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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-102

National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture

Program Records, 1975-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1975-2000
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 12-102
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy and the Music;" "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement;" "Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities;" "African American Dance: Beauty, Rhythm, and Power;" "Ancestral Missions: Preserving our Foremother's Legacies;" "100 Years of Black Film: Imagining African American Life, History, and Culture;" "Herbs, Oils, and Candles: Women's Ritual Healing Traditions in African American Literature and Lore;" "We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones;" "Key to Empowerment? The Voting Rights Act of 1965;" and "Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora." Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director, 1983-1988; Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992- ; Alonzo Nelson Smith, Research Historian; Joyce Lancaster, Researcher; and Rhea Combs, Event Producer. Also included are proposals, program schedules, contracts, budget summaries, meeting agendas and minutes, publications, reports, press releases, concert and special events information, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Roberta Martin and the Roberta Martin Singers: The Legacy and the Music;" "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement;" "Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities;" "African American Dance: Beauty, Rhythm, and Power;" "Ancestral Missions: Preserving our Foremother's Legacies;" "100 Years of Black Film: Imagining African American Life, History, and Culture;" "Herbs, Oils, and Candles: Women's Ritual Healing Traditions in African American Literature and Lore;" "We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones;" "Key to Empowerment? The Voting Rights Act of 1965;" and "Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora."

Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director, 1983-1988; Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992- ; Alonzo Nelson Smith, Research Historian; Joyce Lancaster, Researcher; and Rhea Combs, Event Producer. Also included are proposals, program schedules, contracts, budget summaries, meeting agendas and minutes, publications, reports, press releases, concert and special events information, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-102, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

"Roberta Martin" Conference: Program Booklet, 1981-1982

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"Roberta Martin" Conference: Presentation Transcripts, 1981 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

"Roberta Martin" Conference: Discography

Box 1 of 4

"Roberta Martin" Conference: News Release, 1981

Box 1 of 4

"Roberta Martin" Conference: Fellows Papers, 1981 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

"Black American Gospel Song" Concert and Colloquium: Program Booklet, 1981

Box 1 of 4

"Black American Gospel Song" Concert and Colloquium: Doug Seroff Paper, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 4

"Black American Gospel Song" Concert and Colloquium: Bill Dargain Paper

Box 1 of 4

"Black American Gospel Song" Concert and Colloquium: Program Information, 1981

Box 1 of 4

"Black American Gospel Song" Concert and Colloquium: Correspondence, 1979-1981

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Participant Contact Sheet, 1999

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Outreach, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Photographs, 1999

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Invite Letters, 1999

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Program Booklet, 1999

Box 1 of 4

"Freedom's Fight Continues" Commemoration: Participant Biographies, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Commemoration: Public Relations, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Commemoration: Program Booklet, 1992

Box 1 of 4

Interview with the Ladner Sisters (cassette tape), 1991

Box 1 of 4

Master Timeline for the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), 1993

Box 1 of 4

Report on Administrative Coordination of "Voices" Conference Grant, 1980

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"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Symposium (San Francisco, California), 1982-1983

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"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Symposium (Los Angeles, California), 1983

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"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Symposium (Chicago, Illinois), 1982-1983

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"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Symposium (Greensboro, North Carolina), 1982-1983

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"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" Symposium (San Juan, Puerto Rico), 1981-1982

Box 1 of 4

"Twentieth Anniversary of the 1963 Historic March on Washington" Symposium, 1983

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Audio-visual Presentation, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Correspondence, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Evaluation Reports, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Media and Outreach, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Production Schedule, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Photographs, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Reclaiming our Ancestral Face" Program: Event Booklet, 1995

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Correspondence, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Evaluation, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Morehouse Glee Club Quartet, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Mailing List, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Press Release, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Booklet, 1989

Box 1 of 4

"Music of the Black American Composer" Program: Event Schedule, 1989

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Notes, 1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Concept Statement, 1995

Box 2 of 4

"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Correspondence, 1995

Box 2 of 4

"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Concert Performance Schedule, 1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: President's Reception and Award Ceremony, 1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Press Release, 1995-1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Planning Information, 1995-1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Fund-raising, 1995-1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Registration, 1995

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Event Schedule, 1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Panelists Search, 1995-1996

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"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Scholars List, 1996

Box 2 of 4

"Mind on Freedom" Conference: Task Analysis and Timelines, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 4

"Mind on Freedom" Conference: African American Colleges, 1995

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Correspondence, 1996

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Brochure, 1996

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Flyer, 1996

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Event Booklet, 1996

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Press Release, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Biographies

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Articles and Bibliography

Box 2 of 4

"Walking Montgomery" Program: Photographs

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Event Schedule, 1990

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Task Roster, 1990

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Program Booklet, 1990

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"African American Dance" Conference: Proposal and Planning, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Press Releases, 1990

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Correspondence, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Articles and Bibliographies

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"African American Dance" Conference: Alvin Ailey

Box 2 of 4

"African American Dance" Conference: Biographies (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Blackside, Inc., 1979

Box 2 of 4

Program in Black American Culture: Public Affairs (Joyce Lancaster), 1988

Box 2 of 4

Duke Ellington Youth Anthology, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Brochure, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Program Booklet, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Press Releases, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Correspondence, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Event Schedule, 1991

Box 2 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Program Information, 1991

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Participant List (Dramatic Component), 1991

Box 3 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Modjeska M. Simkins, 1990

Box 3 of 4

"Ancestral Missions" Conference: Biographies

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African Diaspora Festival Program, 1975-1976

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"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Flyer, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Acknowledgments, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Biographies (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Bibliography, 1995 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Correspondence, 1994-1995 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Evaluation Report, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Filmography

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Production Timeline, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Program Outline, 1994

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Graphics (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Press Releases, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Registration List, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Audiovisual Planning, 1995

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Program Book

Box 3 of 4

"100 Years of Black Film" Conference: Within Our Gates (cassette tape)

Box 3 of 4

"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Abstract, 1992

Box 3 of 4

"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Biography and Bibliography

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"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Correspondence, 1991-1992

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"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Flyer, 1992

Box 3 of 4

"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Public Relations, 1992

Box 3 of 4

"Herbs, Oils, and Candles" Conference: Program Notes, 1992

Box 3 of 4

"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Abstracts, 1992

Box 3 of 4

"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Articles

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Bibliography

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Bibleway Radio Chorus

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Biographies (2 folders)

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Brentwood Baptist Church, 1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Contact Lists, 1992-1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Brochure, 1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Program Schedule, 1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Correspondence, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

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Box 4

"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Discography

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Pearl Williams-Jones, 1989-1992

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Meetings, 1992

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Notes, 1992

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Program Planning, 1992-1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Proposal, 1992-1993

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"We'll Understand It Better By and By" Conference: Resources, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Correspondence, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Flyer, 1990

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Press Releases, 1990

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Program Booklet, 1990

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Program Planning, 1990

Box 4 of 4

"Deep River" Concert: Horace C. Boyer, 1990

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"Key to Empowerment?" Landmarks Conference: Correspondence, 1988-1990

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"Key to Empowerment?" Landmarks Conference: Program Planning, 1989-1990

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"Will the Circle be Unbroken?" Conference: Correspondence, 1992 (2 folders)

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Earthwatch Program, 1980-1981

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"Folk Music of the South" Proposal, 1980

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Civil Rights Programs, 1981-1984

Box 4 of 4

"Standing at the Crossroads" Conference (cancelled): Correspondence, 1990

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African American Music and History Programs, 1980-1993

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Program in Black American Culture, 1981

Box 4 of 4

A Short Chronology of American History, 2000

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