Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 94-110
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
Dates:
1989-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The bulk of these records document the administration and activities of Brown's office from 1991 to 1992, although some files were created in 1989 while she was still at the Brooklyn Museum and some extend into 1993. Subject files were created for administrative matters; Smithsonian staff, bureaus, and offices with which Brown had contact; and for outside organizations, issues, and events. The records also contain a limited correspondence file from 1991 to 1992.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Claudine K. Brown came to the Smithsonian Institution (SI) on January 15, 1990, as Project Director of the African American Institutional Study. In the one-year appointment, she led a 22-member advisory board in the investigation of issues related to the establishment of an African American presence on the Mall and reported to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums. Brown was formerly Assistant Director for Government and Community Relations at The Brooklyn Museum in New York City.
After Elaine Heumann Gurian left the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Museums in August 1990, Brown was named her acting successor. Between July and September 1991, she was formally appointed to the position, which was renamed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arts and Humanities in FY 1992.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-110, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brown, Claudine K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gurian, Elaine Heumann, 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. African American Institutional Study Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooklyn Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- Museums -- Washington (D.C.) -- Planning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advisory boards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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