“Curating the Recent Past”
in Henderson and Kaeppler, ed. Exhibiting Dilemmas: Issues of Representation at the Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.
The article uses the acquisition and exhibition of the Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter as a lens for examining, collecting, and interpreting the recent past. Explores the role of memory; meaning and representation; curatorial roles and obligations; politics; and race in doing public history at the Smithsonian Institution.
"Exhibiting A New Icon"
with Lonnie Bunch, in Increase and Diffusion: A Smithsonian Web Magazine, 1997.
A discussion of some of the issues faced in exhibiting an icon of the American civil rights movement.
"Sitting for Justice"
in Increase and Diffusion: A Smithsonian Web Magazine, 1996.
Learn how a portion of the Woolworth lunch counter from Greensboro, North Carolina, became part of the American civil rights movement collection at the National Museum of American History.
Tribute to a Generation: A Salute to the Big Bands of the WWII Era,
featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, producer for the compact disc. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, May 2004.
"Smithsonian Institute Preserves Jazz Heritage,"
International Musician: Official Journal of The American Federation of Musicians of The United States and Canada. New York: April 2004.
An essay on the history and importance of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program and other components of the collections and work of the Smithsonian and the National Museum of American History to preserve and promote America's jazz legacy.