Fred Whipple Receives "Distinguished Federal Civilian Award"

ID: 89-10708

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1963

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder 4; Record Unit 9520, Fred Lawrence Whipple Oral History Interviews

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Summary

In 1963, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director (1955-1973) Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906-2004), stands between President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) and Secretary Leonard Carmichael (1898-1973) outside the White House in the Rose Garden. The occasion is the presentation of the "Distinguished Federal Civilian Award" to Mr. Whipple by President Kennedy. Other assembled guests include Robert MacNamara and Dean Rusk standing at the left.

Subject

  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963
  • MacNamara, Robert
  • Rusk, Dean 1909-
  • Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-
  • Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • United States President
  • White House (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, June 24, 1976, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. For other photos of the event see Neg. #s 2002-32253, 2002-32254 and 2002-32255.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder 4; Record Unit 9520, Fred Lawrence Whipple Oral History Interviews

Contact information

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

Date

1963

Restrictions & Rights

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Topic

  • White House Gardens (Washington, D.C.)
  • Astrophysicists
  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Directors
  • Astronomers
  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Special events
  • Medals
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Event

ID Number

89-10708

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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