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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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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Saucer

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 4 in; 1.905 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
Saucer, Cup
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037349
Catalog number:
037349
Accession number:
115031
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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Cup

Associated:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Object Name:
Cup
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037348e
Catalog number:
37348e
Accession number:
115031
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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Cup

Associated:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Object Name:
Cup
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037348b
Catalog number:
37348b
Accession number:
115031
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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Cup

Associated:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Object Name:
Cup
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037348c
Catalog number:
37348c
Accession number:
115031
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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Cup

Associated:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Object Name:
Cup
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037348d
Catalog number:
37348d
Accession number:
115031
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Plate, log cabin

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Object Name:
plate, log cabin
saucer
ID Number:
CE.62.933Ab
Accession number:
171126
Catalog number:
62.933Ab
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Larsen Ceramics
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition:
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Hairbrush with likeness of William Henry Harrison

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall handle material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 2 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Brush, Flowers & Harrison 1840
hairbrush
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
ID Number:
2015.0200.008
Accession number:
2015.0200
Catalog number:
2015.0200.008
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Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
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Exhibition
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1199675

Pink Log Cabin Patterned Sugar Bowl

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
white, pink (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 7 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 19.685 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
sugarbowl and lid
Subject:
Food Culture  Search this
Presidents  Search this
ID Number:
PL.227739.1840.I6
Accession number:
227739
270930
Catalog number:
227739.1840.I6
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1199220
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Blue Log Cabin Patterned Sugar Bowl

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 11.43 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Bowl, Sugar
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037346
Catalog number:
037346
Accession number:
115031
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Government, Politics, and Reform
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_529128

Log Cabin Patterned Creamer

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Creamer
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037347
Catalog number:
037347
Accession number:
115031
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition:
Exhibition
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_529129

Blue Log Cabin Patterned Cup

Associated:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Cup
Subject:
China  Search this
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Mrs. Daniel Gardner
ID Number:
PL.037348a
Catalog number:
37348a
Accession number:
115031
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Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_529133

Log Cabin Patterned Creamer

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 16.51 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Pitcher
ID Number:
1989.0486.008
Accession number:
1989.0486
Catalog number:
1989.0486.008
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Political and Military History: Political History, Presidential History Collection
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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Exhibition
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1198908
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William Henry Harrison's autograph

Signer:
William Henry Harrison, 9 Feb 1773 - 4 Apr 1841  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
7.6 x 21.5 cm (3 x 8 7/16")
Type:
Document
Date:
Mar 28, 1795
Topic:
Autograph  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Robert M. Grace in memory of her father, John E. Rovensky
Object number:
AD/NPG.77.29
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AD_NPG.77.29

Political Ribbon Quilt

Associated person:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
textile (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 96 in x 96 in; 243.84 cm x 243.84 cm
Object Name:
Quilt
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Quilting  Search this
ID Number:
PL.034124
Catalog number:
034124
Accession number:
70903
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Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_495861
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Chipped Hoe

Donor Name:
President William H. Harrison  Search this
Object Type:
Hoe
Place:
Dundee, Tunica County, Mississippi, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1922
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
068797
USNM Number:
A324641-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8085082

Clay Concretion Bearing Carvings.

Donor Name:
President William H. Harrison  Search this
Object Type:
Concretion
Place:
Dundee, Tunica County, Mississippi, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1922
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
068797
USNM Number:
A324642-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8085083

William Henry Harrison [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Beach, Chester 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1931
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000213
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126917
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Untitled (Portrait of William Henry Harrison and a log cabin)

Depicted:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Maker:
Narine & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 7 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Billhead
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1840-11-07
Subject:
Architecture, Domestic Buildings  Search this
Pets  Search this
Uniforms, Military  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 1940  Search this
Presidential Campaign of 1840  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.3862A
Catalog number:
60.3862A
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Clothing & Accessories
Domestic Furnishings
Art
Peters Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325993

Campaign Ribbon, William Henry Harrison

Associated person:
Adams, John  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas  Search this
Referenced:
Harrison, William Henry  Search this
Physical Description:
textile (overall material)
beige (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Ribbon
Object Type:
ribbon
Subject:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Credit Line:
Sara L. Lepman in memory of Dr. Harry Lepman
ID Number:
1978.0590.037
Accession number:
1978.0590
Catalog number:
1978.0590.037
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_491890

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