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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-292

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs

Education and Research Project Records, 1976-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs
Title: Education and Research Project Records
Dates: 1976-1985
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-292
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-292, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs, Education and Research Project Records

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Container List

Box 1

Press Releases and Clippings, 1982 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 8

Contact Sheets, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Publicity Schedules, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Quarterly Flyer, March 1982

Box 1 of 8

Quarterly Flyer, June 1982

Box 1 of 8

Quarterly Flyer, September 1982

Box 1 of 8

Quarterly Flyer, December 1982

Box 1 of 8

Quarterly Flyer, March 1983

Box 1 of 8

Vietnamese New Year, 1983

Box 1 of 8

Oboade Drumming and Dance Co., 1982

Box 1 of 8

Kutiyattam, undated

Box 1 of 8

Public Service Announcements, 1982-1983

Box 1 of 8

Press Releases, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 8

Press Releases, 1983

Box 1 of 8

Brochures and Correspondence, 1982-1983

Box 1 of 8

Clippings, 1983

Box 1 of 8

Performers and Lecturers, 1981-1982

Box 1 of 8

Publicity Estimates, 1981

Box 1 of 8

Smithsonian News Service, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Promotional Calendar and Exhibition Posters, 1981-1983

Box 1 of 8

St. Patrick's Day Festivities, Press Packet, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Renwick Publicity, 1982-1983

Box 1 of 8

Exhibit Introduction, undated

Box 1 of 8

Exhibition Labels, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Celebration Lecture Series, 1982

Box 1 of 8

Cooper-Hewitt, Loan Requests, 1980-1982

Box 1 of 8

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Loan Requests, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

National Anthropological Archives (NAA), Loan Requests, 1980

Box 1 of 8

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Building, Loan Requests, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Trees of Christmas, 1981

Box 2 of 8

National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), Loan Requests, 1981

Box 2 of 8

National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Loan Requests, 1981

Box 2 of 8

National Collection of Fine Art (NCFA), Loan Requests, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 8

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Loan Requests, 1980-1982

Box 2 of 8

National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), Loan Requests, 1980-1982

Box 2 of 8

Staff Meetings, 1979-1981

Box 2 of 8

Folklife Exhibition Committee, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 8

Weekly Updates, 1980-1982

Box 2 of 8

Renwick Gallery Staff Meetings, 1980-1982

Box 2 of 8

NMHT, Correspondence, 1980

Box 2 of 8

Announcements, undated

Box 2 of 8

Celebration Station Stationary, undated

Box 2 of 8

Descriptive Outline, 1980

Box 2 of 8

Related Articles, undated

Box 2 of 8

Exhibit Factsheet, 1981-1982

Box 2 of 8

General Introduction and Theme Statements, undated

Box 2 of 8

Chronology File, Correspondence, 1980

Box 2 of 8

Chronology File, Correspondence, 1981

Box 2 of 8

Chronology File, Correspondence, 1982

Box 2 of 8

Exhibit Outline, 1980-1981

Box 2 of 8

Correspondence, 1980-1983

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Collections Surveys, undated

Box 3 of 8

Exhibit Concept, 1979

Box 3 of 8

Celebrations Symposium, 1982

Box 3 of 8

Conservation, 1981

Box 3 of 8

Cooper-Hewitt, 1978-1980

Box 3 of 8

Corridor Exhibition, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 8

Costume, 1979-1981

Box 3 of 8

Curatorial Practices, 1979

Box 3 of 8

Object Deletions, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Evaluation, 1981

Box 3 of 8

Events, 1980-1981

Box 3 of 8

Tet, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Notes and Clippings, 1979-1980

Box 3 of 8

Oceania Objects List, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Africa Objects List, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Korea/Japan Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Native Americans, Objects List, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Latin America, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Asia, Objects List, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 206, V, Religion, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, I, Objects Speak, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIA, Feast/Drink, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIB, Costume, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIC, Masks, Objects List, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIE, Music, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIF, Dance, (No Objects), undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIG, Narrative/Myth, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery 103, IIH, Games/Sports, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

IIIA, Initiation/Birth, Notes, undated

Box 3 of 8

IIIC, Death, Objects List, undated

Box 3 of 8

VI, Economic, Notes, undated

Box 3 of 8

Gallery Objects Lists, undated

Box 3 of 8

Image Notes and Correspondence, 1980

Box 3 of 8

Memoranda, Notes, and Lists, 1980

Box 3 of 8

First Floor American Objects, undated

Box 3 of 8

Second Floor American Objects, undated

Box 3 of 8

Celebration Author Files, 1980-1982

Box 3 of 8

Brochures, 1979-1983

Box 3 of 8

Calendar Correspondence, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 8

"Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual," Manuscript Files, 1979-1982

Box 3 of 8

Miscellaneous, 1982-1983

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Film and Video, Correspondence, 1980-1982

Box 4 of 8

Film and Video, Releases, 1980-1983 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Film and Video, Notes, 1983

Box 4 of 8

Acknowledgements, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 8

Renwick Gallery, Miscellaneous Files, 1979-1982

Box 4 of 8

Budget, 1979-1980

Box 4 of 8

Budget, 1981

Box 4 of 8

Budget, 1982

Box 4 of 8

Budget, 1983

Box 4 of 8

Financial Reports, 1981-1982

Box 4 of 8

Catalog Worksheets, 1979

Box 4 of 8

Installation Schedules, 1982

Box 4 of 8

Film Research Editor, 1979-1980

Box 4 of 8

Film Production, 1980

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Fundraising, 1979-1981

Box 5 of 8

Hollins College, Correspondence, 1981

Box 5 of 8

Image and Design Files, 1981

Box 5 of 8

JA-NOR, Correspondence, 1982

Box 5 of 8

Design/Installation, 1980-1982

Box 5 of 8

Exhibition Schedules, 1979

Box 5 of 8

Floor Plans, undated

Box 5 of 8

Acquisitions, 1980-1982

Box 5 of 8

Installation Requirements, 1981-1982

Box 5 of 8

Judaica, 1980

Box 5 of 8

Celebration: Courtship, Marriage, and Death, Objects, 1980

Box 5 of 8

Celebration: Economics, Objects, 1980

Box 5 of 8

Catalogue Worksheets, 1978-1980

Box 5 of 8

Celebration: The Mask, Calendar, 1982

Box 5 of 8

Exhibition Guide, 1982

Box 5 of 8

Participant Letters of Invitation, 1982-1983

Box 5 of 8

Oral Histories, 1976 (folders 1-6 of 9)

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Oral Histories, 1976 (folders 7-9 of 9)

Box 6 of 8

Catalog Worksheets, 1980 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Memoranda, 1979-1980

Box 6 of 8

National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1979-1982

Box 6 of 8

Museum Studies, 1980

Box 6 of 8

Musical Instruments, 1979

Box 6 of 8

National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1979

Box 6 of 8

National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1980-1982

Box 6 of 8

Objects Lists, 1980 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Renwick Lectures, undated

Box 6 of 8

Renwick Events, 1982

Box 6 of 8

Requests, 1980-1982

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Office of Exhibits Central, 1979-1980

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Opening Documents, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Outreach, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Timetables, 1979

Box 7 of 8

Theme Statements, 1976-1980

Box 7 of 8

Exhibit Design Files, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Public Inquiries, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Letters of Recommendation, 1980

Box 7 of 8

Memoranda, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Rinzler, Ralph, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1980-1982

Box 7 of 8

Clippings, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Reception, Correspondence and Invitations, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982-1983

Box 7 of 8

Memoranda, 1979-1981

Box 7 of 8

Fundraising, 1979-1981

Box 7 of 8

Signage, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Silver Hill Totem Poles, 1980

Box 7 of 8

Textiles, 1980

Box 7 of 8

Objects, undated

Box 7 of 8

Brochures, undated

Box 7 of 8

Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial, Budget, Rights, Scripts, and Loan Agreements, 1982

Box 7 of 8

Celebration Film, Notes, 1983-1985

Box 7 of 8

Images, undated

Box 7 of 8

Photographic Slides, 1983

Box 7 of 8

Southwest Folklore Center, Correspondence and Photographs, 1984

Box 7 of 8

Notes, undated

Box 7 of 8

Celebration Film, Visual Research, 1983

Box 7 of 8

Celebration Film, U-matic, undated

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Publications, 1980-1982

Box 8 of 8

Catalog, 1979-1982 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Checklist, 1980-1982

Box 8 of 8

Celebration Manuscript, 1981-1982 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Final Report, December 1982 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Summary Report of Living Celebrations Series, 1983

Box 8 of 8

St. Patrick's Day Festivities, 1982

Box 8 of 8

Cambodian and Laotian New Year Celebrations, 1982

Box 8 of 8

The Big Drum Nation Dance of Carriacou, 1982

Box 8 of 8

Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual, Part II, 1982

Box 8 of 8

Eskimo Folklife of Sivuqaq St. Lawrence Island Alaska, 1982

Box 8 of 8

Kutiyattam: Traditional Sanskrit Theater from Kerala, India, 1982

Box 8 of 8

La Fiesta de Santiago Apostol, 1982

Box 8 of 8

El Dia de los Muertos, 1982

Box 8 of 8

Wigilia: Polish Christmas Celebration, 1982

Box 8 of 8

A Woman's Rites of Passage among the Ga People of Ghana, 1983

Box 8 of 8

Tet: The Vietnamese New Year, undated

Box 8 of 8

St. Patrick's Day Irish Ceili, 1983

Box 8 of 8

Maimouna, 1983

Box 8 of 8

A Blues House Party, undated

Box 8 of 8