Correspondence, 1863-1971

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Summary

Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures of the Office of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 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; and S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, 1964-1984. After 1971, the Secretary's file plan changed and thereafter correspondence was integrated with its associated administrative file(s), see SIA RS00771. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and lantern slides.

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001

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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 RS00771) African American college athletes

Organization

Alphabetic by correspondent and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1863
  • 1863-1971

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration

Form/Genre

  • Lantern slides
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00776

Physical description

  • 3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 291.38 cu. ft. processed holdings

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