Agency history, 1989-

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  • Taylor, Joshua C (Joshua Charles) 1917-1981
  • Broun, Elizabeth
  • Allen, Rachel M
  • Hennessey, Christine


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  • E-mail from Rachel Allen, Director, Research and Scholars Center, to James A. Steed, 03/03/00
  • The Research and Scholars Center had its origin in the Office of Research and Professional Training, created by Director Joshua Charles Taylor in 1979, to embrace the Intern Program and the Fellows Programs of NMAA. About 1983 this office was split, with the Intern Program passing to the Museum Programs Division and the Fellows Program transferring to the Museum Resources Division as the Office of Research Support. In 1989 Director Elizabeth Broun reunited the two offices as the Research and Scholars Center, with Rachel M. Allen as Acting Chief, 1989, and Chief, 1990-2001; and Christine Hennessey, Chief, 2002- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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  • 1989
  • 1989-


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SIA AH00164

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