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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-233

Smithsonian Congress of Scholars

Meeting Records, 1994-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Congress of Scholars
Title: Meeting Records
Dates: 1994-2000
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 02-233
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the establishment and work of the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars and the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars Council. The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars was organized in 1994 to represent the interests of researchers in all parts of the Institution, to articulate the common concerns/views of those who are responsible for research, and take measures to assist the Institution in providing a favorable climate for scholarly work. The records were created and maintained by Dr. Ellen Gross Miles, first Chairman of the Congress. The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars provides a monthly forum for the exchange of ideas and for discussion of matters of general interest to Smithsonian researchers. Through its representative Council, the Congress seeks to bring the concerns and needs of Smithsonian researchers to the attention of Smithsonian managers and planners. The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars Council consists of representatives from each research unit within the Smithsonian, and five officers elected from its membership. Meetings of the Council are held on the second Wednesday of each month, and are open to all interested members of the Congress's membership. A meeting of the general membership is held each year. Also included in the materials are records associated with the two conferences sponsored by the Dialogue Committee: "What About Increase?" (Spring 1995), and "What About Diffusion?" (Spring 1997). Materials include agendas, attendance lists, brochures, bylaws, constitution, minutes, notes, pamphlets, public statements and responses, reports, recommendations, and related materials.

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This accession consists of records that document the establishment and work of the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars (SCOS) and the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars Council. The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars was organized in 1994 to represent the interests of researchers in all parts of the Institution, to articulate the common concerns/views of those who are responsible for research, and take measures to assist the Institution in providing a favorable climate for scholarly work. The records were created and maintained by Dr. Ellen Gross Miles, first Chairman of the Congress.

The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars provides a monthly forum for the exchange of ideas and for discussion of matters of general interest to Smithsonian researchers. Through its representative Council, the Congress seeks to bring the concerns and needs of Smithsonian researchers to the attention of Smithsonian managers and planners.

The Smithsonian Congress of Scholars Council consists of representatives from each research unit within the Smithsonian, and five officers elected from its membership. Meetings of the Council are held on the second Wednesday of each month, and are open to all interested members of the Congress's membership. A meeting of the general membership is held each year.

Also included in the materials are records associated with the two conferences sponsored by the Dialogue Committee: "What About Increase?" (Spring 1995), and "What About Diffusion?" (Spring 1997).

Materials include agendas, attendance lists, brochures, bylaws, constitution, minutes, notes, pamphlets, public statements and responses, reports, recommendations, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-233, Smithsonian Congress of Scholars, Meeting Records

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Container List

Box 1

SCOS - Founding - Meetings, April and June 1994

Box 1 of 2

1994 September/December Meetings - Letters to Secretary Heyman

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Research Survey, 1994

Box 1 of 2

Dialogue I, 1995

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Papers, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Dialogue I Committee, 1995 - "What About Increase?"

Box 1 of 2

1994 SCOS - Survey Summary

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - First Annual Council Meeting

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Second Annual Council Meeting - includes Final Constitution and Bylaws

Box 1 of 2

"What About Increase?" - Meeting packet and notes

Box 1 of 2

"Portrait of the Scholarly Community" with distribution list

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Organizing/Lists

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Report to the Secretary on Fellowships and Grants

Box 1 of 2

1995 - Short First Year Report

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Notices, etc.

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Fall 1994 Issues

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Meetings, January-June 1995

Box 1 of 2

Current SCOS Meetings (1999) (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Congress of Scholars - General

Box 1 of 2

Congress of Scholars, 1998

Box 1 of 2

SCOS, 1994-1996

Box 1 of 2

SCOS, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 2

Dialogues - "What About Increase?" (National Zoological Park, March 12-14, 1995)

Box 1 of 2

Dialogues - "What About Increase?"

Box 1 of 2

"What About Increase?" - Program and Abstracts, 1995 (Accession 16-134)

Box 1 of 2

"What About Diffusion?" (1997)

Box 1 of 2

"What About Diffusion?" (1997) - Planning

Box 1 of 2

"What About Diffusion?" - Program and Abstracts, 1997 (Accession 16-134)

Box 1 of 2

Miscellaneous Papers, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - 1998 Meeting - "Grapevine" Reprint

Box 1 of 2

SCOS - Current, 1998

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

1998 - SCOS Meetings

Box 2 of 2

Congress of Scholars, 1997-1998

Box 2 of 2

Examples of Scholarship and Public Service

Box 2 of 2

1997 - Draft of Remarks and Recommendations - "What About Diffusion?"

Box 2 of 2

Remarks and Recommendations - "What About Diffusion?"

Box 2 of 2

"What About Diffusion?" - Summary Remarks

Box 2 of 2

1995 Meetings

Box 2 of 2

1996 Meetings

Box 2 of 2

Congress of Scholars, FY 2000 (Accession 15-318)

Box 2 of 2

Congress of Scholars - Budget, 1999-2000 (Accession 15-318)

Box 2 of 2