Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
This accession consists of correspondence created or maintained by Johnnetta B. Cole, Director 2009- . The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the field of African art and related studies. Materials also include clippings, brochures, photographs, negatives, slides, and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Records dating before Cole's tenure were created by previous museum directors Warren M. Robbins, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, 2003-2008.
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2026. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 10/22/2003 memorandum, Johnstone to Laffoon; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Color photographs
- Color negatives
- Color transparencies
- Electronic records
- Digital versatile discs
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-331, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Correspondence