At the height of their popular- ity, they are wondering what they are. Report of the Board of Regents This year, the Board of Regents welcomed two new members, Representatives Ralph Regula and Robert T. Pursuant to the recommen- dations of the Regents' ad hoc Committee on Business chaired by Senator Baker, Smithsonian Business Ventures is a separate entity under the direction of its board and chief executive officer and the oversight of the Secretary and the Regents. During the course of the year, the Regents approved budget requests for fiscal years 20 and established the following endowment funds: the Edna F.
Objects too big to display in the American History Museum will now take their place in the telling of one of our nation's great stories. They are attracting enormous public attention; they are broaden- ing the range of what they do; they are groaning under the weight of expectations and resource shortfalls; they are stir- ring and complaining and aspiring and competing and sometimes ducking for cover. The Board of Regents authorized the establishment of Smithsonian Business Ventures. It was particularly gratifying to see the Smithson- ian National Board's Campaign Committee contributing to this year's substantial progress.
S6635 1999 MSRLSI Annals of the Smithsonian Institution 19 9 9 National Collections Program Smithsonian Institution Archives Washington, D. o Smithsonian Institution Annals of the Smithsonian Institution 1999 Smithsonian Institution National Collections Program Smithsonian Institution Archives Washington, D. The Annals were copyedited and proofread by Chester Zhivanos. They expanded the Board of Trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1999. Fields, and Donald Lubin to the National Museum of American History Board; Paula Apsell, Isabella Cunningham, Thomas Eisner, William Ellis, James Mc Clure, Robin Martin, James Patton, Desiree Rogers, and Howard Williams to the National Museum of Natural History Board; Susan Hager, Michael Hayman, Norman Mineta, Beth Stevens, Richard Thornell, and Kathleen Wagner to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Advisory Board; Richard E. Mueller, Betsy Towle, and Irwin Weinberg to the Council of Philatelists of the National Postal Museum; Rudy Beserra, Gilberto Cardenas, Jesus Chavarria, Miriam Cruz, Roberto Cruz, Olga Garcia, Sandra Guzman, Gema Hernandez, Abel Lopez, Monica Lozano, Edward James Olmos, H. Beer brings vast experience to the challenges of ensuring that this new organization succeeds to the benefit of the entire Institution.
Princeton Editorial Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, assembled and typeset the material. The Regents were mindful of the diligence of many Smithsonian advisory boards. Edward Knapp was recruited as the new comptroller, George Van Dyke was tapped to be chief of information technology operations, and Peter Cannell was ap- pointed director of the Smithsonian Institution Press.
Complete volume printed by Colonial Printing, Richmond, Virginia. In recognition of the importance of these contributions, the Regents made the following appointments and reappointments: Siddharth Bhansali, Elizabeth Moynihan, and Michael Sonnenreich to the Visiting Committee of the Arthur M. Puckett, Richard T Schlosberg III, and Patty Wagstaff to the National Air and Space Museum's Dulles Center National Board; Paul K. The Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service was presented to Irwin Shapiro for his outstanding work at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and to Derrick Ross for his outstanding wotk at the Office of Physical Plant.
The contents of the Annals were produced from electronic files provided by the museums, offices, and research institutes of the Smithsonian. Sackler Gallery; Elizabeth Ernst Meyer and Frank Pearl to the Visiting Committee of the Freer Gallery of Art; Elliot Lawrence, Brian S. Both received their medals from the Secretary on June 15, 1999, at the Smithsonian's first Day of Excellence celebration.
Contents m 7 2005 Smithsonian Institution 4 Statement by the Secretary 6 Report of the Board of Regents 9 Report of the Provost 1 1 Reports of the Museums and Research Institutes 14 Reports of Education, Museum, and Scholarly Services 42 Report of the Under Secretary 51 Reports of the Administrative Offices 53 Report of Development and Membership Contributing Members 70 Donors 85 66 Academic, Research Training, and Internship Appointments 157 Award Activity 207 Publications of the Smithsonian Institution Press 218 Publications of the Staff 220 The Smithsonian Institution and Its Subsidiaries, September 30, 1999 280 Members of the Smithsonian Councils, Boards, and Commissions, September 30, 1999 303 Visits to the Smithsonian Institution Museums and Galleries 309 Reports of Affiliated Organizations 31 Financial Report 314 Chronology 132 Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution was created by act of Congress in 1846 in accordance with the terms of the will of James Smithson of England, who in 1826 bequeathed his property to the United States of America "to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establish- ment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." After receiving the property and accepting the trust, Congress vested responsibility for administering the trust in the Smithsonian Board of Regents. Leyden, and Frieda Rosenthal to the Commission of the National Museum of African Art; Jorge Batista, William Drenttel, Joanne du Pont Foster, Elaine La Roche, Jeffrey T Leeds, Nancy Marks, Kenneth Millet, and Arthur Ross to the Board of Trustees of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; Bernadette Berger, Ann Cousins, Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, Jesus Morales, David M. The ongoing contributions of countless additional em- ployees and volunteers deserve recognition as well.
Board of Regents and Secretary September 30, 1999 Board of Regents William H. Silfen, and Carole Slavin to the Commission of the National Museum of American Art; Anne B. Public servants — from custodians to curators, astrophysicists to ac- countants, and engineers to public information officers — are the real backbone of the Smithsonian. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, Chancellor, ex officio Albert Gore Jr., Vice-President of the United States, ex officio Thad Cochran, Senator from Mississippi Bill Frist, Senator from Tennessee Daniel P. As the Institution prepares for the new millennium, all Smithsonian supporters have reason to be grateful to this cadre who will chart its course and determine its destiny. Dennis O'Connor Extending the Smithsonian's Reach Each year, the reports from the Smithsonian's museums and research institutes present an evolving portrait of an Institu- tion dedicated to its traditional mission — the increase and diffusion of knowledge — and committed to engaging and serving a broad audience. Moynihan, Senator from New York Sam Johnson, Representative from Texas Robert T. Williams Jr., Citizen of the Distnct of Columbia The Secretary I. Carole Wharton, Director of the Office of Planning, Management, and Budget Smithsonian National Board September 30, 1999 Current Members Hon. Those complementary emphases are especially apparent this year. Matsui, Representative from California Ralph Regula, Representative from Ohio Howard H. Michael Heyman, Secrerary Consrance Berry Newman, Under Secrerary J. Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Smithsonian Business Ventures Thomas D. Hanle, Executive Director for Development Donald L. Hobbins, Executive Assistant to the Secretary John E. On the one hand, the Smithsonian's fundamental activities — research, education, and stewardship of the national collections — seem mote im- pressive than ever in their scope and substance. Baker Jr., Citizen of the District of Columbia Barber B. On the other hand, the Institution is actively looking for ways to broaden access to its exttaordinary resources and intensify its already significant ptesence in the worlds of the sciences, art, and the humanities. Conable Jr., Citizen of New Yotk Anne d'Hamoncourt, Citizen of Pennsylvania Hanna H. As the Smithsonian maintains a focus on ex- cellence in activities of collection and research, we are simultaneously turning outward, seeking greater public en- gagement in all that we have to offer.