External Organizations Records, 1972-1986

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs who served as the Secretary of the Smithsonian's representative on advisory councils and committees during the tenure of Paul N. Perrot, Assistant Secretary, 1972-1983; and William N. Richards, Jr., Acting Assistant Secretary, 1983-1986. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, photographs, and background information on meeting topics. Committees and councils on which the Assistant Secretary for Museums served included the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, the American Association of Museums, and the International Council of Museums. Some external organizations files can also be found in Record Series 725, Subject Files.


  • Perrot, Paul N
  • Richards, William N. Jr
  • American Association of Museums
  • International Council of Museums
  • United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS00725)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1972
  • 1972-1986



  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00724

Physical description

  • 2 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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