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Author Dillon, Wilton S., 1923- author.

Title Smithsonian stories : chronicle of a golden age, 1964-1984 / Wilton S. Dillon ; with an introduction by Robert D. Sullivan.

Published New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  069.09753 DILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxviii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Dedicated to S. Dillon Ripley (1913-2001) -- page v.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dedication -- Foreword / by Robert Sullivan -- Part One. Curtain time, stages, characters -- My Smithsonian beginning -- Man and beast : two inquiries, 1969 and 1986 -- The cultural drama : identity and ferment -- Our simply sensational salon : the South Tower -- Savants and muses in the Castle -- Part Two. Enrichments -- Our French connection -- Variations on Indian and Chinese themes -- Space age on the ground -- Play and inventiveness -- New generations at the Smithsonian -- Part Three. Interactions -- Encountering the White House, Congress, and Judiciary -- Owls and falcons -- Imagining a museum of humankind -- Elizabeth Taylor and Mr. Smithson's ghost -- Linking Yves Klein and Marcel Mauss -- Part Four. Commemorations -- Celebrating Copernicus -- Whither "STEM" and the liberal arts -- Einstein redux -- Pax Americana : 1976 -- Edinburgh 1984 : the enduring Scottish Enlightenment -- Acknowledgments and epilogue -- Appendices: [A] A harvest of Smithsonian contributions to knowledge -- [B] Major symposia and participants.
Subject Dillon, Wilton S., 1923-
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001.
Smithsonian Institution -- History -- 20th century.
Smithsonian Institution -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
ISBN 9781412854597 (cloth : alkaline paper)
1412854598 (cloth : alkaline paper)