Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 394
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Administration
Dates:
1972-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
26 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the creation and work of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration, the Secretary's chief deputy and operations officer of the Institution. Some records from the Office's administrative predecessor, the Office of the Under Secretary, are included as well. Researchers should note that the Assistant Secretary's functions passed to the Office of the Under Secretary, recreated in 1982.
The records document the work of the Assistant Secretary as chief operating officer of the Institution, with special responsibility for budgetary and planning issues. The records also document early developmental stages of offices and programs which later became permanent administrative entities, such as the Museum Support Center, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the National Air and Space Museum, and the Quadrangle project, or which were later terminated, like the National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board. Some records from Robert A. Brooks's tenure as Under Secretary are also included.

Historical Note
Historical Note
On August 15, 1976, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley appointed John F. Jameson Assistant Secretary for Administration. The title itself has been used in different ways at different times in the Institution's history. For a fuller understanding of its use, researchers should consult Record Units 137 and 175. In this instance the incumbent was the successor to the Under Secretary as the Secretary's principal lieutenant.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 394, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Records

Keywords
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Brooks, Robert A. (Robert Angus), 1920-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jameson, John F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. National Armed Forces Museum Advisory Board Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum finance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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