S. T. Suratt Appointed Smithsonian Archivist

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Samuel T. Suratt is appointed the Smithsonian Archivist, in charge of the Smithsonian Institution Archives, which houses the Institution's official correspondence, scientific manuscripts, personal papers of the early Secretaries, as well as other historical documents. His goal is to make the Archives more readily accessible to researchers. Mr. Suratt comes to the SI from the University of California, where he was a History of American Education Research Fellow. He is working on his doctoral dissertation on the 19th century American scientist, Joseph LeConte.


  • Suratt, Samuel T
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch article includes photograph of Suratt. He resigned as Smithsonian Archivist, April 4, 1969.
  • Smithsonian Institution Torch, No. 10 (new series), October-November 1965, p. 3.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1969, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, p. 701.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


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