Program Records,
1977-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 11-042
Creators:
National Museum of the American Indian, Community and Constituent Services, Constituent Outreach, Training Unit
Dates:
1977-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records which document the work of the Training Unit in the creation and implementation of training programs for the Native American community and related organizations. Areas of training include the care of Native American collections; the creation and management of tribal archives; exhibition planning, fabrication, and management; marketing Native arts; planning and managing American Indian cultural programs; starting a tribal museum; leadership; repatriation; fundraising; Native American languages; and other related areas. Also included are materials related to professionals visiting the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to study and use NMAI collections for research purposes and to participate in professional development activities. Staff represented includes Karen Coody Cooper, Alyce Sadongei, and Jill Norwood.
Some records date from when the office was known as the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Community Services, Museum Training Program. Additionally some records date from before the creation of NMAI and were created by Native American Museums Training Programs (1977-1981) and the Native American Museums Programs (1981-1989) both part of the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Museum Programs. Lastly some records were created in collaboration between NMAI and the American Indian Museum Studies Program, Center for Museum Studies (which later became the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies).
Materials include correspondence; memoranda; workshop records including programs, agendas, participant lists, video, release forms, and evaluations; transcripts; images; reports; brochures; pamphlets; and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-042, National Museum of the American Indian, Community and Constituent Services, Constituent Outreach, Training Unit, Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 01/04/2011 memorandum, Toda to Norwood; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cooper, Karen Coody Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sadongei, Alyce, 1959- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Norwood, Jill Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. American Indian Museum Studies Program Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Museum Studies. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). Office of Community Services. Museum Training Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs. Native American Museums Programs. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Museum Programs. Native American Museums Training Programs. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives -- Cultural programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural property -- Protection Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Archives Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museums -- Collection management. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Indians of North America -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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