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					                     STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                   CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
                  FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
           600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037




STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

        PRESIDENT CAROLYN WEBB DE MACIAS              DIRECTOR TRUDY HATTER


        VICE PRESIDENT QUENTIN STRODE                 DIRECTOR DR. LEON BANKS


        *DIRECTOR CAESAR CHURCHWELL                   DIRECTOR JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS
        933 Geneva Ave.
        San Francisco, CA 94112
        (415) 586-3696 (Office)                       DIRECTOR CHARMAYNE MILLS



        *Board Members listed above with an asterisk (*) will be attending the Meeting by
        telephone conference at the addresses listed.

COUNSEL TO THE MUSEUM

        RICHARD MAGASIN, DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL

EX-OFFICIO

        ASSEMBLYMAN MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS

        SENATOR KEVIN MURRAY 26TH DIST. STATE ASSEMBLY

        FRED AGUIAR, SECRETARY

        GEORGE VALVERDE, UNDERSECRETARY

        VICKY ONG, STATE & CONSUMER SERVICES AGENCY
        *915 Capitol Mall Suite 200
        Sacramento, CA 95814
        (916) 653-4090 (Office)

STAFF

        CHARMAINE JEFFERSON, WOODBURN SCHOFIELD, DEBRA HARRIS, MARCHELL MILLER
        CHRISTOPHER JIMENEZ Y WEST, DREW TALLEY

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                         STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                       CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
                      FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
               600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037


                                                         AGENDA


I.         CALL TO ORDER & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS                                   PRESIDENT WEBB DE MACIAS

II.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR JANUARY 24, 2006                                 PRESIDENT WEBB DE MACIAS

III.       STATE BOARD PRESIDENT’S REPORT                                           PRESIDENT WEBB DE MACIAS

IV.        STATE FINANCE & BUDGET REPORT                                            DEBRA HARRIS
           - Status of FY 05-06 Budget                                              CHARMAINE JEFFERSON
           - Status of FY 06-07 BCP Submissions


V.         COLLECTIONS RESOLUTION REPORT                                            CHRISTOPHER JIMENEZ Y WEST
           - Discussion and possible action accessioning                            CHARMAINE JEFFERSON
             of donated items into the History and Visual Arts
             Collections

VI.        OPERATING COMMITTEE REPORT                                               DIRECTOR TRUDY HATTER
           - Discussion and possible action re draft revised Operating              CHARMAINE JEFFERSON
             Agreement between CAAM and the Friends Foundation

VII.       STATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT                                        CHARMAINE JEFFERSON

VIII.      PUBLIC COMMENT

IX.        ADJOURNMENT                                                               PRESIDENT WEBB DE MACIAS


       At the discretion of the Board of Directors, all items appearing on the Agenda, whether or not expressly listed for
       action, may be discussed and may be subject to action by the Board of Directors. Agenda items may be taken out
       of order. The Board may convene to executive session pursuant to Government Code 11126(e).

       Questions concerning agenda items should be directed to Charmaine Jefferson, Executive Director, 600 State
       Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles CA 90037, tel. number (213) 744-7432, via fax (213) 744-2050 or write to
       info@caamuseum.org

       The California African American Museum’s Board Meeting Notices/Agendas are posted on CAAM’s Internet
       Website at www.caamuseum.org

       Next State Board Meeting: March 17, 2006 (8:30 am) at the California African American Museum.
       Next Friends Foundation Board Meeting: March 28, 2006 (4:30 pm) at the California African American
       Museum.




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                      STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                    CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
                   FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
            600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037


COLLECTIONS RESOLUTIONS
February 17, 2006

Nominees for Accessioning into the History Collection
     VI.     Donation of sheet music from Amos –N- Andy radio program, 1930 offered by
             Jackie Ruben of Woodland Hills, California
                 Amos –N- Andy is a complicated cultural production on a number of levels; (1)
                   As one of the few successful radio programs that transitioned into television (2)
                   In its popularity, among non-black audiences generally and recent white ethnic
                   immigrants in particular (3) As a bridge from the minstrel shows and vaudeville
                   of theatre and early motion pictures (4) and finally as an artifact of the shifting
                   cultural and political understandings of race. It is this final component that I
                   would suggest makes this an important contribution to the permanent collection
                   of the museum (Jimenez Y West, 2006). Approved by Collections Review
                   Committee vote on January 20, 2006.




                                                       “Three Little Words” featured in Check and
                                                       Double Check with Amos ‘N’ Andy/1930
                                                       Written by Bert Kalmar and Harry
                                                       Ruby
                                                       Sheet music




     VII.    Donation of SNCC pin-back button, ca 1966 offered by Dr. Alice Parman of
             Eugene, Oregon.

                     1. This pin-back button comes from an especially interesting time
                     period in the evolution of the organization. By early 1966 a schism
                     grew between the leadership in Atlanta and the field staff of SNCC.
                     The Atlanta leadership was not racially integrated and was comprised
                     mostly of northern and urban college educated blacks. This button,
                     released in 1966, is a reminder of a transition of the Southern civil




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               STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
             CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
            FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
     600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037


              rights movement with its emphasis on racially integrated human rights
              based activist works to the late 1960s and a Northern movement with
              a focus on racial nationalism and social and economic justice (Jimenez
              Y West, 2006). Approved by Collections Review Committee vote on
              January 20, 2006.



                                 SNCC pin-back button, ca 1966
                                 Student Nonviolent Coordinating
                                 Committee (under John Lewis, 1960-66)
                                 Coated metal pin




VIII. Donation of (10) Nancy Ann Story Book dolls, ca 1940 offered by Ursula
      Holloman of Studio City, California.

              1. The Nancy Ann Storybook dolls represent an example of the re-
              inscription of an aesthetic, which privileges; middle class, heterosexual
              and white value systems. For example, the Family Series includes a
              bride, groom, bridesmaid and a mammy. Despite Nancy Ann Abbot’s
              (founder of company) intention to focus on storybook characters it is a
              revealing statement on the normative prescription of race that there is
              very little in the contemporary literature of girls or present day
              collectors contesting this racist caricature. The dolls provide an
              important point of analysis in United States cultural history and I
              recommend for accession (Jimenez Y West, 2006). Approved by
              Collections Review Committee vote on January 20, 2006.




                                                          Nancy Ann Story Book dolls, circa 1940
                                                          Nancy Ann Story Book Dolls, Inc
                                                          Bisque, paint, mohair wig, metal
                                                          pins, tulle and cotton




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                STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
              CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
             FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
      600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037




IX.    Donation of “field” cradle, 19th century offered by Mr. John Chessell of
       Riverside, California.

              1. The field cradle was designed as a convenience for agricultural
              workers to enable them to carry their infants around in the fields with
              them as they worked. This particular example of the material culture
              of mid to late nineteenth century American life bears the name “field”
              due to its manufacture in the Reconstruction era however, it is also
              known as a slave cradle. The cradle then had two very different
              meanings for early nineteenth century Americans. For frontier families
              dependent upon the agricultural labor of wives and young daughters it
              represented a necessary evil to allow work to continue toward growing
              the homestead. For slave women, the cradle represented a necessary
              evil to alleviate coercion or punishment by owners (Jimenez Y West,
              2006). Approved by Collections Review Committee vote on January 20,
              2006.




                                         Field cradle, 1876-1886
                                         Wood, varnish and iron




X.     Donation of The Beginning ca 1993 lithograph by Artis Lane offered by the
       Friends Foundation.
           This work seems best suited for use in educational materials that illustrate
            the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Artis
            Lane’s rendering of Rosa Park is an illustration that documents a
            specific point in history with little consideration of artistic and design



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          STATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
        CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
       FEBRUARY 17, 2006 (FRIDAY), 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
600 STATE DRIVE, EXPOSITION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90037



    experimentation. Ms. Lane uses a conservative representational mode of
    expression to interpret the scene of Rosa Parks on the Montgomery
    bus (Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, 2005). Approved by Collections Review
    Committee vote on January 20, 2006.




                                     The Beginning, ca 1993
                                     Artis Lane
                                     Limited edition lithograph




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