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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-002

National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture

Program Records, 1983-2004

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: 1983-2004
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-002
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Niani Kilkenny, former Director of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), which primarily document the planning for and the activities of the Duke Ellington Youth Project. The project is designed to introduce District of Columbia high school students to the legacy of Duke Ellington in order to foster student interest in the performing arts, literature, history, and the visual arts by using resources at the National Museum of American History, such as the Duke Ellington Collection. The project includes a Duke Ellington Festival component that engages students in honoring Ellington and his music through dance, vocal, instrumental, and theatrical performances. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992-2004; and Luvenia A. George, Coordinator. Also included are a mission statement; proposals; workshop information; photographs and slides; educational kits; budget summaries; festival literature; reports; cassette and videotape recordings of events; and news releases. A few non-related project records are included in this accession, such as various PAAC program publications and literature on African diaspora.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Niani Kilkenny, former Director of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), which primarily document the planning for and the activities of the Duke Ellington Youth Project. The project is designed to introduce District of Columbia high school students to the legacy of Duke Ellington in order to foster student interest in the performing arts, literature, history, and the visual arts by using resources at the National Museum of American History, such as the Duke Ellington Collection. The project includes a Duke Ellington Festival component that engages students in honoring Ellington and his music through dance, vocal, instrumental, and theatrical performances.

Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992-2004; and Luvenia A. George, Coordinator. Also included are a mission statement; proposals; workshop information; photographs and slides; educational kits; budget summaries; festival literature; reports; cassette and videotape recordings of events; and news releases. A few non-related project records are included in this accession, such as various PAAC program publications and literature on African diaspora.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 8/26/1996 memorandum, Johnstone to Taylor-Wynn; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-002, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records

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Container List

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Duke Ellington Youth Project

Mission Statement

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Slides, 1991 (2 folders)

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Photographs (Wilson SHS), 1991 (2 folders)

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Articles, c. 1993

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Workshop, 1993

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Workshop Meetings, 1993-1994

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Photographs (general), 1997

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Educational Kit, 1991

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Curriculum Development, 1990-1991 (2 folders)

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News Releases, 1989-1993

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Teacher Workshops, 1991-1994

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Correspondence, 1990-1994 (2 folders)

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Newspaper Clippings, c. 1993

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Publicity and media Relations Evaluation

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Curriculum Guide, 1991

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Duke Ellington Bibliography and Syllabus, 1991

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Scrapbook

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Festival Program, 1991

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Budget, 1989

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Planning Calendar, 1991

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Educational Outreach Funds, 1989

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Duke Ellington Video Documentary, 1991

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Budget Proposal, 1991-1992

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Final Reports, 1990-1994

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Funding and Proposals, 1991-1994

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Poetry and Music, 2001 (cassette tape)

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Poetry and Music, 2002 (cassette tapes)

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Lecture: Black American Composer, 1988 (cassette tapes)

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Lecture: Black Women Composers, 1988 (cassette tapes)

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Slides, 1993

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Teacher Evaluation: Slides, 6/10/1993

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Slides, 1994

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Slides, 1995

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Images and Inspiration/Oral Histories of Our People: Slides, c. 1992

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Duke Ellington Youth Project for the Arts: Exhibition Slides, c. 1995

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Duke Ellington Art Show: Slides, 1998

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The Many Phases of the Duke: Exhibition Slides, 1999

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Slides, 1999

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Duke Ellington Tribute Drawings and Paintings, 2001

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Civil Rights Images (1960s): Slides, 1983

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Duke Ellington's Great Ladies of Song: "Reminiscences of Ellington" Discussion (videotape)

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Box 2

Duke Ellington's Great Ladies of Song: Concert, 7/10/1993 (videotape)

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, 2002 (videotapes)

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Celebration of the Duke: Interviews w/ Music, 1991 (videotapes)

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Duke Ellington: The Mirrored Self (J. H. S. Project, Reuben B. Winston) (videotapes)

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Pat Harman's Ellington Documentary (videotapes)

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Duke Ellington: The Man and His Work (videotape)

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Duke Ellington Youth Project Highlights, 1992 (Betacam videotape)

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June Norton Interview (videotape)

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Duke Ellington In-School Project, 1992 (videotape)

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Duke Ellington "Regal Musician" by Corey Poole, 1991 (videotape)

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Duke Ellington Youth Festival: Program Literature, 1993, 2001

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Other materials

Program Brochures and Publications, 1990-2004 (3 folders)

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Blueprint for "The Business of Black Beauty," 1986

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Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora, 1992-1995 (2 folders)

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