Thompson Committee Hearings Held




Date: July 16, 1970


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July 16-31. The Institution has its first general Congressional hearings since 1855 conducted by the Thompson Committee for the purpose of taking a comprehensive look at the Smithsonian since it is essentially a federal responsibility.


  • Thompson Committee
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • The full text of the hearings can be found at:
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1971, p. 2

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July 16, 1970


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  • Subcommittee on Library and Memorials
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