Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-086
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs
Dates:
1988-1993
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.18 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 blueprint storage box) (1 16x20 box) (1 oversize folder)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials that document the Smithsonian Institution observance of the 500th anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the subsequent encounter among Europeans, Africans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Through programs of exhibitions, scholarly and public symposia, publications, educational programs, traveling exhibitions, radio and television, the commemoration focus included the cultural, historical and scientific implications of the western hemispheric encounter. The majority of the records in this accession pertain to the idea of making Smithsonian's Quincentenary commemoration a basis for establishing a permanent institute for emphasizing the history and cultures of the Americas. Included are posters of an illustration by Bryan Leister, a banner, art work for brochures and newsletters, correspondence, proposals for establishing the Institute of the Americas, budget justifications for the project, brochures, and copies of a newsletter Quincentennial of the Discovery of America: Encounter of Two Worlds.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-086, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Quincentenary Programs, Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Columbus, Christopher Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leister, Bryan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Institute of the Americas Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quincentenial of the Discovery of America: Encounter of Two Worlds (Newsletter) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anniversaries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traveling exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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