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Summary

The article reviews retiring Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's career. Such topics as his new ideas, the role of research and the quadrangle are commented on by Ripley and the journalist.

Subject

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

This article relates Ripley's impact in terms of general Smithsonian and public sentiment. Not a typical list of what he has built.

Contained within

The Torch (Newspaper)

Contact information

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

Date

February 1984

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Successful people
  • Retirement

Physical description

A Special Supplement to the Smithsonian Torch, pp. S1, S4

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