Covers his role as Undersecretary of SI, 1980-1985, including: his vision of the role of an Undersecretary; coordination of the budget and planning processes; role of the Secretary's executive committee; restructuring of the Assistant Secretaryships by the new Secretary, R. McC. Adams; management of research organizations; management of museums; planning for the Museum Support Center; sale of the Belmont Conference Center; development of the Quadrangle Building, including National Museum of African Art, Sackler Gallery and International Center; turnover in administrative personnel in the 1980s and transition to a new Secretary in 1983; reorganization of Division of Performing Arts; merger of Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies and Radiation Biology Laboratory into the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; acquisition of the Old Post Office Building; plans to relocate the Garber Facility to Dulles Airport; renovation of the Arts and Industries Building; development of SI World television series.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
Walter Shropshire Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
These records primarily document the research programs and administration of the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL), 1965-1983, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), 1983-1986, under Director William H. Klein. Also included are smaller amounts of material created by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and the Division of Radiation and Organisms (R&O …
These records document the operation of the Carbon-Dating Laboratory during its twenty-four year history. They include logbooks containing raw data on samples analyzed; incoming and outgoing correspondence of Sigalove, Long, and Stuckenrath with Smithsonian and outside scientists concerning the analysis of samples submitted for dating; information on dates provided by …
These records consist of a correspondence register; files on bureaus administered by the office, including reorganization proposals for SSIE, 1972-1973, photographs of the STRI facility at Barro Colorado Island, the Johnson-Sea-Link Accident, 1973, SAC's Multiple Mirror Telescope project, 1975-1976, and the Foreign Currency Program country files, 1972-1978, including the Nepal Tiger Study Project, 1972-1977; general …
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of approved and rejected grants at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Topics covered include grant proposals and extensions, projects, and finances. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, budgets, notes, reports, grant applications, agreements, charts, and other related materials.
The records are arranged in four alphabetic subject files, overlapping in dates and subject matter. The files were probably segments of one general file which was weeded and separated as records became noncurrent.
Walter Shropshire Papers
This accession documents Walter Shropshire's career as Assistant Director of the Radiation Biology Laboratory (RBL) and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (when RBL merged with the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), and his research as a biophysicist. Materials include correspondence, photographs and clippings.
These records include records of the Buildings Management Department and its predecessors, including subject files, photographs, plans, reports, sketches, drawings, blueprints, memoranda, and correspondence concerning maintenance, financial matters, labor and supply costs, visitors, receptions, exhibitions, guard forces, and buildings maintained by the Department. Annual reports from the Superintendent of Buildings …