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As of 7 January 2008, Smithsonian Photographic Services became part of Smithsonian Institution Archives, reporting to SIA director Anne Van Camp. In FY 2005, after a workforce analysis, photographic services were decentralized to Smithsonian units. The Director's Office and Photographic Archives were placed under the Office of Public Affairs. Given the importance of the Photographic Archives and its role as a major Smithsonian historical collections, the SPS has now been moved to the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Efforts will focus on preservation and enhanced access to the collection. Carl Hansen will continue as director of SPS.


  • Hansen, Carl C
  • Smithsonian Photographic Services
  • Van Camp, Anne
  • McNally, Alison
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


SI Email Announcements, Memo to all Museum, Research and Center Directors, CEO of Smithsonian Business Ventures, from Alison McNally, Acting Under Secretary for Finance and Administration, 15 January 2008

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


7 January 2008


  • Preservation
  • Reorganizations
  • Photographs

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