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This Smithsonian Institution handbook details the composition and arrangement of the Watch Force of the Smithsonian Institution Building and the United States National Museum. It specifies the responsibilities of various members of the Force, including the Captain of the Watch, the Lieutenants, and the Privates. This handbook also lays out rules to be followed by Watch Force members, sets the hours of duty and location of rounds, and describes particular duties to be accomplished during each person's work shift.


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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


  • Copy located in the Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Info File, Box 6, U-Z.
  • Handbook was authored by order of the Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Security
  • Watchmen
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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