The View From the Castle: Smithsonian Associates take part in learning processes offered by the Institution; they also face the desirability of private support

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley provides background information about the Smithsonian, its founding father, James Smithson, the many buildings and programs, and the support of the government, to place the Smithsonian public support group, the Smithsonian Associates, in the proper perspective. Ripley applauds the Associates as the supporters of ideas and invites others to join the group.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • National Associates
  • Smithsonian Associates, The
  • United States Congress
  • Resident Associates Program


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 11 (Journal)

Contact information

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


February 1976


  • Education
  • Castle View
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects

Physical description

p. 6

Full Record

View Full Record