Fred L. Whipple Receives Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award

ID: 2002-32254

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1963

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder: 4

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Summary

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director (1955-1973) Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906-2004) is awarded the Distinguished Federal Civilian Service Award in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy outside the White House in the Rose Garden. Dean Rusk and Robert MacNamara are standing behind the President.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • 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

For other photos of the event see Neg. #s 89-10708, 2002-32253, and 2002-32255.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 25, Folder: 4

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

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Topic

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Event

ID Number

2002-32254

Physical description

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

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