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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Secretary's Executive Committee  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Secretariat  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary  Search this
United States National Museum Director General of Museums  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Public Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Treasurer  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Academic Programs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of General Counsel  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Personnel and Management Resources  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant to the Secretary  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Public Relations Officer  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Activities  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Executive Assistant to the Secretary  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1966
1966-1981
Other title:
Records
Notes:
Shortly after S. Dillon Ripley became the Smithsonian's eighth Secretary in 1964, he created a group of advisors named the Secretariat. It was composed of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Director General of Museums, Assistant Secretary for Science, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Treasurer, Director of the Office of Academic Programs, General Counsel, Director of the Office of Personnel and Management Resources, the Assistant to the Secretary, the Public Affairs Officer, the Director of the Office of International Activities, and the Secretary's Executive Assistant. From this committee the Secretary obtained such information and advice as he wished in making operating decisions for the Smithsonian. In 1971, as a result of a study of management practices at the Institution, the Secretary streamlined this group, renaming it the Executive Committee. Its members were the Assistant Secretaries for Science, History and Art, and Public Service; the Treasurer, the Executive Officer for Supporting Services, and, ex officio, the General Counsel. The new committee continued to advise the Secretary and was also given more responsibility for making decisions than its predecessor.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
These records consist chiefly of minutes of the Executive Committee's discussions of policy issues presented to the Institution.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000616
See more items in:
Minutes 1966-1981 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary Secretary's Executive Committee]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217176