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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-147

Smithsonian African American Association

Program Records, 1988-1998

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian African American Association
Title: Program Records
Dates: 1988-1998
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-147
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the history and activities of the Smithsonian African American Association (SAAA). The SAAA was formed on May 10, 1989, whose purpose was to communicate to the Smithsonian administration the concerns and needs of African American employees as well as to serve as a united voice when it came to programs and exhibitions at the Smithsonian. Additionally they worked to be a resource for African American employees in clarifying Smithsonian policies and procedures as well as to advise and assist the Smithsonian in the implementation of its policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees. These materials were created and maintained by John Whittington Franklin while serving in SAAA. The records cover the administration of SAAA; the Exhibition and Research Committee; and the publication of the SAAA newsletter, "The Prophet." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership surveys, meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, images, clippings, and other related documents. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of records that document the history and activities of the Smithsonian African American Association (SAAA). The SAAA was formed on May 10, 1989, whose purpose was to communicate to the Smithsonian administration the concerns and needs of African American employees as well as to serve as a united voice when it came to programs and exhibitions at the Smithsonian. Additionally they worked to be a resource for African American employees in clarifying Smithsonian policies and procedures as well as to advise and assist the Smithsonian in the implementation of its policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees. These materials were created and maintained by John Whittington Franklin while serving in SAAA. The records cover the administration of SAAA; the Exhibition and Research Committee; and the publication of the SAAA newsletter, "The Prophet." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership surveys, meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, images, clippings, and other related documents. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-147, Smithsonian African American Association, Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

SAAA - Bylaws, Mission Statement and Constitution documents, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1989

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1990 (4 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1991 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1992

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1993 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1994

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1995-1996 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1997 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - General, 1998

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - Membership Surveys, 1991

Box 1 of 2

SAAA - Exhibits, 1988-1990

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

SAAA - Exhibition and Research Committee, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Exhibition and Research Committee, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Exhibition and Research Committee, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Exhibition and Research Committee, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Black History Month Planning, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Provost letters, 1998

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Electronic and print media, 1989-1990

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Print Media 1990

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - Photographs, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, 1989-1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, Spring 1991

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, Winter 1991

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, 1992-1993

Box 2 of 2

SAAA - The Prophet, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 2