This accession consists primarily of records documenting the administrative activities of Miguel A. Bretos as Counselor to the Secretary for Latino Affairs, 1994-1995, and Counselor to the Secretary for Community Affairs and Special Projects, 1995-1998. A few records relate to American Endeavors, which was not under the Counselor's purview.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agendas, minutes, meeting files, committee records, program initiatives, professional activities files, grant proposals, event records, reports, exhibition records, subject files, reference files, and related materials. Of particular note are records relating to the response to "Willful Neglect: the Smithsonian Institution and U.S. Latinos"; communication with various Latino institutions; work of Latino Oversight Committee et al.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-131, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Counselor to the Secretary for Community Affairs and Special Projects, Program Records
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 3/6/2002 memorandum, Alers to Scott; Contact reference staff for details.
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