Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service Awarded, 1993

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Summary

Secretary Robert McCormick Adams presented the Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service to Madeleine Jacobs and William Moss at a surprise reception for senior management on July 28th. Jacobs had just resigned as the director of the Office of Public Affairs and received the award for her work on the Smithsonian outreach. Moss had just retired as the head of Smithsonian Institution Archives and received the award for his work on enhancing the Archives' operations.

Subject

  • Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018
  • Jacobs, Madeleine
  • Moss, William W. 1935-
  • Rinzler, Ralph
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service was created in 1964 and is the highest honor given to Smithsonian staff by the Secretary for exceptional service over a long period of time. According to a 1994 Torch article, Ralph Rinzler also received this award in 1993.
  • The Torch, September 1993, p. 2.

Contact information

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

Date

July 28, 1993

Topic

  • Medals
  • Awards

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