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May 13, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution voted to divest the organization of stock in companies with business operations in South Africa. The Smithsonian's divestment includes sale of $27 million in stocks of 42 companies, or about one-tenth of the museum's total portfolio. Among the companies affected: Ford Motor Co., ITT Corp., Monsanto, Texaco, Standard Oil and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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