Charles Blitzer Oral History Interviews
The Oral History Program is part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. The purpose of the program is to conduct interviews with current and retired members of the Smithsonian staff who have made significant contributions, administrative and scholarly, to the Institution. The project's goal is to supplement the published record and …
Remarks prepared by Mr. Saul Steinberg for a luncheon given in his honor at the Smithsonian Institution on February 27, 1967
Purported by its title as "Remarks prepared by Mr. Saul Steinberg for a luncheon given in his honor at the Smithsonian Institution on February 27, 1967," the document is, on close inspection, a stream of nonsense in the form of a grand proclamation, handwritten in a fanciful, antiquated script on Smithsonian letterhead …
These records contain correspondence, memoranda, and related material concerning the administration of bureaus listed above, as well as material concerning relationships with other Smithsonian offices. Also included are some files from Blitzer's previous position as Director of the Office of Education and Training.
The major portion of these records was created during the tenure of Philip Ritterbush. Also included is some material from Ritterbush's tenure as Special Assistant to the Secretary for Scientific Matters, 1964-1967, and as Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Analysis and Planning, 1967-1968. These items apparently were integrated into the records …
Professional Activity Files
This accession consists of records that document Charles Blitzer's involvement on several committees and councils. The materials pertain to Smith College, including the Committee on Planning and Resources, and Committee on Planning and Development; Dumbarton Oaks Advisory Committee; Exploration Board of Trustees; Yale Advisory Committee on American Art and Material …
This accession consists of Director's correspondence, program files, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) Trustees meeting minutes, and other records documenting the early history of the WWICS. Directors during this period included Benjamin H. Read, Albert Meisel, James H. Billington, Prosser Gifford, and Charles Blitzer.
This record unit documents the tenure of Charles Blitzer as assistant secretary for History and Art from 1973 to 1979. There are also records pertaining to the Office of Education and Training, 1965-1968, which Blitzer had directed. The celebration of the bicentennial of the American Revolution was a major Smithsonian project from 1972 to …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Ben Read, Director, 1969-1973; James Billington, Director, 1973-1987; and Charles Blitzer, Director, 1988-1997. Materials include correspondence, program files, Board of Trustees member files, budget information, records documenting the legislative establishment of the center and the choosing of a location (see the Woodrow Wilson International …
Rosalind Solomon photograph
One silver gelatin print taken by photographer Rosalind Solomon. Signed on the verso of the mat and captioned "The Rama Lila Players Backstage, Festival of Dussehra, Kangra 1982". A group of women, some in festival costume and facial paint, appear in a stage set.
These records consist of telephone books and log sheets.