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Summary

Charles Lang Freer first offers his art collection to the Smithsonian Institution. President Theodore Roosevelt has to convince the Board of Regents to accept, and the formal deed of gift is signed May 5, 1906.

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • Board of Regents
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • United States President

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 141.

Contact information

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

Date

January 3, 1905

Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Gifts
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History

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