Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting, January 22, 1979

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Held 46 days after the death of Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, these minutes document a Board of Regents meeting held in his honor. The 77 page report contains a full account of the jam-packed meeting, and includes some things history may have forgotten. Did you know that a National Armed Forces Museum was once explored by the Regents, or that the National Museum of African Art was an independent museum, acquired by the Smithsonian? Start transcribing this piece of Smithsonian History history today!

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