Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
249 documents - page 1 of 13

Columbia University Cultural Pluralism seminars (April 1991)

Collection Creator:
Garrison, Vivian, 1933-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 36
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
The Vivian E. Garrison papers are open for research.

Certain materials in the collection contain personally identifiable information (PII) and personal health information (PHI). These materials are restricted for 80 years from the date of their creation. Restricted materials are noted in the following finding aid and have been removed to boxes 54-61.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings.

Access to the Vivian E. Garrison papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Vivian E. Garrison papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Vivian E. Garrison papers
Vivian E. Garrison papers / Series 6: Presentations, workshops, and conferences
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2017-19-ref3181

"Diversifying Anthropology," "Race, Cultural Pluralism and the Anthropological Promise" Panel Preparation

Collection Creator:
Medicine, Beatrice  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1995
Collection Restrictions:
Materials relating to student grades, letters of recommendation, and evaluations have been restricted.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Beatrice Medicine papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers / Series 9: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1997-05-ref115

[Cultural Pluralism: A Generalist Approach—Drafts]

Collection Creator:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 22
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Conrad M. Arensberg papers are open for research.

Files containing Arensberg's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. For preservation reasons, the computer disk containing digital correspondence files from Joel Halpern is restricted.

Access to the Conrad M. Arensberg papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Conrad M. Arensberg papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Conrad M. Arensberg papers
Conrad M. Arensberg papers / Series 2: Writings / 2.1: Articles and papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-17-ref483

Anti-Despres C.A. 1968 9: 20-21

Collection Creator:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 27
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
Harris' response to "Anthropological Theory, Cultural Pluralism, and the Study of Complex Societies" by Leo A. Despres.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to student records (consisting of graded materials and student recommendation letters), grant proposals sent to Harris for review by grant agencies, and part of his faculty recruitment files are restricted until 2081. Series 10. Computer Files are also restricted due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Harris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Marvin Harris papers
Marvin Harris papers / Series 3: Writings / 3.2: Articles
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-27-ref2008

[Conference on Social and Cultural Pluralism in the Caribbean -- Abstracts]

Container:
Box 18
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1959
Collection Restrictions:
Materials with student grades were separated and have been restricted. Most of the restricted materials are not open for access until 2030.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
See more items in:
Ruth Leah Bunzel Papers
Ruth Leah Bunzel Papers / Series 6: Writings by Others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2006-22-ref383

Museums in the social and economic life of a city : summary of a conference / sponsored by the American Association of Museums, Partners for Livable Places, and the Philadelphia Initiative for Cultural Pluralism ; [summary prepared by Keens Company]

Author:
Keens Company  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Partners for Livable Places  Search this
Philadelphia Initiative for Cultural Pluralism (Project)  Search this
Physical description:
45 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Museums--Social aspects  Search this
Community development--Congresses  Search this
Multiculturalism  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .M874 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_522615

Caribbean Americans

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Introduction:
Three programs at the 1980 Festival focused attention on immigrant communities, two of which involved what was called the "New Immigration", subsequent to passage of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. The 1965 Act represented an effort to equalize opportunity for immigrants to the United States without favoring the traditional Western-Northern European or Western Hemispheric source countries. The new immigrants tended to be largely urban located and oriented. Because of their visibility and the discrimination against visible minorities, they often suffered multiple levels of disregard by the larger population. The life styles, cultures, and languages of the new immigrants were perceived to be little known, appreciated, or regarded by the general American public as the decade began.

American cities were seen as the frontiers of the new immigrants; the arenas where the wills, interests, and cultures of each group came into contest with those of other ethnic groups; and the settings where competition or coalescence took place among them. It was cities that saw scenes of confrontation between traditions and of adjustments from both sides - natives and immigrants. The cities were also the sites of the celebrations and the contributions of most new immigrants. This was true both for the Southeast Asian Americans program and for the Caribbean Americans program.

Many factors, including the growing acceptance of "cultural pluralism" rather than "Anglo-conformity" as a model for the United States, imbued the contemporary Caribbean immigrant community with the confidence to proclaim and practice openly their Caribbean heritage. An obvious example was the proliferation in many North American cities of the Caribbean festival of Carnival that had been featured in the 1979 Festival. In Boston, Hartford, New York, Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles, this festival has emerged as a full-scale annual community celebration, while in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami, and other cities, some aspects of Carnival can be seen on a smaller scale. One function of these carnivals was the impetus they give to the internal unification of the Caribbean communities themselves. Considerations of class and island origin have tended to divide members of the American Caribbean community from each other, but the carnivals have emerged as Caribbean, and their acceptance by the community as such held the potential for even greater unification in the future.

In addition to Carnival, the Caribbean immigrant community contributed to the American scene in sports, religion, music, dance, literature, and the arts. Cricket, once considered an elite British game, is the sport that every child is introduced to in the Caribbean. West Indians have been credited with bringing to a game that was once considered stylish but stuffy a spirit of fun and fete that can now be enjoyed any Saturday or Sunday afternoon in West Indian communities in such cities as Hartford, Boston, and New York.

In Miami, New York, and Washington, the distindly Caribbean religions of Santeria, the worship of Vodun (Voodoo), and Rastafarianism can be found. Santeria, practiced by many Cubans, is a synthesis of Catholicism with the Yoruba religion of West Africa. Vodun, a Haitian religion, is a similar blend of Christianity and the religious worship of ancient Dahomey. Rastafarianism, however, is a modern religion that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s based on belief in the divinity of the former Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and the perception of Ethiopia as the original homeland to which blacks in the Western Hemisphere should repatriate. Caribbean music was part of the sound of many an American city - whether the Yoruba drumming of Santeria, the reggae rhythms that originated with the Rastafarians, or the rumba, the samba, and the calypso - and likewise part of the 1980 Festival. Syncretism between these Caribbean rhythms and the rhythm-and-blues beat of the United States was demonstrated in such new dance beats as the "salsa" and "soca" (soul-calypso).

Caribbean contributions to American community life featured at the 1980 Festival thus included an impressive record of achievement and an infusion of cultural forms adding to the vitality and diversity of American life through the contributions of immigrant communities.

Katherine Williams was Caribbean Americans Program Coordinator, and Roy Bryce-LaPorte was Special Consultant
Participants:
Miguel Alpizar, Santero, Silver Spring, Maryland

George Andre, 1946-, Brazilian music discussant, Washington, D.C.

Ruthven John Blake, 1947-, publicist & M.C., Silver Hill, Maryland

Elliott P. Boisdore, Mardi Gras discussant, New Orleans, Louisiana

Brightwood Elementary School, Hispanic American games, Washington, D.C.

Marie Brooks & Claude Brooks, dancer and drummer, New York, New York

William Brown, Umbanda discussant leader, Brazilian costumed band, Washington, D.C.

Selwyn Callendar, stick fighter, Washington, D.C.

Isolina Campbell, Botanica, Washington, D.C.

Caribbean American Carnival Day Association (Edward Harry, leader), costume band, Boston, Massachusetts

Carifolk Singers (Augustus Howell, 1944-, leader), Caribbean folk singers, Washington, D.C.

Lucy Carvajal, 1923-2002, craftsperson, Washington, D.C.

Mildred Catuy, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Byron Chambers, Cricket discussant, Teaneck, New Jersey

Hector Corporan, 1945-, presenter, Washington, D.C.

Ruben O. Davis, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Joan Dupigny, 1941-, Ole Mas & Kiddies costume band, Washington, D.C.

Camboy Estevez, Dominican costume band, Washington, D.C.

Sylvia Fisher, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Winston T. Fleary, 1943-, leader, Afro-Caribbean Dancers, Big Drum Nation, Brooklyn, New York

Iona Forbes, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Randolph Forbes, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Henry Frank, Vodun discussant, New York, New York

Paul Greenhall, kite flyer, Washington, D.C.

Marjorie Hall, 1955-, Rastafari discussant, Washington, D.C.

Errol Hosein, 1936-, Cricket discussant, Bloomfield, Connecticut

Oscar Anstey Hunte, 1942-, fire, eater, Montreal, Quebec

Image (John Roseman, leader), Calypso Band, Rockville, Maryland

Lucille Jacob, costume band, Hartford, Connecticut

Edgar King, 1909-1993, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Allen Labertis, costumed individual (Moko Jumbie), Baltimore, Maryland

Urban Lane, costume band, Washington, D.C.

Steve LaRoche, costumed individual (bat), Washington, D.C.

Hollis Lashley, Master of Ceremonies, Washington, D.C.

Sylvie S. Lee Kin, 1945-1995, kite flyer, Silver Spring, Maryland

Vernon Lee Kin, kite flyer, Silver Spring, Maryland

Elliott Mannette, 1929-, steelpan tuner, Long Island, New York

Godfrey Marchand, 1940-, costume designer, Miami, Florida

Dianne Marshall, dancer, Washington, D.C.

Von Martin, publicist & M.C., Seabrook, Maryland

Maryland Pacesetters (Pasley Graham, 1937-, agent), steelband, Baltimore, Maryland

Sandra Mendoza, Cuban costume band dancer, Washington, D.C.

Stephenson Michael, 1952-, leader, Duro Ladipo Theatre Ensemble, costume band, Silver Spring, Maryland

Will Morris, 1948-, stick fighter, Washington, D.C.

Loline F. Payne, 1918-1990, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Winston Peters ("Gypsy"), 1952-, extemporaneous calypsonian, Brooklyn, New York

James Porter, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Premier International (Nadine Howell, leader), Reggae band, Silver Spring, Maryland

Rosalie Roman, Puerto Rican costume band, Washington, D.C.

Ralph Roper, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Samba Batucada Group (William Brown, leader), Samba workshop, Washington, D.C.

Silver Stars Steel Orchestra (Kelvin Griffith, captain), steel band, Boston, Massachusetts

Sons of His Majesty (Satta Blue, 1954-, leader), Nyabingi drummers, Rastafari discussants, Washington, D.C.

Triangle Systems (Linda Phifer, leader), kiddies and costume band, Washington, D.C.

The Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra (Paul Gervais, 1941-, leader), steelband, Baltimore, Maryland

The Trinidad and Tobago Steelband of Washington, D.C. (Franklin Harding, 1941-, leader), steelband, Washington, D.C.

Brian Walker, 1957-, dancer, costume band, Washington, D.C.

Levi Warren, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

Reginald Warren, Cornelia Cotillion Square Dance Club, New York, New York

The West Indian American Labor Day Association (Carlos Lezama, 1923-, leader), carnival organizer, New York, New York

Peter Whiteman, 1944-, costume designer, costume band leader, Washington, D.C.

The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Jason Berry, agent), Mardi Gras krewe, New Orleans, Louisiana

Connie Williams, cook, Brooklyn, New York
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1980, Series 3
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1980 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1980-ref25

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Plans (drawings)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Notes
Business records
Memorandums
Photographic prints
Contracts
Slides (photographs)
Correspondence
Videotapes
Digital images
Place:
Caribbean Area
Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
Date:
June 27-July 8, 1990
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1990 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 4 series.

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: Musics of Struggle

Series 3: Senegal

Series 4: U.S. Virgin Islands
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1990 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
In the 1990 Program Book, Secretary Robert McC. Adams noted that the Festival of American Folklife, the annual extension of the Smithsonian onto the National Mall of the United States, was a long-lived national and international model for the research and presentation of living culture. Emphasizing the Smithsonian's commitment to cultural pluralism, Adams pointed to the Festival ais an example of cultural pluralism in research, exhibition development, and public education. In 1990, programs on the folklife of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the cultures of Senegal, and the Musics of Struggle presented people with much to say about the cultures they represented, but whose voices were not frequently heard in national or international cultural forums. Field research to develop those programs was conducted largely by academic and lay scholars from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Senegal, and the featured communities, and usually in close collaboration with local cultural institutions. Program interpretation was multivocal, as tradition bearers, local scholars, and Smithsonian curators spoke for themselves, with each other, and to the public. Together they created a rich, pluralistic, and knowledgeable perspective in the Festival presentations.

The 1990 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 27-July 1 and July 4-8) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 10th Street and 14th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan).

The 1990 Program Book included schedules and participant lists for each program; the Program Book featured substantial essays laying out in depth the rationale for the Festival as a whole and for each of the three Festival programs, complemented by shorter pieces focusing on particular topics (not all of which were presented on the National Mall).

The Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Office of Folklife Programs.

Office of Folklife Programs

Richard Kurin, Acting Director; Diana Parker, Festival Director; Peter Seitel, Senior Folklorist; Anthony Seeger, Curator, Folkways Records; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist; Olivia Cadaval, Director, Quincentenary Projects; Richard Kennedy, Program Analyst; Betty Belanus, Education Specialist; Diana N'Diaye, Jacquelin Peters, Curators; Marjorie Hunt, Ed O'Reilly, Frank Proschan, Nicholas Spitzer, Research Associates; Arlene L. Reiniger, Program Specialist; Jeffrey Place, Archivist

Folklife Advisory Council

Roger Abrahams, Richard Bauman, Henry Glassie, Rayna Green, John Gwaltney, Charlotte Heth, Adrienne Kaeppler, Ivan Karp, Bernice Reagon, John Tchen, Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez

National Park Service

James M. Ridenour, Director; Robert G. Stanton, Regional Director, National Capital Region
Forms Part Of:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife forms part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival records .

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: Papers

1967 Festival of American Folklife records - [Ongoing]
Related Archival Materials note:
Within the Rinzler Archives, related materials may be found in various collections such as the Ralph Rinzler papers and recordings, the Lily Spandorf drawings, the Diana Davies photographs, the Robert Yellin photographs, and the Curatorial Research, Programs, and Projects collection. Additional relevant materials may also be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives concerning the Division of Performing Arts (1966-1983), Folklife Program (1977-1980), Office of Folklife Programs (1980-1991), Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies (1991-1999), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present), and collaborating Smithsonian units, as well as in the administrative papers of key figures such as the Secretary and respective deputies. Users are encouraged to consult relevant finding aids and to contact Archives staff for further information.
Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Food habits  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk festivals  Search this
Folk music  Search this
arts and crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Plans (drawings)
Audiocassettes
Audiotapes
Notes
Business records
Memorandums
Photographic prints
Contracts
Slides (photographs)
Correspondence
Videotapes
Digital images
Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1990
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1990 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-cfch-sff-1990
Online Media:

Publications, New York Academy of Sciences

Collection Creator:
Wheatland, Richard, II, 1923-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 3a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
New York Airways Collection, Acc. NASM.1992.0052, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
New York Airways Collection
New York Airways Collection / Series 2: 1973 Acquisition
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0052-ref752
1 Page(s) matching your search term, top most relevant are shown: View entire project in transcription center
  • View Publications, New York Academy of Sciences digital asset number 1

Website Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage website as it existed on December 8, 2017. The website includes information about the Center, its research initiatives, and its archival collections as well as educational resources and topical feature stories. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-164, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-164
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-164

Cultural Pluralism

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 37
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-149, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Quincentenary Programs, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-149-refidd1e2830

Cultural Pluralism Focus Group

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-110, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-110-refidd1e1693

Event Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies  Search this
Extent:
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Posters
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Place:
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Central America -- Civilization
North America -- Civilization
Date:
1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials created by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and its predecessor, the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, for the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program, which marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in what would become the Americas on October 12, 1492. The unit facilitated three symposia for the program: "Seeds of the Past: A Quincentenary Symposium" (1988); "Seeds of Commerce: Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Caribbean" (1989); and "Seeds of Industry: Transformations of Indigenous Technology in the Americas" (1990). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; brochures; clippings; press releases; audiotapes; images; articles; resumes; lecture notes; site maps; posters; budget files; meeting agendas and notes; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Congresses and Conventions  Search this
Special events  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Posters
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-264
See more items in:
Event Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-264

Director's Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
4.03 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Date:
1969, 1982-2006, 2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; Acting Director, 1987-1990; and Director, 1990-2009. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; photographs; budget files; clippings; reports; meeting agendas, minutes, and notes; and other related materials. Also included within the accession are two books written by Dr. Kurin and a scrapbook primarily consisting of postcards and related correspondence. Some materials are in electronic format.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 9/14/2015 Memo, Wright to Bell/Adams; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Scrapbooks
Manuscripts
Clippings
Picture postcards
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-133, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-133
See more items in:
Director's Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-133

Folkways Advisory Board Records

Creator::
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1995-2014
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting Folkways Advisory Board meetings. The board advises Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, part of the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Materials include meeting minutes, agendas, member lists, notes, memoranda, and correspondence.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 05/04/2016 memoranda, Milhoan to Horgan/Adams; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Advisory boards  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-222, Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, Folkways Advisory Board Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-222
See more items in:
Folkways Advisory Board Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-222

Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1995-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; budget files; grants and awards documentation; meeting agendas and minutes; reports and survey data; and administrative manuals.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 10/02/2015 Memo, Wright to Bell/Adams/Strickland; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Budget  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-005, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-005
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-005

Cultural Pluralism Focus Group, 1990

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 20 March 1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-100, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Subject Files
See more items in:
Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-100-refidd1e3909

Cultural Pluralism Subcommittee, 1990-1991

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 20 March 1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-100, National Museum of American History. 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-fa02-100-refidd1e3991

Folklife Advisory Council Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1976-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of meeting minutes, agendas, member lists, notes, memoranda, and correspondence relating to Folklife Advisory Council activities from the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 09/14/2015 Memo, Wright to Bell/Adams/Strickland; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-342, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Folklife Advisory Council Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-342
See more items in:
Folklife Advisory Council Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-342

Director's Administrative Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Pamphlets
Brochures
Newsletters
Compact discs
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1967-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; Acting Director, 1987-1990; and Director, 1990-2009. Earlier files were created by Ralph Rinzler, Director, 1978-1983, and Peter Seitel, Director, 1983-1987, or were created or collected by Kurin in various positions he held at the Smithsonian Institution beginning in 1976. Kurin was named Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture in 2009, but holds Emeritus status with CFCH. Also included in this accession are records documenting the administration and oversight of numerous Smithsonian Institution museums and programs while Kurin served as Acting Director for National Programs, 2004-2007; Acting Under Secretary for History and Culture, 2007-2008; and Acting Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, 2008-2009.

Topics documented within this accession include Kurin's participation on the American Folklife Center Board of Trustees; policy development and administrative guidelines at CFCH; the history of CFCH; fellow and research associate staffing; research and scholarly work concerning the Festival of American Folklife (later named the Smithsonian Folklife Festival), intangible cultural heritage, and cultural anthropology; Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings and Smithsonian Global Sound; the National Museum of the American Indian Grand Opening and the First Americans Festival; Kurin's service on the United States National Commission to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco); the Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the National Mall; the creation of the Save our Sounds Project; and the Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993.

Materials include correspondence and memoranda; administrative and budget files; notes; agreements and memoranda of understanding; conferences and symposia documentation; scholarly publications and reviews; meeting minutes and agendas; pamphlets and brochures concerning special projects and exhibitions; grant proposals; newsletters; staff manuals and directives; copyright notes and production agreements; exhibition files; lecture notes; clippings; Unesco candidature videotapes; resumes and curricula vitae; advisory board member lists; activity reports; architectural drawings and floor plans of CFCH office spaces; images; and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2029. Boxes 1-3, 6-7, 11, and 20-22 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 09/14/2015 Memo, Wright to Bell/Adams/Strickland; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects.  Search this
Special events  Search this
Cultural pluralism  Search this
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Pamphlets
Brochures
Newsletters
Compact discs
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-341, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-341
See more items in:
Director's Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-341

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By