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Website Records, circa 2015-2018

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2015
2015-2018
circa 2015-2018
Topic:
Wikis (Computer science)  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-242
See more items in:
Website Records 2005-2019 [Smithsonian American Art Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398638

Records, 1980-1987

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Subject:
Rose, Eileen  Search this
Loar, Peggy A  Search this
International Council of Museums  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1980
1980-1987
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000488
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217054

Website Records, 2011

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Uniform title:
Road Reports Across America (Blog)  Search this
Siteline (Newsletter)  Search this
Update (Serial)  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Museum on Main Street  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2011
Topic:
Blogs  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-239
See more items in:
Website Records 2005-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305161

Website Records, 2010-2014

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Uniform title:
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (Website)  Search this
Subject:
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (Traveling exhibition) (2011-2015)  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Place:
Latin America
Date:
2010
2010-2014
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Latin pop (Music)  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-127
See more items in:
Website Records 2005-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_367472

(1) The midnight spread. "Girls! What if Miss Grey should come." [Caption no. 5433 : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
COMICS--COLLEGE GIRLS SERIES
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Names:
Harvard University -- 1890-1920  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Stereoscopic photographs
Narrative cycles
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Comic sequence showing girls drinking and cavorting in a dormitory room with a Harvard pennant on the wall.
Local Numbers:
243-C (original number)

RSN 5547
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.30 [159].
Cancelled by scratching.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
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.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
College students -- 1890-1920  Search this
Pennants  Search this
Wit and humor, Pictorial -- 1890-1920  Search this
Photography, Humorous -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Stereoscopic photographs
Narrative cycles
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 5534-5631
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref5488

Alan R. Solomon papers

Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Amsterdam (Netherlands). Stedelijk Museum  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Artforum  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Centro de Artes Visuales (Asunción, Paraguay)  Search this
Cornell University. -- Faculty  Search this
Expo 67 (Montréal, Québec)  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Los Once (Artists' group)  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
University of California (System)  Search this
Velvet Underground (Musical group)  Search this
Bontecou, Lee, 1931-  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011  Search this
Childs, Lucinda  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Fahlström, Öyvind, 1928-1976  Search this
Finkelstein, Nat  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Greenberg, Jeanine  Search this
Grisi, Laura  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Hay, Deborah  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kron, Joan  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
MacElroy, Robert R.  Search this
Moore, Peter  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Mulas, Ugo  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Novick, Elizabeth  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Oldenburg, Patty  Search this
Paxton, Steve  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Provinciali, Michele  Search this
Rainier, Yvonne  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Redon, Odilon, 1840-1916  Search this
Reed, Lou  Search this
Rosenquist, James, 1933-  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Schute, Terry  Search this
Scull, Ethel  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Sisler, Mary  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Whitman, Robert  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Date:
1907-1970
bulk 1944-1970
Summary:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.

Biographical material includes résumés, an engagement book, and a monthly planning book from 1965, identification cards, and educational transcripts.

Correspondence documents Solomon's education at Harvard College and Harvard University, and his teaching appointments at Cornell University. Correspondence also provides some documentation of his involvement with museums and arts organizations, including the Jewish Museum, Stedlijk Museum, the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California, and Centro de Artes Visuales; his submission of writings for publications including Artforum, Art International, and Konstrevy; and his relationships with artists and colleagues including Jim Dine, Joan Kron, Audrey Sabol, and Ileana Sonnabend. Also found is correspondence related to Solomon's work for Mary Sisler, who employed Solomon to sell her collection of artwork by Marcel Duchamp in the late 1960s.

One series comprises transcripts of interviews with many of the artists who were central to the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements that occurred in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Neo-Dada and Pop art. Artists represented in the interviews include Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol.

Solomon's writings include many of his essays for exhibition catalogs, magazines, and journals, and are in a combination of annotated manuscript and published formats. There are writings on Jim Dine, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, and on the new movements in theater and performance art of the 1960s. His writings also document the art history education which informed all of his later work, with the inclusion of papers written as a student and teacher, his honors thesis on Odilon Redon, and his dissertation on Pablo Picasso. This material is supplemented by notes, and teaching and study files, documenting courses taken and taught at Harvard and Cornell universities. Also found is the manuscript of the text for New York: The New Art Scene, accompanied by a partial published copy of the book and photographs by Ugo Mulas.

Solomon's subject files augment several of the other series, comprising material on various art related subjects and individual painters and sculptors, arranged alphabetically. Material found here includes printed matter documenting exhibitions and other events, scattered letters from artists, related writings, and photographs.

One series documents Solomon's involvement with the First New York Theater Rally, which he co-produced with Steve Paxton in 1965. This material includes a drawing each by Jim Dine and Alex Hay, pieces of a combine by Robert Rauschenberg, and photographs of the group including Dine, Hay, and Rauschenberg, as well as Lucinda Childs, Judith Dunn, Deborah Hay, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, the Once Group, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainier, Alan Solomon, and Robert Whitman. The series includes multiple contact sheets of photos of First New York Theater Rally events, by Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick, and Terry Schute.

Exhibition files document Solomon's role as an organizer and curator for some of his most well-known exhibitions, including American Painting Now (1967) for Expo '67 in Montreal; Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Albright-Knox Gallery; the American exhibition at the 1964 Venice Biennale; Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art; and Painting in New York 1944-1969, a major retrospective installed for the opening of the new Pasadena Art Museum in fall, 1969. Records include correspondence, lists and notes, financial records, printed material, and photographs of artists and installations, including a series by Ugo Mulas taken at the Venice Biennale.

Solomon's business records include lists, notes, contracts, expense forms, vouchers, purchase orders, and receipts. They provide scattered documentation of exhibition-related expenses and purchases of artwork, as well as Solomon's income from teaching appointments, lectures, honorariums, and writings. Amongst Solomon's general business records is an American Federation of Musicians agreement between the Institute of Contemporary Art and "Louis Reed," with booking agent Andy Warhol, for a performance by the Velvet Underground and Nico, performing as The Exploding Plastic Inevitable on October 29, 1966. This seemingly mundane item documents an event that accompanied Solomon's landmark Warhol exhibition of nearly forty iconic works, and the accompanying show by The Exploding Plastic Inevitable was hailed by the Boston Phoenix newspaper as one of the greatest concerts in Boston history.

Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, and posters for exhibitions and art related events, including two Jasper Johns lithographs for a 1960 exhibition at Galerie Rive Droite, and a 1963 exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Also found are news clippings, press releases, and other publications.

Photographs are of Solomon, artists, friends and colleagues, exhibitions and other events, and artwork. They include snapshots of Solomon, and a series of photographs of him at various events and parties, many taken by Ugo Mulas, as well as a photo taken by Robert Rauschenberg of Ugo Mulas, Michele Provinciali, and Solomon. Additional photos by Ugo Mulas include some which were probably taken for New York: The New Art Scene, and a series of photos of Robert Rauschenberg and others at the Venice Biennale. Photos of artists include Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Marcel Duchamp, Öyvind Fahlström, Laura Grisi, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Claes and Patty Oldenburg, Larry Poons, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol and The Factory. Photos of others include Leo Castelli, Clement and Jeanine Greenberg, and Ethel and Robert Scull. Also found are photos of the exhibition Toward a New Abstraction (1963), at The Jewish Museum, photos of Venice, and photos of artwork by many of the above named, and other, artists. In addition to Ugo Mulas, photographers represented in this series include Nat Finkelstein, Robert R. McElroy, and Hans Namuth.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eleven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1938-1968 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1930-1970 (0.66 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Interviews, 1965-1969 (0.25 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1945-1969 (1.35 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11)

Series 5: Teaching and Study Files, 1944-1958 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1907-1969 (2.92 linear feet; Boxes 3-6, 1, OV 12)

Series 7: First New York Theater Rally, 1963-1965 (0.15 linear feet; Boxes 6, 11)

Series 8: Exhibition Files, 1954-1969 (1.42 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 11, OV 12)

Series 9: Business Records, 1945-1970 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 7-8)

Series 10: Printed Material, 1914-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 8-9, OV 12)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1951-circa 1970 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 9-11, OV 13)
Biographical / Historical:
New York art historian, museum director, art consultant, educator, writer, and curator, Alan R. Solomon (1920-1970), organized over two hundred exhibitions in the course of his career. He was known for his skill in exhibition design, and for bringing the perception and understanding of an art historian to the field of contemporary art.

Solomon was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School. In 1953, during his 1952-1962 tenure with the Cornell University department of art history, he established the Andrew Dickson White Museum of art. Solomon served as the museum's first director until 1961, whilst simultaneously pursuing his doctorate, which he received from Harvard University in 1962.

In 1962 Solomon was hired by the Jewish Museum in New York, New York, and immediately began to take the institution in a more contemporary direction, mounting Robert Rauschenberg's first retrospective in 1963, and a major Jasper Johns retrospective in 1964. Also, in 1963, Solomon was appointed the United States Commissioner for the 1964 Venice Biennale. He was determined to show "the major new indigenous tendencies, the peculiarly America spirt of the art" in works by two consecutive generations of artists, including Jasper Johns, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Robert Rauschenberg. With this in mind, and given the inadequacy of the existing space to house the installation he envisaged, Solomon secured a verbal agreement from Biennale officials to approve additional space for the American exhibition in an annex at the former American Consulate. The agreement was never formalized, however, and a series of administrative problems and controversies over the eligibility of the American submissions threatened to undermine Solomon's efforts. Nevertheless, Robert Rauschenberg became the first American to take the Grand Prize for foreign artist, and the attention garnered by the American exhibition monopolized press coverage of the Biennale. In response, Solomon stated publicly that "it is acknowledged on every hand that New York has replaced Paris as the world art capital."

Solomon subsequently left the Jewish Museum, having engendered resistance to leading the museum in a more experimental direction, away from the traditional Jewish educational aspects of its mission. In the mid-sixties he worked as a consultant and writer for a National Educational Television series entitled "U. S. A. Artists," which drew on artist interviews, many conducted by Solomon. He also wrote the text for Ugo Mulas's classic photographic study, New York: The New Art Scene (1967: Holt Rinehart and Winston).

In 1966 Solomon was hired by the United States Information Agency to organize the United States contribution to the Canadian World Exhibition in Montreal, known as Expo '67. His stunning American Painting Now installation placed large scale paintings by twenty-three artists, including Jim Dine, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist, inside Buckminster Fuller's twenty-story Biosphere of Montreal.

Other important exhibitions organized by Solomon included Andy Warhol (1966) at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, which was only the second of two exhibitions dedicated to the artist; Dine-Oldenburg-Segal (1967) at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and Young Italians (1968) at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Solomon was also interested in contemporary theater and organized the First New York Theater Rally with Steve Paxton in 1965, a series of performances which combined new dance and a revival of the Happenings of the early 1960s, in which Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and others were involved.

Following a six-week appointment as a senior lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, in spring 1968, Solomon became chairman of the University's art department and director of the art gallery. His last exhibition, Painting in New York, 1944-1969 (1969-1970), was held at the Pasadena Art Museum and closed in January 1970, just a few weeks before Solomon's sudden death at the age of forty-nine.
Provenance:
The Leo Castelli Gallery served as executor of Solomon's estate, and donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in 1974 and 2007.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Alan R. Solomon papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Art, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theater  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Transcripts
Photographs
Interviews
Lithographs
Citation:
Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.soloalan
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Alan R. Solomon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soloalan
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Project Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for Science  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Databases
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
2002-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the SIguide and the assets that were used in its design and creation. The SIguide project was intended to deliver museum content and information through wireless, handheld mobile devices to Smithsonian visitors at five museums: the National Postal Museum; the Smithsonian Institution Building; the National Museum of American History; the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; and the National Museum of Natural History. In 2006 the devices were tested both on Smithsonian staff and the public, but the project did not find a place at the Smithsonian and was ultimately not put into use. My Le Ducharme was the project manager for the SIguide project. Materials include asset inventories, user surveys, staff surveys, meeting minutes, videotapes, audiotapes, images, video recordings, and audio recordings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Information services -- Use studies  Search this
Wireless communication systems  Search this
Mobile communication systems  Search this
Natural history  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Postal museums  Search this
Postal service -- History  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Databases
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-529, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 12-529
See more items in:
Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-529

Website Records

Topic:
Protection, Prosperity, Preservation: Stories of World Heritage (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website, "Protection, Prosperity, Preservation: Stories of World Heritage," as it existed on July 12, 2013. This website is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and celebrates long-term, sustainable communities, and the efforts that are helping to preserve their cultural and natural heritage for future generations. It provides access, in both English and French, to content related to World Heritage sites that is available from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Smithsonian collections. For each of ten sites, the website provides a narrative description, photographs, and images of artwork and other objects. The website also includes teacher guides, posters, and educational games. Due to technical issues, most of the audio is missing from this accession. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
World Heritage areas  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-293, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-293
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-293

Website Records

Topic:
Oh Freedom!: Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the "Oh Freedom!: Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian" website, crawled on August 6, 2018. The website is jointly maintained by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It offers a new introduction to the Civil Rights movement through the unique lens of Smithsonian Institution collections by drawing connections among art, history, and social change and providing educators with tools to help students re-imagine and reinterpret the struggle for civil rights, justice, and equality in fresh ways. It includes a timeline, collections information, lesson plans, bibliographies, teaching guides, and student projects. The website was retired shortly after it was crawled. Server files for the website were also transferred. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-212, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-212
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-212

Website Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the National Museum of African Art website as it existed on July 9, 2018. The website includes information about visiting, collections, exhibitions, and related topics. It also includes educational resources. This accession does not include detailed collections information and, due to technical issues, some features of this crawled website may not function properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-208, National Museum of African Art, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-208
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-208

Exhibition Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Date:
1992-2008, 2015-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Carolyn Rapkievian, Assistant Director. The materials document her work on exhibitions for the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Some materials date to when the office was known as the Office of Public Programs. Exhibitions documented include the Potomac Atrium, Window on Collections, and Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, presentations, scripts, object lists, architectural drawings, maps, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 09/30/2019 memorandum, Toda to Rapkievian; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-204, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of Education and Museum Programs, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-204
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-204

Website Records

Topic:
Innovations in Flight: Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display (Website)
Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites maintained by the National Air and Space Museum.

The primary website for the National Air and Space Museum was crawled on August 8, 2018. It consists of information about the museum, including its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and its exhibitions, collections, staff, research, programs, and events. The website also includes online exhibitions and educational resources. Detailed collection information is not included in this accession. Due to technical issues, some images may be missing.

The "Innovations in Flight: Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display" website was crawled on July 20, 2018, and promotes the event which occurred on June 16, 2018. The website provides information about the National Air and Space Museum's event of the same name at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-207, National Air and Space Museum, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-207
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Departmental Records

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Museum Learning and Programs  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1984-2018
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Carolyn Rapkievian, Assistant Director for Interpretation, and document her work coordinating educational programs and outreach at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). Rapkievian first began her tenure at NMAI shortly after the Museum of the American Indian in New York City was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. She helped organize a preview of the National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York City in 1992 as well as helped organize exhibitions, public programs, and the opening of the museum in 1994. Starting in 1995, Rapkievian was on the team responsible for the planning of the NMAI museum in Washington, D.C. and its opening celebration in 2004. Since then she has been responsible for the running of educational programs and outreach at the museum until she retired in 2019. Among the various titles Rapkievian held include Assistant Director for Education and Museum Programs. Some records date to when the office was known as the Office of Public Programs and the Office of Education and Museum Programs. Also some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation and was not part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, trip reports, visitor surveys, reports, lectures, publications, conference records, blog post text, guidelines, workshop records, study guides, brochures, images, forms, clippings, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museum outreach programs  Search this
Workshops  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-203, National Museum of the American Indian. Museum Learning and Programs, Departmental Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-203
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Departmental Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records

Creator::
National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Date:
2000, 2003, 2008-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records documenting the activities and management of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) during the tenure of founding Director, Lonnie G. Bunch, 2005-2019. Topics covered include the design, development, and administration of the museum, acquisitions, programs, and exhibitions. Some records date from before the creation of the museum in 2003. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, floor plans, notes, meeting minutes, scripts, outlines, agendas, object lists, brochures, news clippings, budget reports, illustrations, and other related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 12/17/2015 memorandum, Milhoan to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
African Americans -- History  Search this
African Americans -- Social life and customs  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Illustrations
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-201, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Office of the Director, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 19-201
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Special Assistant Project Files

Topic:
The Educated eye (sound recording): a guide for collectors
Gender perspectives: essays on women in museums (Monograph)
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988)
Museum careers (Video recording : 1982)
Museums: a place to work: planning museum careers (Monograph)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Extent:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1975-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created by Jane R. Glaser during her tenure as Director of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP), 1976-1989, and as Special Assistant in the offices of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1989-1994, the Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, 1994-1996, and the Provost, 1996. Glaser retired from the Smithsonian Institution (SI) at the end of April 1996. The bulk of the records document the organizations, projects, and activities that Glaser was involved in as OMP Director, and the projects she worked on as Special Assistant.

Many of the files concern OMP's use of a large grant from the Kellogg Foundation, known as the Kellogg Project. The video "Museum and Community," made under the auspices of the project, is particularly well documented, and the records contain the program itself in several formats. The master videotape of the program is in the possession of the American Association of Museums, which sells copies and shares some of the proceeds with the Smithsonian.

The files also contain documentation and copies of the audiocassette and booklet package "The Educated Eye," which was published by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings in February 1995, and which grew out of a series of courses that were held by the Resident Associate Program and cosponsored by OMP. The records also contain different versions and formats of the program "Museum Careers," which includes interviews with Smithsonian staff such as Joshua Taylor and Roger Kennedy.

The records also contain documentation and recordings of a seminar on gender held at the Smithsonian in 1986. The 1990 OMP seminar "Gender Perspectives" is well documented through memoranda, correspondence, photographs, and recordings. This seminar resulted in a book of the same name published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in April 1994, a copy of which is included. The records also document the work of Glaser and her assistant, Museum Associate Artemis Zenetou, on planning and writing the book Museums: A Place to Work, which was published in February 1996.

These files also document Glaser's work with several professional organizations, such as the American Association of Museums (AAM); the International Committee for the Training of Personnel (ICTOP) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM); and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). The records also contain files on Glaser's overseas consulting work, such as the Peace Memorial Museum in Caen, 1988-1989.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-069, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Special Assistant Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 96-069
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Special Assistant Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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150th Anniversary Program Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1991-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Neil G. Kotler, Program Specialist, that document his involvement in the preparation and planning for the sesquicentennial celebration of the Smithsonian Institution. The records primarily include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to 150th Anniversary Program Committee activities, Steering Committee funding proposals, Scholarly Leadership Project panels, and the Young Collectors on the Mall program. Materials also include records that document symposiums, education and public programs, and electronic media outreach.
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-038, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, 150th Anniversary Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-038
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150th Anniversary Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Grant Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Books
Brochures
Newsletters
Date:
1991-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document Educational Outreach Fund (EOF) grant activities. Records that date prior to 1995 were originally maintained by Arleen McClain, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, who served as EOF fund manager. When the records were transferred to the Office of the Provost (OP) in 1996, Joan Zavala, OP Program Administrator, was appointed EOF fund manager. Materials include correspondence, proposals, budget information, award memoranda, and newsletters.
Topic:
Research grants  Search this
Fund accounting  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Books
Brochures
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-040, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Grant Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-040
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Grant Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1990-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994); Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995); and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively.

The records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board [EMB] (1991-1997), which was established to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian electronic media outreach and education efforts. See Accession 00-138 for a detailed description of the Board and its mandate.

In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; The Smithsonian Associates; the Smithsonian World television program; the Office of Telecommunications; Smithsonian Press and Productions; the Museum of the American Indian; the Office of Institutional Studies; the National Portrait Gallery; the Office of Sponsored Projects; and a major trip to Japan. Additional material relates to his involvement in the promotion and public awareness of exhibitions and educational programs and projects.

Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, press kits, photographs, booklets, brochures, development files, budget files, subject files, and related records.
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Media programs -- Education  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio  Search this
Japan  Search this
Television  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-124, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-124
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Symposia and Seminars  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Date:
1973-1979
Descriptive Entry:
The records, kept by Wilton S. Dillon, consist of correspondence, memoranda, background research material, invitations, brochures, resumes, photographs, grant information, publication contracts, symposia schedules, and other administrative records for the following events: the Nature of Scientific Discovery symposium celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Copernicus, the Outlook for Space symposium, the United States in the World symposium, the Kin and Community: the Peopling of America symposium, and a number of activities celebrating the centennial of the birth of Albert Einstein.
Historical Note:
During the period 1973 to 1979, Wilton S. Dillon was director of the Office of Symposia and Seminars.
Topic:
Interdisciplinary approach in education  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 500, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Symposia and Seminars, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 500
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Videotapes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Symposia and Seminars  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
1987
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of videotapes documenting the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. They were made in conjunction with the symposium "Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities."
Topic:
Interdisciplinary approach in education  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 499, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Symposia and Seminars, Videotapes
Identifier:
Record Unit 499
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Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0499

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