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Robert McCormick Adams Papers, 1994-1997

Creator:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1994
1994-1997
Topic:
Professional associations
Local number:
SIA Acc. 99-061
Summary:
These records consist of the personal papers of Robert McCormick Adams and document his professional activities outside the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence and appointment books
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
84-14656-11A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch October, 1993
Summary:
Ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams seated at a desk. Secretary Adams announced his retirement at the Board of Regents meeting in September 1993
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder October 1993
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams Speaking

Author:
Penland, Dane A
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Event
Standard number:
84-378-10A
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, February 1984
Summary:
Ninth Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926-) at the microphone
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Ninth Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Management--Museums
Standard number:
84-14656-15A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Ninth Secretary Robert McCormick Adams, in his office sitting by his computer, leaves behind a legacy of cultural diversity at the Smithsonian. As leader of the Smithsonian from September 1984 to September 1994, Secretary Adams placed an emphasis on cultural and biological diversity, research, enhancing the quality of the institution's exhibitions and activities, and the expansion of the Smithsonian's educational programs
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994 Supplement
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Robert McCormick Adams at STRI

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Caribbean Sea
Panama
Date:
1990
Topic:
Marine biology
Secretaries
Tropical Biology
Biology
Standard number:
96-20062
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Robert McCormick Adams (1926-), ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984-1994), an anthropologist, on left, during a visit to the Caribbean marine station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama on March 26, 1990. View shows building on stilts in water with shore visible in background. Adams is speaking with another individual
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 93-066 Box 28 Folder 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Robert McCormick Adams, Papers, c. 1943-1994 and undated

Creator:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Physical description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1943
1943-1994
c 1943-1994 and undated
Topic:
Anthropology
Local number:
SIA Acc. 98-131
Summary:
These records consist of the papers of Robert McCormick Adams, the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Papers pertain mostly to his career outside of the Smithsonian, such as his teaching career, research and field work, and his affiliation with various professional societies, organizations, and institutions. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, research notes, lectures, photographs, appointment books, evaluations, reviews, newspaper clippings, journal articles, logs, and publications
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Secretaries Ripley and Adams

Author:
Johnson, Melissa
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Standard number:
2003-19555
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984
Summary:
Secretaries S. Dillon Ripley (left) and Robert McCormick Adams (right) with the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) in the background at the installation of Adams as the ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994)
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams Videotaping Session

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Woodman, Lee
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Secretaries
Smithsonian Information Center Theater
Videotaping Session
Office of Telecommunications
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
89-13543-13
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
In a 1989 videotaping session, Secretary Adams welcomes visitors to the Smithsonian. The segment ran in the Smithsonian Institution Building Information Center theater. Lee Woodman, producer in the Office of Telecommunications, directs the camera crew
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams and his Wife

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1994
Topic:
Adams, Ruth Skinner
Secretaries
Portraits
Painting
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
94-7086-20
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Secretary Adams and his wife, Ruth Skinner Adams, admire the portrait of the secretary, painted by Burton Silverman. It now hangs with the other portraits of Smithsonian secretaries on the second floor of the Smithsonian Institution Building
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Administrative Records, 1984-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Pamphlets
Manuscripts
Date:
1984
1984-1994
Topic:
Committees
Corporate minutes
Meetings
Museum trustees
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-073
Summary:
These records document the proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution's governing body, the Board of Regents, during the tenure of Robert McCormick Adams, ninth Secretary of the Institution (1984-1994). Materials include agendas, minutes, reports, background material on matters before the Board; notes; clippings; lists of attendees; and brochures
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Administrative Records 1960-2006 [Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Secretary Adams/Secretary-Elect Ira Michael Heyman

Author:
Strauss, Richard
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1994
Topic:
Secretaries
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Regents
Standard number:
94-5169-12
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch, July 1994
Summary:
Ninth Secretary Robert McCormick Adams (1984-1994) with Secretary-Elect Ira Michael Heyman (1994-1999) in the Enid A. Haupt Garden after the May 25, 1994 press conference in the Smithsonian Institution Building announcing the "changing of the guard." Heyman came to the Smithsonian Institution from the Department of the Interior where he served as counselor to Bruce Babbitt Secretary of the Interior and deputy assistant secretary for policy. From 1980 to 1990 Heyman was chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley and is also former Smithsonian Institution regent
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Administrative Records, 1984-1993

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Executive Committee
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1984
1984-1993
Topic:
Committees
Corporate minutes
Meetings
Museum trustees
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-074
Summary:
This accession consists of records that document the proceedings of the Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Executive Committiee during the tenure of Robert McCormick Adams, ninth Secretary of the Institution (1984-1994). The Committee meets ten days prior to the meeting of the full Board of Regents. After January of 1993, the report of the Executive Committee meeting is included in records of the full Board of Regents meeting. This practice was instituted to eliminate the creation and maintenance of duplicate materials for both meetings. Materials include agendas, minutes, reports, background material on matters before the Board; notes; clippings; lists of attendees; and brochures
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1984-1993 [Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents Executive Committee]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Outside Castle at Adams Installation

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Installation
Museum visitors
Event
Standard number:
95-262
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984
Summary:
Smithsonian staff, volunteers and visitors on The Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building to watch the installation ceremony of Secretary Adams, September 17, 1984
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Queen Noor of Jordan at Freer w/Sec. Adams

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Noor Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan 1951-
Lawton, Thomas 1931-
Freer Gallery of Art
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Celebrities and Dignitaries
Royal visitors--Jordan
Queens
Standard number:
85-7923-24
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Queen Noor of Jordan visits Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) May 1, 1985. Pictured from left to right: Queen Noor of Jordan, Ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ), and Thomas Lawton, Director, FGA
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 88-086 Box 33
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Queen Noor of Jordan at Freer with Secretary Adams

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Noor Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan 1951-
Lawton, Thomas 1931-
Freer Gallery of Art
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Secretaries
Celebrities and Dignitaries
Royal visitors--Jordan
Queens
Standard number:
85-7925-36
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Queen Noor of Jordan visits Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) May 1, 1985. Pictured from left to right: Thomas Lawton, Director, Freer Gallery of Art (FGA); unknown; unknown; unknown; Ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ), and Queen Noor of Jordan
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 88-086 Box 33
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams and John Gonzales

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
National Congress of American Indians
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1990
Topic:
Secretaries
Gonzales, John
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
2003-19497
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Secretary Robert McCormick Adams and John Gonzales, former president of the National Congress of American Indians, discuss the National Museum of the American Indian at a reception held at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in August 1990
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretaries Ripley and Adams

Author:
Penland, Dane A
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Standard number:
84-373-12A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, February 1984
Summary:
Eighth Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) with Secretary-elect Robert McCormick Adams (1984-1994) outside the Smithsonian Institution Building. The north towers of the SIB are in the background
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder February 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Administrative Records, 1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
28 cu. ft. (28 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Date:
1992
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-015
Summary:
This accession consists of the records of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Robert McCormick Adams, for 1992 including reports, correspondence, subject files, and other materials
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2009 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records, 1991

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
42 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1991
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 94-052
Summary:
These records consist of the administrative records and index from the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for fiscal year 1991
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2009 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records, 1990

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
44 cu. ft. (42 record storage boxes) (2 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1990
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 93-066
Summary:
This accession consists of the administrative records and index from the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for fiscal year 1990
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2009 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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