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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession T90109

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary

Administrative Records, 1964-1975

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
Title: Administrative Records
Dates: 1964-1975
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession T90109
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of files on dinners and social events during the tenure of Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley. Materials also include personal and professional correspondence with friends and colleagues. Some correspondents include Robert S. McNamara, Olga Hirshhorn, and Charles A. Lindbergh.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of files on dinners and social events during the tenure of Secretary S. Dillon Ripley. Materials also include personal and professional correspondence with friends and colleagues.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90109, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records

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Container List

Box 1

The Ripley's Dinners

November 1 - Informal Dinner, Barney Studio House

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December 1964 - Dinner at residence of Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Hoffman

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April 6 - Dinner Before "Born Free"

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List of Dinner Hostesses to Whom you Wish to Write Personal Notes

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June 8, 1964 - Dinner

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December 14, 1964 - Dinner

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Christmas Party - Mr. and Mrs. Ripley's Personal

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January 26, 1965 - F Street Club Dinner

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March 8, 1965 - Dinner (informal) Barney Studio House

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April 19, 1965 - Dinner F Street Club

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May 5, 1965 - Museum of History and Technology (MHT) Dinner

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July 22, 1965 - Cocktails & Dinner, MHT Presidential Reception Room Preceding Concert (informal)

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December 16, 1965 - Opening of Jade Hall Dinner

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January 13, 1966 - Congressional Informal Dinner - Cocktails in Mineral Hall, Dinner in Gem Hall & Dr. Stewart to Talk

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March 25, 1966 - Mrs. Livingston's World Wildlife Dinner

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Hirshhorn Luncheon - May 17, 1966

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May 23, 1966 - Dinner MHT Reception

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Ripley's May 1966 Cocktail Party

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October 24 - Lady Meade Fetherstonhaugh Luncheon F Street Club

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November 15, 1966 - Vinland Luncheon, MHT Reception Suite Preceding Map Seminar

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November 15, 1966 - Mr. & Mrs. Ripley's Dinner

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Luncheon for Mrs. George H. Warren and Mrs. Firestone to see our ceramic halls, December 7, 1966

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December 17, 1966 - Mr. & Mrs. Ripley's Christmas Cocktail Party

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1967 DINNERS

January 17, 1967 - Dinner Preceding S.I. AIA Joint Lecture, MHT Reception Room

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February 8 - Informal Dinner for Mr. Steinberg, Alibi Club

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February 19, 1967 - Informal Dinner for Mr. Ian McCallum Metropolitan Club

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February 22, 1967 - Congressional Informal Dinner

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Dinner, Flag Hall

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February 27, 1967 - Steinberg Luncheon, MHT Reception Suite

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May 25, 1967 - Dinner, MHT Reception Suite

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May 31 - Luncheon for Dr. and Mrs. Abbot, Regents Room (Sherry in Mr. Ripley's Office)

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October 17, 1967 - Dinner for the Hirshhorns (informal) Barney House

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December 5, 1967 - Informal Dinner, F St. Club for the Gardner Stouts

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December 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Ripley's Christmas Cocktail Party Barney Studio House for Top Staff and Associates

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December 19 - Peruvian Silver Dinner, Folk Art Hall, MHT Before Opening of Exhibit

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1968 DINNERS AND PARTIES

January 10 - Dinner Alibi Club

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February 21 - Dinner

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March 29, 1968 - Livingston - Ripley Dinner, Palm Beach

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May 1 - Diplomatic Dinner, Folk Art Hall, Followed by Mucicale & Combo

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May 3 - Regents Dinner, Delian Gallery, National Portrait Gallery (NPG)

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May 4 - Dinner

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May 17 - Luncheon Honoring President Bourguiba of Tunis - Host-Chief Justice MHT

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June 4 - Luncheon in Honor of Dr. Abbot's 96th birthday, MHT Porch Outside Staff Dining Room

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June 14 - Dinner F Street Club, Before Preview, "The Art of Organic Forms"

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October 5 (Lunch & Dinner) NPG

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October 10 - Dinner, Gem Hall, MNH Before Opening of "The Japan Expedition"

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December 6 - Symphony Ball

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1969 DINNERS AND PARTIES

January 7 - Dinner, Smithsonian-Archeological Institute of America Reception Suite, MHT

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January 8 - Hirshhorn Luncheon following Ground Breaking Ceremony - Great Hall, S.I. Building

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January 8 - Dinner in Honor of the Hirshhorns, Barney House

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February 17 - Dinner, Gem Hall, MNH before Link Lecture

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February 18 - Dinner, Tory Peterson (NAS - Anonymous Donor) Reception Suite, MNH

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February 25 - Dinner

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March 24 - Dinner, To Meet Mr. and Mrs. William H. Phelps, Jr.

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March 25 - "Over-35" Dinner, Alibi Club

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April 15 - Staff Cocktail Party

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May 5 - "Younger" Dinner, Alibi Club

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May 15 - Informal Dinner for Symposium Guests, Barney House

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May 25 - Informal Dinner for Mr. Jamshed Bhabha

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May 29 - Dr. Abbot's 97th Birthday Luncheon, Commission Room NPG, Fine Arts & Portrait Gallery Building

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June 3 - Calder Stabile Dedication Luncheon, SHAMIANA, 5th Floor, NMHT

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June 3 - Farewell Dinner for Chief Justice Warren Nagels (in Mexico) & the Johnstons Followed by Folklife Festival Movie Reception-Suite

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July 6 - Informal Dinner for Governor Shafer of Pennsylania, NMHT 5th Floor Terrace

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September 29, 1969 - Diplomatic Dinner Back Festival Winners

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Septeber 30 - Dinner Honoring Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin, NMHT - cocktails Shamiana, dinner Folk Art Hall

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October 13 - IUDZG Dinner (informal), Gem Hall, NMHH

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October 22 - Dinner

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October 24 - Luncheon for Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden Board - Gem Hall, NMNH

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November 4 - Dinner Barney Studio House for NPG Commissioners

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November 11 - Cocktail Party Honoring Former Members of the Ladies Committee of the Associates

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November 19 - "Watson Luncheon" Plaza Hotel - Blue Room

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December 8 - Dinner for Mr. and Mrs. W. Gurnee Dyer before his Lecture F St Club (informal)

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December 16 - Dinner for the Chief Justice Cocktails, Reception. Suite NMHT

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1970 DINNERS

February 17 - Dinner in Honor of Mr. Joshua Taylor, Alibi Club

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February 18 - Luncheon for Honorable J. William Middendorf, U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, NCFA Granite Gallery

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February 26 - Dinner before SI-Archaeological Institute of America Lecture (informal)

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February 27 - Dinner

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March 10 - "The Role of Government in Environmental Modification" "Our Troubled Earth" Lecture Series Auditorium, NHB

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March 17 - Dinner

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March 19 - Dinner, Gem Hall, NMNH before Petroleum Opening

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March 26 - Smithsonian Associates Promotional Luncheon, Mr. Burden's House, Hobe Sound

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March 28 - Informal Dinner, the Joseph Verner Reed family, Golf House, Jupiter Island

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May 14 - Dinner for "Younger Group"

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May 18 - Dinner for VIP Group

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May 28 - Abbot 98th Birthday Luncheon, New Regents Room

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June 5 or June 10 - Departmental Chairmen Cocktail Party

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June 8 - Last VIP Dinner

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Planning - July 3, July 4 & July 5

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September 25 - National Audubon Society Board Meeting, NMNH - Cocktails, Bird Hall & Dinner

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October 2 - Dinner before CURTAIN RAISER

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October 16 - Special Council Dinner Given by Mr. and Mrs. Ripley Barney House Cocktails

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November 12 - Informal Dinner, F Street Club

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The Tengye Lyonpo's Visit - November 12-13

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December 7 - Dinner in honor of Mr. Delacour

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December 9 - Dinner for Mr. Ritterbush, Regents Room

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December 23 - Dinner for Guests Fir Washington Debutante Ball

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1971 DINNERS

January 12 - Dinner and Lecture Gem Hall and NHB Auditorium (Dr. Roger S. Payne)

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January 25 - Dinner

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March 13, 1971 - Dinner, Alibi Club

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March 15, 1971 - Dinner

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March 16, 1971 - Small Informal Dinner for the Conroy's

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March 26, 1971 - Mrs. Gerald M. Livingston's Palm Beach Dinner

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April 1 - Dinner Before Opening Henry Benbridge Portrait Exhibit, NPG 2nd Floor Lounge over F Street entrance

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April 14 - Informal Dinner, Barney House in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Barchas

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April 29 - Link Lecture, Mr. Stachiw - Dinner Gem Hall, Lecture, Auditorium

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May 25 - Dinner in honor of the Count and Countess Pierre Etienne, de Viel Castel

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May 26 - Dr. Abbot's 99th Birthday Luncheon

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May 27 - Dinner before Opening of John F. Kennedy Center

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June 9 - Dinner in honor of the Lacour-Gayets

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June 15 - Reception & Dinner following Hall of Ceramics, NMHT Opening Campbell Museum Collection

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July 1 - Buffet Luncheon for Governor Gilligan, 5th Floor Terrace, NMHT

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July 2 - Buffet Supper, 5th Floor Terrace, NMHT, New Staff Members and their Families

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July 6 - Informal Dinner, 1925 F Street Club 7:30 p.m.

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September 21 - Regents Dinner, Great Hall

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September 24 - Dinner for the Jackson Burkes

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September 25 - Luncheon following Board of Trustees (Hirshhorn) FA&PG Building, Finley Conference Room

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September 26 - 125th Anniversary Dinner - Cocktails, Great Hall, Dinner, The Commons

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October 7 - Reception and Dinner for the First Annual Meeting of the National Board Smithsonian Associates, NMNH Gem Hall

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November 3 - Informal Dinner for Mr. Delacour

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November 30 - After-Theatre Buffet Supper for Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Phelps "Country Girl"

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December 15 - Luncheon, The Parlor for Mr. Link & Mr. and Mrs. J. Seward Johnson

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December 17 - Dinner before Associates NMNH Fund Raising Dance

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1972 DINNERS

January 5 - Mr. Burden's STAG Dinner (informal) for the CHANCELLOR

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January 14 - Luncheon, Greenland Exhibit, MMMT, Reception Suite Mrs. Ripley too

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January 26 - Dinner, Renwick Gallery - Cocktails [before opening] - Dinner [professional circa.]

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January 27 - Regents Dinner (wives included) at Hillwood

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February 28 - Dinner, NASM (A&I) before opening "Ballooning: Man's First Aeronautical Adventure into Space"

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March 6 - Dinner in honor of Julia Child

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March 9 - Diplomatic Dinner, Renwick Gallery Musical Evening

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March 29, 1972 - Mrs. Gerald M. Livingston's Dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. S. Dillon Ripley

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April 11 - Dinner, Alibi Club in honor of Mr. Philip Hofer

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April 12 - The Zodiac

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April 14 - Informal Dinner (ORCHIDS)

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May 3 - Lunch, Executive Committee of the Board of Regents, The Parlor

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May 10 - Regents Dinner in Honor of Dr. Abbot's 100th Birthday, Great Hall

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May 17 - Informal Dinner before Opening of Drug Exhibit, The Commons

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May 18 - Speak at Audubon Naturalist Society's Annual Banquet, NMNH Whale

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May 25 - Dinner

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October 17 - Stag Dinner (co-host, Dr. E.E. David, Jr.) for 6 Soviet scientists headed by Dr. Keldysh, S.I.

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November 16 - Informal Dinner, Alibi Club Hirshhorn Trustees

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November 17 - Cromer Luncheon, The Parlor

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December 11 - Dinner for Mr. Delacour

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December 16 - Dinner before Associates Fund Raising Dance

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December 26 - Dinner (informal), Metropolitan Club

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1973 DINNERS

January 24 - Regents Dinner, Hillwood Memorial Service

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March 5 - Dinner, Alibi Club

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March 7 - Dinner

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March 14 - Dinner

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March 29 - Your Invitation List for Mrs. Livingston's Party

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April 27 - Dinner in honor of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Phelps, Jr.

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May 2 - Dinner, Freer Gallery of Art

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May 8 - Informal Dinner in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn

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May 16 - Lunch, The Parlor, Messrs, Watson and Lapham and the Chief Justice

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May 30 - Cocktail-Buffet to meet Miss Laurel Ripley

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May 31 - Dr. Abbot's 101st Birthday luncheon, Suite, NMHT

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July 4 - Supper and watch the fireworks, 5th Floor Terrace NMHT "under the shamianah"

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July 5 - Luncheon for Governor Ford of Kentucky, Roof, NMHT

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September 17 - Mrs. Taylor's informal dinner, Carnegie Manson

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December 21 - Scholarship Fund Raising Dinner - Dance, Smithsonian Associates Women's Committee, NMHT

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1974 DINNERS

February 15 - Division of Performing Arts Diplomatic Luncheon, Director's Conference Room, NMHT

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February 22 - Dinner

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February 26 - Ambassadors' Dinner, Renwick Gallery

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February 27 - Buffet Supper in honor of Dr. Jacob Bronowski, Gem Hall, NMNH

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April 30 - Dinner, Alibi Club

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4th of July Party - Roof Terrace HTB

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November 8 - Dinner for Ambassador Kennan, Alibi Club

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December 9 - Dinner for Mr. & Mrs. William Phelps

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December 20 - Dinner before Waltz Group

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1975 DINNERS

March 26 - Dinner at home

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April 3 - Mrs. Livingston's Dinner in Palm Beach (1975)

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April 21 - Dinner for PTBG 1925 F Street Club

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June 12 - Dinner for new Regents

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July 4, 1975 - Supper Party NMHT 5th Floor Terrace

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November 21 - Dinner

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October 9 - Luncheon for Mr. & Mrs. Peter von Siemens, Parlor

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December 12 - Women's Committee Christmas Dance

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Grosvenor, Melville

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Golden Spike

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Glass Lanterns & Stool from India - Correspondence with M. David thru Miss Weiss

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Hellman, Geoffrey of the The New Yorker

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Committee on a Community College for Northwestern Connecticut

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Delcour, Mr. Jean

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Farmington (Miss Porter's School)

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French Institute

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Korda, Michael V.

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Ladew, Mr. Harvey

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National Parks Association

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, B-N. Correspondents include Robert S. McNamara, Olga Hirshhorn, and Charles A. Lindbergh (4 folders)

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