The View From the Castle: The towers and turrets of the original Smithsonian building look to the past but, within, all thoughts are on the future
Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley introduces the Smithsonian magazine by recounting the Smithsonian Institution's historic foundation. The purpose of the Smithsonian magazine, as stated by Ripley, is to add to the sum of human knowledge, thereby complying with the mandate of the Institution. Ripley also emphasizes the Institution's ability to adapt to the changes of contemporary times due to the Institution's grounding in applied research.
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Smithsonian Vol. 1, no.1 (Journal)
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