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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS
MAY 11, 1987

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

[[underlined]] Report on Actions Following the Cancelled Meeting of January 26, 1987 [[/underlined]]

Following the virtually unprecedented cancellation of the Regents' meeting in January, a ballot containing the proposed motions from that agenda was mailed to the Regents and each of the following were adopted unanimously:

VOTED that the Board of Regents approves the minutes of the meeting of September 15, 1986 as previously circulated on October 10, 1986

VOTED that, in accordance with Section 2.08 of the Bylaws, the Board of Regents confers on Senator Barry Goldwater the title of Regent Emeritus, with all the rights and responsibilities thereof.

VOTED that, subject to final consideration by the Executive Committee, the Board of Regents approves the [[underlined]] Five-Year Prospectus, Fiscal Years 1988-1992 [[/underlined]], anticipating that annual revisions will similarly be presented for its approval.

VOTED that the Board of Regents, in recognition of the generosity of their donation, designates an appropriate space to be selected in the National Museum of American Art as the "Patricia and Phillip Frost Gallery."

VOTED that the Board of Regents approves the proposed revision to the bylaws of the National Museum of American Art Commission.

VOTED that the Board of Regents reappoints to the Commission of the National Museum of American Art Thomas S. Buechner, Nancy Graves, August Heckscher, R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., Myron Kunin and David S. Purvis for terms expiring in December 1990, and the Board appoints Wendell K. Castle to a term expiring December 1987. 

Appropriate follow-up actions for the foregoing have been completed.

The following motion was also approved by a clear majority of the Regents:

VOTED that the Board of Regents authorizes the Secretary to negotiate most favorable terms for a Smithsonian Associate credit card, subject to the final consideration of the Executive Committee.

In view of the dissenting votes and requests for discussion at the May 11 meeting of the Board, this matter was scheduled for further discussion (for which see below).
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