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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 20-016

Smithsonian African American Association

Program Records, 2004-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian African American Association
Title: Program Records
Dates: 2004-2005
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Accession 20-016
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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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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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-016, Smithsonian African American Association, Program Records

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Container List

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SAAA - General, 2004-2005

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National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) - Discussion group, 2004

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NMAAHC - Outreach network, 2004

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National Museum of American History - Program in African American Culture (PAAC), 2004-2005

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