This accession consists of materials created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which produced several educational radio series while providing employment
for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration
and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Some materials also document the Civilian Conservation Corps
in the state of New York. Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which featured several speakers on the
same topic and allowed for a question and answer session; "Education in the News," a weekly radio broadcast by the United States, Office of Education; "Answer Me This," a
question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs; and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present
to be interviewed by student reporters. Most programs were broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company. Materials include scripts, sheet music, programs, correspondence,
press releases, a glossary of radio terms, and related materials as well as general information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and it programs, particularly in New
This accession consists of the records of Michelle Anne Delaney, Consortia Director, which document her activities in developing and participating in Smithsonian Civil
War 150 anniversary projects such as educational programs, tours, special events, publications, and media initiatives that explore the unique Civil War collections held at
the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the social, cultural, and technological impact of the war, and the history of the Institution during the conflict. The records also
document the planning, development and production of the exhibition "Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefield," in which Delaney was co-curator,
and the Smithsonian's interest in acquiring a collection of Civil War-era photographs from the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and
notes; proposals; budget summaries; meeting agendas and minutes; schedules; committee information; brochures; exhibition scripts, object lists, design concepts, and agreements;
press releases; and other supporting documentation.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2031; Transferring office; 9/28/2018 memorandum, Yowell to Delaney/Kirby; Contact reference staff for details.