Subject Files, 1987-2000

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Consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Office of the Provost during the tenures of Robert S. Hoffman, Acting Provost, 1994-1995, and J. Dennis O'Connor, Provost, 1995-2000. Some records also date back to when Hoffmann was Assistant Secretary for the Sciences from 1992-1994. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; planning notes; notes on exhibitions; notes on the establishment and early activities of the Office of the Provost; notes on the three Assistant Provosts (Sciences; Education and Cultural Programs; and Arts and Humanities); meeting minutes; information on website development, space management, and Latino issues; and reports.


  • Hoffmann, Robert S
  • O'Connor, J. Dennis
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Sciences


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1987
  • 1987-2000

Restrictions & Rights

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


  • Education
  • Exhibitions
  • Science and the humanities
  • Museums
  • Research
  • Museums--Administration
  • Hispanic Americans


  • Color photographs
  • Pamphlets
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00083

Physical description

24 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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