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Accession 94-117,  Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities,  Records, 1979-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Title: Records
Dates: 1979-1994
Quantity: 9.69 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 94-117
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes the records of Tom L. Freudenheim, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities. Freudenheim became the first Assistant Secretary for Museums when the office was created in February 1986 to absorb some functions of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, which had been held by Paul N. Perrot from 1973 to 1984, and by William N. Richards in an acting capacity from 1984 to 1986. In fiscal year 1992 the name of the office was changed to Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities (OAS/AH). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes generated both within and outside of the Smithsonian Institution which document the functions and activities of OAS/AH and the bureaus over which it has oversight; Smithsonian-wide issues and initiatives that OAS/AH was involved with or interested in; administration of the Experimental Gallery, a special project of OAS/AH which was established in February 1991; and the development, installation, and response to exhibitions that appeared in the Experimental Gallery. The records also include reports; budget summaries; the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington Distinguished Leadership Award for 1990; and the 1994 Presidential Design Award.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Tom L. Freudenheim, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities. Freudenheim became the first Assistant Secretary for Museums when the office was created in February 1986 to absorb some functions of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, which had been held by Paul N. Perrot from 1973 to 1984, and by William N. Richards in an acting capacity from 1984 to 1986. In fiscal year 1992 the name of the office was changed to Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities (OAS/AH). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes generated both within and outside of the Smithsonian Institution which document the functions and activities of OAS/AH and the bureaus over which it had oversight; Smithsonian-wide issues and initiatives that OAS/AH was involved with or interested in; administration of the Experimental Gallery, a special project of OAS/AH which was established in February 1991; and the development, installation, and response to exhibitions that appeared in the Experimental Gallery. The records also include reports; budget summaries; the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington Distinguished Leadership Award for 1990; and the 1994 Presidential Design Award.

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

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-117, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records

Container List

Box 1

National Air and Space Museum: Dulles Extension, 1984-1991 (10 folders)

Box 1 of 10

National Museum of American History: Steamtown U.S.A., 1987-1989

Box 1 of 10

Architectural History & Historic Preservation, 1986-1990

Box 1 of 10

Archives of American Art: Fundraising Study, 1988-1989

Box 1 of 10

Archives of American Art: Director Search, 1988-1990 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 10

Box 2

Archives of American Art: Recruitment Plan, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 10

Archives of American Art (general), 1990 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of African Art (general), 1990

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of African Art: Art Commission, 1979-1985

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of American Art: Man Ray Exhibition

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of American Art (general), 1978-1991 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Funding for Richard Murray, 1987-1990

Box 2 of 10

Denghausen Bequest, 1988-1991

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of American Art: Director Search, 1988-1989 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 10

National Museum of the American Indian (general), 1988-1990 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 10

Box 3

National Museum of the American Indian (general), 1989 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

National Museum of the American Indian: Comprehensive Plan, 1985

Box 3 of 10

National Museum of the American Indian: Director Search, 1989-1990

Box 3 of 10

National Postal Museum (general), 1984-1990 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 10

National Museum of American History (general), 1990 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Anacostia Museum (general), 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Anacostia Museum: Director Search Committee, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 10

Anacostia Museum: John R. Kinard Memorial Service, 1989

Box 3 of 10

Box 4

John R. Kinard Memorial Fund, 1989

Box 4 of 10

Freer/Sackler Gallery: Director Search, 1987-1989

Box 4 of 10

Center for Asian Art, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Folklife Program, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 10

Financial and Management Analysis, 1989-1993

Box 4 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration, 1990

Box 4 of 10

Facilities Services, 1990

Box 4 of 10

Office of Exhibits Central, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 10

Office of Exhibits Central: Director Search, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum (general), 1990-1991 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Cooper-Hewitt Museum: Fox House, 1984-1989 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Office of Design and Construction, 1990-1991 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Office of Development, 1990-1992 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 10

Box 5

Education in Museums, 1989-1991

Box 5 of 10

Office of Environmental Awareness, 1990

Box 5 of 10

Office of Environmental Management and Safety, 1991

Box 5 of 10

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, 1990

Box 5 of 10

College Art Association: Annual Meeting, 1990-1991 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Conservation Analytical Laboratory, 1991-1993

Box 5 of 10

Council of Bureau Directors, 1989 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Latino Working Committee, 1988-1989

Box 5 of 10

International Activities, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Institute of Museum Services, 1990

Box 5 of 10

Institutional Studies, 1990

Box 5 of 10

International Sculpture Center, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 10

Personnel issues, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Improving Personnel Operations and Policies, 1989

Box 5 of 10

Office of Human Resources: Finance and Administration, 1991

Box 5 of 10

Office of Horticulture: Buddy Speight, 1987-1990

Box 5 of 10

Office of Horticulture: Walter Adey, 1986-1990

Box 5 of 10

Office of Horticulture (general), 1990 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 10

Box 6

Office of Horticulture: Reorganization, 1990

Box 6 of 10

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (general), 1990-1991 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Plaza Model Photographs, 1989

Box 6 of 10

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Plaza Site Plan Blueprint, 1989

Box 6 of 10

Office of Government Relations, 1989-1992

Box 6 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums: George Tressel, 1989-1990

Box 6 of 10

National Museum of Natural History: Public Programs Director Search, 1988-1990

Box 6 of 10

National Museum of Natural History (general), 1990 (4 folders)

Box 6 of 10

Native American: Repatriation Issues, 1988-1990 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 10

National Park Service, 1989-1990

Box 6 of 10

National Demonstration Lab, 1991

Box 6 of 10

Office of Museum Programs, 1990

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Karr Report on Academic Hiring, 1987-1988

Box 7 of 10

National Portrait Gallery, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums: Trustees Expenses, 1988

Box 7 of 10

Office of Public Affairs, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Board of Regents, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Registrar, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Renwick Gallery (general), 1986-1989

Box 7 of 10

Renwick Gallery: Craft Committee Report, 1986

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Scholar's Residence, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Secretary: Capital Campaign, 1986

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Secretary: National Institutes of Health Centennial, 1986

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Secretary: Robert McC. Adams' Israel Trip, 1986

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Secretary: Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, 1986-1987

Box 7 of 10

SI Council, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service: Director Search, 1988 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (general), 1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Strategic Planning, 1988

Box 7 of 10

Treasurer's Office, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Office of the Under Secretary, 1990

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

White House Historical Association, 1990

Box 8 of 10

The Wilson Center, 1989-1990

Box 8 of 10

Experimental Gallery: Evaluation Reports, 1992-1993 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Experimental Gallery (general), 1988-1992 (12 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

Experimental Gallery: "The Mirror of the Martyrs" Exhibition, 1993 (5 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: "Etiquette of the Undercaste" Exhibition, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: "World Wall - A Vision of the Future Without Fea" Exhibition, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: Rockefeller Foundation Grant, 1988-1991 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: Advisory Committee, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: Meetings, 1990-1991

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: "Psychology - Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other" Exhibition, 1990-1992

Box 9 of 10

Experimental Gallery: Interim Gallery Evaluation, 1991

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Distinguished Leadership Award: Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, 1990

Box 10 of 10

Presidential Design Award and Program, 1994

Box 10 of 10