Agency history, 1967-1985

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  • Blitzer, Charles
  • Reinhardt, John E
  • Anderson, Dean W
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Education and Training


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
  • The position of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art was intended to create the office of the Secretary's principal deputy for oversight and control of the art and history units of the Smithsonian.
  • In 1967 Charles Blitzer was named Acting Assistant Secretary for History and Art. Blitzer, who had been Director of the Office of Education and Training from 1965, became Assistant Secretary and served 1968-1983. John E. Reinhardt, 1983-1984, and Dean W. Anderson, 1984-1985, served as Acting Assistant Secretary. The office was abolished in 1985.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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  • 1967
  • 1967-1985


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


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SIA AH00280

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