Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 50
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1949-1964
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
42.9 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document part of the secretarial administration of Alexander Wetmore and the whole of Leonard Carmichael's tenure. During this period the Smithsonian's capacity to carry out research in its traditional scientific disciplines was substantially strengthened. At the same time the Institution was able to invest much more effort in promoting cultural and artistic activities.
Bureaus and offices which were created or underwent substantial change during this period, and which are represented here, include the United States National Museum; the Museum of Natural History; the Museum of History and Technology; the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; the National Cultural Center, now the John F. Kennedy Center; the Bureau of American Ethnology; the National Portrait Gallery; the National Collection of Fine Arts; the National Zoological Park; the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center; and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Subject headings appearing in these records include: the Arctic Research Laboratory; the Armed Forces Museum and the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; the earth satellite program; the Canal Zone Biological Area, now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; the Smithsonian's centennial; modernization of Smithsonian exhibits; the Link Foundation; the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum; the National Gallery of Art; the Research Corporation; the Century 21 Exposition, Seattle, 1962; the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange; and the Smithsonian Scientific Series.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bureau of American Ethnology Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic Research Laboratory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Canal Zone Biological Area. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cardwell Collection of Egyptian Antiquities Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial of the Smithsonian Institution Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Link Foundation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Division of National Air Museum RT Aeronautics (NASM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Art. Department of Contemporary Art (NCFA) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Applied Arts (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Arts and Manufactures (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Civil History (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Cultural History (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of History of Science (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Industries (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of National and Military History (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Science and Technology (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Anthropology (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Arts and Industries (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Engineering and Industries (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. United States National Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Anthropology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Biology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Botany Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Entomology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Geology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Mineral Sciences Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (NMNH) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Office of Ecology (NMNH Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Department of National Museum of Natural History NT Vertebrate Zoology (NMNH) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Zoology. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.). Catalog of American Portraits. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.). Charles Willson Peale Papers. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.). Historian's Office. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park. Department of Living Animals (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Research Corporation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Smithsonian Institution Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center (NMNH). National Museum of Natural History Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center. Assistant Director for Oceanography (NMNH) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oceanography and Limnology Program (Smithsonian Institution) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center. Office of Oceanography and Limnology Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Scientific Series Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Correspondence and Documents (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Registrar (USNM) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Chief Clerk Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Disbursement Clerk Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Exposition Records. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. National Museum Building Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. National Museum of History and Technology Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Superintendent of Construction Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exposition Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Science Information Exchange Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Department of Industries (NMHT). National Museum of History and Technology) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Century 21 Exposition, Seattle, 1962 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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