Agency history, 1975-1990

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  • Squires, David
  • McClelland, Lindsay


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
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  • Torch, December 1975
  • E-mail note, James Luhr to William Cox, October 28,1999
  • The Scientific Event Alert Network (S.E.A.N.) was established in December 1975 to provide scientists with timely information concerning transient geophysical, astronomical, biological, and anthropological events. At that time, the functions and key personnel of the Center for Short-Lived Phenomena at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory were transferred to S.E.A.N.. S.E.A.N. was placed under the administration of the Director's Office, National Museum of Natural History. In 1981 S.E.A.N. offices were moved to the Department of Mineral Sciences, and in the following year it stopped reporting biological and anthropological events. In 1990 S.E.A.N. was renamed the Global Volcanism Network.
  • S.E.A.N. was directed by David R. Squires, Operations Officer, 1976-1981, and Lindsay R. McClelland, Museum Specialist, 1981-1990.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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  • 1975
  • 1975-1990




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SIA AH00094

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