Audiovisual Records,
circa 1979-1985

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 455
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Public Programs
Dates:
circa 1979-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10.58 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of audiotaped and videotaped interviews primarily conducted by Alison R. Abelson. In addition to extensive interviews with sculptor Reuben Nakian, the records also include interviews with former curator Jacob Kainen by Joshua C. Taylor, as well as various tapes on other art subjects, some produced by groups outside the Museum. Also included are a few edit notes and logs.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Public Programs was created in 1983 as part of the Division of Museum Programs (previously the Department of Education and later the Office of Educational Programs) established during the general reorganization of 1982 under Director Charles C. Eldredge. Alison R. Abelson served as Audiovisual Specialist in the Office of Education, 1980-1981. In 1982 she became Media Program Head; and in 1983 her title changed to Producer, Art Documentaries, where she served, 1983- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 455, National Museum of American Art. Office of Public Programs, Audiovisual Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Abelson, Alison Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kainen, Jacob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Joshua C. (Joshua Charles), 1917-1981 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eldredge, Charles C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Office of Educational Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Office of Museum Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Department of Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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