Subject Files, 1979-1993

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Consists of records documenting the activities of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, during the tenure of Ross B. Simons, 1987-1992. The Office was responsible for the scientific bureaus of the Smithsonian Institution, particularly its environmental studies programs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, fellowship information, meeting minutes, and budget and financial records. Records dated prior to 1987 were created by Simons in his capacity as Program Manager in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Science, 1976-1987.


  • Simons, Ross B
  • Smithsonian Institution Deputy 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


  • 1979
  • 1979-1993

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


  • Museum finance
  • Science and the humanities
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Research



Local number

SIA RS00659

Physical description

  • 24 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 10 cu. ft. processed holdings

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