Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 254
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science
Dates:
1963-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
76.5 cu. ft. (153 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of a correspondence register; files on bureaus administered by the office, including reorganization proposals for SSIE, 1972-1973, photographs of the STRI facility at Barro Colorado Island, the Johnson-Sea-Link Accident, 1973, SAC's Multiple Mirror Telescope project, 1975-1976, and the Foreign Currency Program country files, 1972-1978, including the Nepal Tiger Study Project, 1972-1977; general office files, including photographs of recipients of the Edward W. Browning Achievement Award, and participants of the 1972 Galapagos Science Conference, Challinor's appointment books, and organizations concerned with endangered species, flora, and ecology; OIA materials including information on the Sea Level Canal Study, 1970, the Mekong Basin Project, 1972, congressional bills pertaining to endangered species and flora, proposals for rules and regulations by international conservation organizations, scientific research agreements between the United States and foreign countries, and the Foreign Currency Program country files, 1965-1974; Research Awards Program award and program files, and proposals, 1966-1977; newspaper clippings and journal articles; and printed materials.

Historical Note
Historical Note
These records pertain to the administration of the Assistant Secretary for Science, David Challinor, 1971- .
Bureaus whose actions are documented in these records are the Center for the Study of Man, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, Fort Pierce Bureau, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Zoological Park, Office of International Programs, Radiation Biological Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Smithsonian Science Information Exchange (SSIE), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). These records also document offices that underwent administrative changes during the period 1971-1976, including the Center for Natural Areas, Center for Short-Lived Phenomena, Office of Environmental Programs, Office of Environmental Sciences, Office of International and Environmental Programs, and the Office of Oceanography and Limnology. In addition, there is material concerning the office's involvement with federal and international agencies and private organizations regarding the preservation of endangered species and flora, conservation of the environment, and ecological researches; and the Research Award Program that the office administered.
The pre-1971 material in these records includes that transferred by Challinor and one of his assistants, Michael R. Huxley, from their previous assignment at the Office of International Activities (OIA), where Challinor served as director, 1968-1971, and Huxley served as assistant director, 1970-1971. The remainder of the pre-1971 material was inherited by Challinor from his predecessor, Sidney Rolland Galler.

Notes
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Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 254, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Science, Records

Keywords
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Challinor, David, 1920-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huxley, Michael R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galler, Sidney R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Center for the Study of Man (Smithsonian Institution) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Radiation Biology Laboratory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Center for Short-lived Phenomena (Cambridge, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Institution. Office of Oceanography and Limnology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Research Awards Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson Sea-Link Accident (1973) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Foreign Currency Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nepal Tiger Ecology Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edward W. Browning Achievement Award Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sea Level Canal Study (1970) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mekong Basin Project (1972) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galapagos Science Conference (1972) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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