Director's Administrative Records,
1960, 1978-2000

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-303
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Dates:
1960, 1978-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH), previously known as the Office of Folklife Programs, 1978-1991, and the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, 1992-1999, during the tenure of Richard Kurin. Kurin served as the Deputy Director, 1985-1987; Acting Director, 1987-1990; and Director, 1990-2009. Earlier files were created by Ralph Rinzler, Director, 1978-1983, and Peter Seitel, Director, 1983-1987.
Topics documented within this accession include the Center's relations with other Smithsonian Institution units; Kurin's participation in the joint Smithsonian Institution/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference held in numerous locations throughout the world; and the production of Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings products and the Festival of American Folklife (later named the Smithsonian Folklife Festival).
Materials include correspondence and memoranda; clippings; brochures; management and activity reports; meeting minutes, notes, and agendas; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-303, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Director's Administrative Records

Keywords
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Kurin, Richard, 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rinzler, Ralph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seitel, Peter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Unesco Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural pluralism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festival of American Folklife Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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