Portrait: S. Dillon Ripley

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Work consists of a brief biography of S. Dillon Ripley. Includes information on youth and education, the start of his career with the Smithsonian, and how the Smithsonian flourished under his regime. Includes list of his writings, professional societies, and honors.


Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Includes photograph, and source list.

Contained within

Current Biography Vol. 27 (Journal)

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




  • Secretaries
  • Biography
  • Bibliography

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pp. 332-334

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