Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 392
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary
Dates:
1971-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the Under Secretary's involvement in all aspects of the Institution's operations from the perspective of a senior policy-maker, as well as contacts with governmental, corporate, and private bodies with which the Smithsonian interacted as it conducted its affairs. A few records deal with Brooks's work as Deputy Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary and with Collins's directorship of the National Air and Space Museum.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Office of the Under Secretary was created in 1973, and the incumbent reported directly to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and acted as his principal advisor. The first Under Secretary was Robert A. Brooks, who served until his death in 1976. Michael Collins served as the second Under Secretary from 1978 to 1980 and was succeeded by Phillip S. Hughes, 1980- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 392, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collins, Michael, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hughes, Phillip S., 1917- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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