Ralph Becker Receives Smithson Award

ID: 75-14359-19

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: December 1975

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) presents Washington, D.C. attorney Ralph E. Becker with the James Smithson Medal in recognition of Mr. Becker's donation of more than 30,000 items of political memorabilia to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Becker, Ralph E
  • James Smithson Medal
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," December 1975. The Smithson Medal was cast in 1965 for the bicentennial of James Smithson's birth. The medal was designed by Paul Vincze of London and was struck by the Medallic Company. The Smithson Medal is gold and the highest honor given by the Smithsonian Institution.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: December 1975

Contact information

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

Date

1975

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Topic

  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Collectibles, Political
  • Government
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
  • Philanthropists
  • Gifts
  • Politics
  • National Collections
  • Medals
  • United States--Politics and government
  • Event

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

75-14359-19

Physical description

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

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