Culture Wars Won and Lost: Ethnic Museums on the Mall, Part I: The National Holocaust Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian

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Summary

Chronicles and compares efforts in the 1980s and 1990s to found the National Museum of the American Indian and the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., with the earlier unsuccessful attempt to pass legislation to put an African American Museum on the Mall.

Subject

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • African American Museum Project
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Ruffins is a curator at the National Museum of American History

Contained within

Radical History Review 68 (Journal.)

Contact information

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

Date

1997

Topic

  • Historic preservation
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Museums
  • History
  • Protection
  • Cultural property
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Cultural property--Protection
  • Museums--History
  • African Americans--History

Physical description

Number of pages: 21, Page numbers: 79-100

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