The Smithsonian: An Interdisciplinary Institution 150 Years After its Conception by James Smithson

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An overview of the Smithsonian's history and programs written by S. Dillon Ripley, sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1964-1984.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Programme of Organization


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Vol. 3, No. 2 (Journal)

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




  • Education
  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Museums--Educational aspects

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pp. 89-98

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