Ripley's Believe It & Build: Shaping Washington & the Smithsonian

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Summary

The article lists all of Ripley's building accomplishments and surveys the affect Ripley's term as Secretary of the Smithsonian has had on the Institution as well as the D.C. area. The Renwick and Hirshhorn Museums are highlighted. A good portrayal of Ripley and his attitude towards his work is given along with the general sentiment of critics and supportors.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Owings, Nat
  • Brown, J. Carter
  • Smithsonian Magazine

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Washington Post (Newspaper)

Contact information

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

Date

September 15, 1984

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Successful people
  • SI Buildings
  • Retirement

Physical description

Cityscape

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