Agency history, 1977-

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  • Heath, Neill
  • Segerlind, Fern
  • Tyler, Holly Dell
  • Brouse-Long, Laura


Agency History


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  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1977
  • The James Smithson Society is the Institution's premier membership program and was organized in 1977 to encourage and recognize major gifts to the Smithsonian Institution.
  • The program seems not to have had a specially assigned manger until Neill Heath was appointed Program Manager in 1990. He was succeeded by Fern Segerlind, 1991-1993, and Holly Dell Shaheen, later named Holly Dell Tyler, 1994- . Laura Brouse-Long, has served as Director, since 2000- . Apparently the program reported to the Associate Director for Marketing and Membership, 1995- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1977
  • 1977-


  • Benefactors
  • Membership
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Fund raising
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00216

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