Administrative Records, 1835-2017

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Summary

Consists of records documenting the administrative activities in the Office of the Secretary during the tenures of Joseph Henry, Secretary, 1846-1878; Spencer F. Baird, Secretary, 1878-1887; S. P. Langley, Secretary, 1887-1906; Charles D. Walcott, Secretary, 1907-1927; C. G. Abbot, Secretary, 1928-1944; Alexander Wetmore, Secretary, 1945-1952; Leonard Carmichael, Secretary, 1953-1964; S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, 1964-1984; Robert McCormick Adams, Secretary, 1984-1994; Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, 1994-1999; Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, 2000-2007; Cristián Samper, Acting Secretary, 2007-2008; G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, 2008-2014; Albert G. Horvath, Acting Secretary, 2015; and David J. Skorton, Secretary, 2015- . The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; budget summaries; planning documents; meeting agendas and minutes; photographs; contracts and agreements; policies and guidelines; event schedules; interview transcripts; information about gifts, wills, awards, exhibitions, committees, symposiums, collections management, information technology, corporate sponsorship, members of Congress, Board of Regents, publications, and tours; invitations; articles; brochures; drawings and sketches; architectural drawings and floor plans; books; pamphlets; and brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.

Subject

  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973
  • Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Small, Lawrence M
  • Clough, G. Wayne
  • Samper, Cristián
  • Horvath, Albert G
  • Skorton, David J
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • United States Congress

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • 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 RS00776) Konjo

Organization

Alphabetic by subject and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1835
  • 1835-2017

Restrictions & Rights

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

Topic

  • Strategic planning
  • Employees
  • Museum buildings
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Budget
  • Research grants
  • Contracts
  • Special events
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Committees
  • Tours
  • Museums
  • Information technology
  • Product management
  • Museum finance
  • Public relations
  • Awards
  • Personnel management
  • Gifts
  • Real property
  • Wills
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Fund raising
  • Estates (Law)
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museum publications
  • Speeches, addresses, etc
  • Museums--Employees
  • Research

Form/Genre

  • Ephemera
  • Floor plans
  • Clippings
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Brochures
  • Color photographs
  • Manuscripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Sketches
  • Video recordings
  • Compact discs
  • Drawings
  • Videotapes
  • Illustrations
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Audiotapes
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Electronic mail
  • Books
  • Architectural drawings
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Digital images
  • Newspapers

Local number

SIA RS00771

Physical description

  • 846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 537.98 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings