Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 494
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Programs. Division of Seminars
Dates:
1964-1970
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit documents the first four International Symposia sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, with some documentation of the fifth. The first symposium celebrated the bicentennial of James Smithson's birth and was organized by Philip C. Ritterbush, Special Assistant to the Secretary. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, background research material, invitations, brochures, resumes, photographs, grant information, publication contracts, symposia schedules, travel and accommodation arrangements, and other administrative records for the Smithson Bicentennial symposium, 1965; the Quality of Man's Environment symposium, 1967; Man and Beast: A Symposium on Comparative Social Behavior, 1969; Cultural Styles and Social Identities: Interpretations of Protest and Change, 1970; and a fifth international symposium concerning art and technology.
These records were created or maintained by Philip C. Ritterbush, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters and Director of the Office of Academic Programs after 1968; Nathaniel Dixon, Associate Director of the Office of Academic Programs; and Wilton S. Dillon, Director of the Division of Seminars after 1969.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Division of Seminars was established within the Office of Academic Programs (OAP) in 1969 and was directed by Wilton S. Dillon. For an administrative history of the Office of Academic Programs, see Record Unit 102.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 494, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Academic Programs, Division of Seminars, Records

Keywords
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Smithson, James, 1765-1829 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritterbush, Philip C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dixon, Nathaniel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dillon, Wilton S., 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson Bicentennial (Symposium) (1965) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quality of Man's Environment (Symposium) (1967) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Man and Beast: A Symposium on Comparative Social Behavior (Symposium) (1969) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural Styles and Social Identities: Interpretations of Protest and Change (Symposium) (1970) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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