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Dec 13 Programme of Organization

Board of Regents Adopts Joseph Henry's "Programme of Organization"

 

Board of Regents Adopts Joseph Henry's "Programme of Organization"

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Year: 
1847
Month: 
december
Day: 
13
Date: 
Mon, 1847-12-13
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The Board of Regents adopts Secretary Joseph Henry's Programme of Organization of the Smithsonian Institution. Henry's plan contains fourteen guiding considerations, including the suggestion that the Smithsonian only undertake programs that cannot be adequately carried out by existing United States institutions. A key feature of the plan is the publication of Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge and periodical reports on scientific progress.