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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
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Director's Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-341

CFCH, Save Our Sounds Project, Grant Proposals, Memoranda, and Correspondence, 2000-2002 (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-341, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records
See more items in:
Director's Administrative Records
Director's Administrative Records / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-341-refidd1e7520

Save Our Sounds Project, Agreements, Memoranda, and Correspondence, 2000-2003 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-341, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records
See more items in:
Director's Administrative Records
Director's Administrative Records / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-341-refidd1e7532

Save Our Sounds Project, Memoranda, Correspondence, and Grant Proposals, 2003-2005

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Container:
Box 21 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-341, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records
See more items in:
Director's Administrative Records
Director's Administrative Records / Box 21
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa15-341-refidd1e7568

Ask an Archivist: Bring Your Questions Monday, October 27

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:26 +0000
Topic:
Archive  Search this
See more posts:
The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_41743b8a598ad8443c205d3284827b52

Ask an Archivist: Bring Your Questions Thursday, October 22

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Archive  Search this
See more posts:
The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_204188b244f2474180696f37e0c9d822

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