These records concern the operation of the Office of the Secretary from 1972 to the end of S. Dillon Ripley's tenure as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The records document the Smithsonian's on-going operations -- internal, with other government Offices and departments, and with foundations, universities, and other outside organizations. Among the …
Reports and Research Notes
This accession consists of a reference set of reports and research notes issued by the Institutional Studies Office, the Smithsonian Institution's internal unit for research, planning, performance measurement, policy analysis, evaluation, and consultation relating to management, operations, programs, and services of central administration, units, and offices. Materials include publications.
Bird Project Records
This accession consists of correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, research files, and related records documenting bird projects conducted by the National Fish and Wildlife Laboratory.
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Grants and Contracts
These records contain proposals and drafts of contracts and grants, correspondence concerning their acceptance and implementation, budget information, reports about grant-sponsored activities, and information concerning the administration of the Office and the authority of the Contracting Officer.
This accession consists of administrative records of the Office of the Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams, for the year 1988.
Charles G. Abbot Papers, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
These papers consist mainly of records of the Astrophysical Observatory (also abbreviated APO) under the Directorship of Samuel P. Langley, Charles G. Abbot, and Loyal Blaine Aldrich.
This accession consists of records documenting communications and meetings with external organizations and government bureaus as well as internal offices and museums concerning budgets, policies, and facilities. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, budgets, brochures, and newsletters.
This accession consists of Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program (SFCP) and Smithsonian International Exchange Program (IEP) grant review files, both accepted and rejected, which document international funding requests for development in museum collections, scholarly research initiatives, and public programs. The material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; grant applications; proposals; council …
This accession consists of event files documenting special events and conferences at the Smithsonian Institution. The records, with earlier material dating back to the Office of Special Events and Conference Services, primarily include memoranda, guest/participant lists, lecture papers, budget summaries, floor plans, program brochures, event agendas, and photographs.