Carter Signs Quadrangle Planning Bill

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President Jimmy Carter signs a bill (P.L. 96-36) authorizing the appropriation of $500,000 for planning of the South Quadrangle Project. The Quadrangle will be located behind the Smithsonian Institution Building "Castle," and will contain a center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures.


  • Carter, Jimmy 1924-
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center
  • South Yard
  • United States President
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The fact sheet states that Congress passed Public Law 96-36, which approved planning for the Quadrangle Project.
  • Torch, 8/1979, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 26
  • The Smithsonian's Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures Fact Sheet

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


July 20, 1979


  • Art
  • Law
  • Art museums
  • Architecture
  • Art, Oriental
  • Grounds
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Art, Asian
  • Art objects
  • Buildings
  • Legislation


Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)

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