Union Contract Signing, Regents' Room

ID: SIA RU000371 [74-12215]

Creator: Connolly, Vincent P

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1975, Image No. 74-12215

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Signing of a new contract between the Smithsonian and the American Federation of Government Employees Local No. 2463, AFL-CIO, in the Regents' Room of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. Front row (l-r): Howard Toy, Director of Personnel; Richard L. Ault, Director of Support Activities; Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Leonard M. Brockmon, Special assistant to Dennis Garrison, AFGE Executive National Vice-President; Major Travis, 14th District National Vice-President of the union; Dale I. Streicker, chief negotiator for Local 246. Back row: Henry Alexander, Chief of Lab Branch of Office of Printing and Photographic Services (OPPS); Ronald Becker, Assistant Director of Personnel; Dwight Bowman, Shop Steward, OPPS; Harry Neufeld, Chief Shop Steward, OPPS; Andrew Wynn, Jr., Chief Assignment Branch, OPPS; Kenneth Shaw, Director, Office of Plant Services and chief negotiator for the Smithsonian; Roger Thomas, President of Local 2463; William G. Wells, Chief, SI Craft Services Division; Cliff Boocks, Assistant Director, Office of Protection Services; Harry Willis, Vice President of Local 2463; and Harold Cohea, Programs Manager, representing the Director of Support Activities.


  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Ault, Richard L (Richard Leroy) 1917-
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," March 1975.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1975, Image No. 74-12215

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1974
  • December 9, 1974

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU000371 [74-12215]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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