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Forms, Circulars, Announcements

Extent:
4.76 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box) (7 12x17 boxes) (7 bound volumes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1933
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of forms and circulars of the Secretary, 1846-1888; forms and circulars of the National Museum, Exchanges, Ethnology, Correspondence Clerk, Disbursing Clerk, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, Library, and National Zoological Park; forms ordered, 1860-1933; lists of Smithsonian Institution employees, 1846-1910, with salaries; and invitations to Smithsonian events, circa 1915-1925.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk, Forms, Circulars, Announcements
Identifier:
Record Unit 65
See more items in:
Forms, Circulars, Announcements
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0065

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
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
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Michael Barnes Taking a Photo

Author:
Hurlbert, Donald E 1954-2015  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Michael R  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA)  Search this
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center National Harbor, Maryland  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 7.39w x 11.11h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
Maryland
United States, Maryland, Prince George's County, National Harbor
Date:
August 3, 2011
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Color photography  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
NHB2011-01149
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14616
Online Media:

T. D. Stewart Measuring Skull in Terry Collection

Author:
Clark, Chip  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 0.5" w x 0.75" h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide
Type:
Person, candid
Slide
Date:
c. 1981
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Skulls  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Collection storage areas  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Standard number:
NMNH-21579 NMNH
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14702

T D Stewart Measures Human Leg Bone in Terry Collection

Author:
Clark, Chip  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Physical Anthropology  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 0.5" w x 0.75" h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Slide
Type:
Person, candid
Slide
Date:
c. 1981
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Collection storage areas  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Standard number:
NMNH-21581 NMNH
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14703

Messiah College @ Smithsonian

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-04-10T20:08:48.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
OFI_Smithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
OFI_Smithsonian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_13NJn_wstFA

Watson Perrygo in Darien, Panama

Author:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984  Search this
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
Panama
Panama, Darien, Jaque
Date:
1946
Topic:
McCarthy, Sergeant E. W. (Bill)  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Trucks  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
91-2185 or Wetmore # 2717
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10034
Online Media:

Mary Agnes Chase, Botanist

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963  Search this
United States Dept. of Agriculture  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1960
Topic:
National Collections  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Agrostology  Search this
Tropical Biology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-0712 or MAH45234
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10039

DeCarlo Wiley

Author:
Foster, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Office of Protective Services  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1978
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Basketball  Search this
Wiley, DeCarlo  Search this
Sports  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
94-2879
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10041

Thomas Soderstrom Packing Equipment

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Soderstrom, Thomas R  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1969
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Botany  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Standard number:
94-1519
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10043

Mountain Coatimundi

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Mason, Robert  Search this
Ritterbush, Philip C  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1969
Topic:
Expeditions  Search this
Colombia  Search this
Cosumbo (Mountain coatimundi)  Search this
Animals  Search this
Coatis  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
94-2476
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10050

Workroom for Indian Ethnology, A&I Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
c. 1890s
Topic:
Artifacts  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Storage  Search this
Indian Ethnology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
3680 or NHB-3680
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10082

Drawing of Keeper Weedon at the NZP

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Weedon Mr  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 9 1/2h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Drawing
Date:
c. 1887-1900
Topic:
Keeper Weedon  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos--Employees  Search this
Zoo keepers  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
77-11419
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10090

Carolyn Despard

Author:
Long, Eric  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Despard, Carolyn  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Publications  Search this
Serial publications  Search this
Editors  Search this
Standard number:
88-18581-21
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10102

Charlene Dawson

Author:
Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Dawson, Charlene  Search this
Health Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Health  Search this
Influenza vaccines  Search this
Influenza--Prevention  Search this
Standard number:
88-18009-27
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10103

Polly Willman and Marianne Heath

Author:
Long, Eric  Search this
Subject:
Willman, Polly  Search this
Heath, Marianne  Search this
First Ladies Hall  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1988
Topic:
Conservation  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
First Ladies Gowns  Search this
Costumes  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Women--History  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
88-18181-18
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10105

Scott Ellsworth and Stacy Flaherty

Author:
Strauss, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Archives Center  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Ellsworth, Scott  Search this
Flaherty, Stacy  Search this
Center for Advertising History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Standard number:
88-20043-30
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10113

Michael H. Robinson, National Zoological Park Director,1984-2000

Author:
Cohen, Jessie  Search this
Subject:
Robinson, Michael H  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos--Employees  Search this
Zoos--Directors  Search this
Nancy (Elephant)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1029 and 2003-19489
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10132

Jeanne Benas

Author:
Strauss, Richard  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1990
Topic:
Benas, Jeanne  Search this
Museum registrars  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
90-877-11A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10138

Topiary Dinosaur on National Museum of Natural History Grounds

Author:
Penland, Dane A  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
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:
Grounds  Search this
Topiary Dinosaur  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Burgess, Robert  Search this
Howell, Walter  Search this
Myles, Antonie  Search this
Brown, Thomas  Search this
Donaldson, Kurt  Search this
Martin, Reed  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Standard number:
90-7429-13
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10144

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