1989

Box 3 of 3

NMAH/New School Jazz Program Proposal

Box 3 of 3

PAAC Photographers

Box 3 of 3

Program Schedules and Information

Box 3 of 3

Roberson Designs

Box 3 of 3

Schomburg: Scholars-in-Residence Program, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 3

Duke Ellington Proposal (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service), 1991

Box 3 of 3

Spirituals Program, 1983

Box 3 of 3

Timelines

Box 3 of 3

Duke Ellington

Box 3 of 3

Reagon, Bernice Johnson

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1989

Box 3 of 3

Pertillar, Lisa Ann

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Correspondence, January-December 1988 (12 folders)

Box 3 of 3

Afro-American Heritage Museum Establishment, 1989

Box 3 of 3

American Folk Music and Folklore Recordings, 1985

Box 3 of 3

The American Music History Project, 1961

Box 3 of 3

Black Migration and the American City

Box 3 of 3

Civil Rights Documentation Project

Box 3 of 3

Conference on Music in America

Box 3 of 3

"Easy Land: Death, Afro-American Style"

Box 3 of 3

Genesis II Museum

Box 3 of 3

Minutes of Meeting: Public Programs Network, 1989

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Exhibition: Out of Africa - From West African Kingdoms to Colonization, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Box 3 of 3

Pinacoteca Virreinal de San Diego

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Tape Logs: "Of Songs, Peace, and Struggle" (1991)

Box 3 of 3

VRCM Transcripts

Box 3 of 3

NMAH African American Historical Materials

Box 3 of 3