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Minutes

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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Optical Bench

Measurements:
overall; prism in jar: 4 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 8.255 cm
overall; bench: 8 5/8 in x 40 1/4 in x 10 in; 21.9075 cm x 102.235 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Optical Bench
optical bench
ID Number:
PH.315177
Catalog number:
315177
Accession number:
219145
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0c15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167266
Online Media:

Glass Test Tube In Scientific Laboratory

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
c.1930s
Topic:
Experiments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Basements  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0181 and Neg. #32279-3
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12802

Scientific Experiment, Division of Radiation and Organisms

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Object
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Basements  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0176 or 32280-4
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12803

Full View of Scientific Experiment, Division of Radiation and Organisms

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Basements  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0175 and Neg. #32279-4
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12804

Glass Test Tube Used for Scientific Experiment

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Division of Radiation and Organisms Smithsonian Insitution Building  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Basements  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0180 and Neg. #32279-2
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12805

Science Display

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Basements  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Experiments  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0179 and 32279-1
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13390

John Sager Measuring Lettuce Leaf Area

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Sager, John  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1980
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Plants  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Research  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1160 and 80-2438-26
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7412

Dr. Elisabeth Gantt

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Gantt, Dr. Elisabeth  Search this
Radiation and Biology Laboratory Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Division of Radiation and Organisms  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1979
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Researcher  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Radiobiology  Search this
Algae  Search this
Botany  Search this
Photobiology  Search this
Research  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-1158 and 79-14206-12A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8016

Portrait of Dr. Walter Shropshire

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Shropshire, Walter  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Between 1965 and 1971
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-10]
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_371596

Portrait of Dr. William H. Klein

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Klein, William H (William Harvey)  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Between 1965 and 1971
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-11]
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_371638

Victor B. Elstad with Botanic Specimen

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Elstad, Victor B  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-87]
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_371667

William H. Klein in Laboratory

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Klein, William H (William Harvey)  Search this
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-79]
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_371672

Solar Radiation Measurements/1968-1973

Author:
Klein, William H.  Search this
Goldberg, Bernard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1973
Citation:
Klein, William H. and Goldberg, Bernard. 1973. Solar Radiation Measurements/1968-1973. (Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, Rockville, MD) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
30675
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_30675

Solar Radiation Measurements/1974-1975

Author:
Klein, William H.  Search this
Goldberg, Bernard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1975
Citation:
Klein, William H. and Goldberg, Bernard. 1975. Solar Radiation Measurements/1974-1975. (Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, Rockville, MD) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
30695
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_30695

Solar Radiation Measurements/1976-1977

Author:
Klein, William H.  Search this
Goldberg, Bernard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1977
Citation:
Klein, William H. and Goldberg, Bernard. 1977. Solar Radiation Measurements/1976-1977. (Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, Rockville, MD) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
30728
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_30728

Solar Radiation Measurements/1978-1979

Author:
Klein, William H.  Search this
Goldberg, Bernard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1979
Citation:
Klein, William H. and Goldberg, Bernard. 1979. Solar Radiation Measurements/1978-1979. (Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, Rockville, MD) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
30755
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_30755

Solar Radiation Measurements/1980-1981

Author:
Klein, William H.  Search this
Goldberg, Bernard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Klein, William H. and Goldberg, Bernard. 1981. Solar Radiation Measurements/1980-1981. (Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory, Rockville, MD) Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
30771
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_30771

Solar radiation measurements

Author:
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. ; 23 x 21 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1968
1981
Topic:
Solar radiation--Observations  Search this
Solar radiation--Measurement  Search this
Call number:
QC911.8 .S684
QC911.8.S684
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439397

"Sunlight and the Secrets of Life." A visit to the Smithsonian's Radiation Biology Laboratory, where scientists study the effects of solar radiation on plants and animals.

Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 589, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
See more items in:
Productions
Productions / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0589-refidd1e3307

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