Provisional Divisions of the USNM

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Summary

George Brown Goode provisionally organizes the National Museum into Divisions with subclasses of departments. The Division of Administration is the largest, with eleven departments. By 1884, this Division will be reported as having fifteen departments. A Division of Anthropology is created with three departments: Arts and Industry; Races of Men; and Antiquities.

Subject

  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Anthropology, Division of
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1884. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 56.
  • Annual Report of the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1884. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 53-57.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1883. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 164.

Contact information

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

Date

1883

Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Anthropology
  • New Departments
  • Management
  • New Divisions
  • Reorganizations

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