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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-234

National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs

Program Records, 2001-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs
Title: Program Records
Dates: 2001-2006
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 14-234
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that primarily document the Paul Peck Presidential Awards, with some additional materials documenting programs sponsored by the Paul Peck Fund for Presidential Studies. The fund was created in 2000 when Peck donated $2 million to enhance the National Portrait Gallery's presidential programs. Among the projects sponsored were panel discussions on topics related to the presidency, publication and educational materials, and town hall meetings with high school students affiliated with the Junior Statesmen of America and the Close Up Foundation. The Paul Peck Presidential Awards were founded in 2002 and celebrate achievement in support of the presidency. Two awards were given each year: an award for service to a president that honors members of the president's executive staff, members of the cabinet, or members of Congress; and an award for portrayal of a president is given to an individual who has depicted the presidency in either a visual or literary form.These records document the recipients of the awards, the awards program and ceremony, as well as town hall meetings and panel discussions. Materials include correspondence, programs, brochures, invitations, transcripts, images, and speeches. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that primarily document the Paul Peck Presidential Awards, with some additional materials documenting programs sponsored by the Paul Peck Fund for Presidential Studies. The fund was created in 2000 when Peck donated $2 million to enhance the National Portrait Gallery's presidential programs. Among the projects sponsored were panel discussions on topics related to the presidency, publication and educational materials, and town hall meetings with high school students affiliated with the Junior Statesman of America and the Close Up Foundation.

The Paul Peck Presidential Awards were founded in 2002 and celebrate achievement in support of the presidency. Two awards were given each year: an award for service to a president that honors members of the president's executive staff, members of the cabinet, or members of Congress; and an award for portrayal of a president is given to an individual who has depicted the presidency in either a visual or literary form.

These records document the recipients of the awards, the awards program and ceremony, as well as town hall meetings and panel discussions. Materials include correspondence, programs, brochures, invitations, transcripts, images, and speeches. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-234, National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs, Program Records

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Container List

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Paul Peck Presidential Awards - Information, 2002

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Paul Peck Presidential Award - Medal - Image (electronic records)

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Panel discussion - "Transitions: Launching a Presidency" - Truman Presidential Museum and Library, May 10, 2001

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Panel discussion - "War, Diplomacy, and the Presidency" - Ronald Regan Presidential Museum and Library, November 15, 2001

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2002 Paul Peck Presidential Awards

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Panel discussion - "Measuring the Presidency: The Biographer's Challenge" - North Carolina Museum of History, September 12, 2002

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2003 Paul Peck Presidential Awards (include electronic records)

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Town hall discussion - President Jimmy Carter and Junior Statesmen conference, April 10, 2003 (includes electronic records)

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2004 Paul Peck Presidential Awards (includes electronic records)

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2005 Paul Peck Presidential Awards (includes electronic records)

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2006 Paul Peck Presidential Awards (includes electronic records)

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