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Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Randolph, Jennings 1902-1998  Search this
Bradley, James C. 1910-1984  Search this
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas 1900-1979  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Black-and-white negatives
November 20, 1972
Digital contact sheet available.
For color slides of this event, see 72-10778 thru 72-10806.
Requested from Photographic Services Division by Office of Special Events.
Luncheon in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, after the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, Senator Jennings Randolph, Dr. Charles Greeley Abbot, fifth Smithsonian Secretary, Alexander Wetmore, sixth Smithsonian Secretary, Regent John Nicholas Brown, Dr. David Challinor, Assistant Secretary for Science, Michael Collins, NASM Director, Melvin B. Zisfein, NASM Deputy Director, Frederick C. Durant III, NASM Assistant Director (Astronautics), Paul E. Garber, first head of the National Air Museum, and former Under Secretary James C. Bradley.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 72-10569
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-10569]
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