Agency history, 1989-1996

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  • Burnette, Alice Green
  • Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Institutional Initiatives


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.
  • The Torch August 1989
  • Smithsonian Year, 1996
  • The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Institutional Advancement was created in 1989 as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Institutional Initiatives. The name was changed in 1996. The incumbent was to undertake new and long-range projects and follow their development, as well as expanding and deepening Smithsonian relations with institutions of higher education, locally and nationally. The Office was abolished in a 1996 reorganization. Alice Green Burnette served as Assistant Secretary, 1989-1996.

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  • 1989-1996


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