Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 618
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland)
Dates:
1958-1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.6 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records deal in some degree with Howland's work as Head Curator but mostly describe his assignment as a Special Assistant. Records include wide correspondence with furniture dealers, professional organizations, learned societies, historical preservation groups, and prospective donors. There is also some material documenting Howland's work on the Smithsonian Associates' program of travel tours, as well as files of information on the Archaeological Institute of America and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Special Assistants to the Secretary have discharged many duties over the years. Richard H. Howland first came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1960 as Head Curator and Chairman of Civil History, National Museum of American History. In 1964 Howland became a special assistant to newly arrived Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, who asked him to restore the Smithsonian Building to its original nineteenth-century ambience.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 618, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Special Assistant to the Secretary (Richard Hubbard Howland), Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Howland, Richard H., 1910- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeological Institute of America Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American School of Classical Studies at Athens Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology. Department of Civil History (NMHT) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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