Administrative Records, 1954-2014

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Consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Office of International Relations and its predecessors, the Directorate of International Activities and the Office of International Activities, respectively, in regard to office budgetary matters and the coordinating of internationally-focused Smithsonian projects and initiatives. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program information; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; reports; proposals; speech papers; survey informations; questionnaires; mail/file log correspondence forms; security information; information about conferences, symposiums, committees, workshops, exhibitions, and special events; fellowship and research program information; guidelines and procedures; news releases; clippings; drawings; brochures; floor plans; photographs and negatives; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of International Activities
  • Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1954
  • 1954-2014

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Ethics
  • Budget process
  • International relations
  • Committees
  • Budget
  • Ecology
  • Workshops
  • Research grants
  • Contracts
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Speeches, addresses, etc


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Drawings
  • Books
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Floor plans
  • Brochures
  • Videotapes
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS01498

Physical description

47.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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