SIA RU000524, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office, Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records, 1965-1986

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These records consist mostly of proposals, reports, correspondence, and memoranda documenting SAO research projects funded by grants from Smithsonian Institution sources, including the Smithsonian Research Foundation, Scholarly Studies Program, Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program, Smithsonian Research Awards Program, Fluid Research Fund, and Smithsonian restricted private funds. Also included are files concerning SAO contracts and grants received from non-government agencies including universities, corporations, and private research organizations.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office
  • Smithsonian Research Foundation
  • Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program
  • Smithsonian Research Awards Program
  • Smithsonian Institution Fluid Research Fund
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research Scholarly Studies Program


  • For a description of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) Contracts and Procurement Office, see record unit 522.
  • Box list in control file.
  • For a further history of the creating unit, refer to the highliglink "Forms part of" above.


(1) Smithsonian Institution grants, 1967-1983, accession number 85-214; (2) Scholarly Studies Program grants, 1984-1986, accession number 88-063; (3) Smithsonian Research Foundation grants and non-government contracts and grants, 1965-1984, accession number 86-007

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1965
  • 1965-1986


Astrophysical observatories


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000524

Physical description

10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)

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