Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Administrative Records, 2015
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of Albert G. Horvath during his tenure as Acting Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (January-June 2015), and the records of David J. Skorton, Secretary (July-December 2015). The records document issues with regard to the Institution's museums, exhibitions, research, fundraising, programs, and special events. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; budget summaries; contracts; reports; meeting agendas and minutes; policies and guidelines; information about gifts, wills, awards, personnel management, committees, publications, corporate sponsorship, members of Congress, and the Board of Regents; event schedules; speech papers; invitations; photographs; brochures; articles; and newspaper clippings. Listings in bold indicate both the topic of folder contents and major subheadings from the Secretary's office file plan. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2031; 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.
- Horvath, Albert G.
- Skorton, David J.
- Smithsonian Institution
- Smithsonian Institution -- Administration
- Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
- United States. Congress
- Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)
- Museums -- Public relations
- Speeches, address, etc.
- Personnel management
- Museums -- Employees
- Smithsonian buildings
- Museum buildings
- Museum exhibits
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Corporate sponsorship
- Fund raising
- Special events
- Research grants
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-089, Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records