Administrative Subject Files,
1964-1973

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 256
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration)
Dates:
1964-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.6 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists primarily of administrative files maintained by Robert V. Bartnik in his capacity as Assistant Director (Administration), 1970-1973. A smaller amount of material was created by his predecessor, Tillinqhast, 1964-1969. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence, memoranda, charts, reports, and scientific papers. The records are primarily administrative in nature and concern personnel, fiscal planning, conferences and meetings, computer operations, and building and office space matters. Of special interest are files documenting SAO relations with other astronomical organizations including the Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee and the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation. Also contained in the record unit is material concerning SAO scientific projects including Cannonball, Celescope, the Satellite Tracking Program, and the Environmental Sciences Program. A small amount of correspondence of Leon Campbell, Jr., Special Assistant to the Director, 1969-1971, is included in the records.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Under the administrative control of the Office of the Director, the Assistant Director (Administration) was responsible for coordinating the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) service requirements and maintaining liaison with Smithsonian headquarters in Washington, D.C. Responsibilities of the Assistant Director (Administration) included contracting, procurement, and fiscal control; personnel management; budget planning and control; and management information programs. Prior to 1973, the title of the position was Assistant Director (Management). Kenneth H. Drummond became the first Assistant Director (Management) when the position was created in 1959 and served until 1961. Canton W. Tillinghast held the office from 1961 until his death in 1969. Robert V. Bartnik was appointed to the position in 1970 and served until 1973.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 256, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Administration), Administrative Subject Files

Keywords
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Bartnik, Robert V. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Leon, Jr. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tillinghast, Carlton W. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cambridge Radio Observatory Committee Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball) (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Environmental Sciences Program Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Satellite Tracking Program (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celescope, Project (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astrophysical observatories. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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