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Reception for Exhibition of Tunisian Mosaics

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1967
June 7, 1967
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1062]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372044

Reception for "Colonial Art from Ecuador" Exhibition

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
April 15, 1968
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1232]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_372224

Discusses the early exhibitions, trustees, acquisitions and gifts, modern art, S. Dillon Ripley's efforts to persuade Hirshhorn to choose Washington, D.C., and the Smithsonian to house his collection; and life in Washington, D.C., including: the Jesus ...

Collection Creator::
Lerner, Abram, interviewee  Search this
Container:
Interviews
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted (Tapes only). Contact SIHistory@si.edu to request permission.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9600, Abram Lerner Oral History Interviews
See more items in:
Abram Lerner Oral History Interviews
Abram Lerner Oral History Interviews / Interviews
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Ripley (Mary Livingston) Garden, 1995

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-064, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa98-064-refidd1e879

Washington -- Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Advocate:
Ripley, Mary Livingston.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jacobsen, Hugh Newell  Search this
Horticulturist:
Draper, Janet.  Search this
Donor:
Folger, Kathrine Dulin.  Search this
Smithsonian Women's Committee  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Varying Form:
East or Victorian Fragrance Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The Mary Livingston Ripley Garden is a half-acre ornamental garden with over one thousand different plantings. Located between the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the garden is immediately south of the National Mall and lies partly over the roof of the 9th Street tunnel, which was completed in 1971. The garden's beginning stems from tragedy; in 1976, a fire destroyed the Litchfield, Connecticut home of Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley. Winter creeper, trained as espaliers by Ripley's mother, were rescued and replanted on the west side of the Hirshhorn's perimeter wall, which had been constructed two years prior. Ripley's wife Mary, a scholar and avid gardener, saw potential in the space as an inclusive garden accessible even to visitors who were visually impaired or in wheelchairs - a garden filled with fragrant plantings on raised beds. For funding, Mrs. Ripley appealed to the Smithsonian Women's Committee (SWC) which she herself had founded in 1966, and of which she was a former president. The SWC agreed and awarded a contract to the architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen in July 1978 for the design and construction. Construction was completed in 1981.
In 1988, the SWC renamed the garden as the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, in honor of Mrs. Ripley's vision for what would otherwise have likely become a parking lot. Kathrine Dulin Folger, a supporter of the Smithsonian Institute and proponent of horticulture, established an endowment fund for the continued care of the garden in 1994. Horticulturalist Janet Draper began tending the garden in 1997, with the goal to expose visitors to a wide variety of ornamental plants coexisting in harmony. In 2009, foot traffic from crowds during the January 20th presidential inauguration of Barack Obama seemingly destroyed the garden. However, spring that year brought unexpected regrowth, demonstrating that this garden's strengths lie not only in aesthetics, but also in physical resilience.
The Ripley Garden's geometry is unusual in that its paths are predominantly curvilinear. This layout is meant to encourage visitors to slow down and enjoy the plantings. The paths and raised beds are constructed of brick. Features include an antique cast iron fountain, benches placed in alcoves, small birdhouses, and a vertical living wall installed in 2013.
Plantings include daylilies (Hemerocallis 'Mango Thrills'), tulips (Tulipa 'Snow Parrot,' 'Zurel,' 'Violet Beauty,' and 'Negrita'), grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum), witch hazel (Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'), Lenten rose (Helleborus x hybridus), and columbine (Aquilegia sp.).
See also Arts and Industries Building -- East/Fragrance Garden for an additional 822 35mm slides (photographs).
Persons associated with the garden include: Mary Livingston Ripley (advocate, circa 1970s). Smithsonian Women's Committee (donor, 1978). Hugh Newell Jacobsen (landscape architect, 1978-1981). Kathrine Dulin Folger (donor, 1994). Janet Draper (horticulturist, 1997- ).
Related Materials:
Mary Livingston Ripley Garden related holdings consist of 1,236 35mm slides (photographs), 164 photographic prints, negatives, and digital images
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.SGI, File SG005
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-sgi-ref8

Ripley, Mary Livingston

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Boxes 1-29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Biographical Information File
See more items in:
Biographical Information File
Biographical Information File / Boxes 1-29
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7098-refidd1e9287

Quadrangle Opening Day

Creator:
Penland, Dane  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1987
September 28, 1987
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31A_F05_034]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403074
Online Media:

Visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Smithsonian Institution

Creator:
Wallace, Jim (James H.)  Search this
Subject:
Burger, Warren E. 1907-1995  Search this
Elizabeth II Queen of Great Britain 1926-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Burger, Elvera Stromberg  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1976
July 8, 1976
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [76-8515-11A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396614

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley Cuts 10th Anniversary Cake

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1974
February 26, 1974
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [74-1309]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398090

1974 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Hrabak, Dale E  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Festival of American Folklife  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1974
July 2, 1974
Topic:
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [74-6464-02]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_398101

Retirement Reception for Dr. Richard S. Cowan

Creator:
Krantz, Victor  Search this
Subject:
Pawson, David L (David Leo) 1938-  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
January 11, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-361]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394767

Inaugural Ball for President Richard Milhous Nixon

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Nixon, Richard M (Richard Milhous) 1913-1994  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Agnew, Spiro T. 1918-1996  Search this
Agnew, Judy 1921-2012  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
January 20, 1973
Topic:
Presidents--Inaugurations  Search this
Vice-Presidents spouses  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-520]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394784

Reception for the Papers of Joseph Henry

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Reingold, Nathan 1927-  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Press  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
December 26, 1972
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-57]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_394789

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3693]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395734

Presentation of Samuel T. Rayburn Bust at NPG

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Rayburn, Sam 1882-1961  Search this
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-2007  Search this
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Mason, Jimilu 1930-  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 18, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3695]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395736

"The Nature of Scientific Discovery" Copernicus Symposium

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Copernicus, Nicolaus 1473-1543  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 24, 1973
Topic:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3977]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395749

"The Nature of Scientific Discovery" Copernicus Symposium

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Copernicus, Nicolaus 1473-1543  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Shoreham Hotel (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
April 24, 1973
Topic:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-3981]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395753

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley Cuts 10th Anniversary Cake

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10 ;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
February 26, 1974
Topic:
Anniversaries  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [74-1309-04A ]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396083

Empress Nagako of Japan Tours Freer Gallery of Art

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Nagako Empress, consort of Hirohito, Emperor of Japan 1903-2000  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
October 2, 1975
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [75-12047-06]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396248

State Dinner Given by Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako at Castle

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989  Search this
Nagako Empress, consort of Hirohito, Emperor of Japan 1903-2000  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1975
October 3, 1975
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [75-12052-36]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396249

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