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Today in Smithsonian History: August 26, 1983

Smithsonian Volunteer (1968-1983), docent, National Museum of Natural History ( - 1978), Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee (1972-), Chair, Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee (1979, 1980) (Photo by Richard Hofmeister, as featured in the Torch, October 1983)

Jeannine Smith Clark (b. 1928), appointed to the Board of Regents, August 1983, Smithsonian Volunteer (1968-1983), docent, National Museum of Natural History ( – 1978), Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee (1972-), Chair, Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee (1979, 1980) (Photo by Richard Hofmeister, as featured in the Torch, October 1983)

August 26, 1983 Legislation appointing Jeannine Smith Clark to the Board of Regents is signed by President Ronald Reagan. Clark served as a volunteer prior to her tenure as a Regent, which lasted from 1983 to 1994. Among her many contributions to the Smithsonian, Clark chaired the Cultural Education Committee, established in 1987, to consider questions of representation of minorities and sensitivity to cultural pluralism in the Smithsonian’s exhibit programs.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 26 August 2017
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