Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Planning Records, 1991-1993, 2002-2003
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) was established on December 16, 2003, when President George W. Bush signed the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act (PL 108-184) into law, establishing the museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution. The new museum will be devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. The museum's collections will cover topics such as slavery, post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. This accession consists of planning records for NMAAHC and includes materials related to the African American Institutional Study, 1991; task force meetings of the National African American Museum Project, 1992-1993; and the Plan for Action Presidential Commission, 2001-2003. Materials include reports, surveys, research materials, and other related records.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Plan for Action Presidential Commission
- African American Institutional Study
- National African American Museum (U.S.)
- African Americans
- Historical museums
- African Americans -- Museums -- Washington (D.C.) -- Planning
- African Americans -- History
- African Americans -- Social life and customs
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-172, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Planning Records