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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 11-088

National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History

Program Records, 1985-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1985-2000
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 11-088
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel, Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the "Smithsonian's America" exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Dept. of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel, Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the Smithsonian's America exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Department of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-088, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Sampler Series

Brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, December 1986-June 1987 (3 folders)

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Brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, October 1987-June 1988 (2 folders)

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Brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, July 1988-1990 (2 folders)

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Correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, 1991-1993 (2 folders)

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Correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, January 1994-July 1995 (2 folders)

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Brochures, programs, images, reviews, and clippings, October 1995-May 1997 (2 folders)

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Assessment of the American Sampler Spring 1997 Season

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Word of Mouth: Storytelling and Multicultural Education - Symposium Summary, March 31, 1990

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Orquesta Tipica de Las Vegas - Teacher's Guide, 1992

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Native American Musicians - Teacher's Guide, 1992

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Cowboy Songs and Poetry - Teacher's Guide, 1993

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Mariachi Tenampa - Teacher's Guide, 1993

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Music of New Mexico - Teacher's Guide, 1993

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Native American Women's Music - Teacher's Guide, 1993

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Native American Women's Music - Teacher's Guide, 1994

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Sol y Canto - Teacher's Guide, 1995

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Soh Daiko - Teacher's Guide, 1996

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Dance of India - Teacher's Guide, 1997

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Music of Southern Appalachia - Teacher's Guide, 1997

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Music of Southern Appalachia - Student Learning Guide, 1997

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Brochures and programs, 1985

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Brochures and programs, 1986

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Brochures and programs, 1987

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Brochures and programs, 1988

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Brochures and programs, 1989

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Brochures and programs, 1990

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Brochures and programs, 1991

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Brochures and programs, 1992

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Brochures and programs, 1993

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Brochures and programs, 1994

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Brochures and programs, 1995

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Brochures and programs, 1996

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The John Hammond Fund for the Performance of American Museum - 1990-1999 Report

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Cherokee Indian Heritage

Brochure and schedule of events, November 1999

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Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos

Brochures, programs, and clippings, 2000

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American Slavery in History and Memory conference

Brochure and program, 2000

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This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie

Brochures, program, and clippings, 2000

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