Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
NMAfA Files, 1964-2008
This accession consists of records relating to the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) created by the director's office during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, John E. Reinhardt (Acting), Sylvia H. Williams, Patricia L. Fiske (Acting), Roslyn A. Walker, and Sharon F. Patton. The records relate to grants, fundraising, various museum departments, exhibitions, the Quadrangle museum complex, and the Museum of African Art before it became a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, grants, contracts, brochures, clippings, and photographs. This collection also includes a small amount of NMAfA Board materials.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 4/13/2010 memorandum, Yowell to Strombotne; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Robbins, Warren M.
- Williams, Sylvia H.
- Fiske, Patricia L.
- Reinhardt, John E.
- Walker, Roslyn A.
- Patton, Sharon F.
- Museum of African Art (U.S.)
- Smithsonian Institution. South Quadrangle Project
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-117, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, NMAfA Files