SIA Acc. 20-016, Smithsonian African American Association, Program Records, 2004-2005

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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.


  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 2004
  • 2004-2005


  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Museums--Employees
  • African Americans


  • Clippings
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-016

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)

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