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
32 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Series Level Description
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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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520