Program Records,
1976-1999

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 12-358
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture
Dates:
1976-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.5 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of the Program in African American Culture (PAAC), with earlier records dating from when PAAC was known as the Program in African American History and the Program in Black American Culture, respectively. The records primarily document planning for conferences and symposiums, such as "Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora;" "Contemporary Black American Congregational Song and Worship Traditions;" "Black American Popular Song: A Rhythm and Blues Symposium;" "We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones;" "Currents of the Spirit in the African Diaspora: Survivals, Innovations, and New Expressions;" "In Search of Blueprints: The Making of an African American Literary Critic . . . Stephen E. Henderson;" "Black Migration and the American City: Forging the African American Urban Community;" "Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities;" "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement;" "Disturbing the Peace: The Impact of Malcolm X on the Politics and Culture of the 1960s;" and "Rock in a Weary Land: African American Religious Traditions."
Materials include the correspondence, memoranda, and notes of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director, 1983-1988; Gwendolyn Robinson, Director, 1989-1992; Niani Kilkenny, Acting Director, 1988-1989, and Director, 1992-2004; and Alonzo Nelson Smith, Research Historian. Also included are proposals; reports; contracts and agreements; budget summaries; program schedules; publications; press releases; meeting agendas and minutes; concerts and special events information; and photographs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-358, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records

Keywords
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Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kilkenny, Niani Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Alonzo Nelson Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Program in Black American Culture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Program in African American History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Will the Circle be Unbroken? Historical Perspectives on the African Diaspora (Conference) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Black American Congregational Song and Worship Traditions (Conference) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black American Popular Song: A Rhythm and Blues Symposium (Symposium) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
We'll Understand It Better By and By: A National Conference on African American Gospel Music Scholarship in Tribute to Pearl Williams-Jones (Conference) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Currents of the Spirit in the African Diaspora: Survivals, Innovations, and New Expressions (Conference) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Search of Blueprints: The Making of an African American Literary Critic . . . Stephen E. Henderson (Symposium) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Migration and the American City: Forging the African American Urban Community (Conference) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mind on Freedom: Celebrating the History and Culture of America's Black Colleges and Universities (Conference) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (Symposium) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Disturbing the Peace: The Impact of Malcolm X on the Politics and Culture of the 1960s (Symposium) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rock in a Weary Land: African American Religious Traditions (Conference) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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African Americans -- Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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