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Membership - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-135, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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CMP - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-084, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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CMP - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-022, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 12
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Benefactors Circle Dinner (14-98-02)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-158, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Project Records
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Project Records
Project Records / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle Programs

Collection Creator:
Hemphill, Herbert Waide  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 71
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-1995, undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual materials with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Herbert Waide Hemphill papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers, 1776-1998, bulk 1876-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Waide Hemphill papers
Herbert Waide Hemphill papers / Series 7: Printed Material / Travel Booklets and Brochures
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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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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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Oral history interview with Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Creator::
Glassell, Alfred C., Jr. interviewee.  Search this
Extent:
3 mini-audiotapes (originals).
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Transcripts
Place:
Peru
Date:
2002
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., was interviewed for his achievements in sport fishing, his contributions to National Museum of Natural History, and his service to the Smithsonian Institution.
Descriptive Entry:
The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., Interview was conducted on March 12, 2002, by Judy Terry Smith and Clyde F. E. Roper from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The interview discusses Glassell's background and early career in the petroleum industry; his adventures in sport fishing; the scientific expedition to the Indian Ocean aboard his ship, the Argosy; the capture of the world record 1,560 pound black marlin; his induction into the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Hall of Fame; his wife and family; his first visit to the Smithsonian Institution; the formation of the Smithsonian National Board; his views on leadership, development, and museum outreach; the scientific expedition with the University of Miami Marine Institute (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences); and other angler friends. The collection consists of 2.5 hours of audiotape recording, 75 pages of transcript, and occupies 0.5 cubic feet of shelf space. The interview has been digitized for preservation purposes, so the collection also consists of 5 digital audio .wav files and 5 digital .mp3 files. Box 1 contains transcript of the interview, digital .mp3 files and cassette copies of the original micro-cassette recordings, which are in security storage.
Historical Note:
Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. (1913-2008), a leader in the petroleum industry and an advocate for marine biology research, was a generous supporter of the Smithsonian Institution. He was born on March 13, 1913, in northwest Louisiana on Cuba Plantation, a remote cotton plantation near the Red River. He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1934, and in 1945, after serving approximately three and half years in the U.S. Army, he moved to Houston, Texas. Glassell traveled the world extensively hunting marlin, blue fin tuna, and swordfish. He was a member of the U.S. Team in the International Tuna Cup Matches for seven years and served as captain of the 1952 second-place team. He secured the world record title for hooking a 1,560 pound black marlin, the largest grander caught on rod and reel, off the coast of Cabo Blanco, Peru, on August 4, 1953. Glassell donated the immense fish to the Smithsonian for a new hall titled Life in the Sea at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). As an accomplished sport fisherman, he was inducted into the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame in 2001.

He organized scientific expeditions around the world aboard his vessel, the Argosy, for Yale University in 1957, and in 1961 for the University of Miami, where a research laboratory bears his name. He was named an Honorary Member of the Smithsonian National Board of which he was a founding member. In 1991, the Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle recognized him for a lifetime of patronage and dedication to the Smithsonian Institution. He founded the Glassell School of Art, a teaching wing at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH) where his world-renowned collection of gold is housed, and he served as Chairman Emeritus of the MFAH board of trustees.
Rights:
Restricted (Tapes and transcripts). The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., oral history interview may not be used without the written permission of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., or his heirs or assigns.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions -- Ecuador  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Indian Ocean  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Panama, Bay of (Panama)  Search this
Swordfish fishing  Search this
Tournament fishing  Search this
Tuna fishing  Search this
Marine biology  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Saltwater fishing  Search this
Big game fishing  Search this
Billfish fishing  Search this
Exploratory fishing  Search this
Fishes -- Type specimens  Search this
Fishing -- Records  Search this
Fishing stories  Search this
Petroleum industry and trade  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Marine sciences  Search this
Oceanography  Search this
World records  Search this
Benefactors  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Interviews
Oral history
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9601, Glassell, Alfred C., Jr. interviewee., Oral history interview with Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.
Identifier:
Record Unit 9601
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Oral history interview with Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-154, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SI: Benefactor's Circle

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-155, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Smithsonian Files
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Smithsonian Files
Smithsonian Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-155-refidd1e294

Development - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-071, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-071-refidd1e4133

DO - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-009, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa96-009-refidd1e4112

Development - TSA Smithsonian Benefactor's Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-052, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ODev - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 28
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-015, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 18 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-048, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 18
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-048-refidd1e3775

CMP - Smithsonian Benefactors' Circle

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 16 of 22
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-083, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 16
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-083-refidd1e4536

10/19 Smithsonian Benefactors Circle Recognition Dinner

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-221, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Special Events and Conference Services, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-221-refidd1e2435

10/18 Smithsonian Benefactors Circle Dinner

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Conference Services  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-221, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Special Events and Conference Services, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-221-refidd1e3721

10/17/1998 - Smithsonian Benefactors Circle Dinner

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events and Protocol  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-061, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Special Events and Protocol, Event Files
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Event Files
Event Files / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Smithsonian Benefactors Circle (dinner), 10/17-18/1998

Collection Creator::
National Zoological Park. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-091, National Zoological Park. Office of the Director, Appointment Files
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Appointment Files
Appointment Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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