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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-133

Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Director's Administrative Records, 1969, 1982-2006, 2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Title: Director's Administrative Records
Dates: 1969, 1982-2006, 2011
Quantity: 4.03 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 17-133
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; Acting Director, 1987-1990; and Director, 1990-2009. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; photographs; budget files; clippings; reports; meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; and other related materials. Also included within the accession are two books written by Dr. Kurin and a scrapbook primarily consisting of postcards and related correspondence. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; Acting Director, 1987-1990; and Director, 1990-2009. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; photographs; budget files; clippings; reports; meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; and other related materials. Also included within the accession are two books written by Dr. Kurin and a scrapbook primarily consisting of postcards and related correspondence. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 9/14/2015 Memo, Wright to Bell/Adams; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-133, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

Aid to Artisans, Correspondence, 1990-1996, 2000

Box 1 of 4

American Anthropological Association (AAA), Correspondence, 1997, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Arts International, Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Asia Society, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Congressional Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

American Folklife Center (AFC), Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1997

Box 1 of 4

AFC, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1998

Box 1 of 4

AFC, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1999

Box 1 of 4

AFC, Meeting Minutes and Reports, 2000

Box 1 of 4

American Folklore Society (AFS), Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 4

American Institute for Pakistan Studies (AIPS), Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Disney, Correspondence and Clippings, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 4

Emory University, Memoranda and Workshop Reports, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 4

Folk Alliance, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Ford Foundation, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Fund for Folk Culture, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Inter-American Foundation, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

International Child Art Foundation, Correspondence, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Kennedy Center, Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Library of Congress, Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Living Roots Conference, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Living Roots Conference, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Living Roots Conference, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Los Angeles Festival, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Miami Science Museum, Correspondence, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 4

Miscellaneous Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 4

Montgomery College Foundation, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Music Performance Trust Fund, Correspondence, 1997

Box 1 of 4

National Association for Multicultural Education, Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 4

National Folklore Support Centre, Correspondence, 2001

Box 1 of 4

Sheehy, Daniel, Correspondence, 2000

Box 1 of 4

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Correspondence, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 4

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 4

NEH, "My History and America's History," Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Notes, 1998

Box 1 of 4

National Park Service (NPS), Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 4

National Music Museum, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 4

PEOPLink, Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Cultural Education, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Bremerhaven Project, 1999-2000

Box 1 of 4

Education Videos, 1997-2001

Box 1 of 4

George Washington University, Public Folklore, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Folklife Studies, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 4

India, Festival Proposal, 1985

Box 1 of 4

Iowa, Festival Education Kit, 1997

Box 1 of 4

"Discovering our Delta," Festival Education Kit, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 4

Jerusalem Program, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 4

Latino Cultural Resources, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

"Naamikaaged: A Dancer for the People," Correspondence, 1994, 1998

Box 2 of 4

New Hampshire Education Kit, Budget, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Nos Ku Nos Project Files, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Project Proposals, 1997-1999 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 4

Jairazbhoy, Nazir, Correspondence, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Talleras de la Frontera, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Hosay Trinidad, Correspondence, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 4

"River of Song," Memoranda and Correspondence, 1995-1998

Box 2 of 4

Latino Initiatives Fund Proposal, 1998

Box 2 of 4

"Spirited Objects," Project Files, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Folklife Studies, Correspondence, 1993

Box 2 of 4

"Spirited Objects," Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Exhibition, Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 2 of 4

"The Stone Carvers," Correspondence, 1997, 2000

Box 2 of 4

TransAfrica Festival, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 4

United States Virgin Islands/Senegal, Education Kit, 1990-1995

Box 2 of 4

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Recommendation, 1989

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1999

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1999

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Special Events, 1999

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Budget, 1999

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Conference Papers, 1999

Box 2 of 4

UNESCO, Participants and Observers, 1999

Box 2 of 4

United Nations Festival, 1999-2000

Box 2 of 4

Vennum, Tom, Correspondence, 1982-1992

Box 2 of 4

"Workers of the White House," Correspondence, 1997, 1999

Box 2 of 4

African American Resources at the Smithsonian, 1998-2001

Box 2 of 4

America's Smithsonian, Correspondence, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Anacostia Museum, Correspondence, 1998-2001

Box 2 of 4

Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee, Minutes and Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Council of Information and Education Directors (CIED), Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Committees List, undated

Box 2 of 4

Office of Communications, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Deciduous/Acorn, Project Files, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Directors Meeting Minutes, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC), Correspondence, 1997-1998, 2001

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Office of Education, Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Electronic Media Board, Meeting Agenda, February 25, 1993

Box 2 of 4

Office of Environmental Management and Safety, Correspondence, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA), Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Development Meeting Minutes, 2000

Box 2 of 4

Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Correspondence, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Fellowships, Proposals, Reviews, and Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 4

Finance and Administration Management Team, Meeting Minutes, March 15, 2001

Box 2 of 4

History Roundtable, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Committee on Initiatives, Meeting Agendas, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Office of International Relations, Memoranda, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

Latino Initiatives, Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

"American Heritage, American Dreams," Case for Support, October 1999

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Material Culture Forum, Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 4

McGovern Award, Correspondence, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Office of Membership and Development, Correspondence, 1998-2000

Box 2 of 4

Museum Education Roundtable, Correspondence, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Center for Museum Studies (SCEMS), Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

National Museum of American History (NMAH), Correspondence, 1984, 1998-2001

Box 2 of 4

National Outreach Task Force, 2000-2003

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

National Zoo, Correspondence, 1997, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Office of Policy and Analysis, Correspondence, 2001

Box 3 of 4

Office of Public Affairs, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Office of Risk and Asset Management, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Smithsonian Council, Reports and Minutes, 1998-2000

Box 3 of 4

Smithsonian Magazine, Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

Smithsonian On-line Committee, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Office of Sponsored Projects, Reports, 1998-2001

Box 3 of 4

Visitor Statistics, 1998-2001

Box 3 of 4

Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC), Correspondence, 1997-2001

Box 3 of 4

Web Advisory Group, Meeting Agendas and Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 3 of 4

Smithsonian Women's Committee, Memoranda, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Memoranda and Reports, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 4

Human Resources, Meeting Notes, 1997

Box 3 of 4

Folklife Office Spaces, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Safety Reports, 1996, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Researchers and Fellows, Correspondence, 1994-1998

Box 3 of 4

Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (CFPCS), Statement of Educational Mission, 1994

Box 3 of 4

CFPCS, Special Events Policy, undated

Box 3 of 4

Budget Files, 1990-1996 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

Budget Files, 1998

Box 3 of 4

Budget Files, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Budget Files, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Budget Files, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 4

"The Structure of Blessedness in a Muslim Shrine in Pakistan," Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 19, Number 3, July 1983

Box 3 of 4

"Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem," 2006 (Book by Richard Kurin)

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

"Saving Haiti's Heritage: Cultural Recovery after the Earthquake," 2011 (Book by Richard Kurin)

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Visitor Count, 2001

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, New York City, 2001

Box 4 of 4

Margaret Mead Centennial Concert, 2001

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Global Village, 2001 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

SI Fact Sheet, FY 1996

Box 4 of 4

SI Press, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998

Box 4 of 4

SITES, Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Congress of Scholars, 1998-1999

Box 4 of 4

SI, Proposed International Tour, Feasibility Study, March 5, 1998

Box 4 of 4

"Richard Kurin Stuff," Scrapbook, 1969, 1987, 1993-2006 (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 4
Oversize

Folder 1 Photograph, Mekong River, Connecting Cultures Program, September 24, 2006

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