Secretary Ripley at Quad Construction

ID: 2004-10339

Creator: Nielsen, Kim

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1984

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984

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Eighth Smithsonian Secretary (1964-1984) S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001) inspecting construction at the Quadrangle building site with (from l.), Charles Blitzer, Arthur M. Sackler, founding donor of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Jill Sackler, and Mary Livingston Ripley. Quadrangle complex is to house the International Center, National Museum of African Art, and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.


  • Blitzer, Charles
  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Sackler, Arthur M
  • Sackler, Jill (Mrs. Arthur M.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Featured in TORCH, October 1984
  • The original negative number is 84-11196-8, but because of the quailty of the original negative, the original photograph was re-scanned and given new negative and digital file numbers.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984

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



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  • Construction
  • Secretariats
  • Benefactors
  • Architecture
  • Buildings


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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