Program Records,
1983-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-002
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1983-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Niani Kilkenny, former Director of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), which primarily document the planning for and the activities of the Duke Ellington Youth Project. The project is designed to introduce District of Columbia high school students to the legacy of Duke Ellington in order to foster student interest in the performing arts, literature, history, and the visual arts by using resources at the National Museum of American History, such as the Duke Ellington Collection. The project includes a Duke Ellington Festival component that engages students in honoring Ellington and his music through dance, vocal, instrumental, and theatrical performances.
Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992-2004; and Luvenia A. George, Coordinator. Also included are a mission statement; proposals; workshop information; photographs and slides; educational kits; budget summaries; festival literature; reports; cassette and videotape recordings of events; and news releases. A few non-related project records are included in this accession, such as various PAAC program publications and literature on African diaspora.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-002, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 8/26/1996 memorandum, Johnstone to Taylor-Wynn; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Kilkenny, Niani Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George, Luvenia A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Duke Ellington Youth Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Duke Ellington Festival Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Duke Ellington Collection Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Washington, D.C.
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