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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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Tom D. Crouch Papers

Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Date:
1987-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the personal papers of Tom D. Crouch, curator and historian. Crouch was Curator of Engineering and Industry at the National Museum of American History (NMAH) until 1990 before becoming Curator of Aeronautics, Curator, and eventually Senior Curator at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Crouch served on the First Flight Centennial Commission Advisory Board and was active in planning activities for the centennial of the first flight by brothers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright. Crouch was also involved in the NMAH exhibition More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution and in the resolution of issues surrounding the display of the Enola Gay bomber at NASM. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, conference materials, exhibition scripts, photographs, copies of legislation related to aviation, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Historians of technology  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-140, Tom D. Crouch Papers
Identifier:
Accession 07-140
See more items in:
Tom D. Crouch Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-140

Enola Gay on Display

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 6.55w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object; Exhibit; Interior ; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Object
Interior
Exhibit
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Japan
Date:
c. 1995
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Standard number:
95-4624
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12856

Enola Gay Exhibition Records, 1992-1999

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Hagedorn, Dan  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Archives Division  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Date:
1992
1992-1999
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-089
See more items in:
Enola Gay Exhibition Records 1968, 1970, 1981-2006 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306829

History and the Culture Wars: The Case of the Smithsonian Institution's Enola Gay Exhibition

Author:
Kohn, Richard H  Search this
Subject:
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018  Search this
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-  Search this
Gayler, Noel 1914-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Dept. of Astronautics  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Research Advisory Committee  Search this
Commission on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution 1993-1995  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Air Force Association  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War, The (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 28; Page numbers : 1036-1063
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
December 1995
Topic:
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11850

History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past

Author:
Linenthal, Edward Tabor 1947-  Search this
Engelhardt, Tom 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Research Advisory Committee  Search this
Air Force Association  Search this
Enola Gay (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Crossroads: The End of World War II, the Atomic Bomb, and the Origins of the Cold War, The (Exhibition)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 301; Page numbers : 1-295
Place:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
Date:
1996
Topic:
B-29 bomber  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Veterans  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Publisher:
New York: Holt Paperbacks
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12978

Enola Gay Acquired by the SI

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Date:
July 3, 1949
Topic:
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Boeing airplanes  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Interagency Transfers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2311

Enola Gay Exhibit First Suggested

Subject:
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum Research Advisory Committee  Search this
Date:
October 26, 1987
Topic:
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
B-29 bomber  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2313

Enola Gay and a Nation's Memories

Author:
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 18-21
Date:
August/September 1994
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_2695

The Enola Gay: A Nation's and a Museum's Dilemma

Author:
Harwit, Martin 1931-  Search this
Subject:
American Legion  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Place:
Japan
Date:
August 7, 1994
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3185

Wellspring of a Nation's Pride

Author:
Martin, David  Search this
Photographer:
Crane, Ralph  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
United States President  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 10 Page numbers: 86-97
Date:
November 19, 1965
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Hope diamond  Search this
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Bequest  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Relics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3312

Smithsonian Perspectives

Author:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
Perspectives section, p. 9
Date:
October 1994
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3668

Exhibiting Memories

Author:
Lubar, Steven  Search this
Subject:
World War II: Sharing Memories (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
"Forum" section, pages 60-72
Type:
Exhibit
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
July/August 1996
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3679

Glory-Seekers and the Bomb

Author:
McCarthy, Coleman  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
Section D, Page 13
Date:
February 7, 1995
Topic:
Veterans  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Lobbying  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Politics and culture  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, DC
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3683

The Call of Stories at the Smithsonian Institution: History of Technology and Science in Crisis

Co-author:
Post, Robert C  Search this
Molella, Arthur P  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Kennedy, Roger G  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-  Search this
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018  Search this
Science in American Life (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 44-82
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1997
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3690

Heyman To Leave Smithsonian

Author:
Trescott, Jacqueline  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
National News section, page A1
Date:
January 23, 1999
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Biography  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Smithsonian influence  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3700

The Smithsonian and the Enola Gay

Author:
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 40-49
Place:
United States
Date:
Summer 1995
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3705

Exhibiting Bias

Author:
Zengerle, Jason  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 18-19
Type:
Exhibit
Place:
California
Date:
October 20, 1997
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Federal Government, Relations with SI  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Professional ethics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3713

Museums as contested sites of remembrance

Author:
Zolberg, Vera L  Search this
Co-editor:
Fyfe, Gordon  Search this
Macdonald, Sharon  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
Physical description:
pgs. 69-82
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
Topic:
Controversies  Search this
Atomic bomb  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Publisher:
Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishers
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3714

The Museum of the American Century

Author:
Thompson, Bob  Search this
Subject:
Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011  Search this
Enola Gay (Bomber)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Sunday Magazine section, pgs. 8-16 and 25-28
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 17, 2000
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Technology  Search this
Flight  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Controversies  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Biography  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3727

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