This accession consists of subject files documenting the tenure of Sheila P. Burke, Under Secretary for American Museums and National Programs, 2000-2004, and Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, 2004-2007. Materials include correspondence and memoranda relating to Smithsonian programs overseen by Burke, fundraising, and administrative matters.
William A. Smalley papers
William A. Smalley (1923-1997) was a missionary and anthropological linguist. This collection mainly concerns his work with Hmong scripts and the Khmu' language and contains correspondence, notes, writings, reference materials, photographs, and sound recordings.
Sherman E. Lee papers
The papers of Cleveland museum director and art historian Sherman E. Lee measure 10.3 linear feet and date from 1947-1997. The records document Lee's extensive career as an art historian, curator and expert on Asian art, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, writer, educator, and consultant. His papers include scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings, travel files, committees and organizations files, consulting files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographs, and one pencil drawing.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1993 Festival of American Folklife
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
These records document the museological work of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP) among its various constituencies - international, national, and local. The records focus on training for smaller museums in all aspect of museum work, including security, registration, conservation, graphics, education, development, and the like.
Director's Administrative Records
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 …
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 77-125, 1981-1983, and Radio Smithsonian programs 534-574, 1980; and scripts of Radio Smithsonian programs 1-400.
Ralph Bacerra papers
The papers of Los Angeles ceramic artist and educator Ralph Bacerra measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1957 to 2015. The collection documents Bacerra's career through correspondence, professional activity files including teaching files from Chouinard Art Institute and Otis Art Institute, exhibition files, writings and notes including the artist's ceramic formulas and a diary, artwork including sketchbooks and drawings, photographs including images of Bacerra and his work, and printed material relating to Bacerra's career.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Harold A. Closter, Director, 2004-2017. Smithsonian Affiliations was created in 1999 as a national outreach initiative of the Smithsonian. It establishes long-term collaborative relationships with communities across the country. These partnerships allow the Institution to share is collections, programming, and expertise more widely …
This accession consists of publicity files for programs sponsored by the Resident Associate Program (RAP). The programs consist of special events, including performances, lectures, and films; performance series; and courses. The files contain information on the publicity developed for each program, such as press releases and clippings.