This accession consists of the email account of Kathleen E. Ash-Milby, Associate Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Ash-Milby earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts from the University of New Mexico in Native American art history. She organized a number of exhibitions at NMAI, including "Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound" with David Garneau; "Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist" with co-curator David W. Penney; "C. Maxx Stevens: House of Memory"; "HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor"; and "Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination". Ash-Milby's email account consists of approximately 53,742 messages and covers the time period of June 2005 to June 2019. The correspondence documents Ash-Milby's work on research, exhibitions, collections acquisitions, and other related areas. Materials are in electronic format.


  • Ash-Milby, Kathleen E
  • Penney, David W
  • Garneau, David 1962-
  • University of Michigan
  • University of New Mexico
  • Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound (Exhibition) (2017-2019: New York, N.Y.)
  • Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist (Exhibition) (2015-2016: Washington, D.C.)
  • C. Maxx Stevens: House of Memory (Exhibition) (2012-2013: New York, N.Y.)
  • HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor (Exhibition) (2010-2011: New York, N.Y.)
  • Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination (Exhibition) (2007: New York, N.Y.)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 2005
  • 2005-2019

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  • Historians
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  • Indians of North America--Museums
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  • Electronic records
  • Collection descriptions
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Local number

SIA Acc. 21-042

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