Minutes,
1966-1981

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU0616
Dates:
1966-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist chiefly of minutes of the Executive Committee's discussions of policy issues presented to the Institution.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Shortly after S. Dillon Ripley became the Smithsonian Institution's eighth Secretary in 1964, he created a group of advisors named the Secretariat. It was composed of the Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Director General of Museums, Assistant Secretary for Science, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, Treasurer, Director of the Office of Academic Programs, General Counsel, Director of the Office of Personnel and Management Resources, the Assistant to the Secretary, the Public Affairs Officer, the Director of the Office of International Activities, and the Secretary's Executive Assistant. From this committee the Secretary obtained such information and advice as he wished in making operating decisions for the Smithsonian. In 1971, as a result of a study of management practices at the Institution, the Secretary streamlined this group, renaming it the Executive Committee. Its members were the Assistant Secretaries for Science, History and Art, and Public Service; the Treasurer, the Executive Officer for Supporting Services, and, ex officio, the General Counsel. The new committee continued to advise the Secretary and was also given more responsibility for making decisions than its predecessor.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 616, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Secretary's Executive Committee, Minutes

Keywords
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Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Secretariat Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Director General of Museums Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Science Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for History and Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Public Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Treasurer Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Programs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of General Counsel Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Personnel and Management Resources Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant to the Secretary Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Public Relations Officer Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Executive Assistant to the Secretary Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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