Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs
Central Files, 1988-1991
This accession consists of the central files of the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA) for fiscal years 1990 and 1991, although some records date from 1988. They include correspondence and memoranda exchanged between the OEEMA director and staff and Smithsonian Institution (SI) management and bureaus, other government agencies, and private individuals regarding equal employment issues and personnel policies. Records also contain discrimination complaint files; SI audience and staff profiles; and OEEMA office staff work plans and position descriptions. Files also document to some extent the development of the concept of the African-American Museum project. In addition, records contain affirmative action employment plans and accomplishment reports submitted to OEEMA by different SI offices and bureaus; and EEO reports submitted by OEEMA to Congress and SI management.
Box 1 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Affirmative action programs
- Minorities -- Employment
- Personnel management
- African American museums
- Discrimination in employment
- Museums -- Employees
- Museums and minorities
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-047, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs, Central Files