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Record Unit 91,  Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities,  Records, 1963-1969

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities
Title: Records
Dates: 1963-1969
Quantity: 2.2 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 91
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include correspondence, memoranda, and other information about the activities of the Office, which establishes cooperative research programs with institutions of higher learning in other countries and fosters programs for the international exchange of persons in those fields of science and humanities related to the Smithsonian's interests. Especially well documented are activities relating to preservation of the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt, threatened in 1964 by waters of the Aswan Dam, and the establishment in 1968 of the Indian Ocean island of Aldabra as an international conservation area.

Descriptive Entry

These records include correspondence, memoranda, and other information about the activities of the Office, which establishes cooperative research programs with institutions of higher learning in other countries and fosters programs for the international exchange of persons in those fields of science and humanities related to the Smithsonian's interests. Especially well documented are activities relating to preservation of the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt, threatened in 1964 by waters of the Aswan Dam, and the establishment in 1968 of the Indian Ocean island of Aldabra as an international conservation area.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Subject

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 91, Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities, Records

Container List

Series 1

ALDABRA, 1967

Box 1

Aldabra

Box 1 of 11

Royal Society Reports on Aldabra Island (9 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Aldabra File 1 to August 1967 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

Aldabra Meeting, October 1967

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 3, 1968 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra - Photographs (2 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra - 1967 (6 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 1 to July 1967

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 1 to August 1967 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 2 to September 1967

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 2 to November 1967

Box 2 of 11

Aldabra File 2 to December 1967

Box 2 of 11

Series 2

ABU SIMBEL, 1963-1967

Box 3

Alliance for Progress (Weekly Newspaper)

Box 3 of 11

"Bureau" Recommendation

Box 3 of 11

Dendur Requests

Box 3 of 11

Dendur, Use of Foreign Currencies

Box 3 of 11

Lab Report of Sandstone Samples (From Egyptian Temple of Dendur)

Box 3 of 11

Preservation

Box 3 of 11

Dendur

Box 3 of 11

Abu Simbel - Washington (Council of Am. Com.) (3 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Abu Simbel (1963-1965) (4 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

Abu Simbel, 1966

Box 4 of 11

Abu Simbel-Dendur, 1966-1967, Preservation

Box 4 of 11

Abu Simbel-Dendur, 1963-1966, Preservation

Box 4 of 11

Abu Simbel Chronological File

Box 4 of 11

Office of International Activities (OIA) Dendur

Box 4 of 11

Progress Preservation Studies

Box 4 of 11

Abu Simbel (4 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

Rescue and Restoration of the Temples of Abu Simbel (1965)

Box 5 of 11

General Correspondence (2 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Congressional Letters

Box 5 of 11

Contributions

Box 5 of 11

Washington Council (4 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Saving Abu Simbel Step by Step

Box 5 of 11

Abu Simbel-Dendur: General Information-Strategy (5 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Abu Simbel Exhibit

Box 5 of 11

Abu Simbel Statement

Box 5 of 11

Abu Simbel-Dendur - Legislation: Gifts, etc.

Box 5 of 11

Abu Simbel - Pamphlets, etc.

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

Abu Simbel-Dendur (1963-1965) (4 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Committee Meeting

Box 6 of 11

Series 3

GENERAL FILES, 1965-1967

Box 6

Budget, 1967

Box 6 of 11

Concert Series in History of Music

Box 6 of 11

Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) Fellowship Program Announcements (in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French)

Box 6 of 11

Contacts Foreign Governments, S.I. (Smithsonian Institution) Memo 671

Box 6 of 11

Denton Letter re: Philae

Box 6 of 11

Extras of United States Information Agency (USIA) Agreements, Announcements

Box 6 of 11

Dendur Sheet and Clippings

Box 6 of 11

Guano Bird Meeting Reports

Box 6 of 11

Hopkins Letter, dated 11/8/1965

Box 6 of 11

Iceland

Box 6 of 11

ICY Proposals

Box 6 of 11

Korea Museums Conference

Box 6 of 11

List of Activities Abroad, May 1966

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

Poland (Warner Trip - 1966)

Box 7 of 11

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and WWW Research Paper on Tropical Biology

Box 7 of 11

Report of the President's Task Force on I.E.

Box 7 of 11

Sample List of Institutions Conducting Archeological Programs

Box 7 of 11

S.I. Advisory Role in International Exchange of Persons Programs

Box 7 of 11

Ripley Bicentennial Speech Extras

Box 7 of 11

Tropical Biology, 1966 (8 folders)

Box 7 of 11

World Biosphere Conference (4 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

World Biosphere Conference (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Science Information Exchange (8 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (6 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Series 4

MISCELLANEOUS FILES, c. 1964-1969

Box 8

American Association of Museums

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

CZBA Panama Conference

Box 9 of 11

Fenykovy Property - Angola

Box 9 of 11

International Council on Museums (ICOM) Paris Meeting

Box 9 of 11

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), 1967

Box 9 of 11

Korea

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

Library of Congress

Box 10 of 11

Rome Center, 1967 and 1966 Material re: Conference

Box 10 of 11

SI Visitors File, 1968

Box 10 of 11

SI Foreign Visitors, 1969

Box 10 of 11

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1965-1967

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1964-1966

Box 11 of 11

USIA - Transfer of Exhibits, 1964-1965

Box 11 of 11

Ryukyu Islands

Box 11 of 11

Brazil (Evanses Project)

Box 11 of 11

Rio Muni (Gorilla Research)

Box 11 of 11