Senate Proceedings, 01/21/1845

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Summary

Tappan presents his bill for the establishment of the Smithsonian. Mr. Woodbury suggests that instead of a Board of Managers, the members of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science act as managers for the Smithsonian. There is some debate over this issue. Some worry that making members of the National Institute executives will result in Congress losing control over the trust fund. Others express concerns about the National Institute itself, expressing distaste for anything that proposes to be national in character.

Subject

  • Tappan, Benjamin
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Woodbury, Levi
  • Buchanan, James
  • Allen, William
  • Van Buren, Martin 1782-1862
  • United States Congress
  • National Institute for the Promotion of Science
  • Board of Regents
  • National Institute

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Congressional record

Notes

for bills relating to the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution see S. 18, S. 245, S. 293, S. 292, H. R. 5, H.R. 863, H.R. 259, H.R. 418, H.R. 1, H.R. 1160, H.R. 1161, especially versions of H.R. and S. 18

Contained within

The Congressional Globe, vol. XIV (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1845
  • 01/21/1845

Topic

  • Trusts and trustees
  • Debates and Debating
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Board of Managers
  • SI, Early History
  • Congressional Debates
  • Management

Form/Genre

Congressional Record

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 162-165

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