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Accession 07-172

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Planning Records, 1991-1993, 2002-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African American History and Culture
Title: Planning Records
Dates: 1991-1993, 2002-2003
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 07-172
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-172, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Planning Records

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Container List

Box 1

Final Report of the African American Institutional Study, compiled by Claudine Brown, 1991

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National African American Museum Project - Media Task Force Meeting, March 19, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Art History Task Force Meeting, March 20, 1992 (includes first draft)

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National African American Museum Project - History Task Force Meeting, April 20, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Performing Arts Task Force Meeting, April 30, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Collections Management & Conservation Task Force Meeting, June 19, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Education and Interpretation Task Force Meeting, June 22, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Research Task Force Meeting, June 22, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Diaspora Issues Meeting, September 23, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Biography Task Force Meeting, November 12, 1992

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National African American Museum Project - Facilities Planning Task Force Meeting, September 23, 1993

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National African American Museum Project - Literary Arts Task Force Meeting, November 3, 1993

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National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Commission - Preliminary and interim report, December 1, 2002

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NMAAHC Plan for Action Presidential Commission - Third Commission Meeting, December 3-4, 2002

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Museum articles and internet searches, 2002

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NMAAHC Plan for Action Presidential Commission - Interim Report to the President and the Congress, January 10, 2003

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Questionnaire / Letter, 2003

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Completed questionnaires, 2003

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Final report - Planning and Organization for a Private Sector Fundraising Campaign in Behalf of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (The Taft Organization), March 15, 2003

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NMAAHC - The Time Has Come: Report to the President and to the Congress, April 2, 2003

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Collectors / Gallery Owners / Artists

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