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Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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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:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Leon Gorman

Artist:
Jon R. Friedman, born 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Leon Gorman, 1934 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
Oil on prepared paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 104.6 × 73.5 cm (41 3/16 × 28 15/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2014
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Foliage  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Exterior\Forest  Search this
Leon Gorman: Male  Search this
Leon Gorman: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist, Jon R. Friedman
Object number:
NPG.2014.112
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bd326063-f2ad-480b-a64b-6e485de1d556
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.112

1987 Arts for the Parks catalog : featuring the top 100 paintings from the 1987 competition

Author:
National Park Academy of the Arts  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
108 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
National parks and reserves in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .N27 1987
ND212.N27 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392735

1989 Arts for the Parks catalog : featuring the top 100 paintings from the 1989 competition

Author:
National Park Academy of the Arts  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
114 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
National parks and reserves in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .N27 1989
ND212.N27 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392737

Philanthropist Donates $10 Million to Jefferson Memorial Museum

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:39:35 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_ffec835a82daa4c3c05a5383907a028d

Landmarks of American women's history / Page Putnam Miller

Author:
Miller, Page Putnam 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Women--Monuments  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717464

Marathoner Sets Out to Run All of America's National Parks

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:15:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_f1a6b7ea44b21cfa1a66013cdb48b9be

Landmarks of the American Revolution / Gary B. Nash

Author:
Nash, Gary B  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
History  Search this
Battlefields  Search this
Monuments  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724412

1988 Arts for the Parks catalog : featuring the top 100 paintings from the 1988 competition

Author:
National Park Academy of the Arts  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
National parks and reserves in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .N27 1988
ND212.N27 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392747

1992 Arts for the Parks catalog : featuring the top 100 paintings from the 1992 competition

Author:
National Park Academy of the Arts  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Louisiana Arts and Science Center  Search this
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
118 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Aerial views
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
National parks and reserves in art--Catalogs  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .N27 1992
ND212.N27 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448174

Event Files

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Maps
Date:
1997-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials created by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, under the direction of Richard Kurin, director, 1990-2009, during the development and planning of the "America's Millennium" program held to mark not only the new year, but the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the new millennium. The Smithsonian Institution, through the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the National Park Foundation, and the United States National Park Service, were directed to plan and execute projects and events for the program in conjunction with the White House Office. The White House Millennium Council, established by President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton through Executive Order 13072, created the America's Millennium program to celebrate America's historical and cultural legacy and stimulate fresh thinking about the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; press releases; clippings; maps; an event program; and other related materials.
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Millennium celebrations (Year 2000)  Search this
New Year  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Maps
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-266, Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Event Files
Identifier:
Accession 17-266
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Event Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-266

National Park Foundation

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-171, Smithsonian Institution, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-171-refidd1e2088

Landmarks of African American history / James Oliver Horton

Author:
Horton, James Oliver  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
Topic:
African Americans--History  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
African Americans--Monuments  Search this
History, Local  Search this
Call number:
E185 .H6444 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813158

American photographers and the national parks / Robert Cahn, Robert Glenn Ketchum

Author:
Cahn, Robert  Search this
Ketchum, Robert Glenn  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
144, [36] p. ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
National parks and reserves--Views  Search this
Call number:
TR660.5 .C33 1981X
TR660.5.C33 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_139894

This Week Is National Park Week

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:24:25 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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edanmdm:posts_950f5fe93b8ca1f3161fe187aaedc60a

Part of the Badlands Opens to Bison—for the First Time in 150 Years

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:36:12 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
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Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_4709ff94ca2084e00499ef2b5d482e47

The Lincoln Memorial Is Getting a Makeover

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:30:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
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Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_2e64caa292c3bc4043f3d4cc301fcfaa

Why You Might Start Seeing Disney And Other Brands in National Parks

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 16 May 2016 18:03:23 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
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Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_77e256a2f99ef0190b2abcdd6ee953f4

Forgotten Road Found Buried Beneath Civil War Cemetery in Virginia

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 15:20:45 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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edanmdm:posts_1db7cf36c991634459c496c0a23a9d78

National landmarks, America's treasures : the National Park Foundation's complete guide to national historic landmarks / S. Allen Chambers, Jr

Author:
Chambers, S. Allen  Search this
National Park Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 548 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
National monuments  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980569

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