Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Administrative Records, 1972-2012
This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of S. Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, Lawrence M. Small, and G. Wayne Clough during their tenures as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records pertain to legal issues such as deeds, leases, wills, and agreements in regard to the Institution's museums, properties, exhibitions, research initiatives, fund raising, special programs, personnel, and marketing partnerships. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; contracts and agreements; account summaries; reports; policies and guidelines; meeting agendas; speech papers; floor plans; property appraisals; estate inventory lists; copies of wills; and supporting documentation.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; 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.
- Clough, G. Wayne
- Smithsonian Institution -- Administration
- Smithsonian buildings
- Museum buildings
- Real property
- Estates (Law)
- Personnel management
- Museum exhibits
- Product management
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- Fund raising
- Trusts and trustees
- Research grants
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-181, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records