Agency history, 1987-1994

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  • Pachter, Marc
  • LaRiche, Jeffrey


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.
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1987-1994
  • Smithsonian Announcement 87-5, November 12, 1987
  • The post of Assistant Secretary for External Affairs was created in 1987 to coordinate the ways in which the Institution interacts with its various constituencies, including its development and membership activities. The Office was renamed Assistant Secretary for Environmental and External Affairs in 1994. Deputy Assistant Secretaries included Jeffrey LaRiche, 1988; and Marc Pachter, 1990-1994. The Office was abolished in 1994.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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  • 1987
  • 1987-1994


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


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SIA AH00313

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