Thompson Committee Hearings Held

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Summary

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.

Subject

  • Thompson Committee
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The full text of the hearings can be found at: http://archive.org/stream/smithsonianit9121970smit/smithsonianit9121970smit_djvu.txt
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1971, p. 2

Contact information

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

Date

July 16, 1970

Topic

  • Policies
  • Controversies
  • Finance
  • Subcommittee on Library and Memorials
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History

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