Hanks Awarded Smithson Medal

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Nancy Hanks, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Council on the Arts, is awarded the gold Smithson medal at a dinner meeting of the Board of Regents. In 1982 she is appointed to the Board of Regents.


  • Hanks, Nancy 1927-1983
  • James Smithson Medal


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 6/1976, p. 3
  • Torch, 11/1982, p. 1

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May 10, 1976


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