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Summary

The Smithsonian Museum Service is established to coordinate the extension of the museum activities with particular attention to the historic development of these activities and their relationship to the development of the Institution. The Service operates under the Office of the Secretary. Its functions include the administration of the volunteer docent program of the Junior League. G. Carroll Lindsay is appointed acting curator.

Subject

  • Lindsay, G. Carroll
  • Smithsonian Museum Service
  • Junior League of Washington, D.C

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1959, p. 232

Contact information

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

Date

October 21, 1958

Topic

  • Education
  • Volunteers
  • New Programs
  • Museum docents
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects

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