Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1923

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Summary

A Sinking Fund was created as part of the Freer fund. The Permanent Committee decided that 6% of the value of the fund at the time of Mr. Freer's death will be reinvested in high-class securities and real estate mortgages until an amount equal to the original fund is reached, in order to increase the income. A report on attendance figures of the Freer Gallery since its opening and a discussion of the acquisition of a Chinese bronze libation cup of the Chou dynasty.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Regents Minutes
  • Title 20, Education
  • Board of Regents - Discussions

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 5 (Minute book)

Contact information

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

Date

December 13, 1923

Topic

  • Museum finance
  • Sinking-funds
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Art, American
  • Finance
  • Wills
  • Gifts
  • Bequest
  • Private collections
  • Art, Asian
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Korean
  • Art--Private collections
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art objects

Form/Genre

Board of Regents

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 580-581

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