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Accession 95-171,  Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities,  Records, circa 1990-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1990-1995
Quantity: 7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 95-171
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Claudine K. Brown came to the Smithsonian Institution in January 1990 as Project Director of the African-American Institutional Study. In the one-year appointment, she led a 22-member advisory board in the investigation of issues relating to the establishment of an African American presence on the Mall, and reported to the Office of the Assistant Director for Museums. Later she was named Director of the National African American Museum Project, a project which evolved from the advisory board's investigation. After Elaine Heumann Gurian left the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums in August 1990, Brown was named her acting successor. Between July and September 1991, she was formally appointed to her position, which was renamed Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, in FY 1992. In April 1995, Brown resigned from her positions as Director of the National African American Museum Project, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, and left the Smithsonian. The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years 1990 to 1995. Of particular interest are records relating to the Duke Ellington Museum Studies Program, a collaborative project between the Smithsonian Institution, Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy (I.M.S.A.), which provided hands-on experiences in many aspects of the museum profession, including museum registration, conservation, exhibition and interpretation. Documents include project summaries and evaluations; information about scholarships and grants; as well as general information on the Duke Ellington School, the Illinois Math and Science Academy, and the Smithsonian's Involvement with the project.

Historical Note

Claudine K. Brown came to the Smithsonian in January 1990 as Project Director of the African-American Institutional Study. In the one-year appointment, she led a 22-member advisory board in the investigation of issues relating to the establishment of an African American presence on the Mall, and reported to the Office of the Assistant Director for Museums. Later she was named Director of the National African American Museum Project, a project which evolved from the advisory board's investigation.

After Elaine Heumann Gurian left the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums in August 1990, Brown was named her acting successor. Between July and September 1991, she was formally appointed to her position, which was renamed Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, in FY 1992. In April 1995, Brown resigned from her positions as Director of the National African American Museum Project, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, and left the Smithsonian.

Descriptive Entry

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1995. Subject files were created for administrative manners; Smithsonian staff, bureaus and offices with which Brown was in contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. Also included is a correspondence file which covers the years 1990 to 1995.

Of particular interest are records relating to the Duke Ellington Museum Studies Program, a collaborative project between the Smithsonian Institution, Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, and the Illinois Math and Science Academy (I.M.S.A.), which provided hands-on experiences in many aspects of the museum profession, including museum registration, conservation, exhibition and interpretation. Documents include project summaries and evaluations; information about scholarships and grants; as well as general information on the Duke Ellington School, the Illinois Math and Science Academy, and the Smithsonian's Involvement with the project.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-171, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records

Container List

Box 1

Accessibility (6 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Administrative Service Center Space

Box 1 of 8

Adolescent Issues

Box 1 of 8

Africa Program

Box 1 of 8

Africa Hall

Box 1 of 8

African American Museum Association (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Agard, Nadema

Box 1 of 8

National Air and Space Museum (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

National Museum of American Art

Box 1 of 8

American Association of Museums

Box 1 of 8

American Film Institute

Box 1 of 8

American Public Radio

Box 1 of 8

American Visions

Box 1 of 8

National Museum of American History (3 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Anacostia (2 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Art Matters

Box 1 of 8

Arts and Industries Building (4 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Asian/Pacific Issues (3 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Atlanta History Center

Box 1 of 8

Barney Studio House

Box 1 of 8

Benin, Africa

Box 1 of 8

Books, Julie

Box 1 of 8

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Box 1 of 8

Center for Arts & Culture

Box 1 of 8

CHART - Collaborative for Humanities and Arts Teaching

Box 1 of 8

Chiaravalle, Paul

Box 1 of 8

CMED - Harvard Project Zero

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Cooper-Hewitt Museum (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Conversations in Museums

Box 2 of 8

Corcoran (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Congressional Correspondence

Box 2 of 8

Congressional Black Caucus

Box 2 of 8

Correspondence 1990-1995 (11 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Creative Concerns

Box 2 of 8

Cross Reference

Box 2 of 8

Cultural Diversity (4 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Curtis, Marvin

Box 2 of 8

Custom House

Box 2 of 8

Decision Brief

Box 2 of 8

Decolonizing Anthropology/M. Blakey

Box 2 of 8

Disney (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Dixler, Debby

Box 3 of 8

Frederick Douglass

Box 3 of 8

Education (5 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Enola Gay (Enola Gay)

Box 3 of 8

ERB - Contracting & Property Manager Position

Box 3 of 8

Ethnic Imagery (3 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Exhibition Master Calendar

Box 3 of 8

Exhibits Central (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Focus Group - Education

Box 3 of 8

Experimental Gallery Evaluation

Box 3 of 8

Focus Groups

Box 3 of 8

GAO (Government Accountability Office)

Box 3 of 8

Gardner, Howard/Human Intelligences

Box 3 of 8

Getty (7 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Issues III Advisory Committee

Box 3 of 8

Fair Search

Box 3 of 8

Joseph Henry Papers

Box 3 of 8

Hampton University

Box 3 of 8

Historic Hudson Valley (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Home Care

Box 3 of 8

Human Origin Variation - Natural History

Box 3 of 8

Institute of Americas/Americas Endeavor/Quincentenary (folders 1-5 of 5)

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Institute of Americas/Americas Endeavor/ Quincentenary (folders 6-8 of 8)

Box 4 of 8

Institutional Studies (4 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Inter-University Program

Box 4 of 8

International Museum Services

Box 4 of 8

Japanese American National Museum (5 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Jewish Museum

Box 4 of 8

John Kinard Memorial

Box 4 of 8

Kiosk

Box 4 of 8

Latino Issues (3 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Lift Every Voice - P. Robeson

Box 4 of 8

Malcolm X (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Map Assessment/Alexandria Black History Resource Center

Box 4 of 8

Middle Passage Replica Project

Box 4 of 8

Multiculturalism

Box 4 of 8

Museo de Arts de Ponce (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Museum Education Roundtable

Box 4 of 8

Museum Education Consortium

Box 4 of 8

Museum Practitioner Seminar

Box 4 of 8

Museum Programs (5 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Museum as a Resource Project/Wiener

Box 5 of 8

Museum School/Stacy Miller

Box 5 of 8

Museum of the American Indian By-laws

Box 5 of 8

Museums & Early Learners

Box 5 of 8

National Archives and Records Administration

Box 5 of 8

National Art Education Association (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

National Black Scuba Divers

Box 5 of 8

National Civil War Museum

Box 5 of 8

National Endowment of the Arts (3 folders)

Box 5 of 8

National Endowment for the Humanities

Box 5 of 8

National Museum American Indian

Box 5 of 8

National Park Service (4 folders)

Box 5 of 8

National Training Center for Minority Museums

Box 5 of 8

National Portrait Gallery

Box 5 of 8

National Museum of Natural History

Box 5 of 8

National Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, and Archives of American Art - Program Requirement

Box 5 of 8

Norwich Community Development Corporation

Box 5 of 8

Okinawa

Box 5 of 8

Parisier, David (Edward and Gordon Company, Inc.)

Box 5 of 8

Penceal, Stephanie (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

People, Places & Design Research

Box 5 of 8

Presentations - Claudine K. Brown

Box 5 of 8

Recycle Project

Box 5 of 8

Registrar (4 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Remer, Abby

Box 5 of 8

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Box 5 of 8

Segregation & The Involvement of Museum

Box 5 of 8

Shanks, Barbara

Box 5 of 8

SI Future/Commission Report

Box 5 of 8

SITES (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service)

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian African American Association (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

South Africa

Box 5 of 8

Space (5 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Storage for Art Museums

Box 5 of 8

Storage Space at 1111 North Capitol Street

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Suitland Collection Center Master Plan

Box 6 of 8

Thayer, Dana

Box 6 of 8

University of California

Box 6 of 8

University of Namibia

Box 6 of 8

US Air Arena

Box 6 of 8

USIA Multi- Regional Project

Box 6 of 8

Weeksville

Box 6 of 8

WGBH - Meeting at the Schomburg Center

Box 6 of 8

Whydah Pirate Complex

Box 6 of 8

American Association of Museums Board Meeting

Box 6 of 8

American Association of Museums, Fort Worth

Box 6 of 8

African American Documentation/North Carolina

Box 6 of 8

African American Art/Tampa, FL

Box 6 of 8

Apex Museum/Atlanta, GA

Box 6 of 8

Arts for a Complete Education

Box 6 of 8

Arts Culture and Community Conference

Box 6 of 8

Association of Art Museum Directors/New Orleans, LA

Box 6 of 8

Association of Youth Museums

Box 6 of 8

Atlanta History Center

Box 6 of 8

Baltimore' Museum of Art

Box 6 of 8

Bay State Historical League, Mass

Box 6 of 8

Boston Museum of Fine Arts (4 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Brooklyn Museum

Box 6 of 8

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Box 6 of 8

Carnegie Museum

Box 6 of 8

Children's Museum/Cleveland, OH

Box 6 of 8

Contemporary Arts Museum

Box 6 of 8

Council on Foundations/New York

Box 6 of 8

Cultural Diversity: Ethnic-Specific vs. Mainstream/Los Angeles

Box 6 of 8

Cultural Diversity Awareness Week/Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA

Box 6 of 8

Duke PU-John Hope Franklin/NC

Box 6 of 8

Excellence and Equity and your Museum/TAM, Austin, TX

Box 6 of 8

Face of the Gods/San Francisco

Box 6 of 8

Florida Education Fund

Box 6 of 8

Florida Arts Education Summit

Box 6 of 8

Gibbes Museum of Art, South Carolina

Box 6 of 8

Walter and Elise Haas Fund/Sievers

Box 6 of 8

Huntington Museum of Art

Box 6 of 8

JFK- School of Liberal Arts/CA

Box 6 of 8

Lowell Conference on Women's History/Lowell, MA

Box 6 of 8

Middleton Place/South Carolina

Box 6 of 8

Multiculturalism and American History Panelist/Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Box 6 of 8

Museum Education Consortium/Detroit, MI

Box 6 of 8

Nathan Cummings/NY (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

National Art Education Association

Box 6 of 8

National Park Service (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

National Park Foundation

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

National Council for Black Studies, Accra, Ghana (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Public Patron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Box 7 of 8

ODUN DE - San Francisco

Box 7 of 8

Phelps Stokes Fund, DC

Box 7 of 8

Ohio Arts Council (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

W. E. B. DuBois Institute/Paris, France

Box 7 of 8

Western Museum Conference/ Hawaii

Box 7 of 8

Washington Urban League

Box 7 of 8

Whitney Young Memorial /Washington Urban League

Box 7 of 8

Women in the Academy/MIT, Massachusetts

Box 7 of 8

George Washington University, Museum Education Project (2 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Art/Science Curriculum

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Pilot Team Materials

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Curriculum Project

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Claudine Brown

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Fund

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Augmented Personnel Committee

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Kwasi Holman

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Illinois Project Log

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - African-American Curriculum

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Revised Coca-Cola Proposal

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Meeting, January 1994

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - SICD Report

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Reports

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Museum Studies Proposal for Computer Network

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Longitudinal Study of American Youth

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Illinois mathematics and Science Academy

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Board Meetings/Announcements

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Museum Studies

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Art/Science Curriculum

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Standards of Significant Learning

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Integrated Curriculum Development Project Annual Report, 1991-1992

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Museum Studies Report

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - Fulbright

Box 7 of 8

Duke Ellington - General

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Duke Ellington - Museum Studies (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - ICDP Curriculum Development Retreat, March 11-13, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - Planning Task Force

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - Budget

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - Action Laboratory

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - Integrated Learning System (Illinois mathematics and Science Academy) (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - The Duke Ellington School of Fine Arts and The Ellington Fund Draft Assessment Report

Box 8 of 8

Duke Ellington - Visual Arts/Chemistry Module

Box 8 of 8