Agency history, 1980-

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  • Johnson, Marilyn C
  • Able, Edward H
  • Bair, Harry H
  • Hansen, Wynn D
  • Cassidy, Michael W
  • Fleary, Crystal P
  • Szopa, Eugene S


Agency History


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  • Smithsonian Directory, 1972-2000
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1993-1996
  • In 1972 Marilyn C. Johnson became the Associates' first Business Manager. From 1973 to 1975, Edward Able served in that capacity. In 1976 when the office was divided into National and Resident Associates Programs, Edward H. Able became Assistant Director for Administration for the Resident Associates, 1976-1977. How the National Associates Program may have dealt with its administrative needs is unclear. Wynn D. Hansen succeeded Able, 1978-1979. In 1980 Harry H. Bair was appointed Administrative Officer, followed by Eugene S. Szopa in 1980. Szopa was Assistant Director for Administration, 1982-1985, followed by Michael W. Cassidy, 1986-1988, and Associate Director for Administration, 1989-1992. When the Smithsonian Associates was created Cassidy was Assistant Director for Administration, 1992, and Deputy Director for Administration, 1993- . Meanwhile Crystal Fleary had become Accounts manager, 1987-1991. and was made Business Manager, 1992, Acting Assistant Director for Administration, 1993, Acting Associate Director for Administration, 1994, and Administrative Officer, 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


  • 1980
  • 1980-


  • Membership
  • Museums
  • Associations, institutions, etc
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Membership
  • Museums--Administration


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00223

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