What kind of arrangements does the Smithsonian have with foreign nations to support the research of Smithsonian scholars? How should the Smithsonian respond when another U.S. heritage organization turns to it for financial assistance? These were two of the many items discussed at the September 1980 meeting of the Board of Regents. Please join us in transcribing these meeting minutes and learn more about the issues facing the Smithsonian leadership in the fall of 1980. Your contributions will help to make these proceedings easier to search and use in the future.