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Attendees at Conference on Future of Smithsonian Institution, by Unknown, 1927, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, MAH-17884A and MAH-17884A.

February 11, 1927

A Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution is convened in the Smithsonian Castle by the Smithsonian Board of Regents "to advise with reference to the future policy and field of service of the Smithsonian Institution."   William Howard Taft, Chancellor of the Board of Regents, presides, with assistance from Assistant Secretaries Charles G. Abbot and Alexander Wetmore.More

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