Pope John Paul II Visits Smithsonian

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Summary

Pope John Paul II visits the Smithsonian Institution Building. He is greeted by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and Chief Justice Warren Burger and is presented with the Smithson medal.

Subject

  • Burger, Warren E. 1907-
  • John Paul II Pope 1920-
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • James Smithson Medal
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 347
  • Torch, 11/1979, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

October 7, 1979

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Dignitaries
  • Special events

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