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Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Scientific Event Alert Network (National Museum of Natural History (U.S.))  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center  Search this
Center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
511.08 cu. ft. (369 record storage boxes) (236 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (141 3x5 boxes) (oversize materials)
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Other title:
(1) Folder list in control file; (2) indexes prepared for each series, shelved with records.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
(1) Records, 1972, accession number T90103; (2) records, 1973, accession number T90104; (3) records, 1974, accession number T90105; (4) records, 1975, accession number T90106; (5) records, 1976, accession number T90107; (6) records, 1977, accession number 81-078; (7) records, 1978, accession number 82-124; (8) records, 1979, accession number 83-090; (9) records, 1980, accession number 84-129; (10) records, 1981, accession number 85-132; (11) records, 1982, accession number 86-041; (12) records, 1983, accession number 86-060; (13) records, 1984, accession number 87-066
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
These records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the events that are documented are the formation of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; renovations at the National Zoological Park; the opening of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; creation of the Scientific Event Alert Network; opening of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in New York City; opening of the National Air and Space Museum; opening of a restored Arts and Industries Building; addition of the National Museum of African Art to the Smithsonian; first use of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, Mount Hopkins, Arizona; donation of the Arthur M. Sackler Collection of Oriental Art to the Smithsonian; opening of the Museum Support Center; and the beginning of construction of the Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000613
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2016 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives