Presentation of Smithson Society Gold Medallion to Bern Dibner at Regents Dinner

ID: SIA RU000371 [76-1823-25]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-1823-25

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Summary

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley presents James Smithson Society Gold Medallion to Bern Dibner on behalf of the Smithsonian Board of Regents during a dinner in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. Bern Dibner, an engineer, inventor and industrialist, collected rare books for decades and established the Burndy Library in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1936, and donated to the Institution a library of 25,000 rare books in the history of science and technology to be housed at the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History.

Subject

  • Dibner, Bern
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • James Smithson Society
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Dibner Library

Notes

  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," March 1976

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-1823-25

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1976
  • January 22, 1976

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  • No Copyright - United States

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU000371 [76-1823-25]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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