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Stanton L. Catlin papers, 1911-1998, bulk 1930-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Question of Funding Sources and Management is a panel presentation and discussion from the First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar. John Kinard provides an introduction of the panelists, and is the moderator of the session which covers funding and finance of museums. Paul Perrot speaks about the National Museum Act; John Spencer speaks about the National Endowment for the Arts; and Nancy Englander speaks about the National Endowment for the Humanities. Session concludes with a questions and answers.
Seminar. Part of Conference Recordings. Some of the content is the same across asset AV003472 and until 004816 on asset AV003055. [beginning at 004817 on asset AV003055 Meeting on the Bicentennial Assembly]. The question and answer part of the session is on asset AV000789. Dated 19760529.
Biographical / Historical:
The First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar was held at the Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Castle, and the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C. from May 29 - 30, 1976. The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum was the host of the seminar. The participants include staff from the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.C., Museum of African American History in Boston, DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, African American Museum of Detroit, Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History in Brooklyn, and African American Historical and Cultural Society in San Francisco. The goal for the seminar was to develop a national coalition of black museum professionals and further define the goals of the seminar for the future locations - Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, and San Francisco.
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Other Archival Materials:
Related archival material - First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Introduction; An Afro-Centric Perspective in Museums: Dr. Leonard Jeffries; Seeking, Receiving, and Spending: The Financing Game; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Business Meeting; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Participant Statements; First Annual National Black History Museums Seminar: Adolphus Ealey Lecture; First Annual National Black History Museum Seminar: Institution Statements.
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The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the
Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and manuscript
collections in the Archives, focusing on the history of the Institution and contributions to the increase and diffusion of knowledge made by its scholars.
The Paul N. Perrot interviews were conducted as part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives Oral History Program because of his role as Assistant Secretary for Museums
at the Smithsonian from 1972 to 1983.
The Paul N. Perrot Interviews were conducted during five sessions in 2004 and 2009-2011 by Smithsonian Archives Historian Pamela M. Henson. This collection consists
of five interview sessions, totaling approximately 14.5 hours of recordings, 314 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 cubic feet of shelf space. There are two generations
of recordings for the first session: original audiotapes and reference audiocassette tapes. Sessions 2 to 5 were recorded in digital audio, with digital .wav and reference
.mp3 audio files. In total, this collection is comprised of 5 original 7" reel-to-reel audiotapes, 3 reference copy audio cassette tapes, 9 digital .wav files, and 9 digital
.mp3 files. The original audiotapes and .wav files are reserved in preservation storage. Box 1 contains transcripts of the interviews and cassette and digital copies of the
Additional documentation pertaining to Paul N. Perrot can be found in the Records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums and the Paul N. Perrot Papers in
Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Paul N. Perrot (1926- ) served as the Assistant Secretary for Museums at the Smithsonian from 1972 to 1983. Perrot was on the staff of the Corning Glass Museum from
1952 to 1972, serving as director from 1960 to 1972. After leaving the Smithsonian, Perrot served as director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from 1984 to 1991 and the
Santa Barbara Museum of Art from 1991 to 1994. Perrot was very active in the international museum community, especially the International Council of Museums.
These interviews of Paul Perrot cover his youth in war-torn France, immigration to the United States, early career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, years
at the Corning Museum of Glass, and his tenure as Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian.