The View From the Castle: The next Smithsonian symposium will take up the mass use of drugs, and try to set it into an explanatory framework

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Number four of the Smithsonian Institution's revived symposia, which was scheduled for November 16-19, 1970, was to discuss the present-day quest for social identity and the mass phenomenon drug usage in the United States. Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley also mentions information about "the psychedelic mystique" developed by Professor Nathan Adler of Berkley.


  • Adler, Nathan
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • University of California (1868-1952)


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Ripley introduces his essay with a brief semi-anecdotal perspective of his younger days.

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Smithsonian Vol. 1, no. 6 (Journal)

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


September 1970


  • Drug abuse
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Meetings
  • Youth Culture
  • Castle View

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p. 4

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