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September 22, 1980

[[underlined]] SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] Report of the Executive Committee [[/underlined]]

The Executive Committee met on August 19. All Regents were invited to join for purposes of a preliminary review of the fiscal year 1982 consolidated budget before submission to the Office of Management and Budget. Agenda items were discussed and suggestions were incorporated into the agenda papers. On behalf of the Board of Regents it was

VOTED that the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents requests the Congressional members of the Board to introduce and support legislation to change the names of the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of History and Technology to the National Museum of American Art and the National Museum of American History respectively.

Background papers on these changes are appended to the Report of the Executive Committee.

Special note was taken of the extraordinary services of Dr. Haskins over the course of his four terms as a Regent and many years of professional association with the Smithsonian. The Regents were polled and unanimously approved the following motion:

VOTED that the Board of Regents awards the Henry Medal to Dr. Caryl Haskins in recognition of his manifold services to the Institution as a friend and a Regent, 1956-1980.

To fill the vacancy left by the expiration of Dr. Haskins' term, the Executive Committee, serving as a search committee, recommended the following motion which the Regents approved:

VOTED that the Board of Regents requests the Congressional Regents to introduce legislation to appoint David C. Acheson citizen Regent of the Smithsonian Institution for the statutory term of six years.

[[underlined]] Amendment to the Bylaws: Regents Emeritus, Section 2.08 [[/underlined]]

The Executive Committee suggested that the Bylaws of the Board of Regents be amended to reflect this new category of relationship to the Board. The Regents approved the following motion:
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