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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-093, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, Records
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