Agency history, 1959-1973

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  • Bartnik, Robert V
  • Tillinghast, Carlton W
  • Drummond, Kenneth H
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Management)


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
  • This office was first created in 1959 and titled Assistant Director (Management). The title was changed to Assistant Director (Administration) about 1970. The incumbents were concerned with coordinating the Observatory's budget, contracting, information system needs, and other service requirements, as well as relations with several astronomical organizations. The Assistant Director reported to the Director. The position was abolished in a 1973 management reorganization.
  • Kenneth H. Drummond and Carlton W. Tillinghast held the position of Assistant Director (Management), 1959-1961 and 1961-1969, respectively. Robert V. Bartnik was Assistant Director (Administration), 1970-1973.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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  • 1959
  • 1959-1973




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SIA AH00335

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