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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-303

Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Director's Administrative Records, 1960, 1978-2000

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: 1960, 1978-2000
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-303
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. Earlier files were created by Ralph Rinzler, Director, 1978-1983, and Peter Seitel, Director, 1983-1987. Topics documented within this accession include the Center's relations with other Smithsonian Institution units; Kurin's participation in the joint Smithsonian Institution/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference held in numerous locations throughout the world; and the production of Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings products and the Festival of American Folklife (later named the Smithsonian Folklife Festival). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; clippings; brochures; management and activity reports; meeting minutes, notes, and agendas; and other related materials. 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. Earlier files were created by Ralph Rinzler, Director, 1978-1983, and Peter Seitel, Director, 1983-1987.

Topics documented within this accession include the Center's relations with other Smithsonian Institution units; Kurin's participation in the joint Smithsonian Institution/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference held in numerous locations throughout the world; and the production of Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings products and the Festival of American Folklife (later named the Smithsonian Folklife Festival).

Materials include correspondence and memoranda; clippings; brochures; management and activity reports; meeting minutes, notes, and agendas; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-303, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

Memoranda, 1985, 1989

Box 1 of 6

Committee on Initiatives, 1997

Box 1 of 6

Office of Inspector General, 1995

Box 1 of 6

Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1992

Box 1 of 6

International Center, 1960, 1983

Box 1 of 6

International Center, 1984-1985

Box 1 of 6

International Center, 1986

Box 1 of 6

International Center, 1987-1988

Box 1 of 6

International Center, 1995-1996

Box 1 of 6

Latino Initiatives, 1991-1997

Box 1 of 6

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Management Committee, 1984-1987

Box 1 of 6

SI Management Committee, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 6

Office of Folklife Programs, Management Reports, 1991-1996

Box 1 of 6

Forum on Material Culture, 1990-1997

Box 1 of 6

Office of the Provost, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Office of Protective Services, 1997

Box 2 of 6

Board of Regents, 1984-1997 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Office of the Provost, 1995

Box 2 of 6

Office of Public Affairs, 1987-1997

Box 2 of 6

Office of the Physical Plant, 1992-1997

Box 2 of 6

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 1987-1997

Box 2 of 6

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 1979, 1989-1997

Box 2 of 6

Museum Education Roundtable, 1994-1995

Box 2 of 6

Office of Museum Programs, 1982-1992

Box 2 of 6

Center for Museum Studies, 1993-1997

Box 2 of 6

National Air and Space Museum (NASM), Enola Gay, 1994-1997

Box 2 of 6

National Museum of American Art, 1988

Box 2 of 6

National Museum of American History (NMAH), 1989-1997

Box 2 of 6

McGovern Award, 1994-1997

Box 2 of 6

Office of Development, 1988-1997

Box 2 of 6

Memoranda, 1987-1997

Box 2 of 6

"Brief Guide to the Smithsonian Institution," undated

Box 2 of 6

Council of Information and Education Directors (CIED), 1987

Box 2 of 6

CIED, 1988-1989

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

CIED, 1990

Box 3 of 6

CIED, 1991-1992

Box 3 of 6

CIED, 1993

Box 3 of 6

Affiliations Committee, 1997

Box 3 of 6

Affirmative Action Report, 1993

Box 3 of 6

Council of Administrative and Service Directors, 1993, 1996

Box 3 of 6

CIED, 1985-1986

Box 3 of 6

Anacostia Museum, 1993-1997

Box 3 of 6

SI Archives and Libraries, 1984-1997

Box 3 of 6

Clippings, 1990

Box 3 of 6

Committee on Arts, Culture, and Humanities, 1996

Box 3 of 6

Human Studies Interdisciplinary Committee, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1992-1995

Box 3 of 6

Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee, 1989-1997

Box 3 of 6

African American Heritage Documents, 1988-1997

Box 3 of 6

Office of Fellowships and Grants, 1980-1997 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 6

Activity Reports, 1978-1987

Box 3 of 6

Activity Reports, 1988-1989

Box 3 of 6

Activity Reports, 1990-1993

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Smithsonian Magazine, 1995-1996

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Productions, 1986, 1990, 1997

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), 1996

Box 4 of 6

Smithson Society, 1984-1996

Box 4 of 6

Office of Sponsored Projects, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Office of Sponsored Projects, 1995-1997

Box 4 of 6

Robert A. Brooks Award, 1993

Box 4 of 6

Memoranda, 1993-1997

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Committee for a Wider Audience, 1984-1985

Box 4 of 6

Office of the Secretary, 1991-1994

Box 4 of 6

Office of Telecommunications, 1985, 1993-1996

Box 4 of 6

Office of the Under Secretary, 1988-1992

Box 4 of 6

SI and the University of Michigan, "Presenting History: Museums in a Democratic Society," Symposium, 1995-1996

Box 4 of 6

SI Press, 1982-1986, 1993-1997

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), 1988-1997

Box 4 of 6

The Smithsonian Associates, 1990-1997

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian Congress of Scholars, 1995-1997

Box 4 of 6

SI Council, 1984-1990

Box 4 of 6

SI Council, 1991-1994

Box 4 of 6

SI Council, 1995-1997

Box 4 of 6

Adams, Robert McCormick, 1985-1994

Box 4 of 6

Heyman, Ira Michael, 1995-1997

Box 4 of 6

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1993-1997

Box 4 of 6

SI Women's Committee, 1983-1997

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Resident Associates Program, 1990-1992

Box 5 of 6

Assistant Secretary for Research, 1990-1991

Box 5 of 6

Disaster Preparedness Plan, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Research Development, 1987-1990

Box 5 of 6

Research Opportunities Fund, 1992-1995

Box 5 of 6

Letters of Recommendation, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Borderlands Education Kit, 1993-1997

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Festival of American Folklife, Production Schedule, 1993-1994

Box 5 of 6

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992

Box 5 of 6

National Park Service, 1989-1994

Box 5 of 6

Budget, 1995-1996

Box 5 of 6

Facility Spaces, 1995

Box 5 of 6

Folkways Production Schedules, 1999

Box 5 of 6

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1999 (5 folders)

Box 5 of 6

UNESCO Statistical Report, 1999 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 6

UNESCO Summary Report, 1999

Box 5 of 6

UNESCO Conceptual Critique, 1999

Box 5 of 6

UNESCO Annotated Agenda, 1999

Box 5 of 6

UNESCO Conference Program, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

UNESCO Recommendations, 1999

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO Action Plan, 1999

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO Annotated Agenda, 1999

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO Conference Production Schedule, 1999

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO Conference Papers, 1999 (includes electronic records)

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO Pilot Projects, 1999

Box 6 of 6

UNESCO, "Master Document of all Conference Papers," 1999

Box 6 of 6

Folkways Recordings, 1999

Box 6 of 6

Folklife Festival, 1999

Box 6 of 6

Budget, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Clippings, 1996

Box 6 of 6

Festival Vendors, 1996

Box 6 of 6

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1995, 2000

Box 6 of 6