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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 10-096

National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director

Correspondence, 1963-2009

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1963-2009
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 10-096
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes the correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the field of African art and related studies. Materials also include photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, and slides. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession includes the correspondence of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the field of African art and related studies. Materials also include photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, and slides. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 10/22/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Laffoon; Contact reference staff for details.

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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 10-096, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Survey

Box 1 of 6

Abiodun, Rowland

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Burkina Faso

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Cameroon

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Cote D'Ivoire

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Ethiopia

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Ghana

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Ghana - Asantehene Visit, May 2001

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Guinea (or Guinee)

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Lesotho

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Madagascar

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Malawi

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Mali

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Mauritania

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Mozambique

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Namibia

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Nigeria

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Rwanda

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Senegal

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Sierra Leone

Box 1 of 6

Africa - South Africa

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Swaziland

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Tanzania

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Uganda

Box 1 of 6

Africa - Zaire

Box 1 of 6

Africa Society

Box 1 of 6

The Africa-America Institute

Box 1 of 6

African Development Foundation - Dinner, 2/1/1993

Box 1 of 6

B Correspondence

Box 1 of 6

Baker, Herbert

Box 1 of 6

Baker, Mark E.

Box 1 of 6

Bell, Lionel

Box 1 of 6

BMW "Art Car"

Box 1 of 6

Boser-Sarivaxevanis, Dr. Renee

Box 1 of 6

Brakeley, John Price Jones Inc. - Campaign Analysis, 1987

Box 1 of 6

C Correspondence

Box 1 of 6

Camp, Sokari Douglas

Box 1 of 6

Carlson, Amanda

Box 1 of 6

Congressional Black Caucus

Box 1 of 6

Conyers, John

Box 1 of 6

Corporate Council on Africa

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - ExxonMobil

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. (Philip Hedspeth)

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - Ford Motor Company

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - The Gap, Inc.

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - MAST Industries

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - Philip Morris Companies, Inc.

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - Vanguarde Media, Inc.

Box 1 of 6

Corporation - Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

Box 1 of 6

Crane, Louise

Box 1 of 6

Cumming, Mary E.

Box 1 of 6

D Correspondence

Box 1 of 6

Dakar - Washington: D.C. Sister Cities Committee

Box 1 of 6

de Toledo, Marcel

Box 1 of 6

de Vere Allen, Dr. James

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Dintenfass, John and Nicole

Box 2 of 6

Duggin, Andre

Box 2 of 6

E Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Egyptian Material

Box 2 of 6

Endicott, Noble

Box 2 of 6

F Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Cafritz Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Fannie Mae Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Kellogg Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Knight Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - The Mosaic Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Pollack-Krasner Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Rockefeller Foundation - "The Poetics and Politics of Representation," September 1988 (Ivan Karp)

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Rockefeller Foundation - Proposal, April 1, 1984

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Rockefeller Foundation - Interim Report on Resident Fellowships, 1988

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Rockefeller Foundation - Workshop on Museum Exhibition of Non-Western and American Minority Art and Material Culture, 1987

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Rockefeller Foundation (3 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Wallace Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Foundation - Winston Saoli Art Foundation

Box 2 of 6

Fowler, Ian

Box 2 of 6

Friede, John A. - National Museum of Afircan Art (NMAfA) Commission

Box 2 of 6

G Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Gersh, Mrs. Philip (Bea)

Box 2 of 6

Ginzberg, Mr. and Mrs. Marc

Box 2 of 6

Goldenberg, Joe - NMAfA Commission

Box 2 of 6

Goldner, Janet

Box 2 of 6

Golding, Roberta

Box 2 of 6

Government Relations

Box 2 of 6

Gross, Chaim (2 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Gussman, Lawrence (Stein Hall, Inc.)

Box 2 of 6

H Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Harris, Joseph - NMAfA Commission

Box 2 of 6

Harris, Michael D.

Box 2 of 6

Hecht, Barry

Box 2 of 6

Holcombe, Bryce

Box 2 of 6

House of Representatives

Box 2 of 6

Hudson, James L. - NMAfA Commission

Box 2 of 6

I Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

J Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Box 2 of 6

K Correspondence

Box 2 of 6

Kaplan, Alice M. - Collection

Box 2 of 6

Kendall, Timothy

Box 2 of 6

Kennedy Center

Box 2 of 6

King, Colbert I. - NMAfA Commission

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

L Correspondence

Box 3 of 6

Last, Jay T.

Box 3 of 6

Lewis, J. Thomas

Box 3 of 6

Leyden, Brian - NMAfA Commission

Box 3 of 6

Long, Richard A. - NMAfA Commission

Box 3 of 6

Ludwig, James

Box 3 of 6

M Correspondence

Box 3 of 6

Martin, Robin - NMAfA Commission

Box 3 of 6

Muensterberger, Werner (Dr. and Mrs.)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Barbier-Mueller (3 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Brooklyn Museum

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Corcoran Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Dapper Museum

Box 3 of 6

Museums - de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Detroit Institute of Arts

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Indianapolis Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Leiden, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Miscellaneous (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Musee D'Arts Africains, Oceaniens, Amerindiens (MAAOA)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Musee de l'Homme

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Musee des Arts d'Afrique et d'Oceanie, Paris

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum of the African Diaspora

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum of American Financial History, New York City

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kerma Exhibition (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Museum Rietberg Zurich

Box 3 of 6

Museums - National Gallery of Art

Box 3 of 6

Museums - National Museum of Women in the Arts

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Philadelphia Museum of Art

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Royal Academy of Arts, London

Box 3 of 6

Museums - Studio Museum in Harlem

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

N Correspondence

Box 4 of 6

Nicholas, Fred (Mr./Mrs.)

Box 4 of 6

Nicklin, Keith

Box 4 of 6

O Correspondence

Box 4 of 6

Overton, Cleve (re: African Toys)

Box 4 of 6

P Correspondence

Box 4 of 6

Parker, Alma

Box 4 of 6

Pigozzi, Jean - Comments

Box 4 of 6

Pigozzi, Jean - General

Box 4 of 6

R Correspondence

Box 4 of 6

Rathnappulige, Daniel - Short-Term Visa, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Ravenhill, Philip (1987-1997)

Box 4 of 6

Reedy, Darwin

Box 4 of 6

Rhodes, Dr. Glen

Box 4 of 6

Richman, Fred and Rita

Box 4 of 6

Ripley, S. Dillon

Box 4 of 6

Rockefeller, Laurance S.

Box 4 of 6

Rodrigues, Georges

Box 4 of 6

Rosenthal, Milton and Frieda - NMAfA Commission (3 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Ross, Jim

Box 4 of 6

S Correspondence

Box 4 of 6

Shell Donations - 9th-13th year, 1990-1994 (5 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Shell Report Material

Box 4 of 6

Shell Triennial, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Shell Donation - 5th-8th year, 1986-1989 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Shell Donation - 1st-4th year, 1982-1985 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Shell - Bridges, Peter S. - Pecten International Company, 1994

Box 5 of 6

Shell - General Correspondence, 1983-2000

Box 5 of 6

Schindler, Gustave - Ex-Commissioner

Box 5 of 6

Shores, Cora (Contract Work)

Box 5 of 6

Sieber, Roy

Box 5 of 6

Silver, Edwin and Cherie

Box 5 of 6

Solow, Sheldon

Box 5 of 6

Soref, Jeffrey

Box 5 of 6

Stanoff, Saul and Marsha

Box 5 of 6

Syrop, Arnold

Box 5 of 6

T Correspondence

Box 5 of 6

Thaggert, Henry L., III

Box 5 of 6

Thompson, John T.

Box 5 of 6

Tishman, John

Box 5 of 6

University of South Florida (Drs. John and Juel Smith)

Box 5 of 6

United States Information Agency (USIA) - Private Sector Arts Committee and Sylvia Williams (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

V Correspondence

Box 5 of 6

W Correspondence

Box 5 of 6

Washington, Walter E. - NMAfA Commission

Box 5 of 6

Wheelock, Thomas G. B.

Box 5 of 6

Wien, Byron R.

Box 5 of 6

Willett, Frank

Box 5 of 6

Williams, Sylvia H. - Director, NMAfA, 1983-1996

Box 5 of 6

Z Correspondence

Box 5 of 6

Ziff, Daniel

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): Gabra Film Project - Contract Information

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): NMAfA Film Project - Kenya

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): NOMADS

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): Kenya Trip, 1990

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): Research Associate Appointment, May 1991-May 1994

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle, September 1986

Box 5 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (3 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Prussin, Labelle (10 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Prussin, Labelle (Libby): Rockefeller

Box 6 of 6