Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU0002
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents. Executive Committee
Dates:
1846-1948
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.25 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 bound volume)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the meetings of the Committee. From them are taken the printed versions which appear in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution.

Historical Note
Historical Note
An Executive Committee of the Board of Regents was provided by the Act of August 10, 1846, creating the Smithsonian Institution. In the early years this body discharged many responsibilities for the Board, which met only twice a year and could scarcely be assembled with any speed, given the state of transportation. Thus, many of the early members were Regents already residing or stationed in Washington. The Permanent Committee, created in 1894 by the Regents, was responsible for detailed management of bequests and gifts to the Institution. In practice the Permanent and Executive Committees frequently merged in their functions. While some of the Executive Committee's more routine duties, such as auditing Smithsonian accounts, have been delegated to professional administrators, the Committee remains a central agenda body for the Regents.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 2, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents. Executive Committee, Records

Keywords
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Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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