Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 104
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art
Dates:
1965-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11.3 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records contain correspondence, memoranda, and related material concerning the administration of bureaus listed above, as well as material concerning relationships with other Smithsonian offices. Also included are some files from Blitzer's previous position as Director of the Office of Education and Training.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The position of the Assistant Secretary for History and Art was planned by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley in 1964, but it was not filled until late 1967 when Charles Blitzer was named Acting Assistant Secretary for History and Art. Blitzer, who had been Director of the Office of Education and Training from 1965, became Assistant Secretary and served 1968- .
The Assistant Secretary for History and Art served as the administrative link between the Secretary and the following Smithsonian bureaus: the Museum of History and Technology, the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, the Smithsonian Archives, the Joseph Henry Papers, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Office of Academic Studies, the Office of American Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Archives of American Art.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 104, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Records

Keywords
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Blitzer, Charles Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Studies. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of American Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives of American Art Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freer Gallery of Art. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Henry Papers Project Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). National Air Museum. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry Papers, Joseph Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History and Technology, National Museum of Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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