Consists of records documenting the Research Corporation, a foundation established through a gift from Frederick G. Cottrell in 1912. The Research Corporation grants funds for research in science and technology. These records were created and maintained in the Office of the Secretary during the tenures of 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. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, planning documents, notes, and proposals.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
9 cu. ft. processed holdings