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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-133

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents

Administrative Records, 1964-1990

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1964-1990
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. ( record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 00-133
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The bulk of these records document the proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution's governing body, the Board of Regents, during the tenures of S. Dillon Ripley, eighth Secretary of the Institution (1964-1984), and Robert McCormick Adams, ninth Secretary of the Institution (1984-1994). There is a very small portion of records that refer to business before the Board of Regents' Executive Committee. Materials include agendas, minutes, reports, background material on matters before the Board; notes, clippings, lists of attendees; brochures, correspondence, and memoranda.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution's governing body, the Board of Regents, during the tenures of S. Dillon Ripley, eighth Secretary of the Institution (1964-1984), and Robert McCormick Adams, ninth Secretary of the Institution (1984-1994). There is a very small portion of records that refer to business before the Board of Regents' Executive Committee. Materials include agendas, minutes, reports, background material on matters before the Board; notes, clippings, lists of attendees; brochures, correspondence, and memoranda.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-133, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

Nominating Committee Search - Higgenbotham Vacancy, 1990

Box 1 of 5

SI Nominating Committee, 1989-1990

Box 1 of 5

SI Nominating Committee, 5/7/1990 Meeting

Box 1 of 5

SI Nominating Committee, 1990

Box 1 of 5

Regents Summary of Resolutions extracted from Minutes, 1964-1978

Box 1 of 5

Regents - Renwick Gallery, 1965

Box 1 of 5

Regents Excerpts from Minutes re Anacostia Museum, 1966

Box 1 of 5

Regents Excerpts from Minutes re Research Awards, 1966

Box 1 of 5

Regents Excerpts from Minutes re Center for Study of Man, 1968

Box 1 of 5

Regents Excerpts from Minutes re Archives of American Art, 1968

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Mall Site for a Museum of Man, 1969

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Amending Legislation, Selection of Regents Attendance at Meetings, 1969

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Role of Chancellor and Executive Committee, 1969

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts from Minutes re Ft. Pierce, 1969-1990

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts from Conference re Environmental Law, 12/15/1970

Box 1 of 5

S. Dillon Ripley - Warren Burger Correspondence re National Air and Space Museum (NASM), 1972-1982

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts re Center of Astrophysics, 1955-1975

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Bylaws Working File

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Naming of Facilities, 1973

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts from Minutes re Smithsonian Magazine, 1973

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts from Minutes re Cooper-Hewitt, 1974

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Salary Survey, 1975-1976

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Lippold Sculpture, 1975

Box 1 of 5

Letter to Regents re change in Schedule of Meetings, 1/15/1976

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Underground Mall parking, 1976-1979

Box 1 of 5

Survey of Regents re meetings, 4/2/1976

Box 1 of 5

Press material sent to Regents from September 1976

Box 1 of 5

Nepal Trip (Regents and National Associates Board) - New Letter of 10/15/1976

Box 1 of 5

Museum of the American Indian, 1976

Box 1 of 5

Smithsonian Exposition Books as reported in Regent Minutes, 10/1/1976; 1/22/1979

Box 1 of 5

Regents: Excerpts re SI Research Foundation, 3/31/1977

Box 1 of 5

Collections Acquisitions Program, 1/16/1978

Box 1 of 5

Resolution on Sale of Donated Securities, 1/24/1978

Box 1 of 5

Regents Miscellaneous, 1/30/1978

Box 1 of 5

Whether to Raise the Price of admission to "To Fly," March 1978

Box 1 of 5

Papers on financial Report and Use of Nonappropriated funds, 11/8/1978

Box 1 of 5

Barney House, 12/22/1978

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Lady Regents, 1980

Box 2 of 5

Korean Chancery Expansion, 1980

Box 2 of 5

The Chief Justice, Supreme Court, 12/24/1980

Box 2 of 5

SI Executive Committee, 1980

Box 2 of 5

Significant Personalities File, 1988

Box 2 of 5

Significant Personalities File, A-L

Box 2 of 5

Significant Personalities File, M-Y

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee - Goheen Vacancy, 1977

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee - Brown/Watson, 1979

Box 2 of 5

Potential Regents, 1979-1980 (and before)

Box 2 of 5

Potential Regents, 1979-1980

Box 2 of 5

Potential Regents, 1985-1988

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Haskins Vacancy, 1980

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Webb Vacancy, 1982

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Austin Vacancy, 1983

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Hanks Vacancy, 1983

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Burden Vacancy, 1984

Box 2 of 5

Search Firms, 1987

Box 2 of 5

Search Committee, Gell-Mann, 1988

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Nominating Committee First Meeting, 5/7/1989

Box 3 of 5

Nominating Committee Second Meeting, 6/13/1989 and meeting of 9/17/1989

Box 3 of 5

Potential Future Regents, 1990

Box 3 of 5

Regents Excerpts from Minutes re Miscellaneous Subjects, 1981

Box 3 of 5

Quadrangle Beginnings and latest information, 1981

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents re Purchase of G. Stuart "Edgehill" portrait of Thomas Jefferson, June 1982

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents re Sackler Agreement, June 1982

Box 3 of 5

Regent Excerpt from Minutes re Chesapeake Bay Center, 1982

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents re Award of Henry Medal to George Field, October 1982

Box 3 of 5

Regents Emeritus, 1982

Box 3 of 5

Regents Television, January 24, 1983

Box 3 of 5

Regents visit to Cooper-Hewitt, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Regents Fellowship Program (Webb), 1984

Box 3 of 5

Portrait

Box 3 of 5

Order of James Smithson and Henry Medal to Mr. and Mrs. Ripley, September 1984

Box 3 of 5

Countess Bismarck's Capri Villa, 1984

Box 3 of 5

Edinburgh Festival, August 1984

Box 3 of 5

Letters received on South Africa, 1985

Box 3 of 5

Henry Medal to Moynihan, 1985

Box 3 of 5

Food Services Alternative, 1985

Box 3 of 5

Regents Executive Committee through 1985

Box 3 of 5

Nobel Prize, 1985

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents on Award of James Smithson medal to Chief Justice Burger, Summer 1986

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents to Elect Chief Justice Rehnquist Chancellor for Smithsonian, 1986

Box 3 of 5

Poll of Regents re Award of Langley medal to Senator Goldwater, Spring 1986

Box 3 of 5

Ad Hoc Committee on Restaurant, 1986

Box 3 of 5

SI Support to Outside Organization, 1986

Box 3 of 5

Regents Executive Committee, 1987

Box 3 of 5

Regents' Executive Committee Meeting, January 1987

Box 3 of 5

NASM Restaurant, February 1987

Box 3 of 5

Regent/Quad Openings, 1987

Box 3 of 5

Regent NASM Expansion, 1/28/1988

Box 3 of 5

Survey on Clips (Regents & Yates), 1988

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Regents trip to New York City-Museum of the American Indian, 6/6/1988

Box 4 of 5

Executive Committee Meeting, New York City, June 22, 1988

Box 4 of 5

Administrative Service Center excerpts from Regent Minutes, 1990-1991

Box 4 of 5

Vice President 1974-1988

Box 4 of 5

Vice President 1989-1992

Box 4 of 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1986-1987

Box 4 of 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1987-1989

Box 4 of 5

Organization from 1984

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Miscellaneous January-December 1985

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 1/28/1985

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 5/6/1985

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 9/16/1985

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 1/27/1986

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 5/5/1986

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 9/15/1986

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 1/26/1987

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 5/11/1987

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 9/28/1987

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 2/1/1988

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 5/9/1988

Box 4 of 5

Regents' Meeting, 9/19/1988

Box 4 of 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1989

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Board of Regents' Meeting, 1/30/1989

Box 5 of 5

Board of Regents' Meeting, 5/8/1989

Box 5 of 5

Board of Regents' Meeting, 9/18/1989

Box 5 of 5