Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on May 9, 1988

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We can’t even imagine the National Mall today without Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. However, in 1988, Smithsonian Secretary Adams expressed strong reservations about the proposed space. Adams was concerned that the amount needed for the museum would absorb funding for other previously planned projects, particularly the extension of the National Air and Space Museum. Additionally, he noted that the current calls for repatriation of Native American remains in collections would dominate staff time and resources. Join other volunpeers in transcribing these and other concerns along with some of the solutions presented to the Regents.

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