Subject Files, 1965-1987

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Consists of records documenting administrative activities of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs during the tenures of Paul N. Perrot, Assistant Secretary,1972-1983; and, William N. Richards, Acting Assistant Secretary, 1983-1986. Subjects include budgetary matters, Smithsonian offices and museums, external organizations, foreign countries, and other programmatic topics. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photographs, purchase orders, policy statements, personnel files, floor plans, and background information.


  • Perrot, Paul N
  • Richards, William N. Jr


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Addl. KW Subjects

  • (SIA RS00724)
  • (SIA RS00731)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1965
  • 1965-1986
  • 1965-1987


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Brochures
  • Floor plans
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00725

Physical description

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

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