Office of American Studies Formed

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The Office of American Studies, in the Museum of History and Technology, opens to provide graduate students from affiliated universities the opportunity to conduct specialized research using the resources and facilities of the Smithsonian. Wilcomb E. Washburn is appointed chairman.


  • Washburn, Wilcomb E
  • American Studies, Office of
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 236.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 163.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

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


December, 1965


  • New Programs
  • Education
  • Cooperation
  • Research

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