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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 182

United States Civil Service Commission

Correspondence, 1893-1894, 1896-1907

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States Civil Service Commission
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1893-1894, 1896-1907
Quantity: 2.32 cu. ft. (4 tall document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 182
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Correspondence consists of outgoing letterpress copies to the Commission, mostly for the years 1896-1907, chiefly concerning appointments, promotions, and regulations. There is some intra-Smithsonian correspondence concerning Civil Service appointments and annual reports to the Commission, 1896-1902.

Historical Note

Smithsonian federal employees were placed under the regulations of the Civil Service Commission by order of the President on June 16, 1896. Special records, signed by the Secretary, the Acting Secretary, the Assistant Secretary, and the Chief Clerk, were created to record transactions with the Commission.

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Descriptive Entry

Correspondence consists of outgoing letterpress copies to the Commission, mostly for the years 1896-1907, chiefly concerning appointments, promotions, and regulations. There is some intra-Smithsonian correspondence concerning Civil Service appointments and annual reports to the Commission, 1896-1902.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 182, United States Civil Service Commission, Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

No. 0, January 1895-December 1898

Box 1 of 4

No. 1, October 1896-July 1898

Box 1 of 4

No. 2, July 1898-July 1900

Box 1 of 4

No. II, July 1898-July 1900

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

No. 3, July 1900-January 1902

Box 2 of 4

No. 4, January-August 1902

Box 2 of 4

No. 5, August 1902-February 1903

Box 2 of 4

No. 6, February-July 1903

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

No. 7, July 1893-February 1904

Box 3 of 4

No. 8, February-July 1904

Box 3 of 4

No. 9, July 1904-March 1905

Box 3 of 4

No. 10, March-June 1905

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

No. 11, June 1905-February 1906

Box 4 of 4

No. 12, February-August 1906

Box 4 of 4

No. 13, August 1906-February 1907

Box 4 of 4