Agency history, 1971-

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  • Stephens, Wendy
  • Smith, M. Antoinette
  • Whitelaw, John
  • Adams, Alice M
  • Scheffler, Elizabeth R
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Associate Director for Administration


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.
  • Alumni Association News,, February 7, 2002
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1985-1998
  • Smithsonian Directory, 1970-1999
  • An Administrative Officer was appointed for the National Air and Space Museum in 1971. In 1987 the title was changed to Assistant Director for Administration. In 1991 there was a Department of Administration directed by an Administrative Officer. John Whitelaw served as Administrative Officer from 1971 to 1974. M. Antoinette Smith served, 1975-1984. Wendy Stephens served as Administrative Officer, 1985-1986, and as Assistant Director for Administration, 1987-1990. She was succeeded by Alice M. Adams, 1991-1995 and, in 1996, Administrative Officer; and by Elizabeth R. Scheffler, Associate Director for Administrative Services, 1997-1998, and Associate Director, Operations and Administration Department, 1999- . The Associate Director for Administration reports to the Deputy Director.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of " above.

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  • 1971
  • 1971-


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00322

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