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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 175

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary

Records, 1932-1964

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary
Title: Records
Dates: 1932-1964
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 175
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records of Graf and Keddy deal chiefly with Secretary Leonard Carmichael's efforts to reorganize and redirect the Smithsonian's research effort in 1953 and 1954. Smaller amounts of material deal with Graf's work in the United States National Museum and the work of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government in 1946.

Historical Note

John Enos Graf was Associate Director of the United States National Museum, 1931-1945, and, subsequently, an Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until 1957. John L. Keddy was appointed an assistant to the Secretary in 1946 and became an Assistant Secretary in 1947. Keddy's main duties were of an administrative nature.

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Descriptive Entry

These records of Graf and Keddy deal chiefly with Secretary Carmichael's efforts to reorganize and redirect the Smithsonian's research effort in 1953 and 1954. Smaller amounts of material deal with Graf's work in the United States National Museum and the work of the Commission on the Organization of the Executive Branch of Government in 1946.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 175, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Keddy Files

Box 1 of 2

Folders 2-4 Memos, Correspondence on Indispensable Records

Box 1 of 2

Folder 5 Reorganization of Federal Government

Box 1 of 2

Folder 6 Graf/Keddy Files

Box 1 of 2

Folder 7 Management Improvement Suggestion

Box 1 of 2

Folder 8 1943 Budget Info

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Folders 1-2 Evacuation - Microfilm File

Box 2 of 2

Folder 3 Research, New Work Programs

Box 2 of 2

Folder 4 Office Memoranda

Box 2 of 2

Folder 5 Microfilm Study by Veteran's Administration

Box 2 of 2

Folder 6 Program Subcommittee

Box 2 of 2

Folders 7-8 Research

Box 2 of 2

Folder 9 Research Policy

Box 2 of 2

Folder 10 Questionnaire Answers

Box 2 of 2

Folder 11 Graf Statement Regarding FY 1950 Budget

Box 2 of 2