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Summary

The Canal Zone Biological Area is renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute indicating "how the activities and responsibilities of the bureau are increasing and becoming broader in scope." The change had been proposed in 1965 by Canal Zone Biological Area director Martin H. Moynihan. An official announcement was issued by Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley on April 18, 1966, formalizing the change in name.

Subject

  • Moynihan, M
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 125.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1966. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1966, p. 8, 59, 163.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Office of the Secretary, Records, Box 56, Folder 4, and Box 57, Folder 1.

Contact information

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

Date

April 18, 1966

Topic

  • Rain forest ecology
  • Name Changes
  • Reorganizations

Place

  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)

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