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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-204

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs

Subject Files, 1979-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs
Title: Subject Files
Dates: 1979-2006
Quantity: 10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 15-204
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Counts Early, Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, 1994-1995; Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Programs, 1994; Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, 1992-1994; Assistant Secretary for Public Programs, 1991; Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1990; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1988-1989; and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1984-1987. The majority of the records document his activities related to promoting diversity among staff and multicultural education and outreach as well as establishing international cultural relations. Smaller amounts of records document Early's professional activities and relations at the Smithsonian Institution, throughout the United States, and throughout the world. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, lecture scripts, writings, photographs, audiotapes, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials were created after the position of the Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs was abolished and Early joined the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies (later the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), but were closely related to projects begun earlier. Some materials pre-date Early's employment at the Smithsonian Institution.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James Counts Early, Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, 1994-1995; Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Programs, 1994; Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, 1992-1994; Assistant Secretary for Public Programs, 1991; Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1990; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1988-1989; and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1984-1987. The majority of the records document his activities related to promoting diversity among staff and multicultural education and outreach as well as establishing international cultural relations. Smaller amounts of records document Early's professional activities and relations at the Smithsonian Institution, throughout the United States, and throughout the world. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, lecture scripts, writings, photographs, audiotapes, ephemera, and related materials. Some materials were created after the position of the Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs was abolished and Early joined the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies (later the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage), but were closely related to projects begun earlier. Some materials pre-date Early's employment at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 4/24/1996 memorandum, Johnstone to Kumar; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-204, Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, Subject Files

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1984 (2 folders)

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Correspondence, 1985 (3 folders)

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Correspondence, 1986 (2 folders)

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Correspondence, 1987

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Chronological File, January-March 1990

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Chronological File, April-May 1990

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Chronological File, June-August 1990

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Chronological File, September 1990

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Chronological File, October-December 1990

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Chronological File, January-February 1991

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Box 2

Chronological File, March-April 1991

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Chronological File, May-June 1991

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Chronological File, July-August 1991

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Chronological File, September-October 1991

Box 2 of 11

Chronological File, November-December 1991

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Chronological File, January-February 1992

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Chronological File, March-April 1992

Box 2 of 11

Chronological File, May-June 1992

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Chronological File, July-August 1992

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Chronological File, September-October 1992 (2 folders)

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Chronological File, November-December 1992 (2 folders)

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Chronological File, January-February 1993

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Chronological File, March-April 1993

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Box 3

Chronological File, May-June 1993 (2 folders)

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Chronological File, July-August 1993

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Chronological File, September-October 1993

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Chronological File, November-December 1993

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Chronological File, January-February 1994

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Chronological File, March-April 1994

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Chronological File, May-June 1994

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Chronological File, July-August 1994

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Chronological File, September-October 1994

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Chronological File, November-December 1994 (2 folders)

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Chronological File, January-February 1995

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Chronological File, March-April 1995

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Chronological File, May-June 1995

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Chronological File, July-November 1995

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Box 4

Letters Received, 1986-1998 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Cultural Diversity Reports - General, 1987-1990

Box 4 of 11

Cultural Diversity Reports - General, 1990-1992 (2 folders)

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Cultural Diversity Reports - General, 1992-1993

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Cultural Diversity Reports - General, 1996-1997

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Cultural Diversity Articles, 1993-1997 (2 folders)

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Cultural Policy, 1994

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Box 5

Cultural Education Committee, 1991-1994 (3 folders)

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Wider Audience Development Program - General, 1994-1995

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Gender Issues Action Group, 1993

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Affirmative Action, 1987-1993

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African American Program Initiative, 1989

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Council of Information and Education Directors/Council of Bureau Directors - "Shared Concerns," 1989-1991

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Office of Fellowships and Grants - Funding Reductions, 1991

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Policy Paper on Smithsonian Education, 1992

Box 5 of 11

Smithsonian Education and Cultural Pluralism, 1992

Box 5 of 11

Cultural Heritage Policy News Clippings, 1995-1998

Box 5 of 11

Teacher Education Training - J. Goodland, 1990

Box 5 of 11

Cultural Diversity News Clippings, undated

Box 5 of 11

Cultural Diversity News Clippings, 1990-1993 (3 folders)

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Cultural Diversity News Clippings, 1991

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Cultural Diversity News Clippings, 1992

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Cultural Diversity News Clippings, 1993

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Cultural Diversity News Clippings, 1993-1995

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Cultural Diversity Log, Volume 1, 1994

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Box 6

Cultural Diversity Log, Volume 2, 1994

Box 6 of 11

Cultural Diversity Log, Volume 3, 1991-1994

Box 6 of 11

Cultural Diversity Log, Volume 4, 1992-1995

Box 6 of 11

Cultural Diversity at the Smithsonian, 1989-1990

Box 6 of 11

Cultural Diversity Working Files, 1989-1993 (2 folders)

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Japan - General, 1993-1997 (2 folders)

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Japan Trip, February-March, 1994 (5 folders)

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Japan Society, 1994-1996

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Box 7

United States-Japan Leadership Program, 1994

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International House of Japan, 1994

Box 7 of 11

Japan Trip, December 1996 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Japan - Business Cards

Box 7 of 11

Japan Articles, 1993-1995

Box 7 of 11

Japanese American National Museum, 1992-1994

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Latin America - General, 1993-1995

Box 7 of 11

Johns Hopkins University, Latin American Studies Program, 1992-1995

Box 7 of 11

Caribbean Culture, 1984-1988

Box 7 of 11

Cuba - General, 1985-1991 (2 folders)

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Cuban Interest Section, 1991-1993

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Cuba - General, 1991-1996 (5 folders)

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Box 8

Cuba Trip, December 1997

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Cuba - General, 1999-2000

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Cuba Cultural Theater Project, 2000 (3 folders)

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Articles on Black Cuban, 1993

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Hunter College, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 1987

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Despierta Boricua: Voices from the Puerto Rican Movement, 1996

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Nicaragua, 1987

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Brazil, 1998-1999

Box 8 of 11

Cape Verde, 1996-1997

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Malawi Correspondence, 1995

Box 8 of 11

South/Southern Africa - General, 2000-2002

Box 8 of 11

South/Southern Africa - Newsletters and Magazines, 1994

Box 8 of 11

South/Southern Africa - Business Cards

Box 8 of 11

Festival of Pan African Arts and Culture, 1987

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7th Pan African Conference, 1989

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Prague - Articles and Newsletters, 1995

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Prague - Civitas, 1995

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Albania, 2002-2004

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United States Information Agency/Service and the Fulbright Association, 1995-1997

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Articles and Essays on Race, 1996-1998 (2 folders)

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American Visions: The Magazine of Afro-American Culture, 1990-1991

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Howard University, 1987-1988

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Howard University, 1991-1997 (2 folders)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Events, 1988-1996

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National Black Arts Festival, 1990-1994

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, 1987-1988

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National Council of Negro Women, Inc., 1994-1996

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Museum of New Mexico, 1989

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National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, 1989

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Quilting: A Documentary, 1987

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National Alliance of Third World Journalists, 1988

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Office of Folklife Programs - Internal Review, 1991

Box 9 of 11

National Endowment for the Humanities - Diversity on Committees, 1979-1983

Box 9 of 11

Cultural Diversity and the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983-1991

Box 9 of 11

National Campaign for the National Museum of the American Indian, 1991-1993

Box 9 of 11

Museum of the American Indian - Planning and Clippings, 1989

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Office of Folklife Programs - Internal Review, 1991

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1990-1994 (Accession #15-235)

Box 9 of 11

Division of Musical History and Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, 1992

Box 9 of 11

Latin Jazz, 1997

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Women in Jazz Project, 1995-1996

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Duke Ellington Youth Project Anthology, 1994

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National Jazz Service Organization, 1989

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Arena Stage, 1987-1988

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Asian Music Conference, 1980

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Big Drum Nation Proposal, 1981-1989

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Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, 1984-1988 (4 folders)

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Washington, D.C./Moscow Capital Citizen's Exchange, Inc., 1987-1988

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Asociacion de Agregados Culturales Iberoamericanos, 1987

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Center for Arts and Culture, 1997

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Bell Multicultural School, 1993

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Institute for Policy Studies, 1991-1998

Box 9 of 11

Union Institute, 1996

Box 9 of 11

Images of America's 20th Century, 1996

Box 9 of 11

American Association of Museums, Cultural Property Roundtable, 2005-2006

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Roche, Susan, 1996

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Miller, Ethelbert, 1997

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Cole, Johnetta, 1991-1995

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Reagon, Bernice Johnson - Leeway Foundation Laurel Award, 2000

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Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1987-1988

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Morejon, Nancy - Wilson Center Fellowship, 1985

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Morejon, Nancy - Essay by Janet J. Hampton, 1991

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Box 10

Professional Activities, 1991-2000 (8 folders)

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Event Photographs

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James Early, Power 106 (R. Twaites), April 14, 1997, audiocassette

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Box 11

James Early Lecture, November 15, 2000, audiocassette

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Article File, 1985-1997 (2 folders)

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James Early - Biography and Resume

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James Early - Torch Profile, Badge, and Pin, 1989

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James Early - Photographs

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James Early - Certificates of Award

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