Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting held on September 16, 1991

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The Smithsonian was a-changin’ by the September 1991 Board of Regents meeting. Planning for the National Museum of the American Indian was well underway, leaders were working to attain funding from Congress for the National Air and Space Museum extension, now the Udvar-Hazy Center, and construction was just about to begin on the National Postal Museum. And with all that change, leadership decided it was time to review the Smithsonian’s overall organization and functions—beginning at the top with the position of Secretary. The goal of the review was to find an effective balance between the central administration and the autonomy of the individual units. Assist a group of volunpeers in transcribing this Board of Regents report, which demonstrates just how transformative this period was in Smithsonian history.

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