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Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Subject:
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor)  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von  Search this
Wills, Helen  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William)  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Ford, Edsel  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Topic:
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13492
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209035
AAA_collcode_valewilh
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209035
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Gustave Von Groschwitz papers, 1935-1938

Creator:
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Federal Art Project.Graphic Arts Division  Search this
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art and state -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209052
AAA_collcode_vongros
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209052

Marcia Tucker papers, 1973-1994

Creator:
Tucker, Marcia, 1940-2006  Search this
Subject:
Melamid, Bruce  Search this
Johnson, James W.  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Allen, Richard  Search this
Weber, Idelle  Search this
Staley, Earl  Search this
Staley, Suzanne  Search this
Ratz, Markus  Search this
Snyder, Joan  Search this
Pindell, Howardena  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women museum curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)224631
AAA_collcode_tuckmarc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_224631
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Oral history interview with H. Harvard Arnason, 1970 March 3-9

Interviewee:
Arnason, H. Harvard, 1909-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Rebay, Hilla  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Walker Art Galleries (Minneapolis, Minn.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum architecture -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Museum directors -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12761
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211934
AAA_collcode_arnaso70
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211934

Oral history interview with Abram Lerner, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27

Interviewee:
Lerner, Abram, 1913-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Dlugoszewski, Lucia  Search this
Evergood, Philip  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H.  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Weber, Max  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12836
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211950
AAA_collcode_lerner75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211950

Oral history interview with Margaret Scolari Barr relating to Alfred H. Barr, 1974 February 22-May 13

Interviewee:
Barr, Margaret Scolari, 1901-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton)  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Rene  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13250
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211963
AAA_collcode_barr74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_211963
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Oral history interview with Lloyd Goodrich, 1962 June 13-1963 March 25

Interviewee:
Goodrich, Lloyd, 1897-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Force, Juliana  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Miller, Kenneth Hayes  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Watson, Forbes  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Art -- Forgeries  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13038
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212055
AAA_collcode_goodri62
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212055

Oral history interview with Laurance P. Roberts, 1985 July 26-29

Interviewee:
Roberts, Laurance P., 1907-2002  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Subject:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
New York State Council on the Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Museum directors -- Interviews  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12943
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212100
AAA_collcode_robert85
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212100
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Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22

Interviewee:
Baker, Mildred, 1905-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Agee, William C.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212528
AAA_collcode_baker65
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212528
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Oral history interview with Frederick J. Dockstader, 1970 June 16-July 2

Interviewee:
Dockstader, Frederick J., 1919-1998  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Silversmiths -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212617
AAA_collcode_dockst70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212617

Oral history interview with Harry Dobson Miller Grier, 1970 Apr. 21-June 11

Interviewee:
Grier, Harry D. M., 1914-1972  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12921
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212699
AAA_collcode_grier70
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212699

Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1969 Aug. 19

Interviewee:
Jones, Louis Clark, 1908-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212753
AAA_collcode_jones69
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212753

Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1984 Aug. 17

Interviewee:
Jones, Louis Clark, 1908-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12449
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212754
AAA_collcode_jones84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212754
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Oral history interview with Perry Townsend Rathbone, 1975 Aug. 8-1976 Sept. 24

Interviewee:
Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12091
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213022
AAA_collcode_rathbo75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213022
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Oral history interview with Marcia Tucker, 1978 August 11-September 8

Interviewee:
Tucker, Marcia, 1940-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12818
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213182
AAA_collcode_tucker78
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213182
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Oral history interview with William Woolfenden, 1983 March 17

Interviewee:
Woolfenden, William E. (William Edward), 1918-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Management  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213204
AAA_collcode_woolfe83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213204
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Oral history interview with Douglass Crockwell, 1965 February 21

Interviewee:
Crockwell, Douglass, 1904-1968  Search this
Interviewer:
Trovato, Joseph S., 1912-1983  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12070
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213382
AAA_collcode_crockw65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213382

Oral history interview with Gustave Von Groschwitz, 1964 December 9

Interviewee:
Von Groschwitz, Gustave, 1906-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12704
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213534
AAA_collcode_vongro64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213534

Oral history interview with Hilla Rebay, 1966

Interviewee:
Rebay, Hilla, 1890-1967  Search this
Interviewer:
Hooton, Bruce Duff, 1928-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11723
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214199
AAA_collcode_rebay66
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_214199
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