Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1923

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


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.


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


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,


December 13, 1923


  • 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


Board of Regents

Physical description

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

Full Record

View Full Record