Bern Dibner Awarded Smithson Society Gold Medal

ID: 76-1823-25

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: March 1976

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) presents James Smithson Society Gold Medal to Bern Dibner who donated to the Institution a library of 25,000 rare books in the history of science and technology. An engineer, inventor and industrialist, Dibner collected rare books for decades and established the Burndy Library in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1936.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Dibner, Bern
  • James Smithson Society (JSS)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," March 1976

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: March 1976

Contact information

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

Date

1976

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Topic

  • History of Science and Technology
  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Secretaries
  • Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
  • Science
  • Philanthropists
  • Gifts
  • Libraries
  • History
  • Medals
  • Science--History

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

76-1823-25

Physical description

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

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