Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service Search this
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
The records are arranged in four alphabetic series, in the order in which they were received from the originating office. The series overlap in chronology and subject
matter and are probably just segments of one general alphabetic subject file that was haphazardly weeded and separated as parts of the file became non-current.
Much of the pre-1968 material included in the records is material which Mr. Warner brought with him from his previous assignment as Assistant to the Secretary for International
Activities. Others are files (mainly those relating to the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum) of Charles Blitzer (as Assistant Secretary for History and Art and as Director of
Education and Training) which were transferred to Mr. Warner's office as responsibility for the Anacostia program was shifted.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service was established in 1968. William Warner was appointed Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Service at that
time; within a year he was appointed to the position on a permanent basis.
Prior to his appointment as Acting Assistant Secretary, Mr. Warner was the Consultant to the Secretary for International Activities (1964), Special Assistant to the Secretary
for International Activities (1965), and the Director of the Office of International Activities (1966).
The Assistant Secretary for Public Service is in charge of the following Smithsonian bureaus: the Smithsonian Associates, the Office of Public Affairs, the Office of International
Activities, the Division of Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Museum Shops, the Belmont Conference Center, and the SI Press.
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums Search this
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
This accession consists of budget files for the former Office of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art, as well as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums.
The records include memoranda and correspondence pertaining to budget reviews and recommendations, opening positions for each fiscal year, requests for trust funds, federal
salaries and expenses, and restoration and renovation development programs. They also include allocation distribution reports, progress reports and five year projections,
and restricted gifts and foundation grant files.
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
This accession consists of alphabetic topical files pertaining to the Hillwood Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), including records concerning gifts,
donors, grounds and gardens, loans, vendors, docents, and curatorial correspondence and memoranda to and from Curator Marvin C. Ross. Also included are budget records, maintenance
files, and copies of agreements and wills between the Smithsonian and the estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post.