Smithsonian Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - Set 1
About the Project
If you were one of the private citizens asked to serve on the Smithsonian's Board of Regents, what things would you be asked to speak into? The Institution has done much to carry out James Smithson's bequest to the United States of America for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge." It has grown into a unique complex of museums, galleries, and research facilities working across the globe to further the world's understanding of cultures, history and science. From the start 170 years ago, the Board of Regents played an essential advisory and governing role in this endeavor. Please help us to transcribe these documents and learn more about the issues discussed and moved upon by these men and women.