Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian African American Association
Program Records, 2004-2005
This accession consists of records that document the activities of the Smithsonian African American Association (SAAA). The SAAA was formed on May 10, 1989, whose purpose was to communicate to the Smithsonian administration the concerns and needs of African American employees as well as to serve as a united voice when it came to programs and exhibitions at the Smithsonian. Additionally, they worked to be a resource for African American employees in clarifying Smithsonian policies and procedures as well as to advise and assist the Smithsonian in the implementation of its policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees. These materials cover efforts to revitalize the SAAA as well as it works to provide critical guidance and suggestions regarding the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas, the constitution and bylaws, a survey, reports, member lists, and clippings.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-016, Smithsonian African American Association, Program Records