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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-303

National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Cultural Resources

Project Files, 2000-2007

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Cultural Resources
Title: Project Files
Dates: 2000-2007
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-303
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records that document the planning, development, and execution of the exhibition, "Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast," which was at the National Museum of the American Indian Mall museum from February 3, 2006 to January 2, 2007 and at the George Gustav Heye Center from September 12, 2007-July 20, 2008. People represented in the collection include Bruce Bernstein, assistant director, Office of Cultural Resources; Karen Kramer, curatorial museum specialist; and Rachel Elizabeth Goddard Griffin, curatorial research assistant. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibition charters, schedules, meeting agendas and notes, reports, contracts, budget records, exhibition scripts, notebooks, audio transcripts, press releases, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records that document the planning, development, and execution of the exhibition, Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast, which was at the National Museum of the American Indian Mall museum from February 3, 2006 to January 2, 2007 and at the George Gustav Heye Center from September 12, 2007-July 20, 2008.

People represented in the collection include Bruce Bernstein, assistant director, Office of Cultural Resources; Karen Kramer, curatorial museum specialist; and Rachel Elizabeth Goddard Griffin, curatorial research assistant.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibition charters, schedules, meeting agendas and notes, reports, contracts, budget records, exhibition scripts, notebooks, audio transcripts, press releases, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2023; Transferring office; 06/21/2016 memorandum, Toda to Pahn; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-303, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Cultural Resources, Project Files

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Container List

Box 1

Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast

Initial NWC (Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast) project vetting, 2001

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NWC Project Charter - Drafts and final, 2001

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Potential community venues, 2001-2002

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Strategy for First Nation involvement, 2001

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Contacts in communities and concept development for community advisory group, 2001

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Budget and deliverables, 2001-2003

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Exhibition concepts from Stewart Macnair, November 2000

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Stewart Macnair - Goals and procedures, 2002-2003

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Intellectual property - Stewart Macnair and entire exhibition project, 2002

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Stewart Macnair contract - Drafts, vetting, etc., 2001-2002

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Contract deliverables, 2001-2002

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Content development, 2001-2003

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Exhibition overview narrative - General, 2001-2003

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Content development - Display unit 1, 2002

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Content development - Display unit 2, 2002

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Preliminary object selections, 2001

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Content development - Hunt Genealogies

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Project updates and status reports, 2001-2003

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Core team correspondence, 2001

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Archives survey and study plan, 2001

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Project update, January 2003

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Meetings and development, April 2003

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Stewart Macnair monthly reports, 2003

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Bruce Bernstein - Project files, 2000-2001

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Bruce Bernstein - Project files, 2002-2003

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Bruce Bernstein - Project files, 2003-2004

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NMAI report, June 2003

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Exhibit meeting - Neah Bay, Washington, September 2003

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Exhibit meeting - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, January 2003

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Exhibit meeting - NMAI, Cultural Resources Center (CRC), April 2004

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NMAI Meeting notes, January-April 2004

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Project development reports, 2001-2004

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Charter revisions for Phase 1 and 2, 2004

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Contracts, All, 2003-2004

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Exhibit development - Coast Salish, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Makah, 2004-2005

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Box 2

Exhibit development - Nuu-chah-nulth, 2004-205

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Exhibit development - Kwakwaka'wakw, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Heiltsuk, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Nuxalk, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Tsimshian, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Nisga'a, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Gitxsan, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Haida, 2004-2005

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Exhibit development - Tlingit, 2004-2005

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Exhibit contents - General, 2005-2006

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Miscellaneous research queries, 2004

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Meeting notes - General, 2005

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Script and script edits, 2005

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Exhibit introductory media piece, 2005

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Family room development, 2005

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Object list, 2005

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Exhibit budget and production calendar, 2005-2006

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Public relations, 2006

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Phase two discussions, 2005-2006

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Vancouver Island images, November 2001

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Rachel Elizabeth Goddard Griffin - General exhibits files and images, 2004-2006 (electronic records)

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