Subject Files, 2000-2008

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This accession consists of approximately 13,500 email messages of James M. Hobbins, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, 1980-2007. These records document the day-to-day administration of the Office of the Secretary. Topics documented in this accession include the Board of Regents, the Smithsonian National Board, distinguished visitors, personnel, budget, development, exhibitions, special events, security, external affairs, major contracts, and facilities. This accession includes only those messages residing in Hobbins' "Inbox," including email received, email on which he was copied, and email forwarded to him. In particular, Hobbins was copied on a significant amount of email sent and received by Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, and received a significant amount of forwarded email from Leslie B. Davis, Office Assistant, and Yong Lee, Special Assistant to the Secretary. This accession does not include messages filed into other folders. Hobbins' email account was not immediately closed upon his departure. All materials are in electronic format.


  • Davis, Leslie B
  • Hobbins, James M
  • Lee, Yong
  • Small, Lawrence M
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian National Board


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  • 2000
  • 2000-2008

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  • Museum buildings
  • Museum finance
  • Public relations
  • Email
  • Personnel management
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Fund raising
  • Security
  • Contracts
  • Special events
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Electronic mail messages
  • Museums--Security


  • Electronic mail
  • Collection descriptions
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA Acc. 10-031

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