Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 608
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Museums
Dates:
1968-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the development of the Office's mandate. There is extensive correspondence with Smithsonian bureaus and administrators, American and foreign government bodies at all levels, various learned societies, foundations, and other private organizations. The records also include correspondence of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs, chiefly on the part of Paul N. Perrot and William N. Richards, Jr., its Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary, respectively.

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1985 the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Museums was created. The incumbent was responsible for the central planning, coordination, and oversight of the Smithsonina Institution's museums. He was also to advise the Secretary on all museum-related policies and programs and to serve as principal liaison between the Smithsonian Institution and American and foreign museological organizations. Finally, he was to represent the Smithsonian in its dealing with federal agencies and foreign governments on museological matters. The first Assistant Secretary was Thomas L. Freudenheim, who served 1985- .

Notes
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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 608, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Museums, Records

Keywords
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Perrot, Paul N. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, William N., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Freudenheim, Tom L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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