Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution, February 11, 1927

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  • Second book of the report on the first Smithsonian-wide strategic planning conference.
  • A Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution is convened in the Smithsonian "Castle" on February 11, 1927, by the Smithsonian Board of Regents "to advise with reference to the future policy and field of service of the Smithsonian Institution." William Howard Taft, Chancellor of the Board of Regents, presides, with assistance from Assistant Secretaries Charles G. Abbot and Alexander Wetmore. Regents are Chief Justice Taft, Vice President Dawes, Reed Smoot, George Wharton Pepper, Woodbridge N. Ferris, Albert Johnson, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Henry White, Robert S. Brookings, Irwin B. Laughlin, Frederic A. Delano, and Dwight W. Morrow.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Board of Regents
  • Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution


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  • 1927
  • February 11, 1927

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  • Strategic planning
  • Smithsonian Institution Strategic Plans


Report - Smithsonian

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Number of pages: 48; Page numbers: 1-48

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