Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Affiliations (Program)
Director's Records, 2001-2017
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Harold A. Closter, Director, 2004-2017. Smithsonian Affiliations was created in 1999 as a national outreach initiative of the Smithsonian. It establishes long-term collaborative relationships with communities across the country. These partnerships allow the Institution to share is collections, programming, and expertise more widely with local museums and educational organizations.
The records document Closter's work with the various Smithsonian Affiliates located across the United States, as well as his work on Affiliations programs and educational resources. Some materials date to when the J. Michael Carrigan was director, 1999-2002. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, speeches, recommendations, reports, agreements, invitations, and clippings.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 11/13/2017 memorandum, Toda to Wimberly; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-038, Smithsonian Affiliations (Program), Director's Records