Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 99
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary
Dates:
1964-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
116.4 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records reflect the growing scope and complexity of the Smithsonian during Ripley's tenure. They document the Smithsonian's changing administrative structure; growing relationships with universities, foundations, and other external groups; efforts to attract more government support for the Smithsonian; pursuit of new initiatives and programs; and the regular administrative activities of the Institution. The records for this period document the opening of the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History); creation of the Office of Academic Studies and the Office of Smithsonian Symposia and Seminars; founding of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program; establishment of the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies; opening of east and west wings of the National Museum of Natural History; opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum; beginning of the Festival of American Folklife; opening of the National Portrait Gallery; establishment of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; formation of the Smithsonian National Associates Program; and the opening of the Renwick Gallery.

Historical Note
Historical Note
In 1964 S. Dillon Ripley, formerly a Professor of Biology at Yale University and Director of its Peabody Museum of Natural History, succeeded Leonard Carmichael as eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ripley, Sidney Dillon, 1913-2001 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Academic Studies. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Office of Symposia and Seminars. Office of Interdisciplinary Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian National Associates Program Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Office of Symposia and Seminars. Division of Seminars Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festival of American Folklife Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Administration. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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