Nancy Hanks Becomes Regent

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Nancy Hanks, former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is appointed the second woman to serve as a citizen Regent, replacing James Webb, who retired from the Board on June 21, 1982. She dies on 7 January 1983.


  • Hanks, Nancy 1927-1983
  • Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-
  • Board of Regents


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," November 1982, p. 1.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 22.

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


September 18, 1982


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