Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records,
1956-1984

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Army, and the United States Air Force. The records include correspondence with contracting and granting agencies, Smithsonian Institution officials, and project personnel; budgets, financial reports, and other fiscal information; progress and final reports; meeting minutes; property inventories; audits; contracts, amendments, and revisions; technical reports, drawings of instruments, and other information on project equipment; and correspondence with project subcontractors.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Contracts and Procurement Office is authorized to negotiate and administer federal and private contracts and grants for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The Office is also responsible for providing and ensuring sufficient supplies, services, materials, and equipment in response to requests from the SAO's scientific and administrative staffs. Records maintained by the Office contain information on the formulation and administration of contracts and grants which is especially useful for documenting SAO research projects.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 522, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Contracts and Procurement Office, Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteor Research Program Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Air Force Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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