Special Assistant Project Files, 1975-1995

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Special Assistants to the Provost, Suzanne Pender, 1994-1995; and Jane Glaser, 1996, during the tenure of Provost J. Dennis O'Connor. Special Assistants were responsible for maintaining contracts; acting as liaison to both visiting research staff and Smithsonian research staff; serving as liaison on scholarly focus groups; maintaining contact with the research community through various publications; and creating other outreach products. Records prior to 1994 were created during Pender' s tenure as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Research; and during Glaser's tenures as Director of the Office of Museum Programs, 1976-1989; and Special Assistant in the Offices of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1989-1994, and Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, 1994-1995. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; proposals; budget summaries; contracts; meeting agendas; videotapes and audiotapes; publications; clippings; evaluations and questionnaires; drawings; and photographs.


  • Glaser, Jane R
  • Pender, Suzanne J
  • O'Connor, J. Dennis
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research


Series Level Description


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1975
  • 1975-1996
  • 1975-1995

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Education
  • Museums
  • Contracts
  • Research
  • Museums--Administration


  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Videotapes
  • Audiotapes
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Serials (publications)
  • Color photographs
  • Color negatives

Local number

SIA RS00082

Physical description

24 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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