Secretary Adams at Signing Ceremony NMAI

ID: 89-8343-11or 89-8343.11

Creator: Minor-Penland, Laurie

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1989

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: September 1994 and Accession 92-076, Box 28

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Summary

Ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ), signs Memorandum of Understanding with Museum of American Indian (MAI), Heye Foundation, transferring its superb collection of American Indian artifacts to Smithsonian at ceremony on May 8, 1989, overlooking the site of the hoped-for new National Museum of the American Indian to be built on the Mall in Washington to house Heye Foundation Collection. Looking on left to right: Suzan Harjo, member of board of trustees, Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York City; Roland Force, director MAI; Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), chief support of legislation to create NMAI within SI; Dick Baker, member Lakota Sioux Red Feather Society; Congressman Ben Nighthorse Campbell (D-CO), only American Indian member in Congress.

Subject

  • Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018
  • Force, Roland W
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

In Torch September 1994

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: September 1994 and Accession 92-076, Box 28

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1989

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Secretariats
  • Harjo, Suzan
  • Secretaries
  • Inouye, Daniel K
  • Historians
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Campbell, Ben Nighthorse
  • Baker, Dick
  • Indians of North America--Museums
  • Museum directors

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

89-8343-11or 89-8343.11

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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