Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary Search this
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
This accession includes records documenting the administrative activities of S. Dillon Ripley, Robert McCormick Adams, Ira Michael Heyman, Lawrence M. Small, and G.
Wayne Clough during their tenures as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records pertain to legal issues such as deeds, leases, wills, and agreements in regard to
the Institution's museums, properties, exhibitions, research initiatives, fund raising, special programs, personnel, and marketing partnerships. Materials include correspondence,
memoranda, and notes; contracts and agreements; account summaries; reports; policies and guidelines; meeting agendas; speech papers; floor plans; property appraisals; estate
inventory lists; copies of wills; and supporting documentation.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2028; Transferring office; 3/19/1970 memorandum, Lytle to Ripley; Contact reference staff for details.
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations Search this
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Office of International Relations and its predecessors, the Directorate of International
Activities and the Office of International Activities, respectively, in regard to office budgetary matters and the coordinating of internationally-focused Smithsonian projects
and initiatives such as grants, conferences, diplomatic visits, scientific research, and museum project management. Staff represented in these records include director Francine
C. Berkowitz; assistant director Brian Lemay; and international liaison specialist and senior policy advisor Leonard P. Hirsch, who was responsible for the support of Smithsonian
scientific programs, with an emphasis on global environmental concerns. Of note are records related to Hirsch's work on gay rights in the workplace, both at the Smithsonian
Institution and in the federal government. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; contracts and agreements;
reports; grant proposals; survey information; questionnaires, fellowship and research program information; news releases; speech papers; Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program
information; guidelines and procedures; information about conferences, symposiums, committees, workshops, exhibitions, and special events; photographs and negatives; clippings;
brochures; floor plans; videotapes; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 2/23/1993 memorandum, Kirby to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.
3.03 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, a senior curator of aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch joined the curatorial
staff at NASM in 1974 to assist with preparing exhibitions for the opening of the museum in 1976. In 1985, he transferred to the National Museum of American History (NMAH)
where he was a curator and supervisor in the Division of Engineering and Industry, before eventually being appointed Chairman of the Department of Social and Cultural History
in 1987. Crouch returned to NASM in 1990 when he was named Chairman of the NASM Department of Aeronautics, a position he held until 1999 when he became Senior Curator. Crouch
served on the First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board and was active in planning activities for the centennial of the first flight by brothers Orville and Wilbur
Wright. He also was involved in the planning, development and production activities for the exhibitions A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution
and Men and Women: A History of Costume, Gender, and Power at NMAH, as well as for the NASM exhibitions The Flying Roosevelts, NASA/ART: Fifty Years of Exploration,
R. G. Smith: The Old Master of the Sky, Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012, and The Enola Gay, including the resolution of
issues surrounding the display of the bomber at the museum. Some materials date to when the department came to be known as the Aeronautics Division and then the Aeronautics
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; lecture papers; publications; information in regard to advisory boards, conferences, seminars, committees, and special
events; meeting agendas; proposals; reports; contracts and agreements; exhibition scripts, floor plans, design information, and visitor comment forms; oral history interview
transcripts; press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, and newspapers; photographs, slides, and negatives; appointment books documenting matters in regard to the Enola
Gay exhibition controversy; copies of legislation related to aviation; newsletters; collections management information; awards; and brochures.