Agency history, 1968-1985

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Creator

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)

Subject

Howland, Richard Hubbard

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • 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.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives
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  • Richard Hubbard Howland was appointed Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1968. Howland was formerly Chairman of the Department of Civil History, Museum of History and Technology. His primary duty as Special Assistant to the Secretary was to oversee the restoration of the Smithsonian Building to its original nineteenth-century ambience. Howland continued in the position until his retirement in 1985.

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1968
  • 1968-1985

Topic

  • Historic buildings
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00098