Woodrow Wilson Center Established

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is established by the United States Congress (P.L. 90-637) to honor the memory of President Woodrow Wilson, and is placed at the Smithsonian Institution under a Board of Trustees appointed by former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and President Richard M. Nixon. In 1970, it will be installed in the newly created floors occupying the former upper main hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building.


  • Wilson, Woodrow 1856-1924
  • Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
  • Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous) 1913-
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • United States Congress
  • United States President


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1969. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969, p. 29, 483.
  • Field, Cynthia R., Richard E. Stamm, and Heather P. Ewing. The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, p. xv.

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


October 24, 1968


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