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Accession 94-110,  Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities,  Records, 1989-1993

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: 1989-1993
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 94-110
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Claudine K. Brown came to the Smithsonian on January 15, 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 related to the establishment of an African-American presence on the Mall, and reported to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. Brown was formerly Assistant Director for Government and Community Relations at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City. 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 the position, which was renamed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in FY 1992. The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1992, although some files were created in 1989 while she was still at the Brooklyn Museum, and some extend into 1993. Subject files were created for administrative matters; Smithsonian staff, bureaus, and offices with which Brown had contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. The records also contain a limited correspondence file from 1991 to 1992.

Historical Note

Claudine K. Brown came to the Smithsonian Institution (SI) on January 15, 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 related to the establishment of an African American presence on the Mall and reported to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. Brown was formerly Assistant Director for Government and Community Relations at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City.

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 the position, which was renamed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in FY 1992.

Descriptive Entry

The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1992, although some files were created in 1989 while she was still at the Brooklyn Museum and some extend into 1993. Subject files were created for administrative matters; Smithsonian staff, bureaus, and offices with which Brown had contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. The records also contain a limited correspondence file from 1991 to 1992.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-110, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records

Container List

Box 1

Cultural Diversity in Africa and Its Diaspora, 1991

Box 1 of 5

AIDS

Box 1 of 5

Air and Space

Box 1 of 5

Akbar Ali, 1992

Box 1 of 5

Alaska - Darkened Waters

Box 1 of 5

First Amendment Issues, 1992

Box 1 of 5

American Art Study Center - Proposed

Box 1 of 5

American Association of Museums (AAM), 1991 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

AAM Annual Meeting, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

AAM Governance Working Group, 1993

Box 1 of 5

AAM, 1992

Box 1 of 5

American Association of Museums

Box 1 of 5

American Association of Museums, 1993

Box 1 of 5

AAM National Program Committee

Box 1 of 5

American Association of Museums, 1990

Box 1 of 5

American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)

Box 1 of 5

African American Publications

Box 1 of 5

Nubian Artifacts

Box 1 of 5

American Festival in Japan, 1992

Box 1 of 5

American Indian Committee, 1991

Box 1 of 5

American Indian Committees

Box 1 of 5

African American Resources Brochure

Box 1 of 5

African American Scholars and Administration, 1992

Box 1 of 5

African American Scholars

Box 1 of 5

African American Studies Round Table

Box 1 of 5

African Connection

Box 1 of 5

African Travel

Box 1 of 5

Afro History

Box 1 of 5

Anacostia Museum

Box 1 of 5

Anacostia Disposition

Box 1 of 5

APEX - African American Panoramic Experience

Box 1 of 5

Archives of American Art

Box 1 of 5

Arena Players

Box 1 of 5

Art Education

Box 1 of 5

Art Matters Inc., 1992

Box 1 of 5

Art Matters Inc. (3 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, A-C, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, D-F, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, G-J, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, K-N, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, O-R, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, S-V, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

Correspondence, W-Z, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 5

AAM Spring Legislative Conference Reception, 1991

Box 1 of 5

AASLH/NMAH (National Museum of American History) Common Agenda

Box 1 of 5

Access African International Inc.

Box 1 of 5

Advisory Council on Education

Box 1 of 5

Affirmative Action

Box 1 of 5

Africa, 1990

Box 1 of 5

African/African American Diaspora

Box 1 of 5

African American Museums Association (AAMA), 1992

Box 1 of 5

African American Focus Group, 1992

Box 1 of 5

African American Human Remains

Box 1 of 5

African American and Latino Museums Symposium

Box 1 of 5

AAM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992

Box 1 of 5

AAM Chicago

Box 1 of 5

AAMA Conference, 1990

Box 1 of 5

AAM Institutional Study

Box 1 of 5

African American Media, 1992

Box 1 of 5

African American Media Advisory Committee, 1992

Box 1 of 5

African American Museums

Box 1 of 5

African American Museums Association (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Afro-American Music

Box 2 of 5

African American Performing Arts, 1992

Box 2 of 5

African American Programs

Box 2 of 5

African American Programs - SI 1990

Box 2 of 5

African American Programs - SI 1989

Box 2 of 5

Art Matters Inc.

Box 2 of 5

Art Matters - AMI/NTVA Board, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Art Pride, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Art Table Inc., 1991

Box 2 of 5

Art Table

Box 2 of 5

Art Table Inc., 1990

Box 2 of 5

Art Table Inc., 1989

Box 2 of 5

Audit Deficiency

Box 2 of 5

United States Information Agency (USIA) American Participant Program/Claudine Brown

Box 2 of 5

Association of American Cultures

Box 2 of 5

Association of Science and Technology Centers

Box 2 of 5

Australia, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Australia, October 1991

Box 2 of 5

Australia BIS Shrapnel, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet (Kathy Tevyaw)

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet College, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet (Karen Jarmon), 1992

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet (Henry Joyce)

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet (Ruth Muller)

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet (Cindy Johnson)

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet College of Education

Box 2 of 5

Bankstreet Board Meeting, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Basic Ethical Principles for Trustees of Museums

Box 2 of 5

Black History Month

Box 2 of 5

Black Memorabilia

Box 2 of 5

Black Women Artist

Box 2 of 5

Black Male Organizations

Box 2 of 5

Black Photographers Bear Witness: 100 Years of Social Protest

Box 2 of 5

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1992

Box 2 of 5

Boston Museum of Fine Arts (3 folders)

Box 2 of 5

Calendar of Exhibitions

Box 2 of 5

Cardis Collins Report

Box 2 of 5

Career Opportunities - External

Box 2 of 5

Career Opportunities - Internal

Box 2 of 5

The Center for African Art

Box 2 of 5

Charles Sumner School

Box 2 of 5

Chicago Historical Society

Box 2 of 5

Chicago Historical Society (Kimberly Kelly)

Box 2 of 5

Child Welfare League of America Annual Report, 1991

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Children's Museum of the Arts

Box 3 of 5

City History, 1992

Box 3 of 5

City History Museums Newsletter

Box 3 of 5

Collections Information Systems Management Committee, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Collections Management

Box 3 of 5

Advisory Committee - Boston

Box 3 of 5

Brazil

Box 3 of 5

The Bronx Museum

Box 3 of 5

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Box 3 of 5

Brooklyn Law School

Box 3 of 5

Brown, Claudine K.

Box 3 of 5

Building Partnerships: Museums and Their Communities

Box 3 of 5

Conferences, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Congressional Correspondence - Outgoing

Box 3 of 5

Consultant Contracts

Box 3 of 5

Construction

Box 3 of 5

Coopers & Lyrand, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Corcoran Gallery

Box 3 of 5

Correspondence

Box 3 of 5

Crawford, Evelyn

Box 3 of 5

Creative Concerns

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Education Committee

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Equity Task Force

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Pluralism Focus Group

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Programs, Washington, DC

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Transition Task Force

Box 3 of 5

Curatorial Advancement

Box 3 of 5

Cultural Arts, Washington, DC

Box 3 of 5

Curatorial Review

Box 3 of 5

Development Board

Box 3 of 5

Development Plan, 1991

Box 3 of 5

Diasporan Studies, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Disaster Preparedness

Box 3 of 5

DC Board of Education

Box 3 of 5

DC Art/Works

Box 3 of 5

The Discovery Museum: Connecticut's Adventure in Art and Science (Quilting)

Box 3 of 5

K. C. Dalton - Black in Western Art

Box 3 of 5

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Box 3 of 5

Jim Dodd

Box 3 of 5

Educational Outreach Fund

Box 3 of 5

Eisenhower Math and Science National Conference, 1992

Box 3 of 5

Elaine

Box 3 of 5

Ethnic Symbols

Box 3 of 5

ETS - Sensitivity Review Process

Box 3 of 5

Evaluations

Box 3 of 5

National Art Educators Association

Box 3 of 5

National Arts Stabilization Fund

Box 3 of 5

National Capital Planning Commission

Box 3 of 5

National Conference Artists, 1992

Box 3 of 5

National Demo Lab

Box 3 of 5

National Demo Lab Blue Binder

Box 3 of 5

National Demo Lab, 1991

Box 3 of 5

National Endowment for the Arts

Box 3 of 5

National Gallery

Box 3 of 5

National Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 5

National Museum of Natural History

Box 3 of 5

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Campaign Corp. Fundraising/Ad Hoc Committee

Box 3 of 5

NMAI

Box 3 of 5

The National Training Center for Afro-American Museum Professionals Act

Box 3 of 5

Native American

Box 3 of 5

Native American Projects

Box 3 of 5

National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), 1992

Box 3 of 5

Negro Burial Ground

Box 3 of 5

New York City Arts Coalition

Box 3 of 5

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) African-American Project, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

New York Times Magazine, Food Allergies

Box 4 of 5

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums (OASM)

Box 4 of 5

OASM Personnel

Box 4 of 5

OASM Policy Memos

Box 4 of 5

OASM Memos, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Office of Design and Construction (ODC), 1991

Box 4 of 5

Office of Environmental Awareness

Box 4 of 5

Office of Equal Opportunities

Box 4 of 5

Property Pass Authorization, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Office of Facilities Services Group

Box 4 of 5

Office of Human Resources

Box 4 of 5

OMNA Media Caribbean Ltd.

Box 4 of 5

Outside Employment

Box 4 of 5

The Parrish Art Museum, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Parrish Art Museum

Box 4 of 5

Photography Sesquicentennial Project Conference, Bucks County Community College, June 7-10, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Pindell, Howardena

Box 4 of 5

Planning Advisory Committee

Box 4 of 5

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Appropriations Memos, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Planning Retreat, May 1992

Box 4 of 5

Potential College Program

Box 4 of 5

Pratt, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Proposal Development Workshop, 1990

Box 4 of 5

Procurement Contracts

Box 4 of 5

Profile of Black Museums - Survey Commissioned by AAMA

Box 4 of 5

Program Analyst GS9

Box 4 of 5

Program in African American Culture, NMAH, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Public Affairs - Advisory Committee

Box 4 of 5

Public Affairs - Educational Outreach Committee

Box 4 of 5

Public Art, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Public Information - Press Releases and Articles

Box 4 of 5

Quilt, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Quincentenary Funding, 1993

Box 4 of 5

Quincentenary, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM), 1992

Box 4 of 5

QEM (2 folders)

Box 4 of 5

Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Fund

Box 4 of 5

Reagon, Bernice

Box 4 of 5

Regents Audit and Review Committee, October 1, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Regents Fellowship, 1991

Box 4 of 5

QEM Conference, March 1992

Box 4 of 5

Repatriation, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Resident Associate Program (RAP)

Box 4 of 5

Roberson Research Project African American

Box 4 of 5

Safe Neighborhoods Plan

Box 4 of 5

Sauer, Peter

Box 4 of 5

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Science

Box 4 of 5

Science Learning Inc., 1992

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Institution (SI) at Spelman

Box 4 of 5

SI Council Meeting

Box 4 of 5

SI Council, October 25-26, 1991

Box 4 of 5

SI Council Committee on Cultural Diversity

Box 4 of 5

SI Council Membership

Box 4 of 5

SI Design Issues

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Institution Press (SIP) Educational Publishing Division/Viola, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Storage Space - General

Box 4 of 5

Stewart, Jeffery

Box 4 of 5

State Museum in Albany

Box 4 of 5

Stann, Jeff

Box 4 of 5

Sponsored Projects, 1992

Box 4 of 5

Spelman Seminar

Box 4 of 5

Special Exhibition Fund

Box 4 of 5

Space Planning

Box 4 of 5

Society for Photo Education Conference, March 21-24, 1991

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Press

Box 4 of 5

Smithsonian Institution Council

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Smithsonian Institution Council

Box 5 of 5

Smithsonian Correspondence

Box 5 of 5

South Africa

Box 5 of 5

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

Box 5 of 5

SITES, 1991

Box 5 of 5

Smithsonian Integrated Curriculum Development Project

Box 5 of 5

SI Fundraising Policies

Box 5 of 5

SI Zimbabwe Projects

Box 5 of 5

Weeksville

Box 5 of 5

Worldnet, 1992

Box 5 of 5

Who's Who

Box 5 of 5

Studies of African Americans

Box 5 of 5

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Box 5 of 5

Suitland Master Plan

Box 5 of 5

Turner, Vincent

Box 5 of 5

Travel Reimbursement - AAAIS

Box 5 of 5

Travel - Abigail Adams Smith House; Williamsburg

Box 5 of 5

WCA National Conference

Box 5 of 5

Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant History

Box 5 of 5

Weeksville, 1990

Box 5 of 5

Washington Historical Society

Box 5 of 5

Weeksville Self Study

Box 5 of 5

Youth Services Coalition

Box 5 of 5

USA/USSR Airlie House Meeting

Box 5 of 5

U.S. Capitol - George M. White, Architect

Box 5 of 5

Voluntary Donations

Box 5 of 5

Volunteers, AAIS (African American Institutional Studies)

Box 5 of 5