Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs
Education and Research Project Records, 1976-1985
This accession consists of materials documenting the planning, development, and installation of the exhibition "Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual." This exhibition was created by the Office of Folklife Programs in conjunction with the Renwick Gallery and contained six hundred objects all chosen from the collections of nine Smithsonian Institution museums. The exhibition highlighted the celebratory rituals of sixty-two different cultures throughout the world. Some materials predate the establishment of the Office of Folklife Programs. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; brochures and pamphlets; press releases; exhibition catalogs; clippings; loan requests; objects lists; videotapes; budget files; images; oral history transcripts and other related materials.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Rites and ceremonies
- Manners and customs
- Cultural pluralism
- Museum exhibits
- Museums -- Educational aspects
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Exhibition catalogs
- Color transparencies
- Black-and-white transparencies
- Color photographs
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-292, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs, Education and Research Project Records