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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 11-042

National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services. Constituent Outreach. Training Unit

Program Records, 1977-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services. Constituent Outreach. Training Unit
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1977-2008
Quantity: 8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 11-042
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication, and management; marketing Native arts; planning and managing American Indian cultural programs; starting a tribal museum; leadership; repatriation; fundraising; Native American languages; and other related areas. Also included are materials related to professionals visiting the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to study and use NMAI collections for research purposes and to participate in professional development activities. Staff represented includes Karen Coody Cooper, Alyce Sadongei, and Jill Norwood. Some records date from when the office was known as the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Community Services, Museum Training Program. Additionally some records date from before the creation of NMAI and were created by Native American Museums Training Programs (1977-1981) and the Native American Museums Programs (1981-1989) both part of the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs. Lastly some records were created in collaboration between NMAI and the American Indian Museum Studies Program, Center for Museum Studies (which later became the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies). Materials include correspondence; memoranda; workshop records including programs, agendas, participant lists, video, release forms, and evaluations; transcripts; images; reports; brochures; pamphlets; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication, and management; marketing Native arts; planning and managing American Indian cultural programs; starting a tribal museum; leadership; repatriation; fundraising; Native American languages; and other related areas. Also included are materials related to professionals visiting the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to study and use NMAI collections for research purposes and to participate in professional development activities. Staff represented includes Karen Coody Cooper, Alyce Sadongei, and Jill Norwood.

Some records date from when the office was known as the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Community Services, Museum Training Program. Additionally some records date from before the creation of NMAI and were created by Native American Museums Training Programs (1977-1981) and the Native American Museums Programs (1981-1989) both part of the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs. Lastly some records were created in collaboration between NMAI and the American Indian Museum Studies Program, Center for Museum Studies (which later became the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies).

Materials include correspondence; memoranda; workshop records including programs, agendas, participant lists, video, release forms, and evaluations; transcripts; images; reports; brochures; pamphlets; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/04/2011 memorandum, Toda to Norwood; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-042, National Museum of the American Indian. Community and Constituent Services. Constituent Outreach. Training Unit, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Citizen Potawatomie Workshop, 2007

Box 1 of 9

Collections Care Workshop, 2005

Box 1 of 9

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)/NMAI Workshop - Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, 2005

Box 1 of 9

Badlands National Park, 1999

Box 1 of 9

Native American organizations and institutions, 1990-1995 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Keepers of the Treasures, 2000

Box 1 of 9

Native collections in European museums, 1986-1996

Box 1 of 9

Introduction to Collections Care: A workshop for Native Museums and Cultural Centers, 2005

Box 1 of 9

Managing a Small Archive, 2007

Box 1 of 9

Traveling Exhibits Workshop, 2006 (6 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 9

Marketing Native Arts Workshop, Penobscot Nation Museum, 2007 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Planning and Managing American Indian Cultural Programs, 1994

Box 1 of 9

Starting a Tribal Museum, 1998

Box 1 of 9

American Indian Leadership Seminar, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Fundraising, 1986-2003 (Folder 1 of 3)

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

Fundraising, 1986-2003 (Folders 2-3 of 3)

Box 2 of 9

Yurok Tribe Library Services Enhancement grant proposal, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Native American issues, 1992-2001

Box 2 of 9

American Indian libraries, 1990-1991, 1997

Box 2 of 9

Museum Loan Network, 1995-1999

Box 2 of 9

Caring for Native Collections in Small Museums workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, 2004

Box 2 of 9

Beg, Borrow and Share workshop - Museums Alaska and Alaska Historical Society Conference - Haines, Alaska, 2003

Box 2 of 9

Museum Basics for American Indian Museums, Karuk Reservation, California, 2003

Box 2 of 9

Collections Management for New Museums, Temecula, California, 2003

Box 2 of 9

Internship information, 1984-1985

Box 2 of 9

Law information, 1977-1978, 1984-1985, 1990-1996

Box 2 of 9

What Can Native Museums Dare?: A Renewing Connections Consultation, 2007

Box 2 of 9

Audience Development for Tribal Museums, 2004

Box 2 of 9

Museums and Native People: Audience, Community, and Collaboration workshop, 2005

Box 2 of 9

Repatriation Forum: NMAI and the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Recontruyendo nuetro pasado: Tecnicas de historia oral, Mexico, 1994

Box 2 of 9

Four Directions Project, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 9

Latin American Communities, 1999-2001

Box 2 of 9

Mall Visitor Experience, 1998

Box 2 of 9

North American Indigenous Games, 2001

Box 2 of 9

Northwest Basket Weavers Association, 1997

Box 2 of 9

Portuguese language documents, 2000

Box 2 of 9

Beyond Words, Children's Book series, 2001

Box 2 of 9

Arctic Studies workshop, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Alaska Native Heritage Center, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Log Home Cultural Center Project, American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), 2001

Box 2 of 9

Strategies for the Care of Maintenance of Cultural Objects, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 9

American Indian Art History and Art Handling for Tribal Museums, 2002

Box 2 of 9

Starting a New Museum: A Workshop for Tribal Communities - Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 2001

Box 2 of 9

Heritage Tourism and Collaborations for Tribal Museums, Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Fundraising and Museum Management for Tribal Museums, 1998

Box 3 of 9

Curatorial Methods: Documenting and Caring for Cultural Materials in American Indian Communities, 1994 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Collections Management for Tribal Cultural Facilities, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Native Museums and Economic Development, Pendleton, Oregon, 2004

Box 3 of 9

Skills and Strategies for Managing Tribal Archives, 1991 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Native Museums and Language Preservation, 2005 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Exhibitions and Research: Story and Substance, 2000

Box 3 of 9

Final report, handouts, participant list, agenda for Repatriation workshop, 1995

Box 3 of 9

Final report, handouts, participant list, agenda for Repatriation workshop - NMAI, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and the Keepers of the Treasures, 1994

Box 3 of 9

Research methods workshop, 1993

Box 3 of 9

Museum Training Summer Institute, 1993

Box 3 of 9

Final report - Repatriation workshop, August 1993

Box 3 of 9

Cultural Resources Center (CRC) Visitor/Tour information, 2003 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

CRC Visitor/Tour Information, 2003 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

CRC Visitor/Tour Information, 2002 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

CRC Visitor/Tour Information, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

CRC Visitors Reports, 2000-2003

Box 4 of 9

Cultural tourism, 1996-2006 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Tribal Museum Directory, 1977, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2005

Box 4 of 9

Standards, 1998, 2001-2004

Box 4 of 9

Training courses, 1998-1999 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

American Indian Training Needs Assessment, 1996

Box 4 of 9

Indians in non-Indian museums, 1990-2000

Box 4 of 9

Native people of interest, 1995-2000

Box 4 of 9

American Indians with doctorate degrees, 1978-1998

Box 4 of 9

Joanne Shenandoah

Box 4 of 9

James Luna

Box 4 of 9

Repatriation information, 1984-1999 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Traditional Care Working Group, 1999-2000

Box 4 of 9

Repatriation workshop, 1995

Box 4 of 9

NMAI/NMNH Repatriation collaboration notes, 1994

Box 4 of 9

Introduction to Archival Research, 1995

Box 4 of 9

Traditional artist program, 1997-1998

Box 4 of 9

Wordcraft collaboration poetry book, 1997-2001 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Wordcraft collaboration poetry book - Accepted poems, 1998

Box 4 of 9

Wordcraft collaboration poetry book - Poetry submissions, 1997-1998

Box 4 of 9

Wordcraft collaboration poetry book - List of participating schools

Box 4 of 9

Developing Collection Plans workshop, 1998

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

American Indian Origins Forum - George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) - Core file, 1999-2000 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Background information, 1996-2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Legal information, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - W. Richard West remarks, 1999

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Transcript - Closing remarks, question and answer, and discussions, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Introduction, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 1, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 2, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 3, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 5, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 6, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 7, 2000

Box 5 of 9

American Indian Origins Forum - GGHC - Publication - Chapter 8, 1999-2000 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 9

Early Training Program Reports, 1995-1998

Box 5 of 9

Building Museum Collections, 1992 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Preservation and Collections Methods: A workshop for American Indian Museums and Cultural Centers, 2002 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Caring for Native Collections in Small Museums, Anchorage, Alaska, 2004 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Contaminated Cultural Materials in Museum Collections Workshop, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Introduction to Collection's Care workshop for Native Museums and Cultural Centers, 2006 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 9

Museums and Native People: Audience, Community and Collaboration Workshop, Catawba, South Carolina, 2002

Box 5 of 9

Exhibition Production Techniques for Tribal Cultural Facilities, 1991

Box 5 of 9

Mission and Governance: Planning for Tribal Cultural Facilities, 1991 (Folder 1 of 2)

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Mission and Governance: Planning for Tribal Cultural Facilities, 1991 (Folder 2 of 2)

Box 6 of 9

Tribal Museum Directory, 1997 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Museums and Native People: Audience, Community and Collaboration, Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, Alaska, 1999

Box 6 of 9

Museums and Native People: Audience, Community and Collaboration, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, 2000

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Museums and Native People: Audience, Community and Collaboration, Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, New York, 2001

Box 6 of 9

Cultural Facilities and American Indian Communities, 1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Exhibitions Development for Tribal Museums, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, 1999

Box 6 of 9

Conservation Care of American Indian Cultural Objects, 1998

Box 6 of 9

Developing and Managing a Museum Store: A Workshop for Tribal Museums, 1995

Box 6 of 9

Mission and Governance: How to Start Planning for a Museum, Pablo, Montana, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Developing and Managing Living History Programs: A Workshop for Tribal Museums, 1995

Box 6 of 9

Organizing and Caring for Photograph Collections, Oakland, California, 1993 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Facilities Planning, Ak-Chin Him-Dak Indian Community, Maricopa, Arizona, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Basic Collections Care for Tribal Centers, Mills Lac Indian Museum, Onamia, Minnesota, 1997

Box 6 of 9

Managing a Small Museum, San Carlos Apache Cultural Center, Peridot, Arizona, 1997

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Creating a Repository: Making Decisions About Collections, Menominee Historic Preservation Office, Keshena, Wisconsin, 1996

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Planning and Managing Museums for Public Audiences, Mashantucket, Connecticut, 1996

Box 7 of 9

Telling Your Story: Small Exhibits for Tribal Museums, Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1994 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Starting a Tribal Museum (Living Homes for Cultural Expression publication), 1998-2000

Box 7 of 9

Starting a Tribal Museum (Living Homes for Cultural Expression publication) - Essays, 2000-2002

Box 7 of 9

Museums in Mexico for inclusion in Living Homes for Cultural Expression publication, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 9

Starting a Tribal Museum (Living Homes for Cultural Expression publication) - Online, 2003-2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professional - Ranti Sami Chuma Pinguil, 2005

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professional - John Standingdeer, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professionals - Antonia Miranda Ayerbe and Patricia Lazo, 2005-2006

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professionals - Solange Santander, Patricia Ayala, and Cristian Alegra, Santiago, Chile; 2004-2006

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professionals - Macarena Oviedo, Guadalupe Anza, and Jimena Cruz, San Pedro de Atacam, Chile; 2005

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Visiting Professional - Avione Carvalho Brandao, Brazil, 2007

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professional - Jenny Callenaupa Huarhua, Peru, 2007

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professionals - Kuna culture, Panama, 2001-2002

Box 7 of 9

Visiting Professionals - Participant list, 1997-2007

Box 7 of 9

Technical Assistance Visit - Yurok Tribe of Northern California, 2004

Box 7 of 9

Technical Assistance in Collections Management - Museum at Warm Springs, Warm Springs, Oregon, 2002

Box 7 of 9

Repatriation seminar - Ponca City, Oklahoma, 2003

Box 7 of 9

Exhibit Renewal Workshop, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, 2008 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Managing a Small Archive: A Workshop for Native Museums and Cultural Centers, Window Rock, Arizona, 2007

Box 7 of 9

Summary of Hopi-Maya Exchange, 2001

Box 7 of 9

Indigenous Geography, 2001

Box 7 of 9

Indigenous Geography - Guatemala, 2000-2002 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Latin American Indigenous Leaders List, 1994

Box 7 of 9

Hawaii, 1995

Box 7 of 9

Hoopa, California, 2000

Box 7 of 9

Hopi Foundation, 1997-1998

Box 7 of 9

Jamaica, 2000

Box 7 of 9

Our Universes Exhibition Planning, 1998-2002 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Proposal - Repatriation workshop, September 1996

Box 7 of 9

Introduction to Archival Research, 1997-1998

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Final report - Introduction to Archival Research, June 3-8, 1996

Box 8 of 9

Final report - Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary Celebration - NMAI presentation, 1996

Box 8 of 9

Cultural Objects: Care and Repatriation, Heard Museum, 1996

Box 8 of 9

Correspondence, 1995-1996 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 9

Native American Museums Program - Master Documents, 1984-1989

Box 8 of 9

American Indian Museum Studies (AIMS) - Program planning, 1993

Box 8 of 9

Survey of Training Needs for Tribal Museums, Cultural Centers and Archives, 1992

Box 8 of 9

Letters supporting AIMS, 1996-1998

Box 8 of 9

AIMS initiatives, 1993

Box 8 of 9

Justifications for Retaining Native American Museum Staff Training in the Office of Museum Programs, 1990

Box 8 of 9

AIMS Programs - Year end report, 1991-1992

Box 8 of 9

Final report - Youth Interpreters and visiting professionals, 1998

Box 8 of 9

Millennium Roundtable Planning Meeting, 1999-2000

Box 8 of 9

Community Technology Consultations, 2001

Box 8 of 9

"Great Masters of Mexico" exhibition, 2002

Box 8 of 9

Technical consultations, June 2001

Box 8 of 9

Artifacts and Objects: Native Relationships with Museums, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2003

Box 8 of 9

Yup'ik collaboration, 1996-1997

Box 8 of 9

Tribal Museum Panel - Keepers of the Treasures Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 1997

Box 8 of 9

Final Report - Repatriation workshop, Palm Springs, California, February 1995

Box 8 of 9

Introduction to Archival Research, Great Lakes Regional Workshop, 1998

Box 8 of 9

Images and Identity: A Collaboration between NMAI and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, 1999

Box 8 of 9

Our Peoples - Project notes, 2000

Box 8 of 9

Our Universes - Project notes, 1999

Box 8 of 9

Preparation theater, 2000-2001

Box 8 of 9

Northwest Coast exhibition, 2000

Box 8 of 9

Strategic planning, 2001-2002

Box 8 of 9

Background information - Museums, Native Americans, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), exhibition reviews, and archaeology, 1985-1998 (4 folders)

Box 8 of 9

California Indian Basket Weavers Gathering, 1996

Box 8 of 9

NMAI Research Fellow - Rose Wyaco, 1994-1996

Box 8 of 9

Review Panel - National Park Service - NAGPRA Grants, May 1994

Box 8 of 9

Smithsonian Associates - San Diego, California, July 15, 1994

Box 8 of 9

AASLH Conference - Panel Presentation, September 1994

Box 8 of 9

Mountain Plains Museum Association - Panel presentation, October 1994

Box 8 of 9

American Association of Museums (AAM) - Museum Assessment Programs, 1993

Box 8 of 9

AIMS Newsletter, 1994-2001

Box 8 of 9

AIMS history and participant lists, 1991-2002, 2007

Box 8 of 9

Ways of Effectively Addressing Cultural Responsibilities, Native American Museums Program National Workshop, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California, 1983

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Contaminated Collections: Preservation, Access and Use, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 2001

Box 9 of 9

Collections Management for Tribal Museums, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 1995

Box 9 of 9

Collections Management II, Warm Springs, Oregon, 1996

Box 9 of 9

Exhibition Production Techniques, 1992

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Strategies for Cultural Interpretation and Educational Programming for Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers, 1994

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