Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 626
Creators:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of the Director
Dates:
1967-1991
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.1 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
The records of the Director of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program document the administration and operations of the organization. They contain correspondence and memoranda concerning the budget, fiscal planning, and fundraising, as well as lectures, seminars, and performances offered by RAP. The files also include contact sheets showing staff receptions and public events; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; and promotional material. In addition, the records document planning for the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the Program.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Smithsonian Resident Associate Program was originally established in September 1965 as the Smithsonian Society of Associates, to raise funds for the Institution by involving members in its work and activities. Executive Secretary Elizabeth Knight managed the organization until her resignation in May 1966. In June Lisa Suter took charge as Program Director, and in September 1966 the organization was renamed the Smithsonian Associates. Susan Hamilton replaced Suter in July 1969, and "Smithsonian" magazine was launched in April 1970. The organization was then divided into the National Program and the Resident Program, and Hamilton became the Director of the latter. In 1972 the two Programs were consolidated under the management of Executive Director Robert W. Mason, and in July Janet Solinger replaced Hamilton as Director of the expanded and renamed Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, which became the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP) in 1974.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 626, Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of the Director, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Susan A. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solinger, Janet W. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knight, Vernon Mrs. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Office of the Director. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Director. Smithsonian Associates. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. Resident Associate Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu