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Accession 16-050

National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Planning Office

Program Files, 2004-2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Planning Office
Title: Program Files
Dates: 2004-2011
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 16-050
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of American Indian's exhibition "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians," which examines the relationships between Indian Nations and the United States. Materials include notes, correspondence, reports, presentations, meeting agendas, minutes, and transcripts. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the National Museum of American Indian's exhibition "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indians," which examines the relationships between Indian Nations and the United States. Materials include notes, correspondence, reports, presentations, meeting agendas, minutes, and transcripts. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted 15 years. until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 05/27/2014 memorandum, Toda to Earring; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-050, National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Planning Office, Program Files

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Container List

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Exhibition Development, 2004:

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Exhibition Proposal, Submitted to the Exhibition Selection Committee by Gerald McMaster and John Haworth, February 20, 2004
Treaty Exhibition Project Discussion with Helen Scheirbeck, Susan Harjo, Vine Deloria and Louis J. Risling, April 28, 2004
Treaty Summary Proposal by Helen Scheirbeck, John Haworth and Gerald McMaster, August 5, 2004

Exhibition Development, 2005:

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Planning Charter, April 2005
Exhibit Planning Meeting Agenda and Notes, June 27, 2005
Treaty Exhibit Proceedings, July 14-15, 2005
Planning Charter by W. Richard West, July 20, 2005
Thematic Ideas, July 20, 2005
Email Pertaining to Tribal Rights Revival Project - Broadening of the Treaty Project from Harold Pruner, Delaware Nation to John Haworth, Helen Scheirbeck, Jim Pepper Henry and Leslie Wheelock, July 19-20, 2005
Summary of Meeting with Dr. Harold Pruner of the Delaware Nation, August 8, 2005
Exhibit Committee Meeting Agenda, August 10, 2005
Planning Charter, September 7, 2005

Exhibition Development, 2006:

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Exhibition Summary from Morning Star Institute, September 2006

Exhibition Development, 2006:

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Emails between Susan Shown Harjo and Helen Scheirbeck Regarding Treaty Meeting Materials and Planning Meeting, February 2006
Planning Meeting Agenda, February 27-28, 2006
Exhibit Planning, Handwritten Notes, February 27 and March 30, 2006
Origins of Wall Street from Jeremiah Swett to Susan Harjo, April 10, 2006
Exhibit Summary, September, 26, 2006
Planning Team Notes, November 7, 2006
Guest Curator Statement of Work, November 6, 2006
Exhibition Process for Treaties Exhibit, November 13, 2006

Exhibition Development, 2007:

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Planning Charter Proposal for Mac Review, January 31, 2007
Email, Treaties Meeting, February 6, 2007
Core Team List, February 12, 2007
Development, Team Meeting Agenda, February 12, 2007
Team Directory, February 16, 2007
Email, Chris Arnold Joins Team as Lead Designer, February 16, 2007
Exhibition Content Matrix, February 20, 2007
Email, Treaties Meeting, February 21, 2007
Development Team Meeting Agenda, February 23, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, February 23, 2007
Request Research for Treaties Exhibit Project, February 23, 2007-March 27, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, March 6, 2007
Email to Exhibit Assessment Group from Karen Fort, March 8, 2007 Meeting Update

Exhibition Development, 2007:

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Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, March 13, 2007
Treaty Grouping Chart, Meeting Notes from March 20, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, March 20, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, March 27, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, April 3, 2007
Team Meeting Agenda, April 9, 2007

Exhibition Development, 2007:

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Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, April 10, 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Agenda and Meeting Notes, April 17, 2007
Email, Next Steps, April 24, 2007
Conceptual Plan Bubble Diagram, May 24, 2007
Draft, Content Outline, May-June 2007
Email and Action List, July 10, 2007
Content Outline, July 16 2007
Susan Harjo Treaty List as of July 22, 2007
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Brainstorming Session with Native Artists, Visualizing and Presenting Treaties, Invitation, Agenda, and Supplement Information, August 2007

Exhibition Development, 2007:

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Exhibit Narrative and Addendum, August-September 2007
Conceptual Planning Phase Visitor Study Meeting Notes, September 27, 2007
Visitor Study #2 Summary, October 27, 2007
Visitor Study #3 Summary, November 2007
Visitor Study #4, November 2007
Content Outline, November 13, 2007
NMAI Resource Center Bibliography for Treaties
American Quintessential: Our Relationship in Treaties, Author Unknown, undated
Miscellaneous 2007 Documents

Education Development, 2007:

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School Group Audiences and the Treaties Exhibit, Analysis of National Standards, June 12, 2007
Education Approach, October 10, 2007
Education Approach Notes, November 13, 2007

Exhibition Development, 2008:

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"Our Nations, Or Land: Treaty Diplomacy and the Possession of America" Exhibition Status Report by NMAI, January 2008

Exhibition Development, 2008:

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Media Concepts, January 2, 2008
Status of Treaties Exhibition Two Page Summary, January 7, 2008
Content Matrix and Document Review Notes, Received January 31, 2008
Draft Fundraising Packet for Potential Donors, 2008
Content Outlines, Draft, April 16, 2008

Exhibition Development, 2008:

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Merged Treaties Document, April 18, 2008 (Concept summary, concept statements, and themes)

Exhibition Development, 2008:

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Jose Barreiro, Object Selection List, May 6, 2008
Status Report PowerPoint Presentation, June 12, 2008
Exhibition Themes, 2008

Exhibition Development, 2009:

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Exhibition Outline, Short Version, April 15, 2009

Exhibition Development, 2009:

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Exhibition Outline, April 15, 2009

Exhibition Development, 2009:

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Exhibition Outline Image/Object Selections Addendum Package, April 15, 2009

Exhibition Development, 2009

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Conceptual Planning Phase Meeting Notes, September 10, 2009

Exhibition Development, 2010:

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Letter to Chairman Stanley R. Rooks, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, 2010

Exhibition Development, 2011:

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Fundraising Packet for Potential Donors, 2011

Exhibition Development, undated:

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The Big Idea
List of Treaties, Objects and Images
Exhibit Materials and Elements
Treaties Project Concept Document Outline
Key Stories
Exhibit Outline, 2007 or 2008

Visitor Study:

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Katy Beckham Visitor Interviews: Treaties Summary, December 12, 2006

Content Consultation List:

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Consultation List Compiled by Barbara Mogel, undated

Exhibition Development Workshop Meeting Transcript, July 14, 2005 (2 folders)

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Exhibition Development Workshop Meeting Transcript, August 15, 2005 (2 folders)

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Exhibition Development Workshop Meeting Transcript, February 27, 2006

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Exhibition Development Workshop Meeting Transcript, February 28, 2006

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Exhibition Development Workshop Meeting Transcript, April 5, 2006

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Exhibition Development Workshop Meetings, 2005-2006 (includes electronic records)

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