Science Service Board of Trustees Meeting

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Photograph of the Science Service Board of Trustees Meeting, on May 1, 1941. Includes (left to right) seated: Dr. Charles G. Abbot (Fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1928-1944), Dr. Ross G. Harrison, Dr. J. McKeen Cattell, Dr. Robert A.Millikan, O. W. Riegel, Dr. Edwin G. Conklin, Dr. W. H. Howell, Dr. H. E. Howe. Standing: A. H. Kirchhofer, Frank R. Ford, Dr. Henry B. Ward, Watson Davis (Director), Dr. Harlow Shapley. The Science Service, the Institution for the Popularization of Science, was organized in 1921 as a non-profit corporation.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Davis, Watson
  • Shapley, Harlow 1885-1972
  • Riegel, O. W (Oscar Wetherhold) 1902-1997


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See copy of a memo from Watson Davis to the members of the Board of Trustees, dated June 10, 1941 (same SIA location as the photograph), for titles and affiliations of each of these members.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 1

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



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  • Secretariats
  • Science Service Board
  • Harrison, Ross G
  • Meetings
  • Secretaries
  • Ford, Frank R
  • Howell, W. H
  • Conklin, Edwin G
  • Ward, Henry B
  • Kirchhofer, A. H
  • Millikan, Robert A
  • Howe, H. E
  • Cattell, J. McKeen


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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