Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 102
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Academic Programs
Dates:
1957-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.9 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The major portion of these records was created during the tenure of Philip Ritterbush. Also included is some material from Ritterbush's tenure as Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters, 1964-1967, and as Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Analysis and Planning, 1967-1968. These items apparently were integrated into the records of the Office of Academic Programs.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of Academic Programs was created in 1964 as the Office of Education and Training. It came under the directorship of Charles Blitzer in July 1965. The purpose of this Office was to make the resources of the Smithsonian, its collections, and staff available to the scholarly community. The Office provides research opportunities for visiting professional researchers and graduate students and helps in the exhibits and public education function of the Smithsonian museums. When Charles Blitzer was appointed Assistant Secretary for History and Art in 1968, the Office of Education and Training was renamed the Office of Academic Programs, and Philip C. Ritterbush became its Director in February 1968.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 102, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Academic Programs, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Blitzer, Charles Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritterbush, Philip C. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of Academic Programs. Office of Education and Training Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Analysis and Planning Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of Education and Training Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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