Foreign Currency Grant Records,
1965-1977

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession T89080
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities
Dates:
1965-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection consists of grant audits, progress reports, correspondence and travel files. See Record Unit 180 for similar materials.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Foreign Currency Program was initiated in FY 1966 when the Smithsonian Institution received its first appropriation of excess foreign currencies deriving from the sale of agricultural surplus under Public Law 480. Originally, grants were given to American universities or museums for research in archaeology and related disciplines in excess currency countries, including Ceylon, Egypt, India, Israel, Pakistan, Poland, Tunisia, and Yugoslavia. Congress later extended the scope of the program to include research in systematic and environmental biology, earth sciences, astrophysics, and museum programs. Staff of the Foreign Currency Program included Kennedy B. Schmertz, Director, 1965- , and Kenneth Whitehead, Deputy Director, 1967-1972.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T89080, Smithsonian Institution,Office of International Activities, Foreign Currency Grant Records

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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