Acquisition of the Museum of African Art by the Smithsonian Institution

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Contains the full testimonies presented to the Congressional committee by Honorable Frank E. Moss, chairman, Board of Trustees of the Museum of African Art; Honorable Muriel Humphrey, U.S. Senator from Minnesota; Honorable Walter E. Washington, Mayor of the District of Columbia; Honorable S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary of Smithsonian Institution; and Warren Robbins, director of the Museum of African Art. Includes copies of the written testimonies of Honorable Walter E. Washington and Honorable S. Dillon Ripley. Presents letters and a telegram to Honorable Claiborne Pell, chairman of the Committee on Rules adn Administration, in support of the oral and written testimonies. Includes exhibits of the text of S.2507, the biography of Warren Robbins, and exhibits and publications of the Museum of African Art.


  • Humphrey, Muriel
  • Moss, Frank E. 1911-
  • Pell, Claiborne 1918-
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Robbins, Warren M
  • Washington, Walter E
  • Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • United States Congress
  • United States Congress House Committee on House Administration


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This is a record of the Hearing before the Committee on Rules and Administration, U.S. Senate, 95th Congress. No opinions or results are offered.

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