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Robert McCormick Adams

Artist:
Burton Philip Silverman, born 11 Jun 1928
Sitter:
Robert McCormick Adams, born 1926
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
96cm x 76cm x 3cm (37 13/16" x 29 15/16" x 1 3/16")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\District of Columbia\Washington
Date:
1994
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture
Interior\Office
Equipment\Computer
Robert McCormick Adams: Humanities and Social Sciences\Anthropologist
Robert McCormick Adams: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Secretary
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Secretary Adams' friends
Object number:
S/NPG.94.13
Rights:
© Burton Philip Silverman / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
84-14656-11A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch October, 1993
Summary:
Ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams seated at a desk. Secretary Adams announced his retirement at the Board of Regents meeting in September 1993.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder October 1993
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams Speaking

Author:
Penland, Dane A
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Event
Standard number:
84-378-10A
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, February 1984
Summary:
Ninth Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926-) at the microphone.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Ninth Secretary, Robert McCormick Adams

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Management--Museums
Standard number:
84-14656-15A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Ninth Secretary Robert McCormick Adams, in his office sitting by his computer, leaves behind a legacy of cultural diversity at the Smithsonian. As leader of the Smithsonian from September 1984 to September 1994, Secretary Adams placed an emphasis on cultural and biological diversity, research, enhancing the quality of the institution's exhibitions and activities, and the expansion of the Smithsonian's educational programs.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994 Supplement
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Robert McCormick Adams at STRI

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Caribbean Sea
Panama
Date:
1990
Topic:
Marine biology
Secretaries
Tropical Biology
Biology
Standard number:
96-20062
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Robert McCormick Adams (1926-), ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984-1994), an anthropologist, on left, during a visit to the Caribbean marine station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama on March 26, 1990. View shows building on stilts in water with shore visible in background. Adams is speaking with another individual.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 93-066 Box 28 Folder 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretaries Ripley and Adams

Author:
Johnson, Melissa
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Standard number:
2003-19555
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984.
Summary:
Secretaries S. Dillon Ripley (left) and Robert McCormick Adams (right) with the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) in the background at the installation of Adams as the ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994).
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams Videotaping Session

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Woodman, Lee
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1989
Topic:
Secretaries
Smithsonian Information Center Theater
Videotaping Session
Office of Telecommunications
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
89-13543-13
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
In a 1989 videotaping session, Secretary Adams welcomes visitors to the Smithsonian. The segment ran in the Smithsonian Institution Building Information Center theater. Lee Woodman, producer in the Office of Telecommunications, directs the camera crew.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams and his Wife

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1994
Topic:
Adams, Ruth Skinner
Secretaries
Portraits
Painting
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
94-7086-20
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Secretary Adams and his wife, Ruth Skinner Adams, admire the portrait of the secretary, painted by Burton Silverman. It now hangs with the other portraits of Smithsonian secretaries on the second floor of the Smithsonian Institution Building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams/Secretary-Elect Ira Michael Heyman

Author:
Strauss, Richard
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1994
Topic:
Secretaries
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Regents
Standard number:
94-5169-12
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch, July 1994
Summary:
Ninth Secretary Robert McCormick Adams (1984-1994) with Secretary-Elect Ira Michael Heyman (1994-1999) in the Enid A. Haupt Garden after the May 25, 1994 press conference in the Smithsonian Institution Building announcing the "changing of the guard." Heyman came to the Smithsonian Institution from the Department of the Interior where he served as counselor to Bruce Babbitt Secretary of the Interior and deputy assistant secretary for policy. From 1980 to 1990 Heyman was chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley and is also former Smithsonian Institution regent.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Outside Castle at Adams Installation

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Installation
Museum visitors
Event
Standard number:
95-262
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984
Summary:
Smithsonian staff, volunteers and visitors on The Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building to watch the installation ceremony of Secretary Adams, September 17, 1984.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Queen Noor of Jordan at Freer w/Sec. Adams

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Noor Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan 1951-
Lawton, Thomas 1931-
Freer Gallery of Art
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Celebrities and Dignitaries
Royal visitors--Jordan
Queens
Standard number:
85-7923-24
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Queen Noor of Jordan visits Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) May 1, 1985. Pictured from left to right: Queen Noor of Jordan, Ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ), and Thomas Lawton, Director, FGA.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 88-086 Box 33
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Queen Noor of Jordan at Freer with Secretary Adams

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Noor Queen, consort of Hussein, King of Jordan 1951-
Lawton, Thomas 1931-
Freer Gallery of Art
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1985
Topic:
Secretaries
Celebrities and Dignitaries
Royal visitors--Jordan
Queens
Standard number:
85-7925-36
Restrictions:
Unknown
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Queen Noor of Jordan visits Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) May 1, 1985. Pictured from left to right: Thomas Lawton, Director, Freer Gallery of Art (FGA); unknown; unknown; unknown; Ninth Smithsonian Secretary (1984-1994) Robert McCormick Adams (1926- ), and Queen Noor of Jordan.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 88-086 Box 33
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Robert McCormick Adams and John Gonzales

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
National Congress of American Indians
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1990
Topic:
Secretaries
Gonzales, John
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Standard number:
2003-19497
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Secretary Robert McCormick Adams and John Gonzales, former president of the National Congress of American Indians, discuss the National Museum of the American Indian at a reception held at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in August 1990.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretaries Ripley and Adams

Author:
Penland, Dane A
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Secretariats
Standard number:
84-373-12A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, February 1984
Summary:
Eighth Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) with Secretary-elect Robert McCormick Adams (1984-1994) outside the Smithsonian Institution Building. The north towers of the SIB are in the background.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder February 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Crown Prince and Princess of Japan at NMAH

Author:
Long, Eric
Subject:
Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-
Michiko Empress, consort of Akihito, Emperor of Japan 1934-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Japan
Date:
1987
Topic:
John Bull (Steam locomotive)
Trains
Secretaries
Celebrities and Dignitaries
Royal visitors
Railroads--Trains
Exhibitions
Standard number:
87-13980-12
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, November 1987
Summary:
Visit of the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan to the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Photo shows: (from l.), NMAH Director Roger Kennedy, Secretary Adams, the Prince and Princess as well as members of the entourage and onlookers, admiring the John Bull locomotive.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 5 Folder November 1987
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretary Adams and Barry Goldwater

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Goldwater, Barry M (Barry Morris) 1909-
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics
Board of Regents
National Air and Space Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Event
Date:
1987
Topic:
Secretaries
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)
Aeronautics--Awards
Secretariats
Awards
Medals
Standard number:
87-15268-24
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in the "Torch," December 1987
Summary:
Smithsonian Secretary Robert McCormick Adams (l.) presents the Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics to Smithsonian Regent Emeritus Barry Goldwater, for his efforts in support of the National Air and Space Museum.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Secretaries Ripley and Adams with Chief Justice Burger

Author:
Vargas, Rick
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Burger, Warren E. 1907-
Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Installation
Standard number:
95-1198
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984
Summary:
Ninth Secretary Robert McCormick Adams, Chief Justice Warren Burger, and Secretary Emeritus S. Dillon Ripley outside the Smithsonian Institution Building after Adam's installation ceremony.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Burger Hands Adams Castle Key at Installation

Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Burger, Warren E. 1907-
Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Secretaries
Key
Installation
Event
Standard number:
95-261
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, October 1984
Summary:
Chief Justice Warren Burger hands key to the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," to ninth Smithsonian Secretary Robert McCormick Adams at installation ceremony on The Mall on September 17, 1984. He remains secretary until 1994.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder October 1984
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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President George Bush Visits Langley Theater

Author:
Russo, Carolyn
Subject:
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Bush, George 1924-
Bush, Barbara 1925-
United States. Secretary of State
National Air and Space Museum
United States President
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1992
Topic:
Baker, James
National Air and Space Museum
Management--Museums
Secretariats
Presidents' spouses
Theaters
Standard number:
92-17038-31
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in Torch Supplement, September 1994
Summary:
Secretary Robert McCormick Adams and distinguished guests--former Secretary of State James Baker, left, former President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush--enjoy a visit to the Samuel P. Langley Theater at the National Air and Space Museum in 1992.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1994
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Princess Grace Sculpture Presented to NPG

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K
Subject:
Grace Princess of Monaco 1929-1982
Caroline Princess of Monaco 1957-
Stephanie Princess of Monaco 1965-
Rainier III Prince of Monaco 1923-
Albert Prince of Monaco 1958-
Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-
Reagan, Nancy 1923-
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
1986
Topic:
Gifts
Secretaries
Celebrities
Dignitaries
Royal visitors--Monaco
Princesses
Sculpture
Event
Standard number:
97-9607
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, December 1986
Summary:
Dignitaries gather at the National Portrait Galley in October of 1986 for the presentation of a portrait head of Princess Grace of Monaco (Grace Kelly) by her family. Includes (l-r): Prince Albert, Princess Stephanie, Princess Caroline, Prince Ranier III, First Lady Nancy Reagan and Secretary Robert Adams.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: December 1986
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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