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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
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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International Environmental Science Program

Container:
Box 14 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-044, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning and Budget, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-044-refidd1e3472

International Environmental Science Program

Container:
Box 11 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-044, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning and Budget, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-044-refidd1e2391

International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP) Fellowship, 1979-1982

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Fellowships and Internships  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years;until Jan-01-2028. These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by SIA before use by researchers. Transferring office; 9/5/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Murphy; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-242, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships, Director's Records
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Director's Records
Director's Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-242-refidd1e3763

Records

Topic:
Buried mirror (Proposed television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1985-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research. The office title changed on March 25, 1992 and is presently known as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science. Records include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to administration of offices and bureaus throughout the Institution primarily focusing on budget appropriations, personnel matters, or the overall maintenance of museum facilities; congressional issues; exhibitions and collections management; construction contracts; fellowships; accounting services; workshops; affirmative action reports; and Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) library search. Additional correspondence refers to the American Association of Museums (AAM), Carrying Capacity Conference, Buried Mirror Project, International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP), Smithsonian Board of Regents meetings, Sloan Videohistory Project, Chesapeake Research Consortium, 1990 World Food Prize, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
World Food Prize  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Research  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-062, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
Identifier:
Accession 93-062
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa93-062

1993 International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP) Program

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-006, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Departmental Records
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Departmental Records
Departmental Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-006-refidd1e1220

Folder 45 FY 1997 International Environmental Science Program (IESP) (440)

Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-081, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Fiscal Year Budget Files
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Fiscal Year Budget Files
Fiscal Year Budget Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-081-refidd1e960

International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP) - Venezuela Project Annual Report, FY 1990

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-168, National Zoological Park. Department of Zoological Research, Animal Research Records
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Animal Research Records
Animal Research Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-168-refidd1e359

International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP) FY 1988 Federal Budget

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-048, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa90-048-refidd1e194

International Environmental Science Program

Container:
Box 9 of 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-156, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning and Budget, Records
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Records
Records / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa91-156-refidd1e1683

International Environmental Science Program (IESP) (Venezuela-Rudran, Neotropical Lowlands-Heyer, Mexico-Whigham)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-083, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-083-refidd1e1256

FY 1996 - International Environmental Science Program (IESP) - 440

Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-145, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Fiscal Year Budget Files
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Fiscal Year Budget Files
Fiscal Year Budget Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-145-refidd1e643

International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP), FY 1992 (5 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-127, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-127-refidd1e326

International Environmental Science Program (IESP), 1974 (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. International and Environmental Programs  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 218, Smithsonian Institution, International and Environmental Programs, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: GENERAL FILES / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0218-refidd1e1635

FY 1989 Federal - International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-162, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Budget Records
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Budget Records
Budget Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa90-162-refidd1e390

International Environmental Science Program (IESP)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Sciences  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-042, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Sciences, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa94-042-refidd1e1191

Robert P. Higgins Papers

Creator::
Higgins, Robert P.  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1962-1992
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document the research career and professional affairs of Robert P. Higgins. They include correspondence between Higgins and professional colleagues documenting his research on crustacea; correspondence relating to his professional activities at the Smithsonian, 1969-1977; and correspondence documenting his service as Associate Editor of "Transactions of the American Microscopical Society," 1975-1979.
Historical Note:
Robert P. Higgins (1932- ) is an invertebrate zoologist and authority on the systematics and ecology of crustacea. He joined the Smithsonian in 1968 as an oceanographer. He served as Director of the Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center, 1969-1971; Director of the Oceanography and Limnology Program, 1971-1974; Acting Director, International Environmental Science Program, 1974; Senior Zoologist, 1974-1978; and Curator, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, 1978- . Higgins retired in 1996.
Topic:
Crustacea  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-011, Robert P. Higgins Papers
Identifier:
Accession 97-011
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Robert P. Higgins Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-011

International Environmental Science Program, 1993

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 5/6/2012 memorandum, Yowell to File; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-031, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Planning, Management and Budget, Topical Files
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Topical Files
Topical Files / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-031-refidd1e1585

Folder 6 International Environmental Science Program, 1977

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 228
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: OFFICES REPORTING TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SCIENCE, c. 1963-1986. / Box 20
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refidd1e965

Folder 5 International Environmental Science Program, proposals and allotments, 1984

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Container:
Box 22 of 228
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 329, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: OFFICES REPORTING TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SCIENCE, c. 1963-1986. / Box 22
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0329-refidd1e1069

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