Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 388
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Educational Research
Records, 1983-1985, with related records from 1975
The Smithsonian Office of Educational Research (SOER) was established on October 1, 1983, to investigate and improve learning as it occurs outside the formal educational system. SOER reported to the Assistant Secretary for Science. John H. Falk, previously on the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies (CBCES), was appointed Director. SOER was abolished on September 30, 1985.
These records document the work of SOER during its two-year history. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, and printed materials concerning SOER educational programs, office administration, and relations with other Smithsonian bureaus and offices. Records predating the establishment of SOER in 1983 were created by Falk during his work as Associate Director for Education Programs, CBCES.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Falk, John H. (John Howard), 1948-
- Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies. Associate Director for Education Programs
- Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 388, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Educational Research, Records