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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 180

Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities

Grant Records, 1965-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities
Title: Grant Records
Dates: 1965-1973
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 180
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Files include grant proposals and awards, project status reports, and correspondence.

Historical Note

The Office of International Activities was established in March 1966 with William W. Warner as its first Director. In 1968 David Challinor became Acting Director when Warner was appointed Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service. The Office of International Activities was combined with the Office of Environmental Sciences in October 1973, forming the Office of International and Environmental Programs (OIEP). Wymberley Coerr was appointed OIEP Director at that time. The Director of the Foreign Currency Program, entitled OIEP, Office of International and Foreign Currency Programs, is Kennedy B. Schmertz, appointed in 1966. Appointed in FY 1967, Kenneth Whitehead served as Deputy to the Foreign Currency Program Director until September 1972. The present Deputy Director is C. Elmer Skold, appointed in October 1972.

The Foreign Currency Program was initiated in FY 1966 when the Smithsonian received its first appropriation of excess foreign currencies deriving from the sale of agricultural surplus under Public Law 480, in order to undertake a grant program for overseas archeological excavation or research in the so-called excess-currency countries. Grants were administered by the Smithsonian to American universities or museums. The major geographical focus was on the countries of Ceylon, Egypt, India, Israel, Tunisia, and Yugoslavia. The greatest amount of excess currency funds available was for study in India. Although the original grant program only specified research in archeology and related disciplines, Congress later extended the scope of the program to include systematic and environmental biology, earth sciences, astrophysics, museum programs, and support for Bicentennial-related exchange of performing artists and craftsmen.

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Descriptive Entry

These files include grant proposals and awards, project status reports and official correspondence. Arrangement is alphabetic by name of the principal investigator. See also Record Unit 91.

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

Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 180, Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities, Grant Records

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Container List

Box 1

Alexander, Margaret A, Harvard University, A Corpus of the Ancient Mosaics of Tunisia: Utica Area, 1967-1971

Box 1 of 9

Alvarez, Luis W., University of California at Berkeley, Chambers in the Egyptian Pyramids, 1965-1971 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 9

Anderson, Jared, Atomic Energy Commission/University of California, Chambers in the Egyptian Pyramids, 1965-1971

Box 1 of 9

Balikci, Asen, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Anthropological Program Development in Ceylon, 1968-1971

Box 1 of 9

Bothmer, Bernard V., Brooklyn Museum, Egyptian Archeology, 1966-1971

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

Brow, James/Obeyesekere, Gananath, University of Washington, Veddas of Ceylon, 1967-1971

Box 2 of 9

Chandra, Paramod C., American Academy of Benares, India, 1967-1971

Box 2 of 9

Eisenberg, John F., Smithsonian Research Foundation, Ceylonese Cercopithecidae, 1968-1972

Box 2 of 9

Eisenberg, John F., Smithsonian Research Foundation, Ceylonese Elephant, 1967-1971

Box 2 of 9

Evans, Clifford/Van Beek, Gus W./Haynes, Leslie M., Smithsonian Research Foundation, Ancient Urban Technology, Ceylon, 1967-1973

Box 2 of 9

Evans, Clifford/Van Beek, Gus W./Haynes, Leslie M./Godden, Donald M., Smithsonian Research Foundation, Disappearing Traditional Crafts, Industries, and Technologies, Pakistan, 1968-1971

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Foltiny, Stephen, Institute for Advanced Study, History of the Bronze and Early Iron Ages in Northern Yugoslavia, 1966-1971

Box 3 of 9

Foltiny, Stephen, Institute for Advanced Study, Excavation of the Slovenian National Museum in Sticna, Yugoslavia, 1967-1971

Box 3 of 9

Foltiny, Stephen, Institute for Advanced Study, Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Northern Yugoslavia, 1968-1971

Box 3 of 9

Foltiny, Stephen, University of California at Los Angeles, Archaeological Investigations at the Iron Age Sites in Batina and Dalj, Yugoslavia, 1970-1972

Box 3 of 9

Fosberg, Raymond, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Symposium on recent advances in tropical ecology, Benares, India, 1966-1971

Box 3 of 9

Gimbutas, Marija, University of California at Los Angeles, Sarajevo Zemaljski Museum, Obre, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, 1967-1971

Box 3 of 9

Gimbutas, Mania, University of California at Los Angeles, Excavations of a Neolithic stratified settlement at Anzibegova, Yugoslavia, 1968-1972

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

Glueck, Nelson, Hebrew Union College, Excavations of an archaeological site at Gezar, Israel, 1968-1972 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 9

Griffin, James B., University of Michigan, Middle Paleolithic of Northern Bosnia, Yugoslavia, 1968- 1972

Box 4 of 9

Hamid, Salah, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Theories of planetary motion, Egypt, 1970-1973

Box 4 of 9

Hewes, Gordon, University of Colorado, Excavations at Oued El Akarit, Tunisia, 1966-1971

Box 4 of 9

Jelinek, Arthur, University of Michigan, Excavation at Tabun, Israel, 1966-1971

Box 4 of 9

Jelinek, Arthur, University of Arizona, Excavation at Tabun, Israel, 1969-1971

Box 4 of 9

Kessler, Christel, American University of Cairo, Survey and documentation of the Domed Mausolea of Mamluk, Cairo, Egypt, 1967-1973

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

Kier, Porter/Boardman, Richard/Ray, Clayton, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Paleobiological methodology, Poland, 1967-1971

Box 5 of 9

Knez, Eugene, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Ethnographic research on selected Tibetan artifacts, India, 1969-1973

Box 5 of 9

Krombein, Karl, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Systematic biology field project, Egypt, 1966-1971

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Mango, Cyril, Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies, Medieval Bargala, Yugoslavia, 1970-1971

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McHugh, William, University of Wisconsin, Reexamination of sites at Fayum and Kharga Oasis, Egypt, 1968-1971

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Nicolson, Dan, Smithsonian Research Foundation, A flora of Hassan District, Mysore State, India, 1966-1971

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O'Connor, David, University of Pennsylvania, Dra Abu El-Naga Project, Egypt, 1966-1972

Box 5 of 9

Parrack, Dwain, Johns Hopkins University, Ecology and behavior of small mammals in West Bengal, India, 1966-1971

Box 5 of 9

Patterson, Joseph, American Association of Museums, Museum needs and methods of international cooperation between Smithsonian Institution and Israel, United Arab Republic, Pakistan, India, and Burma, 1966-1967

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Proctor, Vernon, Texas Tech University, Experimental and Cytotaxonomic studies of Chara, Israel, 1968-1973

Box 6 of 9

Rathbone, Perry, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Exhibition of Egyptian art treasures, 1969-1971

Box 6 of 9

Robins, C. Richard, University of Miami, Taxonomy of Carangid Fishes in waters of Ceylon, 1968-1971

Box 6 of 9

Ruetzler, Klaus, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Coral reef study, India, 1968-1971

Box 6 of 9

Simons, Elwyn, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene deposits of Egypt, 1966-1973 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Simons, Elwyn, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, Development of Quarriable Sites for Earliest Hominids in the Siwalik Hills, North India, 1967-1973 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 9

Slaughter, Bob, Southern Methodist University, Quaternary Environment of the Qattara Depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, 1966-1971

Box 6 of 9

Slobodkin, Lawrence, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Eilat Coral Reef, Israel, 1967-1973

Box 6 of 9

Soderstrom, Thomas, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Comparative embryology and floral anatomy of the olyroid Bambisoid Grasses, India, 1967-1971

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Swauger, James, Carnegie Museum, Excavation of the Philistine City of Ashod, Israel, 1965-1971 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 9

Talbot, Lee, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Research, planning, and training for the United States National Committee for the International Biological Program, Multi-Country, 1967-1973

Box 7 of 9

Urgent Anthropology Trip to India, 1967-1970 (folder 1 of 2)

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Urgent Anthropology Trip to India, 1967-1970, (folder 2 of 2)

Box 8 of 9

Van Beek, Gus, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Archeological Investigation of Western Phoenician Culture at Carthage, Tunisia, 1967-1971

Box 8 of 9

Veit, Richard, Smithsonian consultant, Foreign Currency Program Development Trip, Tunisia, 1966

Box 8 of 9

Vucinich, Wayne, Stanford University, Archaeological Project in Trebisnjica Basin, Yugoslavia, 1967-1972 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 9

Watson, George, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Serological and Ectoparasite survey of migratory birds in northeast Africa, Israel, 1968-1971

Box 8 of 9

Watson, George, Smithsonian Research Foundation, Serological and Ectoparasite survey of migratory birds in northeast Africa, Egypt, 1969-1973

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Watson, George, Final Report and Appendices, Serological and Ectoparasite survey of migratory birds in northeast Africa (3 folders)

Box 9 of 9