Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 171
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary
Dates:
1957-1966
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.7 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Projects represented in these records include the National Collection of Fine Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, and the acquisition of the Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Associates; National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board; National Council on the Arts; extensive liaison with the Astrophysical Observatory and its stations around the world; and the Science Information Exchange.
The records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, contracts and agreements, drawings and blueprints, budgets, and other fiscal records.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The position of Assistant to the Secretary was created in 1959. James Bradley held the post for one year and was succeeded by Theodore W. Taylor, who served from 1960 to 1966. The Assistant was responsible for various projects as directed by the Secretary.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 171, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant to the Secretary, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bradley, James C., 1910-1984 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Theodore W. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Office of the Secretary. Assistant to the Secretary 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. Department of Contemporary Art (NCFA) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.). Catalog of American Portraits. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Council on the Arts Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board, National Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assistant to the Secretary Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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