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Records, 1882-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Adams, W. I  Search this
Karr, William W  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5.66 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1882
1882-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000165
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216754

Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1989-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records were created by the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) Deputy Director. Charles Robertson held the post from 1986 to 2001. The records include subject files documenting the various administrative entities of NMAA, and central Smithsonian management, for fiscal year 1994. In addition, the records include NMAA budget files for fiscal years 1992 to 1995, dating from 1989 to 1995.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-119, National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-119
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-119

Budget Records

Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
FY 1996-FY 1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the development and presentation of the annual budget for the National Museum of American Art. The records were created and maintained by Charles Robertson, Deputy Director. Materials include memoranda, working papers, and reports.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-023, National Museum of American Art. Office of the Deputy Director, Budget Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-023
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Budget Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-023

Subject Files, 1920-2018

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007  Search this
Multhauf, Robert P  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Hindle, Brooke  Search this
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
Ewers, John C (John Canfield) 1909-1997  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Ravenal, William de C  Search this
Gray, John  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Fruchter, Susan  Search this
Hartig, Anthea M  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
133.43 cu. ft. processed holdings
109 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Floor plans
Architectural drawings
Electronic records
Color photographs
Exhibition catalogs
Drawings
Compact discs
Digital images
Date:
1920
1920-2018
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Science museums  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00342
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219558

Subject Files, 1995-2018

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Gray, John  Search this
Glass, Brent D  Search this
Crew, Spencer R. 1949-  Search this
Pachter, Marc  Search this
Fruchter, Susan  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Public Space Renewal Project  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Museum Board  Search this
Blue Ribbon Commission on the National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Digital images
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
1995-2018
Topic:
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Special events  Search this
Committees  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
Auditing  Search this
Awards  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-119
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/20/1985 memorandum, Massa to Sengsourinh; Contact reference staff for details
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Subject Files 1920-2018 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398464

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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Administrative Files, 1978-1990

Creator:
Council of American Overseas Research Centers  Search this
Subject:
United States Information Agency  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1978
1978-1990
Topic:
Associations, institutions, etc--Membership  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-052
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246878

Subject Files, 1994-2018

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research/Provost  Search this
Subject:
Kurin, Richard 1950-  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for History and Culture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Director for National Programs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1994
1994-2018
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 19-083
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2034; Transferring office; 10/24/2016 memorandum, Milhoan to Niedner; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Subject Files 1994-2018 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research/Provost]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398185

Budget Records, 1985-1987

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Museums  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1985
1985-1987
Topic:
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-010
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2003; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Budget Records 1985-1991 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_254404

Formulation and Execution Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1970-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of hearing backup materials created by the Office of Planning, Management and Budget (OPMB). Materials include supporting tables and details of Smithsonian annual budget submissions to Congress, budget histories, and summary issue papers to prepare the Secretary and senior management for Congressional hearings. Also included are responses to Congressional requests for information. See indexes for topics.
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Legislative hearings -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-076, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Formulation and Execution Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-076
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Formulation and Execution Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-076

Topical Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Date:
1947-2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, and newsletters.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-065, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-065
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Topical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-065

Trust Fund Budget Process, 2001

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-065, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
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Topical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-065-refidd1e1000

Smithsonian Planning and Budget Process, 1980-1999

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-065, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
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Topical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-065-refidd1e1350

Topical Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Digital images
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1965-2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, newsletters, photographs and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Legislative hearings -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Newsletters
Compact discs
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Digital images
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-031, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-031
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Topical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-031

Planning and Budget Process, 1992-1993

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-031, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
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Topical Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-031-refidd1e1132

Budget Records

Creator::
Lemelson Center  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1995-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the budgetary administration of the Lemelson Center. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, budget worksheets, proposals, financial reports, and grant information.
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-120, Lemelson Center, Budget Records
Identifier:
Accession 03-120
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Budget Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-120

Formulation and Execution Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Extent:
16 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
FY 1989-FY 2017
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of budget records documenting the formulation and execution of the Smithsonian's federal and trust budgets. Materials include budget justifications, allocations, transfers, transmittals, executions, budget calls, reviews, and other reports.
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Legislative hearings -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-008, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Formulation and Execution Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-008
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Formulation and Execution Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-008

Capital Account Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Date:
1964-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting financial planning and administration for the repair, restoration, and construction of Smithsonian Institution facilities. Materials include correspondence, budgets, minutes, agenda, floor plans, and other related materials.
Topic:
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-015, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Capital Account Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-015
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Capital Account Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-015

Correspondence and Memoranda

Creator::
United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant  Search this
Extent:
14.26 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (22 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1885-1914
Descriptive Entry:
Records consist of outgoing letterpress book correspondence concerning general fiscal matters, estimates of appropriations, appropriation and expenditure statements; certified vouchers for the disbursement clerk; and personnel matters including leaves of absence, appointments, promotions, terminations, and salaries; also included are fiscal records pertaining to USNM exhibits at international expositions. Originally these records had been kept in three separate series, (1) general museum business; (2) personnel; and (3) copied letters addressed to the Secretary transmitting vouchers for payment. These series were combined at an unknown date and volumes pertaining to exposition financial matters were added. Most of the correspondence was signed by Cox, and William De C. Ravenel. Other correspondents include Secretaries Samuel P. Langley, and Charles D. Walcott; executive curator, Frederick William True; and acting chief clerks, J. E. Rockwell, and J. L. Willige. Volumes are individually indexed. A Volume list follows.
Historical Note:
The chief clerk's appointment was an administrative one. Under his charge was the general supervision of the expenditure of United States National Museum appropriations; preparing proposals for supplies, issuing orders for the purchasing of supplies; settlement of accounts; awarding contracts; supervision over nonscientific or specimen related correspondence; general supervision of employees, their assignments to duty, granting leaves of absence; and conducting boards of inquiry and investigation of complaints. The chief clerk also acted as special agent and at times was appointed representative of the Museum and the Smithsonian at international expositions.

William V. Cox, designated chief clerk of the Museum in 1885, was the first and last chief clerk of the Museum. When Cox left the Museum in 1902 the title of the position was changed to administrative assistant. Duties of the administrative assistant were somewhat modified but the differences between these duties and those of the chief clerk were never enumerated in the Museum reports.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 167, United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant, Correspondence and Memoranda
Identifier:
Record Unit 167
See more items in:
Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0167

Records

Creator::
United States National Museum. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (16 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Manuscripts
Date:
1925-1963 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists primarily of files created by Kellogg during his tenure as Director of the United States National Museum, 1948-1962. It includes smaller amounts of records kept by Kellogg as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962, and as Assistant Curator and Curator in the Division of Mammals, USNM, 1928-1948. The record unit also contains files created by other Smithsonian and USNM officials, including Alexander Wetmore, Kellogg's predecessor as Chief Administrative Officer of the Museum, 1925-1948; Frank A. Taylor, Assistant Director of the USNM; and Albert C. Smith, Director of the National Museum of Natural History. The records deal with Smithsonian and USNM administration and include budget files, 1949-1959, documenting fiscal development of the Smithsonian and its various bureaus, especially the USNM; reports on staff research submitted to the Smithsonian's Research Subcommittee, 1948-1962; a file concerning Smithsonian research funds and bequests made to the Institution, 1926-1957; and administrative files, 1925-1963, which document planning and development of the National Museum of History and Technology and occupancy planning for the east and west wings of the Natural History Building.

For other records relating to Kellogg's service as Director of the United States National Museum see record units 88 and 155.
Historical Note:
A. Remington Kellogg (1892-1969) was Director of the United States National Museum (USNM), 1948-1962. He also served as Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1962. Prior to his appointment as Director, Kellogg had served as Assistant Curator and Curator in the Division of Mammals, USNM, beginning in 1928.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 89, United States National Museum. Office of the Director, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 89
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0089

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