Secretary Emeritus Ripley and Wife, Mary Livingston Ripley

ID: 94-4890-10_11 or 94-4890.11

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1994

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: August 1994

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Secretary Emeritus S. Dillon Ripley and his wife, Mary Livingston Ripley, review the first book purchases made with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Library Endowment. The Smithsonian Institution Libraries' S. Dillon Ripley Library Endowment, established in September 1993, has raised more than $250,000 through contributions from friends and colleagues of Secretary Emeritus Ripley. The endowment provides SIL with funds for the acquisition of library materials to support the research and program efforts of curators and staff throughout the institution.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in Torch, August 1994

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: August 1994

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Secretariats
  • Books and reading
  • Secretaries
  • S. Dillon Ripley Library Endowment
  • Libraries
  • Books


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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94-4890-10_11 or 94-4890.11

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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