This accession consists of materials created by the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies and its predecessor, the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, for the Smithsonian Institution's Columbus Quincentenary program, which marked the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in what would become the Americas on October 12, 1492. The unit facilitated three symposia for the program: "Seeds of the Past: A Quincentenary Symposium" (1988); "Seeds of Commerce: Cultural and Economic Exchange in the Caribbean" (1989); and "Seeds of Industry: Transformations of Indigenous Technology in the Americas" (1990). Materials include correspondence and memoranda; brochures; clippings; press releases; audiotapes; images; articles; resumes; lecture notes; site maps; posters; budget files; meeting agendas and notes; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-264, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Event Files
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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