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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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 502, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Toward a global community of scholars : the special partnership between the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and China's National Center for Education Development Research, 1988-1997 / by Hsi-sheng Ch'i

Author:
Chi, Hsi-sheng  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching History  Search this
National Center for Education Development Research (China) History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 83 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
China
Date:
1997
Topic:
Education--Research  Search this
Education--International cooperation  Search this
Education, Higher  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517145

Native American colleges : progress and prospects / Paul Boyer

Author:
Boyer, Paul 1964-  Search this
Boyer, Ernest L  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 125 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Indian universities and colleges  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_520806

Scholarship assessed : evaluation of the professoriate / Charles E. Glassick, Mary Taylor Huber, and Gene I. Maeroff

Author:
Glassick, Charles E. 1931-  Search this
Huber, Mary Taylor 1944-  Search this
Maeroff, Gene I  Search this
Boyer, Ernest L  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 130 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
College teaching  Search this
College teaching--Evaluation  Search this
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_540764

The learning industry : education for adult workers / Nell P. Eurich ; foreword by Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Eurich, Nell  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Adult education  Search this
Continuing education  Search this
Call number:
LC5251.E79 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407677

The Condition of teaching

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
Topic:
Teachers--States--Attitudes--Statistics  Search this
Educational surveys  Search this
Call number:
LB1775.2 .C745
LB1775.2.C745
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421771

Ready to learn : a mandate for the nation / Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Boyer, Ernest L  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 193 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Readiness for school  Search this
Early childhood education  Search this
Child development  Search this
Education--Aims and objectives  Search this
Education and state  Search this
Educational surveys  Search this
Call number:
LB1132.B69 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423279

The academic profession : an international perspective / Ernest L. Boyer, Philip G. Altbach, Mary Jean Whitelaw

Author:
Boyer, Ernest L  Search this
Altbach, Philip G  Search this
Whitelaw, Mary Jean 1957-  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 106 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
College teaching--Statistics  Search this
College teachers--Employment--Statistics  Search this
Comparative education  Search this
Educational surveys  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478688

A classification of institutions of higher education / with a foreword by Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 168 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Universities and colleges--Evaluation  Search this
College attendance--States--Statistics  Search this
Educational surveys--States  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478831

College : the undergraduate experience in America / Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Boyer, Ernest L  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 328 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Universities and colleges--Case studies  Search this
College students--Case studies  Search this
Call number:
LA227.3.B678 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_326854

A Classification of institutions of higher education

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
v, 148 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Universities and colleges--Statistics  Search this
College attendance--Statistics  Search this
Call number:
LA227.3.C5 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333698

Tribal colleges : shaping the future of native America / with a foreword by Ernest L. Boyer ; The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 103 p. : map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
Topic:
Education (Higher)  Search this
Universities and colleges  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381978

The Condition of the professoriate : attitudes and trends, 1989 : a technical report / with a foreword by Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 148 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
College teachers--Attitudes--Evaluation  Search this
College teachers--Statistics  Search this
Education, Higher--Evaluation  Search this
Education, Higher--Statistics  Search this
Call number:
LB1778.C628 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388972

Campus life : in search of community / the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ; with a foreword by Ernest L. Boyer

Author:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 148 p. : tables ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
College students  Search this
College environment  Search this
Communities  Search this
Universities and colleges--Administration  Search this
College presidents--Attitudes  Search this
Educational surveys  Search this
Call number:
LA229.C27 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393213

Should the Carnegie Foundation be suppressed? / by Henry S. Pritchett

Author:
Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith) 1857-1939  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
13 p. ; 8vo
Type:
Books
Date:
1915
Call number:
LB2336 .P67Z
LB2336.P67Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_207073

The relations of Christian denominations to colleges, by Henry S. Pritchett

Author:
Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith) 1857-1939  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. 4to
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1908
1908]
Topic:
Church and education  Search this
Church colleges  Search this
Call number:
LC383.P7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_207074

Dental education in the United States and Canada; a report to the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement of teaching, by William J. Gies, with a preface by Henry S. Pritchett ..

Author:
Gies, William John 1872-1956  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 692 p. illus. (map) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
Topic:
Dentistry--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
617.G
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_297512

Medical education in the United States and Canada; a report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, by Abraham Flexner, with an introduction by Henry S. Pritchett, President of the Foundation

Author:
Flexner, Abraham 1866-1959  Search this
Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith) 1857-1939  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 346 p. incl. maps, tables. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Canada
Date:
1910
[c1910]
Topic:
Medicine--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
R745.C2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_297571

Medical education in Europe; a report to the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching, by Abraham Flexner, with an introduction by Henry S. Pritchett, president of the foundation

Author:
Flexner, Abraham 1866-1959  Search this
Pritchett, Henry S (Henry Smith) 1857-1939  Search this
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 357 p. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1912
Topic:
Medicine--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
R771.C2 1912
R771.C2 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_297572

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