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anthropologist , museum administrator

Sally Marie Yerkovich, Anthropologist, museum administrator. Avocations: reading, cooking, traveling F C. Foreign Language fellow National Defense Education Act, 1972.


Yerkovich, Sally Marie was born on December 27, 1947 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of John Urosh and Rina Ann (Romiti) Yerkovich.


AB, Connecticut College, 1969;Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1972;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1976.


Assistant professor department English University Florida, Gainesville, 1976-1977. Arts specialist folk arts program National Education Association, Washington, 1977-1979. From program officer to dep director division public programs National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979-1986.

Director museum programs South St. Seaport Museum, New York City, 1986-1992. Associate director Museum City of New York, 1992-1993. Visiting scholar department performance studies Tisch School Arts, New York University, New York City, 1993-1994.

Deputy director Asian American Center Queens College, City University of New York, 1994-1996. Director Museum African Art, New York City, 1994-1995. Consultant New York History Society, 1995-1997.

Executive director New Jersey History Society, New York City, since 1997. Panelist advancement program, folk arts program National Education Association, 1993, project evaluator folk arts program, 1991, 93. Panelist fellowships program National Endowment of the Humanities, 1986, panelist challenge grants program, 1989, 91, outside reviewer research program, 1990, museum program, 1992, panelist division state partnerships, 1995.

Panelist arts exposure program New York City Department Cultural Affairs, 1987. Panelist museum aid program New York State Council on the Arts, 1987, panelist folk arts program, 1988-1991, chair, 1989-1990. Panelist American Coun Learned Society, 1989-1992.

Consultant in field.


  • Avocations: reading, cooking, traveling F C.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Keystone Folklore, 1973, Southern Folklore Quarterly, 1976-1977. Edition assistant Language in Society, 1974-1975. Contributing editor: Seaport Magazine, 1986-1992, Anthropology Newsletter, 1990-1992, 97-98.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors American folklife Center, Library. Congress, 1979-1986, Citylore, 1990-1992. Fellow American Anthropological Association (nominations committee member 1985-1987, chair 1987).

Member American Association Museum (board directors 1992-1995, surveyor museum assessment program, program chair 1994, chair long range planning committee 1994-1996, chair by laws committee since 1995), American Folklore Society (chair resolutions and evaluations committee 1977-1980, state the profession committee member 1985-1988, finance committee member 1989-1990), Council for Museum Anthropology (board directors 1988-1989, 92-94, vice president 1990-1992, program chair 1994, president 1996-1998), Semiotic Society of America (program committee member 1977-1979).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, cooking, travel.


Married Lewis Michael Smoley, November 25, 1989.

John Urosh Yerkovich

Rina Ann (Romiti) Yerkovich

Lewis Michael Smoley