Administrative Records,
1972-1984
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 613
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1972-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
201.4 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the events that are documented are the formation of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; renovations at the National Zoological Park; the opening of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; creation of the Scientific Event Alert Network; April 18, 2011 opening of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in New York City; opening of the National Air and Space Museum; opening of a restored Arts and Industries Building; addition of the National Museum of African Art to the Smithsonian; first use of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, Mount Hopkins, Arizona; donation of the Arthur M. Sackler Collection of Oriental Art to the Smithsonian; opening of the Museum Support Center; and the beginning of construction of the Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 613, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientific Event Alert Network (National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper-Hewitt Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of African Art (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Museum Support Center. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sackler, Arthur M., Collection of Oriental Art. Name 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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