National Air and Space Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

ID: SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10570]

Creator: Krantz, Victor

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1972

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-10570

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Groundbreaking ceremony for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) building, with address and introduction by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and remarks by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. Also in attendance are Mary Livingston Ripley, Senators J. William Fulbright, Barry Goldwater, Jennings Randolph, Michael Collins, NASM Director, Melvin B. Zisfein, NASM Deputy Director, Dr. Leonard Carmichael, seventh Smithsonian Secretary, Paul E. Garber, first head of the National Air Museum, and the United States Air Force Band.


  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995
  • Ripley, Mary Livingston
  • Fulbright, J. William (James William) 1905-1995
  • Randolph, Jennings 1902-1998
  • Goldwater, Barry M (Barry Morris) 1909-1998
  • Collins, Michael 1930-
  • Zisfein, Melvin B
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
  • Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States Air Force Band


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  • Requested from Photographic Services Division by Office of Special Events.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-10570

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1972
  • November 20, 1972

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