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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-113

National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs

Exhibition and Program Records, 1984-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Title: Exhibition and Program Records
Dates: 1984-1997
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 17-113
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Lonnie G. Bunch, Associate Director of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, which document his role as project manager for the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century" and related programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The exhibition explored the influence of race, class, gender, and ethnic origin on the aspirations, successes, and frustrations of a diverse American population with a focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Jewish immigrants, factory workers, and prominent families. Earlier records date from when Bunch was curator in the Division of Community Life, 1989-1991; Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1992-1994; and Associate Director of the Office of Historical Resources, 1995-1996, at NMAH. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; design and production schedule; loan information; floor plans; scripts; object lists; audience survey information; meeting agendas and minutes; clippings; photographs; and supporting documentation.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Lonnie G. Bunch, Associate Director of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, which document his role as project manager for the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century" and related programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The exhibition explored the influence of race, class, gender, and ethnic origin on the aspirations, successes, and frustrations of a diverse American population with a focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Jewish immigrants, factory workers, and prominent families. Earlier records date from when Bunch was curator in the Division of Community Life, 1989-1991; Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs, 1992-1994; and Associate Director of the Office of Historical Resources, 1995-1996, at NMAH.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; proposals; budget summaries; design and production schedule; loan information; floor plans; scripts; object lists; audience survey information; meeting agendas and minutes; clippings; photographs; and supporting documentation.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-113, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century

Exhibition Proposal, 1991

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Technical Design Proposal, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Design/Production Schedule, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Curatorial Overview

Box 1 of 2

Budget Summary

Box 1 of 2

Floor Plans, 1991, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Object and Graphic Lists, 1993-1994 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Loans, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence, 1989-1996

Box 1 of 2

Audience Research Plan, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Audience Survey: African Americans, 1989

Box 1 of 2

Audience Survey: Jewish Peddlers, 1990

Box 1 of 2

Audience Survey: Cherokee Nation

Box 1 of 2

Audience Survey: Wheeler Family/Factory Worker

Box 1 of 2

MICO Proposal, 1991

Box 1 of 2

African Americans Section: Script, 1990-1993 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

African Americans Section: Objects List, 1990

Box 1 of 2

African Americans Section: Production and General Information, 1984-1990

Box 1 of 2

American West Section: Script, 1991-1995

Box 1 of 2

American West Section: Objects List, 1992

Box 1 of 2

American West Section: Production and General Information, 1986-1992

Box 1 of 2

Cherokee Nation Section: Script, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 2

Cherokee Nation Section: Production and General Information

Box 1 of 2

Wheeler Family/Factory Worker Section: Script, 1991-1996 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Wheeler Family/Factory Worker Section: Production and General Information, 1988

Box 1 of 2

Jewish Peddlers Section: Script, 1990-1995

Box 1 of 2

Jewish Peddlers Section: Objects and Graphics

Box 1 of 2

Jewish Peddlers Section: Production and General Information, 1991

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Introduction Section: Script, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Conclusion Section: Script, 1996

Box 1 of 2

Slave Cabin Acquisition, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Planning Group Revised Outline, 1987

Box 2 of 2

Script, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 2

Episodes Script, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Script Reviewers Comments, 1995

Box 2 of 2

Concert Series Program, 1989-1994

Box 2 of 2

Meeting Minutes

Box 2 of 2