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Opening of Adams-Clement Collection, by Unknown, 1951, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 94-6805.

April 18, 1951

The ceremonies commemorating the opening of the Adams-Clement Collection are held in the west hall of the Arts and Industries Building. Speeches are given by Dr. Remington Kellogg, director of the United States National Museum; Dr. Alexander Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; art historian Katharine McCook Knox; and General Ulysses S. Grant, III, president of the American Planning and Civic Association. The collection was donated by Mary Louisa Adams Clement to the Smithsonian Institution in 1950.More

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