Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Board of Trustees Files, 1973-2009
This accession consists of minutes and materials from the board of trustees meetings at the National Museum of African Art. The board began in 1979 as the Commission of the Museum of African Art when the Smithsonian Institution first acquired the museum. With the name change of the museum in 1981, the group became the Commission of the National Museum of African Art. By 2002, the name was officially changed to the National Museum of African Art Board. There is also a considerable amount of material from the National Museum of African Art Collections Committee. Materials include meeting minutes and agenda; correspondence and memoranda; acquisition and deaccession information; commission member information; brochures; and budgets. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 7/25/2012 memorandum, Yowell to Berry; 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.
- Commission of the National Museum of African Art
- National Museum of African Art (U.S.). Board
- National Museum of African Art (U.S.). Collections Committee
- Commission of the Museum of African Art
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-571, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Board of Trustees Files