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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-339

National Museum of American History

Conference Records, 1986-1998, 2002, 2013-2014

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History
Title: Conference Records
Dates: 1986-1998, 2002, 2013-2014
Quantity: 1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 16-339
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the National Museum of American History's "Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff." The conference, typically taking place on or near April Fool's Day, was framed around a particular food or food item and included humorous papers and lectures, a cooking competition, art competition and demonstrations. Food featured at conferences included Jell-O, peanut butter, marshmallows, crackers, pie, corn, beans, grease, and salt. Participants came from within the museum, but also included staff from other Smithsonian offices and museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, programs, schedules, papers, poems, publicity records, brochures, clippings, images, sound recordings, posters, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the National Museum of American History's "Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff." The conference, typically taking place on or near April Fool's Day, was framed around a particular food or food item and included humorous papers and lectures, a cooking competition, art competition and demonstrations. Food featured at conferences included Jell-O, peanut butter, marshmallows, crackers, pie, corn, beans, grease, and salt. Participants came from within the museum, but also included staff from other Smithsonian offices and museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, programs, schedules, papers, poems, publicity records, brochures, clippings, images, sound recordings, posters, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-339, National Museum of American History, Conference Records

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Container List

Box 1

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - General

Background information

Box 1 of 2

Past participants, 1995-1997

Box 1 of 2

Future conference ideas, 1986-1996, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - First annual - Jell-O, April 1, 1991

General, 1991-1997

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Second annual - Peanut Butter, April 1, 1992

Papers, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Poem, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Publicity, 1992 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Audiocassette recordings, 1992 (4 tapes)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Third annual - Marshmallow, April 1, 1994

Planning and organization records, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Research, advertisements, and clippings

Box 1 of 2

Papers and lectures, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Flyers and publicity, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Thank you letters to participants and other correspondence, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Audiocassette recordings, 1994 (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Fourth annual - Crackers, March 31, 1995

General, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Planning and organization records, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Call for papers, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Lectures, papers, poems, and recipes, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Contact sheets (negative nos. 95-2891 to 95-2893), 1995

Box 1 of 2

Thank you letters to participants, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Audiocassette recordings, 1995 (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Fifth annual - Pie, April 1, 1996

General, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Call for papers, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Poem, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Schedule, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Sixth annual - CornUtopia, April 1, 1997

General, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Call for papers, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Publicity, 1997

Box 1 of 2

Audiocassette recordings, 1997 (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Seventh annual - Beanstalk!, April 1, 1998

General, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Call for papers, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Papers, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Poem, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Program, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Audiocassette recording, 1998 (1 tape)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Grease, April 1, 2013

General, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Program, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Publicity, 2013

Box 1 of 2

Images, 2013 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Salt, April 1, 2014

General, 2014

Box 1 of 2

Program, 2014

Box 1 of 2

Images, 2014 (electronic records)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Posters

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Grease, April 1, 2013 - Posters

Box 2 of 2

Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff - Salt, April 1, 2014 - Posters

Box 2 of 2