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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 10-126

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary

Administrative Records, 1953-2009

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1953-2009
Quantity: 10.43 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection: Accession 10-126
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2025; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-126, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

A Celebration of the Life of S. Dillon Ripley, 2001

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A Celebration of the Life of S. Dillon Ripley: Photographs, 2001 (4 folders)

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A Celebration of the Life of S. Dillon Ripley: Audiotape, 2001

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A Celebration of the Life of S. Dillon Ripley: Guest Books, 2001 (2 folders)

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Mary Picaro, 1992-1995

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Smithsonian Management Maps, 2003-2007 (2 folders)

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Smithsonian Organization Charts, 2004-2008

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Secretary Stationary, c. 1980s-2009

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Plan for Organizing and Financing Fund Raising, 1992

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Office of the Secretary: Paintings Checklist, 2000

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S. Dillon Ripley: "A Celebration: Twenty-Years at the Smithsonian," 1984

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Smithsonian Charter and Policy, 1987

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Smithsonian Accountability and Management Policies and Practices, 1977 (2 folders)

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History of the Smithsonian and Castle Building, 1963-1989

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Scientific Research at the Smithsonian Institution Report, 2002

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Robert McCormick Adams (general), 1989-1999

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Robert McCormick Adams: Photographs, 1990-1994

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Federal Budget, FY 1993

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Trust Fund Budget, FY 1993

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Automation Feasibility Study of Secretary's Files, 1981

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Objects from Latino Collections at the Smithsonian, 1980-1995

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Conservation at the Smithsonian, 1986-1995

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Strategic Planning, 1995-1998

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S. Dillon Ripley Residence, 1965-1967

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I. Michael Heyman: Photographs, 1996-1999

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Secretaries of the Smithsonian Institution (2 folders)

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Constance Berry Newman: Professional Positions

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Arts & Industries Building: Relocation Space Needs and Space Acquisition Strategy, 2004-2005

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S. Dillon Ripley: Signature Plates

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Office of Special Events re: Secretary Activities, 2005-2009 (includes electronic records)

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Office of Special Events re: Secretary Strategic Planning, 2009 (7 Mini DV tapes)

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Office of Special Events re: Secretary Debate, 2009 (2 Mini DV tapes)

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Smithsonian National Board: Study Tour to India, 2006 (includes electronic records)

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Search for Director of the National Air and Space Museum, 1995-1996 (2 folders)

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Countess Bismark Research, 1967-1993

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Statement of the Secretary, 1990

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General Counsel Search, 1995 (includes electronic records)

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Secretary's Installation Planning, 1984-1994

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Box 3

Provost Search (general), 1995 (includes electronic records)

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Provost Search: Meeting Notes, 1995

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Provost Search: Names Removed from Consideration, 1995

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Smithsonian Perspectives, 1994-1996 (2 folders)

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Statutory Authority of the Smithsonian Institution

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Bylaws of the Board of Regents, 1995 (2 folders)

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Library of Congress and Smithsonian Collecting Policies, 1990-1993

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Smithsonian Policy on Collecting Coordination within the Federal Establishment, 1991-1992

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Secretary's Policy Group Meetings, 1994-1995

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Commission on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994

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Correspondence (general), 1953-2007 (2 folders)

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Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on the National Museum of American History, 2002 (2 folders)

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Medals Awarded by the Smithsonian Institution, 2005

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Guidebook for Smithsonian Building and Furnishings, 1991

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Box 4

Treasures in Trouble: Arts & Industries Building (Vol. 1), 2003

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Treasures in Trouble: National Zoological Park (Vol. 2), 2003

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Treasures in Trouble: Smithsonian "Castle" (Vol. 7), 2006

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Smithsonian Institution Events, 1964-1982

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Lawrence M. Small at National Museum of American History Event: Photographs

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Regent's Minutes re: Quadrangle Development, 1982-1985

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Smithsonian 150th Anniversary: Mall Event Planning, 1996 (2 folders)

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Portrait of Robert McCormick Adams, 1994

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Museums and Facilities: Critical Assessment and Improvement Objectives, 2001

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The National Academy of Public Administration, 2001

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Latinos and the Smithsonian, 2001

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Report of the Admissions Study, 1986

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Smithsonian Science Leadership Search Committee, 2002

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America's Smithsonian Events at the New York Coliseum: Photographs, 1996 (2 folders)

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Board of Regents: Governance Committee, 2005-2007 (2 folders)

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Box 5

Board of Regents: Governance Committee, 2005-2007 (5 folders)

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Regents' Committee on Compensation and Human Resources, 2006

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Ripley Center Exhibition Committee, 2007

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Articles re: Smithsonian Institution, 2000

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Photographs of Smithsonian Museums with Deterioration Issues, c. 2003

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I. Michael Heyman: Employment Compensation and Retirement Benefits, 1997-2001

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S. Dillon Ripley: Voluntary Retirement, 1984-1994

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S. Dillon Ripley: Retirement Agreements, 1966-1996 (3 folders)

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William W. Brubaker: Employment Compensation, 2001-2002

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Lawrence M. Small: Employment Agreements, 1999-2007

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Robert McCormick Adams: Employment Agreements, 1984-1995

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Secretary's Salaries and Benefits, 1973-1998 (2 folders)

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Smithsonian Special Events, History and Research, 1992-1996

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Annual Report, 1991-1992

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Box 6

Energy Funding Crisis at the Smithsonian, 2005

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National Museum of the American Indian: Strategic Plan, 2006-2008

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Henson, Pamela M.: "A Temple of National Memory and Identity: The Smithsonian Institution," 2006

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Articles on Latino Leadership, 2003

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Arts & Industries Building: Preliminary Redevelopment Assessment, 2006

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Wave System Test, 2007

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Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparations

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Management Telephone Directory, 2003 (Accession 14-116)

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Management Telephone Directory, 2007

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Technical Evaluation Committee for Executive Search Services, 2007 (2 folders)

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Independent Review Committee Report to the Board of Regents, 2007 (2 folders)

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Robert McCormick Adams: Portrait, 1984

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Robert McCormick Adams: Portrait, 1988

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Robert McCormick Adams: Portrait, 1989

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Robert McCormick Adams: Event Photographs, 1989-1994

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Robert McCormick Adams: Curriculum Vitae, 1986-1993

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I. Michael Heyman: Portrait, 1995-1996

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I. Michael Heyman: Event Photographs, 1996

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Lawrence M .Small: Portrait, 2000

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Lawrence M .Small: Biography, 1999

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News Releases re: Appointment of Smithsonian Secretaries, 1996-1999

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Robert McCormick Adams: Speeches, 1994

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I. Michael Heyman: Speeches, 1994-1995

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Smithsonian 150th Anniversary: Opening Ceremony, 1996 (VHS videotape)

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Smithsonian 150th Anniversary: Celebration Events, 1996 (2 VHS videotapes)

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Smithsonian 150th Anniversary: CBS Special, 1996 (VHS videotape)

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Presenting History in a Democratic Society, 1995 (2 VHS videotapes)

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Robert McCormick Adams: Speeches, 1984-1988 (14 folders)

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Management Staff and Heads of Organization Units of the Smithsonian Institution, 1995

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Secretary's Seasonal Greeting Card Lists, 1989-1990

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Box 8

Secretary's Seasonal Greeting Card Lists, 1989-1990 (2 folders)

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Assistant Secretary for Research, 1986

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Assistant Secretary for Museums, 1985

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Afro-American Programming, 1987-1988

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Assistant Secretary for External Affairs, 1986

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Anacostia Museum

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Automation-Basalt (Computer One), 1985-1986

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Conservation Analytical Lab, 1984

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1984-1990

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1970-1986

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National Air and Space Museum, 1986-1988

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National Museum of American History, 1984

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National Museum of the American Indian, 1989

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National Museum of Natural History, 1984-1986

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Office of the Secretary (SI Building Modifications)

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Performance Appraisal Process, 1983-1986

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Shared Concerns of Members of the Council of Bureau Directors, 1989

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1987

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News Releases and Articles re: Robert McCormick Adams, 1984-1986 (2 folders)

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S. Dillon Ripley: Portrait, 1984

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Robert McCormick Adams: Research Papers, 1983-1988

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Robert McCormick Adams: Unpublished Research Papers, 1986-1988

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Robert McCormick Adams: Technology Book, 1988 (2 folders)

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Robert McCormick Adams: Five-Year Prospectus, 1991-1992

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Robert McCormick Adams: Speeches, 1990 (3 folders)

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Robert McCormick Adams: Correspondence, 1984-1986

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Photographs of Robert McCormick Adams in Japan

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Box 9

Staff Meeting Minutes, 1988-1994 (15 folders)

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Box 10

Staff Meeting Minutes, 1988-1994 (9 folders)

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Smithsonian Institution Awards and Honors, 1967-1972

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National Museum of American History: Gold Nugget Loan, 1996

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Lawrence M. Small: Correspondence, 2000 (2 folders)

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Hearing before the Subcommittee on Libraries and Memorials, 1992 (2 folders)

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Budget Justifications for Fiscal Year 1989

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Smithsonian Five-Year Prospectus (FY 1988-FY 1992), 1987

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Secretary and Mrs. S. Dillon Ripley: A Celebration, Twenty Years at the Smithsonian, 1984

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G. Wayne Clough: Holiday Greeting Cards, 2009

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Award for Design Excellence, 1997

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Presidential Proclamation on the 150th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1996

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Act to establish the National Museum of African American History, 2003

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Act to provide for National Collections at the Smithsonian Institution, 2003

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City of Los Angeles Congratulations to the Smithsonian re: "America's Smithsonian," 1996

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Smithsonian Planning Workshops, c. 2000

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