Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-093
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1989-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records which document the official functions of the Office of the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities (OAP-A/H) and its predecessors from 1989 through 1995, although the bulk of the records date from 1993 to 1995. They consist mostly of memoranda, correspondence, and reports generated both within and outside of the Institution, which reflect the operations of bureaus and offices over which the Assistant Provost had oversight. The records also document Smithsonian-wide issues and initiatives that the Assistant Provost was involved with or had interest in.
In addition, the OAP-A/H administered the Special Exhibition Fund (SEF), which was established in October 1984 to fund significant exhibitions beyond the normal financial capabilities of Smithsonian Institution (SI) bureaus. These records include SEF application files for fiscal years 1993-1995, which contain funding proposals, reviewer ratings and comments, internal memoranda and correspondence about the proposals, and background information about the exhibitions.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Assistant Secretary for Museums was created in February 1986, then renamed the Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in fiscal year 1992, and became the Assistant Provost for Arts and Humanities in October 1994. In early 1996 the Office was absorbed by the Office of the Provost, and the position of Assistant Provost was eliminated. Tom L. Freudenheim served in the position from its inception in 1986 to its elimination in 1996.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-093, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, Records

Keywords
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Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities. Special Exhibition Fund. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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