Conference Records,
1986-1998, 2002, 2013-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 16-339
Creators:
National Museum of American History
Dates:
1986-1998, 2002, 2013-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the National Museum of American History's "Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff." The conference, typically taking place on or near April Fool's Day, was framed around a particular food or food item and included humorous papers and lectures, a cooking competition, art competition and demonstrations. Food featured at conferences included Jell-O, peanut butter, marshmallows, crackers, pie, corn, beans, grease, and salt. Participants came from within the museum, but also included staff from other Smithsonian offices and museums. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, programs, schedules, papers, poems, publicity records, brochures, clippings, images, sound recordings, posters, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-339, National Museum of American History, Conference Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Annual (Usually) Conference on Stuff (Conference) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
April Fools' Day Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Congresses and conventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Food -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Competitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooking -- Competitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures and lecturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jell-O Company Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peanut butter Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marshmallow Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crackers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corn Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oils and fats Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salt Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poetry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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