Hopkins Becomes Director of NAM

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Philip S. Hopkins is becomes director of the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum, effective October 28, 1957. Before coming to the Smithsonian he was professor of aviation and head of the department of aviation at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.


  • Hopkins, Philip S
  • National Air and Space Museum


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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1958. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1959, p. 11.

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October 28, 1957


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