SIA Acc. 20-144, Robbins, Warren M, Warren M. Robbins Papers, 1945-2015

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Summary

This accession consists of materials created and maintained by Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). The materials cover a wide range of his life, including his time as an education officer at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria; his work at the American Consulate General in Stuttgart, Germany; his work at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany; the activities of the Center for Cross Cultural Communications (later the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications); and the work of the Museum of African Art (precursor to NMAfA). Of note are the records related to the Frederick Douglass and the materials related to Robbins' conflict with the Smithsonian after his termination. Some materials date to after the death of Robbins in 2008. For more biographical information on Robbins please see Accession 11-001: Warren M. Robbins Papers, circa 1927-2009. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, scrapbooks, picture postcards, journals, a book, invitations, meeting minutes, conference records, images, clippings, ephemera, and a locket.

Subject

  • Robbins, Warren M
  • Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895
  • Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication
  • Center for Cross Cultural Communication
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • United States Foreign Service

Notes

  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1945
  • 1945-2015

Topic

  • Art, African
  • Education
  • Cultural relations
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Museums and community
  • Communication
  • Museums--Management
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Picture postcards
  • Scrapbooks
  • Serials (publications)
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Art objects

Local number

SIA Acc. 20-144

Physical description

1.69 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 16x20 box)

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