Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Administrative Records, 1953-2009
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Sidney Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, Lawrence M. Small, and G. Wayne Clough as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Cristián Samper as Acting Secretary. The records document issues with regard to museums and buildings; strategic planning, budget, and fundraising; exhibitions; collection policies and loans; Board of Regents' meetings and committees; management policies and accountability; special events; employment compensation and retirement benefits; awards; research; and Institution history. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; policies and bylaws; articles and news releases; agreements; speech papers; biographical information; research papers; and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001
- Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-
- Heyman, Ira Michael, 1930-2011
- Small, Lawrence M.
- Samper, Cristián
- Clough, G. Wayne
- Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Compact discs
- Floppy disks
- Black-and-white photographs
- Color photographs
- Color negatives
- Color transparencies
- Video recordings
- Electronic records
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-126, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records