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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-163

National Museum of the American Indian. George Gustav Heye Center. Office of the Director

Director's Records, 1979-2014

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of the American Indian. George Gustav Heye Center. Office of the Director
Title: Director's Records
Dates: 1979-2014
Quantity: 7.01 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 18-163
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Haworth, Director, George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of the American Indian. Haworth was appointed Director in 1994 and retired from the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in 2017. Located in New York City, the George Gustav Heye (GGHC) was initially a private foundation but was incorporated into the larger National Museum of the American Indian, created by Congress in 1989. The Heye Center opened in 1994 and is dedicated to reaffirming and empowering the Native American voice through exhibitions and programs about Native American cultures throughout the Americas. As Director, Haworth was responsible for all aspects of the Center's operations, including administration, membership, and ongoing consultations with the Native American community. Well documented in this accession are the GGHC Board of Directors meetings and the Film and Video Center. Some records date from when the museum was known as the Museum of the American Indian and before it was a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, board meeting agendas and minutes, budget records, reports, architectural drawings, floor plans, brochures, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Haworth, Director, George Gustav Heye Center, National Museum of the American Indian. Haworth was appointed Director in 1994 and retired from the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in 2017. Located in New York City, the George Gustav Heye (GGHC) was initially a private foundation but was incorporated into the larger National Museum of the American Indian, created by Congress in 1989. The Heye Center opened in 1994 and is dedicated to reaffirming and empowering the Native American voice through exhibitions and programs about Native American cultures throughout the Americas. As Director, Haworth was responsible for all aspects of the Center's operations, including administration, membership, and ongoing consultations with the Native American community. Well documented in this accession are the GGHC Board of Directors meetings and the Film and Video Center. Some records date from when the museum was known as the Museum of the American Indian and before it was a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, board meeting agendas and minutes, budget records, reports, architectural drawings, floor plans, brochures, and clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 07/06/2018 memorandum, Toda to Chen; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-163, National Museum of the American Indian. George Gustav Heye Center. Office of the Director, Director's Records

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Container List

Box 1

Architecture and Construction

GGHC - Schematic Design - Concept Phase - Draft Final Report, August 15, 1990

Box 1 of 7

GGHC - Schematic Design - Concept Phase - Analysis Report

Box 1 of 7

Cultural Resources Center - Schematic Design Report, August 1993

Box 1 of 7

Project #982103 - Supplementary Conditions for Construction, 90% Submitted, August 7, 1998

Box 1 of 7

Project #982103 - Miscellaneous Repairs, 50% Submission, June 11, 1998

Box 1 of 7

GGHC Blueprints - Miscellaneous Renovations - Project #982103 - Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects, 90% submission, August 5, 1998

Box 1 of 7

GGHC Pavilion renovation - Fundraising and financials, 2001-2003 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Rotunda, 1997-2004

Box 1 of 7

Retail, 1999-2007

Box 1 of 7

NMAI New York Cafe, 2011-2014

Box 1 of 7

Coffee cafe - Office of Contracting (OCon) information, 1995-2002

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion renovations - Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO) project number 0195601 - Design Development Narrative and Supporting Materials, July 8, 2002

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion updates, 2002

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - Budget, 2003

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - Flood, 1991-2004

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - Planning, 2001-2002

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - Office of the Physical Plant (OPP), 1999-2000

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - Background Tables, 2001

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - OFEO, 2003

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - General construction, 1997-2003

Box 1 of 7

Points of View - Drawings, 1990

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion prospectus, 1999

Box 1 of 7

Pavilion - General information, 1999-2001 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 7

Committees and Councils

Public Programs Advisory Council, 2000-2001

Box 1 of 7

Meeting Notes - Unit Heads, 1995-2004

Box 1 of 7

GGHC Plan Drafts - Unit Heads, 1996-2002

Box 1 of 7

Senior Management Group (SMG) - Information, 1995-2004 (folder 1 of 4)

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Senior Management Group (SMG) - Information, 1995-2004 (folders 2-4 of 4)

Box 2 of 7

SMG Agendas and Memoranda, 1995-2004 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 7

SMG - Exhibition Master Plan, 1997

Box 2 of 7

SMG notebook, 1993

Box 2 of 7

Board of Directors - General, 1997-2013 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 7

Board of Directors, 1996-1998

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2004

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2005

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2006

Box 2 of 7

Fiscal Year 2008 Financial Reports

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2007

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2008

Box 2 of 7

Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Reports

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2009 - Volume I

Box 2 of 7

Board Meeting, 2009 - Volume II

Box 2 of 7

Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Reports

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Board Meeting, 2010

Box 3 of 7

Board Meeting, 2011

Box 3 of 7

Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Reports

Box 3 of 7

Board Meeting, 2012

Box 3 of 7

Board Meeting, 2013

Box 3 of 7

Public Program Committee, 1993

Box 3 of 7

Public Program Committee, 2002-2003

Box 3 of 7

Board of Trustees, 1994-1999

Box 3 of 7

GGHC Unit Heads, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 7

Public Relations and Marketing Committee, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 7

Corporate Development Committee, 1999

Box 3 of 7

Governance Task Force, 2014

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors Prospectus

Box 3 of 7

Charter GGHC Board

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Lists and biographies, 1999-2001

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, March 1, 2001

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, September 9, 2004

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Business, 1997-1998

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, December 2, 1999

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, April 7, 1999

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, June 10, 1999

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, September 16, 1999

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, March 2, 2000

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, September 14, 2000

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, March 1, 2001

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, May 24, 2001

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, June 8, 2000

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, December 6, 2001

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, March 14, 2002

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, May 30, 2002

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, September 12, 2002

Box 3 of 7

Board of Directors - Meeting, May 21, 2008

Box 3 of 7

SMG - Exhibition Master Plan, Phase II

Box 3 of 7

Departmental - Public Programs

Correspondence - General, 1995-1996

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - National Book Foundation, 2000-2001

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog promotion, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Review copy requests and cover letters, 1982-1985

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Responses to publication, 1982

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Copyright registration and Library of Congress catalog card number, 1982-1987

Box 3 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies, 1980-1990 (folder 1 of 3)

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies, 1980-1990 (folders 2-3 of 3)

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from colleges and universities, 1982-1983

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from tribal organizations, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from museums, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from elementary and high schools, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from prisons, 1982, 1985

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from Native American assistance organizations, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from media, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - Native Americans on Film and Video catalog - Requests for copies from intertribal organization and groups using "Indian" in their group name, 1982

Box 4 of 7

Correspondence - City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs, 1997-1999, 2003-2004

Box 4 of 7

Indigenous Knowledge Project, 1998

Box 4 of 7

Native American Film and Video Catalog proposal, 1980

Box 4 of 7

Native American Film and Video Catalog, Volume II - Notices, reviews, and requests for copies, 1987-1989 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - Planning, 2002

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - General, 1991-2009 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - Film Festival, 2000-2001

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - Program planning, 1981-1992

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - GGHC Board of Directors, 2007

Box 4 of 7

"Smoke Signals" film - Clippings, 1998

Box 4 of 7

"Sacred Journey" documentary - Melinda Porter, 2002

Box 4 of 7

"Skins" Film premier at GGHC, September 19, 2002

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - Film Festival, 2003

Box 4 of 7

Film and Video Center - Film Festival, 2006

Box 4 of 7

Association of American Indian Affairs, 2009

Box 4 of 7

Afton Historical Society Press, 2009

Box 4 of 7

350th Anniversary of New York City, 2003

Box 4 of 7

NMAI-DC Planning, 1991

Box 4 of 7

All Roads Are Good exhibition - Audiovisual planning, 1994

Box 4 of 7

Music programs, 1998

Box 4 of 7

Public Programs - General, 1991-2004

Box 4 of 7

Public Programs - Retreat, 1999

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Public Programs/National Campaign Office - Retreat, 1995

Box 5 of 7

Symposium - "The Changing Presentation of the American Indian," 1995

Box 5 of 7

Education, 1994-2002

Box 5 of 7

Departmental - GGHC Operations

NMAI New York - Building Planning, 1990

Box 5 of 7

General Services Administration (GSA) - Operations, 1995-2004

Box 5 of 7

GSA - Lease, 1995-1998

Box 5 of 7

SI/GGHC Agreement, 1991, 1998

Box 5 of 7

GSA - Meetings, 2005-2011

Box 5 of 7

GSA Issues, 1995-1996

Box 5 of 7

9/11 - General, 2001

Box 5 of 7

Pruner Project, 1995

Box 5 of 7

Study of Visitors to Downtown New York, 1998

Box 5 of 7

Audience Development Project, 1998-2001 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Responses, 1994-1997

Box 5 of 7

Connecting with Native Voices, 1996

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 1992-1995

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 1994-1996

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 1997

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 1998

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 1999

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 2000

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 2001

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 2002

Box 5 of 7

Visitor Count, 2003

Box 5 of 7

Visitation - General Information, 2000-2002

Box 5 of 7

Atlatl - New York City Conference, 1998-1999

Box 5 of 7

Ringing Rock, 2000-2002

Box 5 of 7

Canadian Consulate, 2001-2002

Box 5 of 7

National Book Foundation, 2002

Box 5 of 7

Public Relations/Special Events

Special Events Policy, 1995-1999

Box 5 of 7

Special Events meetings, 2002-2004

Box 5 of 7

GGHC events, 2003-2005

Box 5 of 7

Special events - Past, 1996-1998

Box 5 of 7

2006 Gala, 2001-2005

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

External Affairs, 1998-2003

Box 6 of 7

Media clippings, 2000-2012 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Brochures, invitations, postcards, guides, and newsletters, 1979-2012 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Making Books Sing, 2008

Box 6 of 7

National Book Foundation, 1994-2002

Box 6 of 7

American Association of Museums (AAM) - Accreditation visit, 2008-2009

Box 6 of 7

Project Management and Projects Files

Pathways of Tradition exhibition, 1992

Box 6 of 7

Audiovisual production - Pathways of Tradition exhibition, 1992

Box 6 of 7

Design development - Pathways of Tradition exhibition, 1992

Box 6 of 7

"The New World" film premiere, 2004-2005

Box 6 of 7

Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief - Exhibition planning, 1993-1994 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 7

Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Belief - Mannequins, 1993-1994

Box 6 of 7

American Indian Dances Commemorative Stamps, 1996

Box 6 of 7

Indian Identity, 1996

Box 6 of 7

Points of View exhibition - Proposal, 1991

Box 6 of 7

Points of View exhibition - Volume II - Technical Proposal, 1991

Box 6 of 7

Points of View exhibition - Conceptual Development Program, Phase 1, 1991

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Treaties exhibit project, 2004-2006

Box 7 of 7

GGHC Plan Background, 1994-1998

Box 7 of 7

Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary - New York City, 1996

Box 7 of 7

American Indian Origins: Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Understandings - Symposium, 1999

Box 7 of 7

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) proposal, 2011

Box 7 of 7

Ballet Project, 2000

Box 7 of 7

New York City's 340th-350th Anniversary Celebration - February 2, 1995, 1991-1994

Box 7 of 7

First Night, 1998

Box 7 of 7

Treasures exhibition, 1993

Box 7 of 7

Northwest Coast Consultation - Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13, 1993

Box 7 of 7

National Campaign Office (NCO)

NCO - General, 1994-2003 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 7

NCO - Projects, 1995-1996

Box 7 of 7

NCO Report, 1998

Box 7 of 7

Departmental - Administration

Staff lists, 1988, 1991

Box 7 of 7

New York Technology Staffing, 1996

Box 7 of 7

Audiovisual design and specifications, 1994

Box 7 of 7

Space Use, 2002

Box 7 of 7

Communications Projects, 1995-1996

Box 7 of 7

NMAI Work Plans, 2002

Box 7 of 7

Orientation exhibition signs, 1994

Box 7 of 7

Berendt planning sessions, 2003

Box 7 of 7

Strategic Plan, 2001

Box 7 of 7

GGHC - General, 1990-2002 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 7

Professional Activities

Sinte Gleska College - Clothing program, 1985-1990

Box 7 of 7

New York City - Indian organization meetings,

Box 7 of 7

Minnesota Humanities Curriculum meetings, 2002-2003

Box 7 of 7
Oversize

Folder 1 GGHC Pavilion - Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects - Schematic Design, September 10, 2001

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