Informal Discussion at Smithsonian Conference

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Consists of proceedings of a conference planned by Smithsonian Secretary Charles Doolittle Walcott and convened by Smithsonian Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot in 1927 to consider the present status and the future of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Delano, Frederic Adrian
  • Flexner, Simon
  • Hamlin, Chauncey J
  • Merriam John Campbell
  • Morrow, Dwight Whitney
  • Lord, Herbert M
  • Osborn, Henry Fairfield
  • Smoot, Reed 1862-1941
  • Stratton, Samuel Wesley
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Vincent, George E
  • Welch, William Henry
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Campbell, W. W
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution


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Proceedings of Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution, February 11, 1927 (Book)

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




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