Smithsonian Staff and Members of the Cuban Academy of Sciences Touring Cuba

ID: SIA2012-5290

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Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-070, Box 1, Folder: Album 1

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Summary

Smithsonian Staff and Members of the Cuban Academy of Sciences touring Cuba in 1977. This is the first visit of Smithsonian scientists and administrators to Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. The group included Porter Kier and was facilitated by Alberado Moreno and Ted Reed. The visit included tours of the institutes of the Academy in Havana, the Zapata swamp, and the Zoo and Aquarium. This trip results in a Memorandum of Understanding that is signed by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley with the Cuban Academy to establish a program of exchange of scholars between SI and Cuba.

Subject

Academia de Ciencias de Cuba

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-070, Box 1, Folder: Album 1

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1977

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Topic

  • Natural History
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Naturalists
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Cuba

ID Number

SIA2012-5290

Physical description

Number of Images:1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 14 w x 10.5h ; Type of Image: Group, Candid ; Medium: Photographic Print

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