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Education Outreach Programs

Collection Creator:
Medicine, Beatrice  Search this
Container:
Box 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Materials relating to student grades, letters of recommendation, and evaluations have been restricted.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Beatrice Medicine papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers
Guide to the Beatrice Medicine papers / Series 10: Education: Teaching Material, Native American Institutions, and Native Education Issues / American Indian/Native American Institutions and Education Issues
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1997-05-ref753

Education Outreach Program, 1982-1988

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-147, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records
See more items in:
Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-147-refidd1e282

"Will the Circle be Unbroken?" Conference: Educational Outreach Proposal, 1992

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-358, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa12-358-refidd1e408

Field to Factory: Educational Outreach Kit Draft, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-001, National Museum of American History. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-001-refidd1e259

Educational Outreach Funds, 1989

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 8/26/1996 memorandum, Johnstone to Taylor-Wynn; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-002, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-002-refidd1e463

Afro-American Educational Outreach Program: Prospective Panelists, 1987

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-107, National Museum of American History. Program in African American Culture, Program Records
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Program Records
Program Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa08-107-refidd1e3690

Museum of Craft and Folk Art records

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Names:
Bean, Bennett, 1941-  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Graham, Bill, 1931-  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Moran, Mike, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
28.9 Linear feet
12.48 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

Administration records include museum bylaws, lists of early exhibitions, education program evaluations, documents related to public programs, and printed materials.

Exhibition files comprise the largest group of materials in the collection. Notable exhibitions documented include Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). There are also video recordings and born digital content scattered throughout the series. Though most of the material is related to the MOCFA exhibitions, there are a few files on exhibitions at other galleries and museums. The exhibition files contain a wide variety of correspondence, art inventories, price lists, printed and digital materials, guest registers, photographic materials, and video recordings, electronic discs, videodiscs, and floppy discs. Artists' files are found for a handful of artists, including Bennett Bean, Ralph Fasanella, Bill Graham, Ron Kovatch, Mike Moran, and Salvador V. Ricalde. The files contain primarily video recordings of artist performances and interviews, but also include resumes and inquiries.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art publications consist of exhibition catalogs, newsletters, reports, and announcements. There are several video recordings of events, such as fashion shows, that were held at the museum.

Printed materials and commercial video recordings include an oversize scrapbook, binders of exhibition press clippings, and folders of clippings on various topics, as well as documentaries and news coverage of the museum.

Photographic materials consist of slides, negatives, photographs, transparencies, and a photo album. The images are of artwork, exhibition installations, events, artists, and museum offices and staff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administration Records, circa 1988-circa 2010 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, 0.004 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1976-2012 (22.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-24, 12.14 GB; ER03-ER50)

Series 3: Artists' Files and Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (0.6 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 4: Museum of Craft and Folk Art Publications, 1977-2012 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, OV 31-32, 0.003 GB; ER51)

Series 5: Printed Materials and Commercial Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 26-28, OV 33-35, 0.050 GB; ER52)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1970-2011 (2 linear feet; Boxes 28-30, 0.282 GB; ER53)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art was established in San Francisco, California by painter and sculptor Gertrud Parker in 1982. The museum was originally located in a house on Balboa Street and then moved to the Fort Mason Center where it operated for over twenty years before relocating to Yerba Buena Lane in 2006.

Notable exhibitions organized or held at the museum include Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987), Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988) which was a traveling exhibition, Folk Art of the Soviet Union (1990), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (2002), The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1946 (2006), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). The museum also worked with artists on commission and regularly offered public programs, workshops, and educational outreach events for visitors of all ages. They also partnered with the website Etsy on a popular monthly "Craft Bar" series where people could gather, socialize, and create something handmade.

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art closed in December of 2012. The final exhibition was Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers.
Provenance:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records were donated by Jennifer McCabe, former executive director of the museum, in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecraf
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musecraf
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Educational Outreach Meeting, 7/7/1999

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 5/17/2007 memorandum, Johnstone to Hoover; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-143, National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural History, Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa07-143-refidd1e5766

Records, circa 1982-1989

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Subject:
Schneider, Laura T  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
Museum Education Roundtable  Search this
Smithsonian Kellogg Project  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Educational Outreach Program  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1982
1982-1989
circa 1982-1989
Local number:
SIA Acc. 93-055
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293296

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Extent:
41 cu. ft. (41 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Videotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Brochures
Illustrations
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Date:
1968-1992
Descriptive Entry:
These records mostly consist of staff correspondence and memoranda documenting administrative and program-oriented activities of the Department of Public Programs. The records pertain to fundraising, social history lectures and seminars, the Senior Series Program, budget, educational outreach proposals, grant information, planning for the Program of Hispanic American History, and the Country Music Program. In addition, there are budget reports; videotapes, audiotapes, abstracts, and planning documents from the Conference on Music in America at the Smithsonian Institution; minutes of meetings; information on educational projects for NMAH exhibitions; research material consisting of exhibition scripts, blueprints, and photographs; outline of Highlight Tours at NMAH; and brochures, articles, and newspaper clippings on NMAH special events.

The record unit also includes records which date back to the Division of Performing Arts. Performing Arts records primarily consist of working files; videotapes and audiotapes of performances from the Country Music Program, Jazz at the Smithsonian, and the Festival of American Folklife; and budgetary information.
Historical Note:
In 1980 an Office of Public and Academic Programs was established at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), subsequently the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Josiah O. Hatch, a Special Assistant to the Director of the Museum, was assigned as Director of the Office. Hatch submitted reports for Public and Academic Programs to Douglas E. Evelyn, Deputy Director of NMAH.

When the Smithsonian Institution's Division of Performing Arts became defunct in 1983, part of its staff was reassigned to the Office of Public and Academic Programs. In 1984, the Office was reorganized as the Department of Public Programs. It included sections of production, education, the Program in Black American History, performances, publications, and the Office of Public Affairs. Hatch became its head as the Assistant Director for Public Programs. The next year, Lonn W. Taylor succeeded Hatch.

The Department of Public Programs is responsible for a variety of tasks associated with providing the public with opportunities for learning. It works with the Museum's other departments to produce educational materials such as scholarly publications, kits and guides, and information on various topics of interest that interpret NMAH exhibitions. The Department also sponsors or coordinates programs and performances using Museum collections; presents special programs on important aspects of American life and culture that cannot be exhibited through artifacts alone; and organizes colloquia, symposia, and lectures. Staff has included Josiah O. Hatch, Director of the Department of Public Programs, 1980-1983, and Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1984; Lonn Taylor, Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1984, and Assistant Director, 1985- ; Harold A. Closter, Production Director, 1983-1986, Program Manager, 1987-1990, and Deputy Assistant Director, 1991- ; Bernice Johnson Reagon, Director of the Program in Black American History, 1983-1987; James M. Weaver, Director of Performance Programs, 1983-1986; Shirley E. Cherkasky, Coordinator of Museum Programs, 1983- ; Elizabeth M. Sharpe, Education Specialist, 1985-1986, and Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs, 1987- ; and Manuel J. Melendez, Performing Arts Production Specialist, 1984-1991.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Museums -- Education aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floor plans
Videotapes
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Brochures
Illustrations
Clippings
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 584
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0584
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Educational Outreach: Docent Program, 1981-1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e11175

Educational Outreach: Docent Program, 1984-1986

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e11186

Educational Outreach Program, 1981-1983

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e11197

Education Outreach Proposals and grants, FY 1986-1987

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 37 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e11828

Education Outreach Proposals and grants, FY 1988-1989

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 37 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e11839

Educational Outreach

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e1785

Education Outreach proposals and grants, 1983-1985

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 25 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e7034

Educational Outreach background papers, 1984

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 25 of 41
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 584, National Museum of American History. Department of Public Programs, Records
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0584-refidd1e7045

Interview: Fletcher Smith

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Smith, Fletcher A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents:
Robert Yarci interviews Fletcher Smith about the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (ANM) and Smith's educational outreach work as Program Manager of the Mobile Division at ANM. They discuss the mobile exhibit on Africa, specifically Ghana, Ethiopia, and Ghana, and how to teach Africans in the United States about modern-day progressive Africa.
Interview. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Communities  Search this
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Neighborhoods  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museums and community  Search this
Education -- Museums  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Interview: Fletcher Smith, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003523
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref599

Educational Outreach Fund

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History.  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-002, National Museum of American History., Exhibition Records
See more items in:
Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-002-refidd1e2123

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