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Record Unit 171,  Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary,  Records, 1957-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary
Title: Records
Dates: 1957-1966
Quantity: 5.7 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 171
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around the world; and the Science Information Exchange.

The records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, contracts and agreements, drawings and blueprints, budgets, and other fiscal records.

Historical Note

The position of Assistant to the Secretary was created in 1959. James Bradley held the post for one year and was succeeded by Theodore W. Taylor, who served from 1960 to 1966. The Assistant was responsible for various projects as directed by the Secretary.

Descriptive Entry

Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around the world; and the Science Information Exchange.

The records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, contracts and agreements, drawings and blueprints, budgets, and other fiscal records.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 171, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary, Records

Container List

Series 1

General Alphabetical

Box 1

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, 1966

Box 1 of 44

Arlie Foundation, April 1966, Ed. for Int. Understanding

Box 1 of 44

Assistant Secretary - Science, 1963-1965

Box 1 of 44

ADP - Central Unit, 1965-1966

Box 1 of 44

Barney Matters - Background, Memo, 1964, 22 pp.

Box 1 of 44

Biological Abstracts, Meeting, 1965

Box 1 of 44

Center for Advanced Study, 1965

Box 1 of 44

Conferences

Box 1 of 44

Conservation, 1965

Box 1 of 44

Development Office, 1965-1966

Box 1 of 44

Box 2

Education - Inter. - Univ. Council

Box 2 of 44

Ed. & Publs. Div. Report, 1965

Box 2 of 44

Ed. & Publs. - General, 1965-1966

Box 2 of 44

Esthetics, 1966

Box 2 of 44

Executive Seminar Center, 1965

Box 2 of 44

Film and Development Projects, 1965-1966

Box 2 of 44

FA & PG, 1964-1968

Box 2 of 44

General Management Literature, 1959-1963

Box 2 of 44

Charles Guggenheim and Films, 1965

Box 2 of 44

Lloyd Hand Correspondence

Box 2 of 44

Independence Avenue Commuter Services, 1966

Box 2 of 44

International Cooperation Yr. - 1965

Box 2 of 44

Java Farm, 1965

Box 2 of 44

JFK Center - Mimeo Minutes, 1964

Box 2 of 44

Joint Publications, 1964-1966

Box 2 of 44

Mailing Lists

Box 2 of 44

Box 3

Library Research Project, 1965-1966

Box 3 of 44

Memos for the Record, 1965-1966

Box 3 of 44

NAM - Budget Files, 1964

Box 3 of 44

NAM, Bk I, 1959-1963

Box 3 of 44

NAM, Bk II, 1964

Box 3 of 44

NAM, Bk III, 1965

Box 3 of 44

Box 4

NAFM - Park, Preliminary Development Plan, 1966

Box 4 of 44

Nat. Armed Forces Museum Adv. Bd., Bk I, 1959-1962

Box 4 of 44

NAFM Adv. Bd., Bk II, 1962

Box 4 of 44

NAFM Adv. Bd., Bk III, 1957-1963

Box 4 of 44

NAFM Adv. Bd., Bk III, 1964-1966

Box 4 of 44

NAFM Adv. Bd., Budget Info Copies

Box 4 of 44

NAFM Adv. Bd., Meeting, 1963

Box 4 of 44

National Center for Cartoon and Graphic Art, 1966

Box 4 of 44

Box 5

NCFA, CSC - Budget File, 1962-1965

Box 5 of 44

NCFA - Brochure for CSC Bldg.

Box 5 of 44

NCFA, CSC Bldg. - Correspondence with Nagel

Box 5 of 44

NCFA, CSC Correspondence - Construction, 1962, 1963, 1964

Box 5 of 44

NCFA, CSC Bldg. - Photos

Box 5 of 44

Box 6

NCFA, CSC - Patent Office Bldg., Extra Copies of Program, 1960

Box 6 of 44

NCFA, CSC Bldg. - Draft Program for Renovation - Patent Office Bldg. [Photos to photo file.]

Box 6 of 44

NCFA - Mr. Kingman's Travel, 1960-1962

Box 6 of 44

National Council on the Arts & Humanities, 1965-1966 (Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities)

Box 6 of 44

National Council on the Arts & Humanities, 1965

Box 6 of 44

Box 7

Arts Council of America, Inc. (National Council on the Arts), 1966

Box 7 of 44

National Council on the Arts, 1966

Box 7 of 44

National Council on the Arts and National Arts Foundation, 1964-1965

Box 7 of 44

National Council on the Arts, 1964-1965

Box 7 of 44

National (Federal) Council on the Arts, 1966

Box 7 of 44

National Gallery of Art, 1966

Box 7 of 44

Box 8

National Humanities Foundation Bill, 1964

Box 8 of 44

National Humanities Foundation Bill, January-February 1965

Box 8 of 44

National Humanities Foundation Bill, March-December 1965

Box 8 of 44

National Humanities Foundation Bill, 1965

Box 8 of 44

National Humanities Foundation Bill, 1965

Box 8 of 44

Box 9

National Humanities Foundation Bill, 1965

Box 9 of 44

National Museum Act, 1965

Box 9 of 44

National Photographic Gallery (Proposed), 1966

Box 9 of 44

Nature of Smithsonian, 1958-1964

Box 9 of 44

Non-Museum Program, 1966

Box 9 of 44

Office of Education (HEW), 1965

Box 9 of 44

Open Education (Zacharias), 1965

Box 9 of 44

Box 10

Overall Public Affairs Matters, 1965-1966

Box 10 of 44

Marion Palfi, 1966

Box 10 of 44

Peace Corps Planning, Seminar, 1965

Box 10 of 44

Pre-Employment Forms, 1961

Box 10 of 44

Signing of Congressional Correspondence, 1964

Box 10 of 44

SI General Correspondence, 1962-1964

Box 10 of 44

SI-AAM-Mus. Training Program, 1965

Box 10 of 44

SI Art Commission File, Bk I, 1960-1963

Box 10 of 44

Box 11

SI Art Commission, Minutes of Meetings, 1960-1964

Box 11 of 44

SI Art Commission, 1961-1964

Box 11 of 44

SI Assistance of White House, 1965

Box 11 of 44

SI Associates, 1966

Box 11 of 44

SI Associates - Comments on Purpose, 1965

Box 11 of 44

Box 12

SI Associates, General, October-November 1965

Box 12 of 44

SI Office of Anthropology

Box 12 of 44

SI Orientation Film, 1965-1966

Box 12 of 44

SI - Outside Publications

Box 12 of 44

Study of SI Information Activities, 1966

Box 12 of 44

SI Training Advisory Committee, 1964

Box 12 of 44

Space - MNH

Box 12 of 44

Special Events Budgets

Box 12 of 44

Tarbell Centennial Exhibition, 30 July 1962, NHB

Box 12 of 44

TIAA Group Health, 1964-1965

Box 12 of 44

TIAA Group Life

Box 12 of 44

TIAA Retirement, 1964-1965

Box 12 of 44

Tuition Refund Plan, 1964

Box 12 of 44

U.S. Advisory Comm. on Int. Education and Cultural Affairs, 1964

Box 12 of 44

UNESCO, 1965

Box 12 of 44

Zoo - Population Statistics, 1958

Box 12 of 44

Series 2

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Box 13

SAO - General--Bk I, 1958-1962

Box 13 of 44

SAO - General--Bk II, 1963

Box 13 of 44

SAO - General--Bk III, 1964

Box 13 of 44

SAO - General--Bk IV, 1965

Box 13 of 44

Box 14

SAO Administrative Conf., 1962

Box 14 of 44

SAO Annual Leave Policy, 1964-1965

Box 14 of 44

SAO - Budget File - Satellite Tracking, 1960-1964

Box 14 of 44

SAO - Budget File

Box 14 of 44

SAO - Celescope, Bk I, 1960-1963

Box 14 of 44

SIE - Information Assembled on SIE

Box 14 of 44

SIE - NSF, Request for Additional Funds, 1966, Copy

Box 14 of 44

SIE/NSF Relationship Policy Materials, T. W. Taylor copy

Box 14 of 44

SIE - Policy on Science for SI, 1965

Box 14 of 44

SIE - Progress Report, Several CYs

Box 14 of 44

Box 15

SAO - Celescope, Bk II, 1964-1965

Box 15 of 44

SAO - Celescope - Budget File, Obligations/Allotments, FY 1963

Box 15 of 44

SAO - Celescope, Form 533s

Box 15 of 44

SAO - Celescope, Monthly Reports, 1962-1965

Box 15 of 44

SAO - Teletypes - Celescope, 1964

Box 15 of 44

SAO - Celescope - Teletypes, 1965

Box 15 of 44

Box 16

SAO - Classification, Survey Report, 1962

Box 16 of 44

SAO - Extension of Appts., Salary Increases on Grants and Contracts, 1960-1962

Box 16 of 44

SAO - Computer Services, 1959-1963

Box 16 of 44

SAO - Harvard Computer Contract, 1961-1964

Box 16 of 44

SAO - Computer, 1964

Box 16 of 44

Box 17

SAO - Handouts for Conference, 1963

Box 17 of 44

SAO - Delegation of Authority

Box 17 of 44

SAO - Field Allowances Study, 1963

Box 17 of 44

SAO - Geodetic Camera Stations, 1962-1965

Box 17 of 44

SAO - HOSO Bk I, 1957-1959

Box 17 of 44

SAO - HOSO Bk II, 1959-1960

Box 17 of 44

SAO - HOSO Bk III, 1960

Box 17 of 44

Box 18

SAO - HOSO Bk IV, 1961-1962

Box 18 of 44

SAO - HOSO Bk V, 1962

Box 18 of 44

SAO - HOSO Bk V, 1963

Box 18 of 44

SAO - Revisions to HOSO Handbook, May 1962

Box 18 of 44

SAO - New HOSO Books, Distr. May 1962

Box 18 of 44

SAO - Old HOSO Book, Distr. in 1960

Box 18 of 44

SAO - Instructions for Station Administration and Record Keeping, 1958

Box 18 of 44

SAO - Interim Optical Tracking Program, AMS, 1957-1959

Box 18 of 44

SAO - Log Sheets, Mail Received from SAO, 1963-1964

Box 18 of 44

Box 19

SAO - Mailing Addresses for SAO Distributions

Box 19 of 44

SAO - Photo and Record of Meteors

Box 19 of 44

SAO - Misc. Correspondence re: Research Grants, Contracts, and Proposals, 1960-1962

Box 19 of 44

SAO - Misc. Correspondence re: Research Grants, Contracts, and Proposals, 1963

Box 19 of 44

SAO - Misc. Correspondence re: Research Grants, Contracts, and Proposals, 1964

Box 19 of 44

Box 20

SAO - Misc. Correspondence re: Research Grants, Contracts, and Proposals, 1965

Box 20 of 44

SAO - Moonwatch, 1956-1964

Box 20 of 44

SAO - Moonwatch Conventions, 1959-1960

Box 20 of 44

SAO - Moonwatch, Leo Deming File, 1963-1964

Box 20 of 44

SAO - Moonwatch Teams and Leaders, 1957-1965

Box 20 of 44

SAO - Moonwatch Telescope, 1957-1961

Box 20 of 44

Box 21

NASA Grant, FY 1961

Box 21 of 44

SAO - NSF-IGY, Bk I, 1956

Box 21 of 44

SAO News

Box 21 of 44

SAO News

Box 21 of 44

SAO - Observers' Handbook, No. 25, 1 May 1962

Box 21 of 44

SAO - Personnel Bk I, 1961-1963

Box 21 of 44

SAO - Personnel Bk II, 1964-1966

Box 21 of 44

Box 22

SAO - Optical Tracking Reports, 1960-1963

Box 22 of 44

SAO Yearly Adm. Reports, 1962

Box 22 of 44

SAO - Satellite Situation Report, 1964

Box 22 of 44

SAO - Semi-Annual Progress Reports, Optical and Radar Investigations, 1964-1965

Box 22 of 44

STP Monthly Report, 1961-1965

Box 22 of 44

Box 23

SAO - Misc. Reports

Box 23 of 44

SAO - Reprints and Page Changes, 1964

Box 23 of 44

SAO - STP Correspondence, Bk I, 1960-1961

Box 23 of 44

SAO - STP Correspondence, Bk II, 1962-1963

Box 23 of 44

SAO - STP Correspondence, Bk III, 1964-1965

Box 23 of 44

SAO - Observers' Handbook, STP, #39 and #40

Box 23 of 44

SAO - Optical Tracking Network - draft analysis

Box 23 of 44

SAO - STP Property Received, 1956-1957

Box 23 of 44

Box 24

SAO - STP Program, Mimeo Proposals, 1963

Box 24 of 44

SAO - Proposed Continuation SW, 1963, Mimeo

Box 24 of 44

SAO - STP - SAO Specs, 1957, Correspondence, 1959-1965

Box 24 of 44

SAO - STP Motor Vehicles, 1960-1962

Box 24 of 44

SAO - STP - Operation of Stations, 1957-1962

Box 24 of 44

SAO - STP Clocks, Precision Timing System, 1961-1965

Box 24 of 44

SAO - Special Audit of Satellite Tracking Stations

Box 24 of 44

SAO - STP Tickler File, Leases and Agreements, 1962-1963

Box 24 of 44

SAO - Estab. of Satellite Tracking Station, ca. 1959-1960

Box 24 of 44

Box 25

SAO - Station Chief's Conference, October 1960

Box 25 of 44

Stations

SAO - List of Station Personnel, Bk I, 1960-1962

Box 25 of 44

SAO - List of Station Personnel, Bk II, 1963-1965

Box 25 of 44

SAO - Africa, Bk I, 1957-1959

Box 25 of 44

SAO - Africa, Bk II, July 1959-1962

Box 25 of 44

SAO - Africa, Bk III, 1963-1966

Box 25 of 44

Box 26

SAO - Argentina, Bk I, 1956-1958

Box 26 of 44

SAO - Argentina, Bk II, 1959-1960

Box 26 of 44

SAO - Argentina, Bk III, 1961-1962

Box 26 of 44

SAO - Argentina, Bk IV, 1963

Box 26 of 44

SAO - Australia, Bk I, 1959-1960

Box 26 of 44

Box 27

SAO - Australia, Bk II, 1960-1961

Box 27 of 44

SAO - Australia, Bk III, 1962-1963

Box 27 of 44

SAO - Curacao, Bk I, 1956-1958

Box 27 of 44

SAO - Curacao, Bk II, 1959-1961

Box 27 of 44

SAO - Curacao, Bk III, 1962-1966

Box 27 of 44

Box 28

SAO - Egypt, 1957, 1966

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Ethiopia, Bk I, 1963-1966

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Florida, Bk I, 1957-1959

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Florida, Bk II, 1960-1964

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Florida, Bk III, 1965

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Greece, Bk I, 1962, 1965

Box 28 of 44

SAO - Hawaii Observatory, Lang Controversy, 1959-1960

Box 28 of 44

Box 29

SAO - Hawaii, Bk I, 1956-1958

Box 29 of 44

SAO - Hawaii, Bk II, 1959-1960

Box 29 of 44

SAO - Hawaii, Bk III, 1961-1965

Box 29 of 44

SAO - India, Bk II, 1963-1964

Box 29 of 44

SAO - Indonesia, Bk I, 1963-1965

Box 29 of 44

SAO - Iran, Bk I, 1957-1958

Box 29 of 44

Box 30

SAO - Iran, Bk II, 1959

Box 30 of 44

SAO - Iran, Bk III, 1960

Box 30 of 44

SAO - Iran, Bk IV, 1961-1962

Box 30 of 44

SAO - Iran, Bk V, 1963-1964

Box 30 of 44

SAO - Iran, Bk VI, 1965-1967

Box 30 of 44

Box 31

SAO - Japan, 1957-1964

Box 31 of 44

SAO - Lincoln, Nebraska, 1965

Box 31 of 44

SAO - New Mexico, Bk I, 1956-1957

Box 31 of 44

SAO - New Mexico, Bk II, 1958-1960

Box 31 of 44

SAO - New Mexico, Bk III, 1961

Box 31 of 44

SAO - Oslo, Norway, 1964

Box 31 of 44

SAO - Pasadena, 1958

Box 31 of 44

SAO - Peru, Bk I, 1957-1958

Box 31 of 44

Box 32

SAO - Peru, Bk II, 1959

Box 32 of 44

SAO - Peru, Bk III, January-June 1960

Box 32 of 44

SAO - Peru, Bk IV, 1960

Box 32 of 44

SAO - Peru, Bk V, 1961-1962

Box 32 of 44

Box 33

SAO - Peru, Bk VI, 1963

Box 33 of 44

SAO - Shiraz, Iran, Photos, 1959

Box 33 of 44

SAO - Spain, Bk I, 1957-1958

Box 33 of 44

SAO - Spain, Bk II, 1959-1962

Box 33 of 44

SAO - Spain, Bk III, 1963-1965

Box 33 of 44

SAO - T. W. Taylor, Handwritten notes on Celescope

Box 33 of 44

SAO - T. W. Taylor, Handwritten notes on Trip to Iran and India, 1963

Box 33 of 44

SAO - T. W. Taylor, Memos and Outgoing Correspondence, June 1966

Box 33 of 44

Box 34

SAO - U. S. Int. Geophysical Year Program, 1957

Box 34 of 44

SAO - IQSY, 1962-1964

Box 34 of 44

SAO - Wallop's Island Meteor Simulation, 1963-1965

Box 34 of 44

Series 3

Smithsonian Information Exchange

Some Smithsonian Information Exchange files were placed in box 14 (above).

Box 34

SIE, Bk I, 1961-1963

Box 34 of 44

SIE, Bk II, 1964

Box 34 of 44

Box 35

SIE, Bk III, 1964 (Continued)

Box 35 of 44

SIE, Bk IV, 1964 (Continued)

Box 35 of 44

SIE, Bk V, January-March 1965

Box 35 of 44

Box 36

SIE, Bk VI, April-June 1965

Box 36 of 44

SIE, Bk VII, July-September 1965

Box 36 of 44

SIE, Bk VIII, 1965 (Continued)

Box 36 of 44

SIE, Bk IX, January-March 1966

Box 36 of 44

Box 37

SIE, Unbound papers made for SIE Advisory Board, 1966

Box 37 of 44

SIE - "Analysis of Selected Consumer Comments," CA 1965

Box 37 of 44

SIE Budget File, 1963-1965

Box 37 of 44

Box 38

SIE, Battelle Report and SDR letter, copies

Box 38 of 44

SIE - Battelle, Phase I, 1965

Box 38 of 44

SIE - Battelle, Phase I, Bk 2, 1965-1966

Box 38 of 44

SIE - Letter to NSF, 1966, re: Battelle Report

Box 38 of 44

SIE - Battelle, Phase II, 1965-1966

Box 38 of 44

SIE - Catalog Contract Review, 1965

Box 38 of 44

Box 39

SIE - Clearinghouse Brochure, 1965

Box 39 of 44

SIE - Info - Congressional Record

Box 39 of 44

SIE Contracts and Fiscal, 1965-1966

Box 39 of 44

SIE - Daddario Subcommittee, Data from questions from 1965

Box 39 of 44

SIE - Management Improvement Project, 1964, GSA Report, SIE Comments

Box 39 of 44

SIE - Management Improvement Survey, GSA, SIE Comments

Box 39 of 44

SIE - NSF - SI Relationships, 1960-1965

Box 39 of 44

SIE - NSF Papers - copies - 1965

Box 39 of 44

Box 40

SIE - Printout Reports 1963 - Viral Tumorigenesis

Box 40 of 44

SIE - Printout Reports 1963 - Oceanography

Box 40 of 44

SIE - FY 1964 Report

Box 40 of 44

Select Committee on Government Research

Box 40 of 44

SIE - Related Study of Bio-Sciences Info. Exchange, 1954

Box 40 of 44

SIE - Systems Survey, 1961, Booz-Allen

Box 40 of 44

SIE - T. W. Taylor's Comments on Management Improvement Project, 1964 [Missing]

Box 40 of 44

SIE - T. W. Taylor's Handwritten Notes

Box 40 of 44

Box 41

T. W. Taylor, Reading File, September 1964-October 1965

Box 41 of 44

Box 42

T. W. Taylor, Reading File, November 1965-May 1966

Box 42 of 44

Series 4

National Collection of Fine Arts

Box 43

Efficiency Rating File

Box 43 of 44

NCFA - Bk I, 1958-1960

Box 43 of 44

NCFA - Bk II, 1961

Box 43 of 44

NCFA - Bk III, 1962

Box 43 of 44

NCFA - Bk IV, 1963

Box 43 of 44

NCFA - Bk V, 1964

Box 43 of 44

Box 44

NCFA - Bk VI, January-June 1965

Box 44 of 44

NCFA - Bk VII, July-December 1965

Box 44 of 44

NCFA - Bk VIII, January 1966

Box 44 of 44

NCFA - General

Box 44 of 44

Research Proposal to HEW

Box 44 of 44

NCFA - Budget File

Box 44 of 44

Biennale

Box 44 of 44

David Scott

Box 44 of 44

NCFA - USIA

Box 44 of 44