SI's First Sabbatical Leave Taken

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The sabbatical leave of Robert L. Stephenson, Acting Director of the River Basin Surveys, Washington office, took effect. This was the Smithsonian's first sabbatical leave, made possible under the new program initiated by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley in 1965. Stephenson is replaced by Warren W. Caldwell.


  • Caldwell, Warren W (Warren Wendell)
  • Stephenson, Robert L (Robert Lloyd) 1919-
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • River Basin Surveys
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," April 1966, p. 2.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 87.

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February 28, 1966


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