Subject Files, 1963-1993

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Consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the office during the tenures of T.D. Stewart, Assistant Secretary for Science, 1964; Sidney R. Galler, Assistant Secretary for Science, 1965-1970; David Challinor, Assistant Secretary for Science, 1970-1984, and Assistant Secretary for Research, 1985-1987; and Robert S. Hoffmann, Assistant Secretary for Research, 1988-1991, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, 1992-1994, and Assistant Provost for the Sciences, 1995. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; research proposals; research reports; project records; background information files; personnel; meeting minutes; contracts; newsletters; notes; management checklists; and planning documents.


  • Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997
  • Challinor, David
  • Hoffmann, Robert S
  • Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for the Sciences
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Research
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science


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


  • 1967
  • 1967-1993
  • 1963-1993

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


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Newsletters
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00654

Physical description

  • 197.25 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 81 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • Oversize materials unprocessed holdings

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