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Minutes

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Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
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8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
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Collection descriptions
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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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Winfield Scott and the profession of arms / Allan Peskin

Author:
Peskin, Allan  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
328 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
19th century
War of 1812
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
History, Military  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734346

Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott / John S.D. Eisenhower

Author:
Eisenhower, John S. D. 1922-2013-  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
War of 1812
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
History, Military  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.S52 E37 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532339

Winfield Scott : the quest for military glory / Timothy D. Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Timothy D. 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Military history
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
©1998
War of 1812
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
History, Military  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.S52 J65 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554932

[Mexican War correspondence]

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
97-544, 236 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1848
1848?]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources  Search this
Call number:
E405 .U59 1848
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467708

General Scott, by General Marcus J. Wright

Author:
Wright, Marcus J (Marcus Joseph) 1831-1922  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
xii p., 1 l., 349 p. front. (port.) 5 maps. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1897
Call number:
E403.1.S4W952 1897
E403.1.S4W952 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256025

Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL. D

Author:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (xxii, 653 p.) ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
1864
[1970]
Call number:
E403.1.S4A3 1970X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_295020

Correspondence between the Secretary of War and Generals Scott and Taylor, and between General Scott and Mr. Trist. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting reports from the Secretary of State and Secretary of War, with the accompanying documents, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 7th February, 1848 ..

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Trist, Nicholas Philip 1800-1874  Search this
Marcy, William L (William Learned) 1786-1857  Search this
United States Department of State  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Trist, Nicholas Philip 1800-1874  Search this
Marcy, William L (William Learned) 1786-1857  Search this
Physical description:
405, ix p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1848
1848]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources  Search this
Call number:
E405.6 .U62X
E405.6.U62X
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Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_131651

Taylor and his generals. A biography of Major-General Zachary Taylor; and sketches of the lives of Generals Worth, Wool, and Twiggs; with a full account of the various actions of their divisions in Mexico up to the present time; together with a history of the bombardment of Vera Cruz, and a sketch of the life of Major-General Winfield Scott ..

Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [13]-318 p. incl. pl., plan. front., plates, ports. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E422 .T247
E422.T247
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_152742

The life of General Winfield Scott. By Edward D. Mansfield, esq

Author:
Mansfield, Edward Deering 1801-1880  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
x, [11]-366 p. (i.e. 368) p. incl. illus., maps, plans. front. (port.) plates. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1846
Call number:
CT275.S52 M2
CT275.S52M2
E403.1.S4M28X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20782

Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. Written by himself

Author:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. port. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1864
War of 1812
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
CT275.S52 A1
E403.1.S4 A3 1864
CT275.S52A1
E403.1.S4A3 1864
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20783

General Scott and his staff: comprising memoirs of Generals Scott, Twiggs, Smith, Quitman, Shields, Pillow, Lane, Cadwalader, Patterson and Pierce; Colonels Childs, Riley, Harney, and Butler, and other distinguished officers attached to General Scott's army ... Compiled from public documents and private correspondence

Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
11-224 p. illus., ports. 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1970
1848
[1970]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
Call number:
E403 .G32 1970X
E403.G32 1970X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_3814

Military government under General Winfield Scott, prepared by the Provost Marshal General's School, Military Government Dept., for ORC units

Author:
United States Provost Marshal General's School, Camp Gordon, Ga  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico City (Mexico)
Date:
1951
1951]
American occupation, 1847-1848
Topic:
Military government--History--Case studies  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E405.6 .U59X
E405.6.U59X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_4227

Fifty years' observations of men and events, civil and military. By E.D. Keyes ..

Author:
Keyes, Erasmus D (Erasmus Darwin) 1810-1895  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
United States Army History  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 515 p. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1884
1861-1865
Topic:
Peninsular Campaign, 1862  Search this
Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
E181 .K44
E181.K44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_61527

Infantry tactics : or, Rules for the exercise and manoeuvres of the United States' Infantry

Author:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Infantry Drill and tactics  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 15 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1861
Call number:
UD160 .S43 1861
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_86282

Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL. D. Written by himself

Author:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. port. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1864
War of 1812
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
CT275.S52A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_96240

The siege of Washington : the untold story of the twelve days that shook the Union / John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

Author:
Lockwood, John 1951-  Search this
Lockwood, Charles 1948-2012  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Andrew, John A (John Albion) 1818-1867  Search this
United States Army Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 298 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
2011
C2011
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001056

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