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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Stable‐isotope analyses reveal the importance of seagrass beds as feeding areas for juveniles of the speckled worm eel Myrophis punctatus (Teleostei: Ophichthidae) in Florida

Author:
France, Christine A. M.  Search this
Phillips, D. L.  Search this
Feller, Ilka C.  Search this
Vaslet, Amandine  Search this
Baldwin, Carole C.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Vertebrates  Search this
Animals  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Museum conservation methods  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Animal health  Search this
Environmental sciences  Search this
Coastal ecology  Search this
See others in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102190

Museum-history and museums of history / by G. Brown Goode

Author:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Physical description:
p. [495]-515 ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1889
Topic:
Museums--History  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Call number:
E172 .A64 1889
E172.A64 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399000

Jahrbuch des Provinzial-Museums zu Hannover umfassend die Zeit ..

Author:
Landesmuseum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Landesmuseum Hannover Periodicals  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Germany
Date:
1904
1904-
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM51.H24 J25
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_453678

Hispanic Society of America, New York City [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Starkweather, William 1879-1969  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture interior--Civic--Museum  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0094980
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_94981

The principles of museum administration / by G. Brown Goode

Author:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Physical description:
73 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1895
1895]
Topic:
Museums--Management  Search this
Call number:
AM121 .G64
AM121.G64
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_146431

A report on the management of collections in the museums of the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1977
Topic:
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Call number:
AM133 .S66
AM133.S66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_155380

Ipsa Draparnaudi conchylia; étude sur la collection conchyliologique de Draparnaud au Musée impérial et royal d'histoire naturelle de Vienne, par Arnould Locard ..

Author:
Locard, Arnould 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1895
Topic:
Mollusks--Museums  Search this
Draparnaud collection  Search this
Call number:
QL406.2.L81 1895
QL406.2.L81 1895
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_241292

Les musées d'Allemagne : Cologne - Munich - Cassel / par Émile Michel

Author:
Michel, Emile 1828-1909  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 297 p. : ill. ; 33 x 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Germany
Cologne
Munich
Kassel
Date:
1886
[1886]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
N2210 .M53xZ
N2210.M53xZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278897

General guide to the exhibition halls of the American Museum of Natural History; prepared by George H. Sherwood ..

Author:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Sherwood, George Herbert 1876-1937  Search this
Subject:
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. illus., diagrs. 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1911
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Call number:
QH71.A6A5 1911X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_361385

The Public utility of museums : Imperial Institute, Victoria and Albert Museum, Kew Gardens

Physical description:
11 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1914
1914]
Topic:
Museum attendance  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .P972 1914
AM7.P972 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384638

Proposed plan of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration / by Elizabeth Bisland

Author:
Bisland, Elizabeth 1861-1929  Search this
Subject:
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration  Search this
Physical description:
9 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1896
Topic:
Decorative arts--Museums  Search this
Call number:
NK460.N5 C77p 1896
NK460.N5C77p 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386959

Notice du Musée national de Versailles / par Eud. Soulié

Author:
Musée national de Versailles  Search this
Soulié, Eud  Search this
Subject:
Musée national de Versailles Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
v. : plans ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
France
Versailles
Date:
1881
[1881?]-
Topic:
Museums--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N2180.A7 M98 1881
N2180.A7M98 1881
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388900

Guide to the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury / by Edward T. Stevens

Author:
Blackmore Museum (Salisbury, Eng.)  Search this
Stevens, Edward T. (Edward Thomas) 1828-1878  Search this
Subject:
Blackmore Museum (Salisbury, Eng.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 160, xi p., [1] leaf of plates : plan ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Great Britain
Salisbury
Date:
1800
1899
[18--]
Topic:
Archaeological museums and collections  Search this
Call number:
GN806.A3 S16
GN806.A3S16
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411339

Notice du Musée national de Versailles / par Eud. Soulié

Author:
Musée national de Versailles  Search this
Soulié, Eud  Search this
Subject:
Musée national de Versailles Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
v. : plans ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
France
Versailles
Date:
1880
Topic:
Museums--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N2180.A7 M98 1880
N2180.A7M98 1880
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_417345

The official guide to the Norwich Castle Museum / by Thomas Southwell

Author:
Southwell, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Norwich Castle Museum Guidebooks  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
England
Norwich
Date:
1895
1903
[between 1895 and 1903]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM101 .N73
AM101.N73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421554

Zeitschrift des Mährischen Landesmuseums / herausgegeben von der Mährischen Museumsgesellschaft

Author:
Hucke, Karl  Search this
Moravská musejní společnost v Brně  Search this
Moravské muzeum v Brně  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25-26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Czech Republic
Moravia
Date:
1901
1901-
Topic:
Museums--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
AS142 .Z48
AS142.Z48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451662

Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum

Author:
British Museum  Search this
Subject:
British Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiii, 98 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
England
London
Date:
1809
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Natural history--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Museums--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
AM101 .B85 1809
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_519499

The ... annual report of the Horniman Museum

Title:
Annual reports of the Horniman Museum, First & second (1891-2)
Annual report, & of the Horniman free Museum, 6th (1896)
Annual report of the Horniman free Museum, 7th (1987 and Jan. 1898)
Annual report
Author:
Horniman Museum  Search this
Subject:
Horniman Museum  Search this
Physical description:
7 v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
England
London
Date:
1892
1898
[1892-98]
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM101 .H8128
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612540

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