SIA RU000538, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office, Grant Proposals, 1984-1987

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These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, drafts, revisions, final copies, budgets, notes, and background data documenting proposals to outside organizations for contracts and grants to support the scientific research program of the SAO. Included are records concerning proposals submitted to government agencies, especially the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universities, foreign governments and space programs, and private corporations. See also record unit 521 for additional contract and grant proposals.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office
  • United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1984
  • 1984-1987


Astrophysical observatories


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000538

Physical description

13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)

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