Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-076
Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1963-1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of the records of Jean M. Salan, volunteer and eventual staff member of the Museum of African Art (MAA), 1964-1976; and Assistant Director for Administration of MAA, 1979-1980, when the Museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution on August 13, 1979.
The records mostly consist of correspondence pertaining to MAA fundraising efforts. Materials include correspondence of Warren H. Robbins, founding Director of the Museum; and between Salan and donors, artifact dealers, government officials, publishers, individual benefactors, representatives of memorial foundations, private corporations, African American artists, museums and institutions.
In addition there are grant proposals to various private and government agencies; journal and weekly magazine articles; press releases; newspaper clippings; exhibition reviews; photographs and slides; exhibition publications; minutes of meetings; administrative files, such as records concerning payrolls, budget projections, friends of the museum, articles of corporation, and tax exempt certification; ledgers for various transactions of the Museum; insurance material; property assessment documents and lesson plans for education classes and seminars; notes from seminars; and records that document contacts with various African governments and embassies, MAA becoming part of the Smithsonian, and the exhibition "Ndebele Beadwork."

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-076, National Museum of African Art, Records

Keywords
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Robbins, Warren M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salan, Jean M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ndebele Beadwork (Exhibition). (1977: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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