SIA Acc. 21-014, National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Museum Learning and Programs, Departmental Records, 1999-2019

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Summary

This accession consists of the email account of Carolyn Rapkievian, Assistant Director for Interpretation. It includes approximately 165,390 messages and covers the time period from August 1999 to March 2019. The email account documents her work coordinating educational programs and outreach at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Rapkievian first began her tenure at NMAI shortly after the Museum of the American Indian in New York City was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. She helped organize a preview of the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City in 1992 as well as helped organize exhibitions, public programs, and the opening of the museum in 1994. Starting in 1995, Rapkievian was on the team responsible for the planning of the NMAI museum in Washington, D.C. and its opening celebration in 2004. Since then she has been responsible for the running of educational programs and outreach at the museum until she retired in 2019. Among the various titles Rapkievian held include Assistant Director for Education and Museum Programs. Some records date to when the office was known as the Office of Public Programs and the Office of Education and Museum Programs. Materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Rapkievian, Carolyn
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Public Programs
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of Education and Museum Programs
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center

Notes

For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Chronologic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1999
  • 1999-2019

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2035. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 12/14/2020 memorandum, Toda to File; Contact reference staff for details

Topic

  • Public relations
  • Education
  • Historians
  • Museum outreach programs
  • Museums
  • Workshops
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Indians of North America--Museums

Form/Genre

  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA Acc. 21-014

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