Program Records,
1985-2000

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 11-088
Creators:
National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History
Dates:
1985-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel, Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the "Smithsonian's America" exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Dept. of Public Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-088, National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History, Program Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bass, Howard Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Dept. of Public Programs Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of Cultural History. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Sampler (Program series) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Communities in Concert (Program series) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music of New Mexico Festival (1993: Santa Fe, New Mexico) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian's America: An Exhibition of American History and Culture (Exhibition) (1994: Chiba, Japan) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Word of Mouth (Program series) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American oral tradition Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballads, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Concerts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festivals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk dancing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk music -- United States. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gospel music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic Americans -- Music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic Americans -- Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian dance -- North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Music. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- Latin America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Music -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral tradition -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Performances Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches, addresses, etc., American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Storytelling Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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