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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 605

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Consultant to the Secretary (Frank A. Taylor)

Project Records, 1969-1980

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Consultant to the Secretary (Frank A. Taylor)
Title: Project Records
Dates: 1969-1980
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Record Unit 605
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document Frank A. Taylor's work as both Consultant to Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, and as Research Associate for the Office of Museum Programs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, handwritten notes, budgets, and newspaper clippings regarding four major projects: the Mid-American Center, Arkansas; the Smithsonian Museum Support Facility; the Director search, National Museum of History and Technology; and proposals for the last museum site on the Mall.

Historical Note

Following his retirement as Director General of Museums and Director of the United States National Museum in 1971, Frank A. Taylor continued to serve the Smithsonian Institution as a Consultant to the Secretary, 1971-1977, and as a Research Associate for both the Office of Museum Programs, 1971- , and the Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1978- .

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Descriptive Entry

These records document Frank A. Taylor's work as both Consultant to Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, and as Research Associate for the Office of Museum Programs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, handwritten notes, budgets, and newspaper clippings regarding four major projects: the Mid-American Center, Arkansas; the Smithsonian Museum Support Facility; the Director search, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT); and proposals for the last museum site on the Mall.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 605, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Consultant to the Secretary (Frank A. Taylor), Project Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folders 1-3 Mid-American Center, 1969-1980

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Folders 4-7 Museum Support Facility, 1972-1978

Box 1 of 1

Folders 8-10 Director Search, NMHT, 1977-1979

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Folders 11-12 Last Site on the Mall, 1977. Parts I and II.

Box 1 of 1