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The article features the Museum Support Center, created by Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, designed to store and preserve the growing collection of the Institution. The equipment of the center is briefly described along with Ripley's second major project of a Collections Policy and Management Committee.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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The Torch (Newspaper)

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


February 1984


  • Secretaries
  • Successful people
  • Retirement

Physical description

A Special Supplement to the Smithsonian Torch, pp. S4

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