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Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Extent:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Videotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Brochures
Illustrations
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1968-1992
Descriptive Entry:
These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the Program of Hispanic American History, and the Country Music Program. In addition, there are budget reports; videotapes, audiotapes, abstracts, and planning documents from the Conference on Music in America at the Smithsonian Institution; minutes of meetings; information on educational projects for NMAH exhibitions; research material consisting of exhibition scripts, blueprints, and photographs; outline of Highlight Tours at NMAH; and brochures, articles, and newspaper clippings on NMAH special events.

The record unit also includes records which date back to the Division of Performing Arts. Performing Arts records primarily consist of working files; videotapes and audiotapes of performances from the Country Music Program, Jazz at the Smithsonian, and the Festival of American Folklife; and budgetary information.
Historical Note:
In 1980 an Office of Public and Academic Programs was established at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), subsequently the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Josiah O. Hatch, a Special Assistant to the Director of the Museum, was assigned as Director of the Office. Hatch submitted reports for Public and Academic Programs to Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director of NMAH.

When the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Performing Arts became defunct in 1983, part of its staff was reassigned to the Office of Public and Academic Programs. In 1984, the Office was reorganized as the Department of Public Programs. It included sections of production, education, the Program in Black American History, performances, publications, and the Office of Public Affairs. Hatch became its head as the Assistant Director for Public Programs. The next year, Lonn W. Taylor succeeded Hatch.

The Department of Public Programs is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with providing the public with opportunities for learning. It works with the Museum's other departments to produce educational materials such as scholarly publications, kits and guides, and information on various topics of interest that interpret NMAH exhibitions. The Department also sponsors or coordinates programs and performances using Museum collections; presents special programs on important aspects of American life and culture that cannot be exhibited through artifacts alone; and organizes colloquia, symposia, and lectures. Staff has included Josiah O. Hatch, Director of the Department of Public Programs, 1980-1983, and Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1984; Lonn Taylor, Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1984, and Assistant Director, 1985- ; Harold A. Closter, Production Director, 1983-1986, Program Manager, 1987-1990, and Deputy Assistant Director, 1991- ; Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director of the Program in Black American History, 1983-1987; James M. Weaver, Director of Performance Programs, 1983-1986; Shirley E. Cherkasky, Coordinator of Museum Programs, 1983- ; Elizabeth M. Sharpe, Education Specialist, 1985-1986, and Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1987- ; and Manuel J. Melendez, Performing Arts Production Specialist, 1984-1991.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums -- Education aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Videotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Brochures
Illustrations
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 584
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 29 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Ellington Concert. Tape #1. October 27, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Ellington Concert. Tape #2. October 27, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Ellington Concert. Tape #3. October 27, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Ellington Concert. Tape #4. October 27, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Ellington Concert. Tape #5. October 27, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Digital Betacam. Jazz Masters. "Big Band." Work Tape. March 30, 1990.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 1. Tape #1. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-216-refd1e172

Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 1. Tape #2. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 1. Tape #3. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 1. Tape #4. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 1. Tape #5. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 2. Tape #1. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 2. Tape #2. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 3. Tape #1. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam. Jazz Masterworks. Camera 3. Tape #2. August 31, 1991.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Jazz Masterworks. Handheld. Tape #1. May 23, 1992.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Jazz at the Smithsonian. Betacam SP. Jazz Masterworks. Handheld. Tape #2. May 23, 1992.

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-216, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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