Wonderful Women Wednesday: Ann S. Campbell

Each week, the Archives features a woman who has been a groundbreaker at the Smithsonian, past or present, in a series titled Wonderful Women Wednesday.

Ann S. Campbell was one of the first women managers at the Smithsonian. Between 1968 and 1980, she directed the Management Analysis Office, responsible for surveying the Institution’s offices on their objectives, staffing, and function and developing any necessary operational changes. Under Campbell, the office was also tasked with issuing Smithsonian directives, including manuals, memoranda, and announcements. 

Campbell first joined the Smithsonian in 1947 as a secretarial assistant in the aeronautics division of the National Air Museum. By 1959, she was serving as the acting chief of the Smithsonian’s personnel division, and in 1960, Campbell was promoted to supervisory management analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration. 

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Related Resources

  • Smithsonian Institution, Management Analysis Office Records, 1960–1980, with related records from 1918, Record Unit 294, Smithsonian Institution Archives 

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