Administrative Files, 1948-1996

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Consists of records documenting equal employment and minority employment at the Smithsonian Institution, including documentation of all stages of complaint resolution, from the initial complaint forms to the final mediation agreements and counselor reports. The Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs was previously known as the Office of Equal Opportunity. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; reports; policy files; action plans; meeting minutes; various information files containing research, statistics, clippings, and board materials concerning equal employment issues; work plans; position descriptions; and black-and-white photographs taken at seminars and conferences.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1948
  • 1948-1996

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Minorities
  • Employment
  • Affirmative action programs
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Minorities--Employment
  • Museums--Employees


  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Brochures
  • Clippings

Local number

SIA RS01496

Physical description

20 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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