Correspondence, 1978-2007

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Consists of records documenting the administrative and managerial activities of James M. Hobbins, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, 1980-2007. Records created prior to 1980 were created during the tenure of Dorothy Rosenburg, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, 1973-1979. Materials include correspondence between members of the Board of Regents, Smithsonian Secreatries (S. Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, and Lawrence M. Small), and Smithsonian staff pertaining to Smithsonian business and business before the Board of Regents.


  • Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018
  • Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
  • Hobbins, James M
  • Rosenberg, Dorothy
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Small, Lawrence M
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1978
  • 1978-2007

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Museums
  • Museum trustees
  • Museums--Administration



Local number

SIA RS00384

Physical description

27 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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