Group Portrait of Smithsonian Secretariat in Regents' Room

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-831]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1966

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 03, Image No. OPA-831

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Group portrait of Smithsonian Officials, known as the Secretariat, in the Regents' Room of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. Standing from left to right: Philip C. Ritterbush, Assistant to the Secretary for Policy Analysis and Planning; John (Jack) Whitelaw, special assistant to the Assistant Secretary; William Warner, Special Assistant for International Activities; Peter G. Powers, General Counsel; Charles Blitzer, Director of the Office of Education and Training; Robert Mason, executive secretary; Dr. Theodore W. Taylor, Assistant to the Secretary; Frank A. Taylor, director of the United States National Museum; Robert Cunningham, with the Office of Special Projects; and B. Richard Berg, Director of the Office of Public Information. Seated from left to right: Sidney R. Galler, Assistant Secretary for Science; Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, and James C. Bradley, Assistant Secretary.


  • Ritterbush, Philip C
  • Whitelaw, John
  • Warner, William W
  • Powers, Peter G
  • Blitzer, Charles
  • Mason, Robert W
  • Taylor, Theodore W
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Cunningham, Robert
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Bradley, James C. 1910-1984
  • Berg, B. Richard
  • Galler, Sidney Roland 1920-
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as 59668 and 2001-11483.
  • Digital contact sheet available.
  • Frame selection featured in "The Torch," May 1966.
  • See also RU 95, Box 28, Folder 39.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 03, Image No. OPA-831

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  • 1966
  • March 8, 1966

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Black-and-white negatives

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