Administrative Records, 1984-2016, 2019-2021

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Consists of records documenting the activities and management of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the tenure of founding Director, Lonnie G. Bunch, 2005-2019, and Interim Director, Spencer R. Crew, 2019-2021. Some records date from before the creation of the museum in 2003. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; meeting agendas, notes, and minutes; brochures; reports; grant proposals; presentations; interview records; clippings; speeches; exhibition scripts; object lists; floor plans; architectural drawings; articles; press releases; images; video recordings; illustrations; drawings and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Bunch, Lonnie G
  • Crew, Spencer R. 1949-


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1984
  • 1984-2021
  • 1984-2016, 2019-2021

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Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact Reference Staff for details


  • Historical museums
  • Museums
  • Society
  • History
  • African Americans
  • African Americans--History
  • African Americans--Social life and customs
  • Museum directors
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Electronic records
  • Clippings
  • Video recordings
  • Brochures
  • Illustrations
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Digital images
  • Color photographs
  • Compact discs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS01776

Physical description

20.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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