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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:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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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William Fargo, young mail carrier. Illustrated by James Ponter

Author:
Wilkie, Katharine Elliott 1904-1980  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850 Juvenile fiction  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Date:
1962
[1962]
Call number:
PZ7.W6484 Wil 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103975

Them Liverpoool Judies [sound recording]

Performer:
Morton, Craig  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
British  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Vermont
England
Great Britian
Topic:
British Isles--Songs and music  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Sea songs  Search this
Concertina  Search this
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850  Search this
Local number:
FP-RINZ-LP-1426
FLP 86352
Philo 1002
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_336070

Life of General Taylor / from the best authorities

Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : [11] ill. ; 13 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1855
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Generals  Search this
Call number:
CT275.T24 L72 1855
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_501985

Texas boundary : message from the President of the United States : announcing to Congress the agreement by Texas to the propositions of boundary offered by a late act of Congress, December 16, 1850

Author:
United States President (1849-1850 : Taylor)  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
New Mexico
Date:
1850
1850]
Topic:
Boundaries  Search this
Call number:
F786 .U44 1850
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455180

Message from the President of the United States : with copies of the correspondence in relation to the boundary of Texas, called for by a resolution of the Senate : January 31, 1850 / Z. Taylor

Author:
United States President (1849-1850 : Taylor)  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
37, [1] p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Texas
New Mexico
Date:
1850
1850]
Topic:
Boundaries  Search this
Call number:
F786 .U44 1850
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455184

[Mexican War correspondence]

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
97-544, 236 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1848
1848?]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources  Search this
Call number:
E405 .U59 1848
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467708

My confession : recollections of a rogue / Samuel Chamberlain ; edited by William H. Goetzmann

Title:
Recollections of a rogue
Author:
Chamberlain, Samuel E (Samuel Emery) 1829-1908  Search this
Goetzmann, William H  Search this
Texas State Historical Association  Search this
University of Texas at Austin Center for Studies in Texas History  Search this
Subject:
Chamberlain, Samuel E (Samuel Emery) 1829-1908  Search this
Chamberlain, Samuel E (Samuel Emery) 1829-1908 Art  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
x, 383 p. : ill (chiefly col.), maps ; 33 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Biography
Place:
Southwest, New
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Art and the war  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C449 A1 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492133

Zachary Taylor : soldier, planter, statesman of the old Southwest / K. Jack Bauer

Author:
Bauer, K. Jack (Karl Jack) 1926-  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 348 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Generals  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
CT275.T24 B3
CT275.T24B3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313052

The life of Major General Zachary Taylor / by H. Montgomery

Author:
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
xii, [13]-360 p. incl. front. (kport) plates. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
Call number:
E422.M77X 1847
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239648

A life of Gen. Zachary Taylor; comprising a narrative of events connected with his professional career, derived from public documents and private correspondence; by J. Reese Fry; and authentic incidents of his early years, from materials collected by Robert T. Conrad. With ... portrait and eleven ... illustrations ... by F.O.C. Darley

Author:
Fry, J. Reese (Joseph Reese) 1811-1865  Search this
Conrad, Robert Taylor 1810-1858  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
x, [11]-332 p. incl. map. front. (port.) 7 pl., 2 plans. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
Call number:
E422.F94X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256381

General Zachary Taylor, the Louisiana president of the United States of America. Louisiana's part in the war with Mexico. A publication of the Louisiana state museum, New Orleans, U.S.A. Issued August 5, 1937

Author:
Louisiana State Museum  Search this
Fortier, James Joseph Alcée 1890-  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
70 p. illus. (incl. ports.) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1937
1937]
Call number:
CT275.T24 L8 1937
E422.L88X
CT275.T24L8 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256382

History by illustration. General Zachary Taylor and the Mexican War, by Anderson Chenault Quisenberry ..

Author:
Quisenberry, Anderson Chenault 1850-1921  Search this
Pub:
Kentucky Historical Society  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. front., pl., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Kentucky
Date:
1911
1792-1865
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Regimental histories  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E409.Q8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261172

The three Kentucky Presidents : Lincoln, Taylor, Davis / Holman Hamilton

Author:
Hamilton, Holman  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 69 p., [4] leaves of plates : ill. 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Confederate States of America
United States
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Call number:
CT275.L73 H2
CT275.L73H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112803

Correspondence with General Taylor. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting the correspondence with General Taylor since the commencement of hostilities with Mexico, not already published ..

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
454 p. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
[1847]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E405.1 .U57X
E405.1.U57X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_116748

Correspondence between the Secretary of War and Generals Scott and Taylor, and between General Scott and Mr. Trist. Message from the President of the United States, transmitting reports from the Secretary of State and Secretary of War, with the accompanying documents, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives, of the 7th February, 1848 ..

Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Trist, Nicholas Philip 1800-1874  Search this
Marcy, William L (William Learned) 1786-1857  Search this
United States Department of State  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Trist, Nicholas Philip 1800-1874  Search this
Marcy, William L (William Learned) 1786-1857  Search this
Physical description:
405, ix p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1848
1848]
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources  Search this
Call number:
E405.6 .U62X
E405.6.U62X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_131651

Taylor and his generals. A biography of Major-General Zachary Taylor; and sketches of the lives of Generals Worth, Wool, and Twiggs; with a full account of the various actions of their divisions in Mexico up to the present time; together with a history of the bombardment of Vera Cruz, and a sketch of the life of Major-General Winfield Scott ..

Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Scott, Winfield 1786-1866  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [13]-318 p. incl. pl., plan. front., plates, ports. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1847
Topic:
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E422 .T247
E422.T247
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_152742

Zachary Taylor

Author:
Hamilton, Holman  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., facsim., maps, ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1966 [c1941-51]
Call number:
CT275.T24 H2 1966
E422 .H218 1966
CT275.T24H2 1966
E422.H218 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20792

Zachary Taylor

Author:
Dyer, Brainerd 1901-  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 455 p. illus., maps., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967, c1946]
Call number:
CT275.T24 D9 1967
CT275.T24D9 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20878

Index to the Zachary Taylor papers

Author:
Library of Congress Manuscript Division  Search this
Subject:
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850 Bibliography  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 9 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
Call number:
Z8863.5 .U55
Z8863.5.U55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29021

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