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The museum and its public: scholarship or spectacle : panel discussion

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Middlekauff, Robert  Search this
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Powell, Earl A.  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Item aaaoh010
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000729877]
Sound cassettes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1986 February 13
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Archives of American Art at the Founders Luncheon and Museum Panel, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1986 February 13. The participants were Richard Koshalek, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art; Earl A. Powell, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Robert Middlekauff, Director of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. Paul Karlstrom is moderator.
Moderator Paul Karlstrom introduces the topic and panelists; identifies differences between the three institutions, the appeal of blockbuster shows, and with references to an article by Mortibello of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, questions whether a museum can successfully balance scholarship and interpretation; the high cost of research and programming; and the shift to temporary exhibitions.
Koshalek discusses how MOCA continues to look for a balance as a new organization and their decision to start with temporary exhibits to build an audience and collection. Middlekauff discusses the Huntington as a research institution and its policy to not loan books and papers and the impact then on hosting only temporary exhibits, and the parallel to problems universities face in funding programming. Powell discusses the benefits of blockbuster exhibits, the need to integrate scholarship, and the problems in corporate sponsorships.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 3 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this recording was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art critics -- California, Southern  Search this
Art historians -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Museum directors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
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Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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OD - Corporate Sponsorship

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-145, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-145-refidd1e771

CMP - Corporate Sponsorships

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-084, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-084-refidd1e1160

CMP - Corporate Sponsorships

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-022, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-022-refidd1e4852

Corporate Sponsorship, 1992-1996

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-066, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-066-refidd1e636

Development: Corporate Sponsorship, 2001

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-050, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Finance and Administration, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-050-refidd1e755

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Albert G. Horvath during his tenure as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2015), and the records of David J. Skorton, Secretary (July-December 2015). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; policies and guidelines; information about gifts, wills, awards, personnel management, committees, publications, corporate sponsorship, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; event schedules; speech papers; invitations; photographs; brochures; articles; and newspaper clippings. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Speeches, address, etc.  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Budget  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Wills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-089, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-089
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-089

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Central Administrative Records

Creator::
National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1982-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials that were assembled by Barbara Hart, Executive Officer, and Eloise Harvey, Administrative Services Assistant, to document the administrative aspects of special initiatives undertaken by the National Portrait Gallery from 1982 to 1988. These initiatives include corporate sponsorship of special projects and events; a barter agreement; major purchases of artwork; grant applications; and loan exhibitions. Documentation of these initiatives consists of contracts; financial and narrative reports; budget estimates; correspondence and memoranda; appraisals; and financial forms such as invoices, requisitions, vouchers, and purchase orders.
Topic:
Art museum  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-154, National Portrait Gallery. Administrative Office, Central Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-154
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Central Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-154

SI Corporate Sponsorship

Collection Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of External Affairs and Development  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-163, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of External Affairs and Development, Program Files
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Program Files
Program Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-163-refidd1e433

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of David J. Skorton during his second year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; agreements; polices and guidelines; reports; proposals; meeting agendas and minutes; information about gifts, awards, committees, corporate sponsorship, personnel management, publications, government agencies, speaking engagements, professional societies, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; invitations; newspaper clippings; photographs; articles; and brochures. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc.  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Research  Search this
Committees  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Budget  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-126, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-126
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-126

Exhibition and Program Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
2.32 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (3 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Commerce -- History
United States -- Economic conditions
Date:
2011-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs in regard to the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "American Enterprise" and The Taubman Gallery for changing exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. "American Enterprise" chronicles the development of the United States from a small agricultural nation to one of the world's influential economies, and how the interaction of capitalism and democracy resulted in the continual remaking of American business and society. Staff represented in these records include project manager Andrew Heymann, design manager Stevan Fisher, and curator David Kite Allison. Materials include floor plans, design sketches, and drawings; illustrations by freelance illustrator Randy Glass; exhibition specifications; corporate sponsorship information; and action items log.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 2/14/2017 memorandum, Johnstone to Klein; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Capitalism -- United States -- History  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-148, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-148
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-148

Corporate Sponsorship, 2013-2015

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 2/14/2017 memorandum, Johnstone to Klein; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-148, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
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Exhibition and Program Records
Exhibition and Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-148-refidd1e256

Festival Float Incorporated

Collection Creator:
Orange Bowl Committee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1996
Scope and Contents:
Series 6, Renderings/Drawings document floats as they appeared in a conceptual state. Each rendering varies in size from several inches to several feet wide and were realized on an assortment of paper sources that varied in both weight and durability (tissue, tracing paper, vellum, posterboard, etc). The artwork was created utilizing an assortment of mediums including acrylic paint, pastels, watercolors, markers, pens, etc.

In most cases, it is possible to connect a rendering with a float as it appeared in the parade. Often the float mirrors the rendering exactly as it was conceived however, in most instances, slight modifications were made. Every attempt was made to identify all renderings, but it was not always possible for a number of reasons: 1) there was not enough information on the renderings to connect it with either a year or a sponsor. 2) The concept was never produced, it remained a concept only. 3) The concept was markedly different from the realization making it unrecognizable when it appeared in the parade. 4) The renderings were destroyed by weather related damage, mold, etc and had to be destroyed before it arrived at the Archives Center. 5) The float may have been in the parade but there was no existing photographic record to help identify it.

Both national and regional corporate sponsorship can be seen throughout the renderings. Longstanding national corporations like Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Kodak, Coppertone, Anheuser-Busch, Sears, etc. were an annual part of the festivities as were regional businesses like The Miami Herald, Southern Bell and Winn Dixie. Many of the renderings have been developed without a sponsor in mind; some, however, have been cultivated specifically for corporate sponsorship. In most cases, sponsors supported the proposed float and patronage can be verified throughout corresponding photographs. In some instances, however, the proposed float was never realized, may have changed patrons, been rejected by the supporter in favor of another float or the sponsor may have withdrawn from that year's festivities altogether. It should be noted that the renderings document float concepts for several companies that no longer exist, including Margaret Ann Grocery, Jordan Marsh, Eastern Airlines, etc.

Throughout the history of the parade, several artists contributed to production of the renderings, the most prominent being Stanley Burger. Burger, a former engineer from New York, started out by designing nuclear submarines for the U.S. Government. Later, he moved to Florida where he began designing sets for the Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts in Miami Beach and eventually settled into being the official float designer for the Orange Bowl committee in the early 1970s.

Every effort was made to identify other artists involved with the production of the renderings either before or after Burger but a lack of information on these artists made it difficult.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Orange Bowl Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1191, Series 6
See more items in:
Orange Bowl Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1191-ref2132

Fund Raising - Corporate Sponsorships, 2001-2010

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 1/5/2001 memorandum, Peters to Montes; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-142, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Subject Files
See more items in:
Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-142-refidd1e2953

International Battle of the Bands Records

Creator:
Free, Jerry D.  Search this
International Battle of the Bands, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
32 Cubic feet (88 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Audiovisual materials
Business records
Certificates
Music videos
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Videotapes
Place:
Nashville (Tenn.) -- Music -- 20th century
Date:
1981-1998.
Summary:
Business records, scrapbooks, audio disks, videotape, audio tape, and photographs documenting the business and entertainment activities at the International Battle of the Bands.
Scope and Contents note:
The International Battle of the Bands Records, 1981 - 1998, consists of a varied compilation of business records, advertising materials, scrapbooks, photographs, original video footage, and audio recordings. The Battle of the Bands Records document all aspects related to the production, advertising, and promotion of the regional, final, and future competitions
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1.1: International Battle of the Bands, 1981

Series 1.2: International Battle of the Bands, 1982

Series 1.3: International Battle of the Bands, 1983

Series 1.4: International Battle of the Bands, 1984

Series 1.5: International Battle of the Bands, 1985

Series 1.6: International Battle of the Bands, 1986

Series 1.7: International Battle of the Bands, 1987-1988

Series 1.8: International Battle of the Bands, 1989

Series 2.1: International Battle of the Bands Publishing, 1981

Series 2.2: International Battle of the Bands Publishing, 1982

Series 2.3: International Battle of the Bands Publishing, 1983

Series 2.4: International Battle of the Bands Publishing, 1984

Series 2.1: International Battle of the Bands Publishing, 1985

Series 3.1: International Battle of the Bands Recording, 1981-1986

Series 3.2: International Battle of the Bands Recording, 45s,

Series 3.3: International Battle of the Bands Recording, LPs, 1982-1986

Series 3.4: International Battle of the Bands Recording, Reel to Reel, 1981-1986

Series 3.5: International Battle of the Bands Recording, Cassettes, 1981-1986 Series 4: Photographs and Negatives, 1981-1986

Series 5: Videos, 1981-1993

Series 6: Card Files, 1981-1987

Series 7: Awards and Certificates, 1982-1990
Biographical/Historical note:
The International Battle of the Bands Corporation (IBB) was a Nashville-based promotion founded in 1975 by Mr. Jerry Free. Free, an Ohio native born in 1939, is currently Vice President and General manager of United Gunite Construction, where he began working in 1972. Before he founded the International Battle of the Bands, Free began his professional career as a door-to-door salesman for Look magazine. He remained at Look for 13 years, working his way up to a position on the board of directors in 1968.

Free's battle of the bands concept was not a new idea. Staged competitions between bands had been part of American popular music for most of the 20th century. The purpose of these competitions was to draw audiences to the theaters and music halls where bands would perform during the late afternoons and evenings. These events were a common occurrence in the swing era of the 1930s, as well as in Rhythm and Blues and Jazz in the 1940s and 50s. In the early days of Rock & Roll, fledgling music groups often achieved recognition by winning these types of contests. This local exposure sometimes led to regional and even national recognition. The idea of bringing attention to local artists served as the basis for the International Battle of the Bands. It was referred to by Free as the Agreatest search for new talent. Introducing the band competition into the age of televised coverage and corporate sponsorship enabled Free to take an old idea and transform it into a national enterprise.

With the backing of Seagram=s Seven the International Battle of the Bands Contest got its formal start in 1981. In association with the publishing and recording division of the IBB corporation, the International Battle of the Bands contest was developed with the purpose of discovering and promoting new country music talent. The contest was structured with a series of local and regional competitions, leading up to the Grand Finals held each year, with the exception of 1988, in Nashville, Tennessee. The 1988 finals that were held in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Local auditions were held in IBB affiliated clubs in 50 select cities throughout the United States. Winners of local contests moved on to regional competitions with hopes of reaching the Grand Finals and a chance of a recording contract with IBB records and a one year booking contract with Buddy Lee attractions. While remaining relatively low key in its early years, the IBB Grand Finals were broadcast to a national television audience in a 90 minute program hosted by Sammy Davis, Jr. and Louise Mandrell in 1986.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Jerry D. Free, December 16, 1998.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some materials are restricted until 2050. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Music-halls -- 1980-2000  Search this
Music -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Music -- Performance  Search this
Music -- Publishing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes -- 1980-1990
Audiovisual materials
Business records -- 1950-2000
Certificates
Music videos
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Videotapes
Citation:
International Battle of the Bands Records, 1981-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0677
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International Battle of the Bands Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0677

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Date:
2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of G. Wayne Clough during his seventh and final year as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; agreements; polices and guidelines; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; event schedules; speech papers; information about gifts, awards, committees, grants, corporate sponsorship, personnel management, publications, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; invitations; newspaper clippings; photographs; and brochures. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc.  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Committees  Search this
Budget  Search this
Awards  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-152, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-152
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-152

Folder 17 World War I Gallery. Includes exhibition script drafts, bibliographies for each exhibition topic area, artifact lists, letters and memoranda regarding budget and corporate sponsorship and outside funding, model aircraft lists, an historiograp...

Collection Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-042, National Air and Space Museum. Department of Aeronautics, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-042-refidd1e1094

Exhibition and Program Records

Topic:
Star Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Monograph : 2008)
Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Extent:
13.38 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1990-2008
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, primarily in regard to the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner and the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), including the complimentary traveling exhibit "For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life" which examined the ways Americans use the flag to express their ideas about patriotism, citizenship, and national identity. Some records also document smaller exhibitions and related programs such as "So Proudly We Hail," a display of prominent American flags from World War II to honor veterans of that conflict; "World War II Photograph Perspectives," a selection of photographs taken during the second world war which document Americans both at war and home; and "July 1942: United We Stand," an array of original July 1942 magazine covers featuring the American flag, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the "United We Stand" campaign.

Staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, who served as project director of the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project and exhibition from 2002 to 2006; Ronald E. Becker, NMAH Associate Director of Capital Programs, who was project director from 1996 to 2002; project managers Kate Henderson, Jeffrey L. Brodie, Kathryn Campbell, and Carol Frost; conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss; curators Marilyn Zoidis, Harold D. Langley, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Paula Johnston; public programs educator Julia Forbes; and project historian Lonn Taylor, who co-authored the exhibition book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; photographs; brochures; website development information; visitor surveys and comments; loan information; policies and guidelines; information about committees, seminars, workshops, and special events; audiotape recordings; NMAH flag hall renovation information; exhibition schedules; fundraising, sponsorship, and grant information; and other supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 7/7/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum loans  Search this
Conservators  Search this
Committees  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Patriotism  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Special events  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Electronic records
Drawings
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Illustrations
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-322, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-322
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Exhibition and Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-322

Corporate sponsorship, 1991

Collection Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of Membership and Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-060, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Office of Membership and Special Events, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-060-refidd1e773

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