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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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Poll Tax Country

Artist:
Robert Gwathmey, American, b. Richmond, Virginia, 1903–1988  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
41 1/4 × 28 1/4 in. (104.4 × 71.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1945)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2303
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School:
Social Realism
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Mrs. Eastman Johnson

Artist:
Eastman Johnson, American, b. Lovell, Maine, 1824–1906  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
55 1/8 × 42 1/8 in. (139.8 × 106.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1887
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2607
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Madame Lachaise

Artist:
Gaston Lachaise, American, b. Paris, France, 1882–1935  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
17 7/8 x 11 13/16 in. (45.3 x 30 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
(c. 1930)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2870
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Green Night

Artist:
William Baziotes, American, b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1912–1963  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 1/8 X 48 1/8 IN. (91.7 X 122.2 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1957
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.406
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
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Euthalia

Artist:
Larry Poons, American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1937  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
Dimensions:
80 × 79 7/8 in. (203.2 × 202.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1963)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4107
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School:
Op Art
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Painting

Artist:
Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian, b. Montreal, 1923–2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
23 5/8 × 28 5/8 in. (60 × 72.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4260
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School:
Abstract Expressionisn (Intl.)
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Still Life with Cello and Bass Fiddle

Artist:
Max Beckmann, German, b. Leipzig, 1884–1950  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 1/4 × 55 in. (92.1 × 139.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.429
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School:
German Expressionism
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Brothers

Artist:
Ben Shahn, American, b. Kaunas, Lithuania, 1898–1969  Search this
Medium:
Tempera on paper mounted on fiberboard mounted on wood mounted on fiberboard
Dimensions:
38 15/16 X 25 15/16 IN. (98.5 X 65.8 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1946)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4537
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School:
Social Realism
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Study for Oz

Artist:
Norman Bluhm, American, b. Chicago, Illinois, 1921–1999  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
25 1/8 X 72 1/4 in. (63.9 x 183.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1960
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.564
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Painting (Circus Horse)

Artist:
Joan Miró, Spanish, b. Barcelona, 1893–1983  Search this
Medium:
Oil and pencil on burlap
Dimensions:
76 3/4 x 110 3/8 in. (195 x 280.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1927
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972
Accession Number:
72.202
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School:
Surrealism (European)
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Staircase, Doylestown

Artist:
Charles Sheeler, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1883–1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 1/8 X 21 1/8 IN. (63.2 X 53.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1925
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972
Accession Number:
72.265
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School:
Precisionism
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Two Bulls

Artist:
Leonardo Cremonini, Italian, b. Bologna, 1925–2010  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
41 3/8 x 55 1/4 in. (105.1 x 140.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952-1953
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1008
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Bathers Amongst The Rocks

Artist:
Leonardo Cremonini, Italian, b. Bologna, 1925–2010  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
35 x 57 1/4 in. (88.9 x 145.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1955-1956
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1009
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Skull of Zurbarán

Artist:
Salvador Dalí, Spanish, b. Figueras, 1904–1989  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
39 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (100.3 x 100.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1956
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1027
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School:
Surrealism (European)
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A Thousand Flowers

Artist:
Arthur Bowen Davies, American, b. Utica, New York, 1862–1928  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
33 3/4 X 64 IN. (85.7 X 162.5 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1922)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1119
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Tropes de Teens

Artist:
Stuart Davis, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1892–1964  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
45 1/4 X 60 1/4 IN. (114.8 X 153.0 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1956)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1164
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School:
American Abstraction (Mid-Century)
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Rapt at Rappaport's

Artist:
Stuart Davis, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1892–1964  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 40 in. (132.8 x 101.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1952
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1165
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School:
American Abstraction (Mid-Century)
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Dark Splash

Artist:
Nanno De Groot, American, b. Balkbrug, Netherlands, 1913–1963  Search this
Medium:
Oil on plywood
Dimensions:
15 1/2 x 18 in. (39.4 x 40.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1177
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Woman/Verso: Untitled

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
A: Oil and enamel on fiberboard B: Oil and enamel on fiberboard
Dimensions:
53 5/8 x 44 5/8 in. (136.1 x 113.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1197.A-B
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School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
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