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The View From the Castle: Our idea for the National Associates of the Smithsonian was almost born in the days of Calvin Coolidge

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Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Smithsonian Associates, The  Search this
National Associates  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics  Search this
Physical description:
p. 64
June 1970
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley tells of former Smithsonian Secretary, Charles D. Walcott's, desire to create "a society of friends" to aid the Institution in seeking endowment funds. A Special Committee, the forerunner of the National Associates of the Smithsonian, held a conference in February 1927, displaying research contributions and describing the urgent need for more funds. Ripley refers to the changing purpose of the Smithsonian, as outlined by the Special Committee in 1927, that the funds of the Smithsonian needed appropriations for caretaking and museum activities. Ripley stresses how, even today, that need has not changed.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Vol. 1, no. 3 (Journal)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Castle View  Search this
Endowments  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div