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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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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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U.S. History Exhibits, Arts and Industries Building - Simon Newcomb

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F13_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401961
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U.S. History Exhibits, Arts and Industries Building - Simon Newcomb

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F13_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401962
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U.S. History Exhibits, Arts and Industries Building - Simon Newcomb

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F13_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401963
Online Media:

U.S. History Exhibits, Arts and Industries Building - Simon Newcomb

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F13_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401964
Online Media:

U.S. History Exhibits, Arts and Industries Building - Simon Newcomb

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1910
1910s
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B43_F13_005]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401965
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Papers

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Lovering, Joseph 1813-1892  Search this
Peters, C. H. F. (Christian Heinrich Friedrich) 1813-1890  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 items
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1879
1879-1882
Topic:
Light--Speed  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001069 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194860

Arts and Industries Building, U.S. History Exhibits

Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
Undated
Topic:
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2690]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_310799

Arts and Industries Building, U.S. History Exhibits

Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
Undated
Topic:
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2692]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_310801

Arts and Industries Building, U.S. History Exhibits

Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Date:
Undated
Topic:
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2691]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_310800

Charles K. Wead Papers, circa 1893-1913

Creator:
Wead, Charles K. 1848-1925  Search this
Subject:
Wead, Charles K. 1848-1925  Search this
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Kasson, John A  Search this
Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Patent Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1893
1893-1913
Topic:
Technology--History  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007159
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217316

The International Catalogue of Scientific Literature

Author:
Adler, Cyrus 1863-1940  Search this
Subject:
Billings, John Shaw 1838-1913  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Royal Society of London  Search this
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
British Association for the Advancement of Science  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 18; Page numbers : 184-201
Date:
August 6, 1897
Topic:
Science  Search this
Science--International cooperation  Search this
International cooperation  Search this
Societies  Search this
Science publishing  Search this
Communication in science  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Science--Societies, etc  Search this
Exchanges, Literary and scientific  Search this
Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11768

The reminiscences of an astronomer, by Simon Newcomb

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Subject:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Physical description:
x p., 424 p. port. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Call number:
QB36.N5A3X 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403290

National Academy of Sciences Meeting, Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903  Search this
Clark, Frank Wigglesworth  Search this
Dalton, John Call 1825-1889  Search this
Bessels, Emil 1847-1888  Search this
Gould, Benjamin Apthorp  Search this
Billings, John Shaw 1838-1913  Search this
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Guyot, A (Arnold) 1807-1884  Search this
Parker, Peter  Search this
Mayer, Alfred M  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin 1816-1885  Search this
Loomis, Elias  Search this
Schott, Charles A (Charles Anthony) 1826-1901  Search this
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry 1818-1881  Search this
Newberry, John Strong  Search this
Hilgard, J. E  Search this
Woodward, J.J  Search this
Ferrel, William  Search this
Coffin, J. H. C  Search this
Engelmann, George  Search this
Pierce, Benjamin  Search this
Michelson, A. A  Search this
Mitchell, S. Wier  Search this
Endlich, F. M  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
April 1874
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Women  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
Standard number:
19072 and AI-19072
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9622

National Academy of Sciences Meeting, Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903  Search this
Clark, Frank Wigglesworth  Search this
Dalton, John Call 1825-1889  Search this
Bessels, Emil 1847-1888  Search this
Gould, Benjamin Apthorp  Search this
Billings, John Shaw 1838-1913  Search this
Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907  Search this
Dutton, Clarence E (Clarence Edward) 1841-1912  Search this
Guyot, A (Arnold) 1807-1884  Search this
Parker, Peter  Search this
Mayer, Alfred M  Search this
Silliman, Benjamin 1816-1885  Search this
Loomis, Elias  Search this
Schott, Charles A (Charles Anthony) 1826-1901  Search this
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Morgan, Lewis Henry 1818-1881  Search this
Newberry, John Strong  Search this
Hilgard, J. E  Search this
Woodward, J.J  Search this
Ferrel, William  Search this
Coffin, J. H. C  Search this
Engelmann, George  Search this
Pierce, Benjamin  Search this
Michelson, A. A  Search this
Mitchell, S. Wier  Search this
Endlich, F. M  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
April 1874
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Women  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
MAH10844
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9834

Astronomy for everybody / by Simon Newcomb ; fully illustrated

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Henderson, Charles DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 333 p. : ill., charts ; 21 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
1903
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB44 .N49 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806111

Popular astronomy / by Simon Newcomb

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 579 p., [6] leaves of plates (5 double) : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
1890
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB44 .N5 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806358

Astronomy for schools and colleges / by Simon Newcomb and Edward S. Holden

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Holden, Edward Singleton 1846-1914  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 512 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Textbooks
Date:
1879
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB43 .N53 1879
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806364

Simon Newcomb's Astronomy for everybody / revised by Robert H. Baker

Title:
Astronomy for everybody
Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Baker, Robert Horace 1883-  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
1932
[c1932]
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB44 .N49 1932
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806376

Astronomy / by Simon Newcomb and Edward S. Holden

Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Holden, Edward Singleton 1846-1914  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Pendexter, Nellie, M. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 366 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
1887
1887 [c1883]
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB45 .N49 1887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_806474

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