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Robert McCormick Adams is named the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian by the Board of Regents and assumes the post on September 17, 1984, after a ceremony on the National Mall where he is given the key to the Castle. Adams served as Provost of the University of Chicago from 1982 until 1984. Adams serves a ten year term as Secretary from 1984 to 1994. More - https://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_1750.
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Saturday, January 21, 1984
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Chief Justice Warren Burger hands key to the "Castle," to ninth Smithsonian Secretary Robert McCormick Adams at installation ceremony on September 17, 1984. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 37, Box 4, Folder October 1984.
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