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Minutes

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8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
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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:
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National Museum Act Program Guidelines

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 156, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 3: Administrative / 3.3: Legal
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv432e0ffb4-df65-4385-bd17-649616beafbe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref8633

Death's door / an exhibition sponsored by a grant from the National Museum Act Program (administered by the Smithsonian Institution) and the Satellite Museum Program of the UCLA Museum of Cultural History

Author:
Stein, Geri-Ann Galanti  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles Museum of Cultural History  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
1975?]
Topic:
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Call number:
GT3150 .D28 1975
GT3150.D28 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415483

Belmont Conference on Mid-career Museum Training : abstract of the proceedings, May 9-11, 1980 / sponsored by the National Museum Act as administered by the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Belmont Conference on Mid-career Museum Training (1980 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 38, [5] p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1981
Topic:
Museums--Employees--Training of  Search this
Museums--Study and teaching (Higher)  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .B45 1980
AM7.B45 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405437

An abstract of the proceedings of the Museum Evaluation Conference, June 23-24, 1977, Washington, D.C. / sponsored by the National Museum Act as administered by the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Museum Evaluation Conference (1977 : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs  Search this
National Museum Act Program  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 58, [4] p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1979
Topic:
Museums--Evaluation  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Museums--Management  Search this
Call number:
AM151 .M98 1977
AM151.M98 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405441

204468, Abigail B. Quant, Winterthur Museum, FY 1982

Container:
Box 39 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 39
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10080

204590, Cindy Leo, Texas Historical Association, FY 1982 (2 folders)

Container:
Box 39 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 39
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10114

206236, Ranka Sekulic, Washington Park Zoo, Portland, Oregon, FY 1982

Container:
Box 41 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 41
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10353

305819, Deborah Whitehurst, Arizona Commission on the Arts, FY 1983

Container:
Box 43 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 43
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e10694

307674, Kathleen T. Dardes, Courtauld Institute of Art, FY 1983

Container:
Box 44 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 44
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11037

308054, Marigene H. Butler, Philadelphia Museum of Art, FY 1983

Container:
Box 44 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 44
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11082

401867, Terry Morton, US/ICOMOS, FY 1983

Container:
Box 45 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 45
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11246

Box 3

Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e1136

407285, S. P. Hersh / P. A. Tucker, School of Textiles, North Carolina State University, FY 1984

Container:
Box 45 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 45
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11402

407361, Vicki Cassman, Winterthur Museum, FY 1984

Container:
Box 46 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 46
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11622

407925, Caroli T. Asia, Intermuseum Conservation Association-Intermuseum Laboratory, FY 1984

Container:
Box 47 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 47
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e11786

506041, Gary Albright, NEDCC, FY 1985

Container:
Box 48 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 48
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e12051

507853, Hana M. Harris, U.S./ICOMOS, FY 1985

Container:
Box 48 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 48
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e12073

504062, Judith B. Warren, Harvard University Herbaria, FY 1985

Container:
Box 49 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 49
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e12159

505947, North Carolina State University, FY 1985

Container:
Box 50 of 53
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 574, National Museum Act Program, Records
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Records
Records / Box 50
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0574-refidd1e12592

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