Administrative Records,
1972-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-218
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations
Dates:
1972-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the administrative activities of the Office of International Relations and its predecessors, the Directorate of International Activities and the Office of International Activities, respectively, in regard to office budgetary matters and the coordinating of internationally-focused Smithsonian projects and initiatives such as grants, conferences, diplomatic visits, scientific research, and museum project management. Staff represented in these records include director Francine C. Berkowitz; assistant director Brian Lemay; and international liaison specialist and senior policy advisor Leonard P. Hirsch, who was responsible for the support of Smithsonian scientific programs, with an emphasis on global environmental concerns. Of note are records related to Hirsch's work on gay rights in the workplace, both at the Smithsonian Institution and in the federal government. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting agendas and minutes; budget summaries; contracts and agreements; reports; grant proposals; survey information; questionnaires, fellowship and research program information; news releases; speech papers; Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program information; guidelines and procedures; information about conferences, symposiums, committees, workshops, exhibitions, and special events; photographs and negatives; clippings; brochures; floor plans; videotapes; and supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-218, Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations, Administrative Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years. until Jan-01-2030; Transferring office; 2/23/1993 memorandum, Kirby to Thomas; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Berkowitz, Francine C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lemay, Brian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirsch, Leonard P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Directorate of International Activities Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu