Agency history, 1971-1977

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  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Mid-American Center, Arkansas
  • Smithsonian Institution Collections Policy and Management Study Committee
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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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  • 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 as a Consultant to Secretary S. Dillon Ripley. Taylor was involved mostly with projects concerning museums, collections management, and the museum profession. These included the Mid-American Center in Arkansas; planning for a museum support facility and the last museum site on the Mall; and advising the Collections Policy and Management Study Committee.

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  • 1971
  • 1971-1977



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