The View From the Castle: Our anniversaries, past and present, allow us to touch base again with the ideals of our Institution

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley announces the upcoming 125th anniversary celebration of the Smithsonian Institution by looking back at the Institution's 100th anniversary. Ripley highlights several festivities and some interesting, historic Smithsonian trivia.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Establishment of
  • United States Congress
  • Board of Regents
  • United States National Museum
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 6 (Journal)

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


September 1971


  • Post Office Department
  • Anniversaries
  • Smithsonian National Board of Associates
  • Castle View
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • SI, Early History

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