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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
George, Luvenia A  Search this
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah  Search this
Botero, Victoria  Search this
Kilkenny, Niani  Search this
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-  Search this
Greene, Carroll  Search this
Bell, Alice M  Search this
Smith, Alonzo Nelson  Search this
Lancaster, Joyce  Search this
Combs, Rhea  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in Black American History  Search this
Physical description:
32 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Video recordings
Black-and-white negatives
Floppy disks
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 the activities of the Program in African American Culture, with earlier records dating back to its predecessors, the Program in African American History, 1989-1992; the Program in Black American Culture, 1982-1989; and the Afro-American Cultural History Project, which reported to the Director General of Museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition records; meeting agendas and minutes; information pertaining to African American folklore, music, and culture; program brochures and schedules; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; reports; information about the Duke Ellington Youth Project; articles regarding special events; and press releases. Some materials are in electronic format. Staff documented in these records include Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director, 1982-1988; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992-2004; Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Alonzo Nelson Smith, Research Historian; Victoria Botero, Conference Coordinator; Joyce Lancaster, Researcher; Luvenia A. George, Coordinator; Carroll Greene, Curator; Rhea Combs, Event Producer; and Alice M. Bell, Research Assistant.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
African Americans  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00532
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Program Records 1967-2004 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Program in African American Culture]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives