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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Public Services  Search this
Hatch, Josiah O  Search this
Taylor, Lonn 1940-  Search this
Closter, Harold A  Search this
Weaver, James Merle  Search this
Cherkasky, Shirley E  Search this
Sharpe, Elizabeth M  Search this
Melendez, Manuel J  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Physical description:
32.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Series Level Description
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Consists of records documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Office of Public Services during the tenures of Josiah O. Hatch, Director and Assistant Director, 1980-1984; Lonn Taylor, Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director, 1984- ; Harold A. Closter, Production Director, Program Manager, and Duputy Assistant Director, 1983- ; Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director of the Program in Black American History, 1983-1987; James Merle Weaver, Director of Performance Programs, 1983-1986; Shirley E. Cherkasky, Coordinator of Museum Programs, 1983- ; Elizabeth M. Sharpe, Education Specialist and Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1985- ; and Manuel J. Melendez, Performing Arts Production Specialist, 1984-1991. Some records predating 1983 were created the Division of Performing Arts.
Materials include staff correspondence and memoranda pertaining to fund raising, social history lectures and seminars, budget, educational outreach proposals, and grant information; meeting minutes; research material; exhibition scripts, blueprints, and photographs; tour outlines; publication drafts, research files, contracts, negatives, and correspondence; videotapes and audiotapes of lectures and performances; and brochures, articles, and newspaper clippings on Museum special events.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Performing arts  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Seminars  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00542
See more items in:
Departmental Records 1968-1991 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of Public Services]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives