Office of Internat'l Activities Established

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Summary

The Office of International Activities (OIA) is established with William W. Warner, who had served as consultant to the Secretary for international matters since 1964, as Director. OIA's role is to establish cooperative research programs with institutions of higher learning in other countries and to serve as the Smithsonian's point of liaison with United States government agencies and international organizations dealing with matters of interest to the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Warner, William W
  • Office of International Activities (OIA)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Warner serves as director until 1968, when he is promoted to Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 175.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 156.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 21.

Contact information

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

Date

March 7, 1966

Topic

  • Public relations
  • New Programs
  • Directors
  • Cooperation
  • International relations

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