Richard H. Lytle Appointed Director of SI Archives

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Richard H. Lytle is appointed Director of Smithsonian Institution Archives which is responsible for the official records of the Smithsonian Institution. He replaced Samuel T. Suratt who resigned on 21 April 1969. Nathan Reingold served as acting director of the Archives until Lytle was appointed to the position.


  • Lytle, Richard H 1938-2012
  • Suratt, Samuel T
  • Reingold, Nathan 1927-
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Lytle will serve in the position until 1983.
  • Smithsonian Year, 1970. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970, pp. 111, 179.

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


1 January 1970


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