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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-042

National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs

Public Program Records, 1975-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs
Title: Public Program Records
Dates: 1975-1999
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 18-042
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the records of Harold A. Closter and document his work in the Department of Public Programs developing, creating, and putting on public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and other sites around the Smithsonian Institution. Included are records from when the department was known as the Office of Public and Academic Programs as well as when the department was the independent Division of Performing Arts. Among the positions that Closter held were the Associate Director for Public Service, Department of Public Programs, NMAH and Country Music Program Coordinator, Division of Performing Arts. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, programs, news releases, brochures, flyers, mailings, clippings, images, video recordings, and audio recordings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the records of Harold A. Closter and document his work in the Department of Public Programs developing, creating, and putting on public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and other sites around the Smithsonian Institution. Included are records from when the department was known as the Office of Public and Academic Programs as well as when the department was the independent Division of Performing Arts. Among the positions that Closter held were the Associate Director for Public Service, Department of Public Programs, NMAH and Country Music Program Coordinator, Division of Performing Arts. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, programs, news releases, brochures, flyers, mailings, clippings, images, video recordings, and audio recordings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-042, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Public Program Records

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Container List

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General

Correspondence, 1983-1998

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Schedule of public programs, 1996-1999

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American Popular Song Series - Seldom Scene, 1975

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Smithsonian Music at the Museum - Programs, 1977

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Smithsonian Music at the Museum - Programs, 1978

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On the Arts Notes, 1979-1980

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"A Real Cowboy Girl with Patsy Montana, Cathy Fink, and Liz Masterson" - Hall of Musical Instruments, NMAH - Brochure, October 12, 1985

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American Sampler series - Programs, 1997

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Smithsonian Division of Performing Arts - Brochure

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Public programs - Brochures, flyers, activities, and mailings, 1977-1979

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Public programs - Brochures, flyers, activities, and mailings, 1980-1985

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Public programs - Brochures, flyers, activities, and mailings, 1990-1998 (2 folders)

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Photograph - Harold Closter, Dick Flint, Shirley E. Cherkasky, and Connie Lee, 1983 [Image no. 83-2285-18]

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Clippings, 1978-1998

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American Country Music Series

Women in Country Music - Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Family, 1975

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American Banjo Series - Bill Reno and Bill Harrell with Snuffy Jenkins and Pappy Sherril, 1976

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Music at the Museum - Country Guitar Series - Lester Flatt and Josh Graves, 1977, 1979

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American Country Music - 10 Year anniversary brochure, 1982

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Hank Snow and the Rainbow Ranch Boys, 1978

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Hank Thompson, 1978

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Dan Gibson, 1979

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Tom T. Hall, 1979

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Roger Miller, 1979

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Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, 1979

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The Osborne Brothers, 1979

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Sons of the Pioneers, 1979

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The Stonemans, 1979

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Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys, 1979-1980

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Bobby Dare, 1980

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John Hartford, 1980

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Mac Wiseman, 1980

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Buck White and The Down Home Folks, 1981

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Jimmie Davis, 1981

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The Lewis Family, 1981

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Patsy Montana, Pee Wee King, and Redd Stewart, 1981

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The Original Texas Playboys, 1981-1982

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Chet Akins and Jethro Burns, 1982

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Grandpa Jones, 1982

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The David Grisman Quartet, 1982

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Don Reno and Ralph Stanley, 1982

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Kitty Wells, 1982

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Riders in the Sky, 1983

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Slim Whitman with Bryon Whitman and The Star Dusters, 1983

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Recordings

Patsy Montana - Tape 1, October 15, 1985 (U-matic tape) [For Tape 2, see Record Unit 584, Box 31]

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Pee Wee King and Patsy Montana - Master - Tape 2 - TRT: 00:50:00, April 26, 1981 (U-matic tape) [For Tape 1 see Record Unit 584, Box 25]

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement - Part 1: Movement Songstory; Part2: Taking Some Stands; Part 3: Buses Are A-Coming; Part 4: You Should Have Been There; Part 5: Women Singers in Songs and Struggles; Part 6: Mississippi Fighters; Part 7: Mississippi - Rivers of Struggle; Part 8: All The Way - Dub, 1983 (two VHS tapes)

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Mac Wiseman at the Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Tapes 1-3, November 16, 1980 (three audiocassettes)

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