The View From the Castle: As the Bicentennial year approaches, let us ask what we can do, each in his own way, to help the Institution fulfuill its obligations

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley sends out a plea to the Associates and readers of the Smithsonian magazine asking for portraits of notable Americans, memorabilia and materials relating to the early Republic and its consequent development. Ripley also asks for volunteers to help delineate all of the objects filtering into the Smithsonian to help prepare them for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebration.


Bicentennial of the American Revolution


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 7 (Journal)

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


  • October 1973
  • 19th century


  • Anniversaries
  • Art
  • Castle View
  • History
  • Art--History


United States

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