SIA RU000061, Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service, Records, 1849-1953

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Summary

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service
Title:
Records, 1849-1953
Dates:
1849, 1849-1953
Notes:
The international exchange program was established in 1849 to provide communication between scientific and literary societies through exchange of publications. Also, by publishing lists of correspondents, participating learned societies, and periodicals received, libraries were given valuable information to assist their collection building. Beginning officially in 1867, the Smithsonian distributed United States government publications to foreign countries. In the 1880s several international agreements were made for exchange of official publications, in which the Smithsonian directed the program for the United States government. In 1881 the Smithsonian received its first federal appropriation for international exchanges. From the outset, the Smithsonian's primary purpose was to increase knowledge by exchange of publications, rather than to build its own library; nevertheless, exchanges have contributed greatly to the development of the Smithsonian Library
Summary:
These records contain information about receipt of publications for the Smithsonian Library, 1849-1857; distribution information, 1899-1953; and substantial correspondence documenting the operation of the Exchange Service, 1880-1907. See also record unit 27
Topic:
Exchanges, Literary and scientific
Subjects:
Kidder, J. H (Jerome Henry) 1842-1889, Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU000061
Physical Description:
9.4 linear meters

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 61

Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service

Records, 1849-1953

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service
Title: Records
Dates: 1849-1953
Quantity: 9.4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 61
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

The international exchange program was established in 1849 to provide communication between scientific and literary societies through exchange of publications. Also, by publishing lists of correspondents, participating learned societies, and periodicals received, libraries were given valuable information to assist their collection building. Beginning officially in 1867, the Smithsonian distributed United States government publications to foreign countries. In the 1880's several international agreements were made for exchange of official publications, in which the Smithsonian directed the program for the United States government. In 1881 the Smithsonian received its first federal appropriation for international exchanges. From the outset, the Smithsonian's primary purpose was to increase knowledge by exchange of publications, rather than to build its own library; nevertheless, exchanges have contributed greatly to the development of the Smithsonian Library.

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Descriptive Entry

These records contain information about receipt of publications for the Smithsonian Library, distribution information, and substantial correspondence documenting the operation of the Exchange Service. See also record unit 27.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 61, Smithsonian Institution, International Exchange Service, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Record of Foreign Shipments, July 1899-September 1906

Box 1 of 50

Box 2

Record of Letters Received, 1890-1895

Box 2 of 50

Box 3

Record of Shipments Abroad, 1906-1914

Box 3 of 50

Box 4

Record of Shipments Abroad, 1914-1925

Box 4 of 50

Box 5

Record of Shipments Abroad, 1925-1937

Box 5 of 50

Box 6

Record of Shipments Abroad, 1937-1953

Box 6 of 50

Box 7

Record of Letters Received, February 1886-January 1890

Box 7 of 50

Box 8

Requisitions for Supplies, 1890-1892

Box 8 of 50

Box 9

Publications Distribution, c.1899-1913

Box 9 of 50

Box 10

Record of Packages Received for Transmission, 1887-1888

Box 10 of 50

Box 11

Record of Packages Received for Transmission, 1888-1890

Box 11 of 50

Box 12

Record of Packages Received for Transmission, 1890-1891

Box 12 of 50

Box 13

Record of Packages Received for Transmission, 1890-1896

Box 13 of 50

Box 14

Record of Packages Received for Transmission, 1896-1901

Box 14 of 50

Box 15

Letters Written, 1881; Distribution of Publications, 1882-1883

Box 15 of 50

Box 16

Record of the Number of Packages Mailed and the Amount of Postage, 1909-1921; Recapitulation, 1909-1942

Box 16 of 50

Box 17

Record of Letters Sent, 1890-1895

Box 17 of 50

Box 18

Certificates from the Department of State of Appointments of Clerks to the International Exchange Program, 1883

Box 18 of 50

Record of Publications Received, 1855-1856

Box 18 of 50

Record of Publications Received, 1853-1854

Box 18 of 50

Record of Publications Received, 1849-1852

Box 18 of 50

Distribution of Publications, 1890-1907

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 12, February 12-August 9, 1887

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 14, August 24, 1887-May 9, 1888

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 16, April 10-October 9, 1888

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 18, October 11, 1888-March 5, 1889

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 20, September 6, 1889-March 28, 1890

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 25, March 31-September 27, 1890

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 27, September 27, 1890-February 25, 1891

Box 18 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 28, February 26-August 3, 1891

Box 18 of 50

Box 19

Letters Sent, Volume 30, August 3, 1891-January 7, 1892

Box 19 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 32, January 6-July 18, 1892

Box 19 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 35, July 16, 1892-February 23, 1893

Box 19 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 37, February 23-December 9, 1893

Box 19 of 50

Box 20

Letters Sent, Volume 39, December 11, 1893-August 8, 1894

Box 20 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 43, March 11-October 24, 1895

Box 20 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 45, October 23, 1895-May 8, 1896

Box 20 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 47, May 9-November 16, 1896

Box 20 of 50

Box 21

Letters Sent, Volume 49, November 16, 1896-May 22, 1897

Box 21 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 51, May 24, 1897-January 10, 1898

Box 21 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 53, January 11-June 20, 1898

Box 21 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 54, June 20-December 13, 1898

Box 21 of 50

Box 22

Letters Sent, Volume 55, December 15, 1898-June 17, 1899

Box 22 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 57, June 19-December 30, 1899

Box 22 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 58, January 2-June 30, 1900

Box 22 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 59, July 2, 1900-April 13, 1901

Box 22 of 50

Box 23

Letters Sent, Volume 60, April 15-December 30, 1901

Box 23 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 61, January 1-August 30, 1902

Box 23 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 62, September 2, 1902-March 30, 1903

Box 23 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 63, March 31-October 31, 1903

Box 23 of 50

Box 24

Letters Sent, Volume 64, November 2, 1903-July 7, 1904

Box 24 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 65, July 11, 1904-January 26, 1905

Box 24 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 66, January 31-August 16, 1905

Box 24 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 67, August 17, 1905-April 10, 1906

Box 24 of 50

Box 25

Letters Sent, Volume 68, April 12-October 15, 1906

Box 25 of 50

Letters Sent, Volume 69, October 16, 1906-February 28, 1907

Box 25 of 50

Property Record, 1898-1905

Box 25 of 50

Disbursements, 1897-1910

Box 25 of 50

Box 26

Disbursements, 1911-1924

Box 26 of 50

Repayments, 1911-1930

Box 26 of 50

Memoranda, January 4, 1905-March 1, 1907

Box 26 of 50

Reports, June 30, 1905-June 30, 1906

Box 26 of 50

Box 27

Incoming Correspondence, 1889-1891 (27 folders)

Box 27 of 50

Box 28

Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1899 (18 folders)

Box 28 of 50

Box 29

Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1892 (18 folders)

Box 29 of 50

Box 30

Incoming Correspondence, 1891-1892 (18 folders)

Box 30 of 50

Box 31

Incoming Correspondence, 1892-1893 (18 folders)

Box 31 of 50

Box 32

Incoming Correspondence, 1892-1893 (17 folders)

Box 32 of 50

Box 33

Incoming Correspondence, 1891-1895 (18 folders)

Box 33 of 50

Box 34

Incoming Correspondence, 1894-1896 (17 folders)

Box 34 of 50

Box 35

Incoming Correspondence, 1894-1896 (17 folders)

Box 35 of 50

Box 36

Incoming Correspondence, 1890, 1895-1896 (18 folders)

Box 36 of 50

Box 37

Incoming Correspondence, 1891-1896 (18 folders)

Box 37 of 50

Box 38

Incoming Correspondence, 1894-1897, 1900 (20 folders)

Box 38 of 50

Box 39

Incoming Correspondence, 1896-1898 (20 folders)

Box 39 of 50

Box 40

Incoming Correspondence, 1897-1899 (18 folders)

Box 40 of 50

Box 41

Incoming Correspondence, 1894-1898 (18 folders)

Box 41 of 50

Box 42

Incoming Correspondence, 1897-1899 (20 folders)

Box 42 of 50

Box 43

Incoming Correspondence, 1898-1900 (18 folders)

Box 43 of 50

Box 44

Incoming Correspondence, 1896, 1898-1899 (7 folders)

Box 44 of 50

Exchange Vouchers, 1882-1889

Box 44 of 50

Schedule and Shipments of Rough Stone for South Central Pavilion, National Museum Building, 1904-1908

Box 44 of 50

Schedule of Stones Cut, 1904-1907

Box 44 of 50

Record of Shipments of Rough Stone under the Thompson-Starrett Contract for the National Museum Building, 1904-1907

Box 44 of 50

Record of Lime Stone for Rotunda Received, 1907-1908

Box 44 of 50

Schedule for Rough Stock for South Central Pavilion, National Museum Building, 1905-1908

Box 44 of 50

Account Book of Joseph Henry, Secretary, 1874-1878

Box 44 of 50

Account Book of Spencer Fullerton Baird, Secretary, 1878-1883

Box 44 of 50

Box 45

Bookplates for Henry Guernsey Hubbard and Eugene Amandus Schwarz Library

Box 45 of 50

Check Registers, 1899-1900 (2 folders)

Box 45 of 50

Cancelled Checks, 1887-1892, 1899-1901 (4 folders)

Box 45 of 50

Statements of Mr. Dorsey, 1891-1894 (3 folders)

Box 45 of 50

Receipts by W. W. Karr, Statements by N. Dorsey, 1894-1905 (11 folders)

Box 45 of 50

List of Checks, etc., Found in Karr's Desk on His Retirement, June 30, 1905

Box 45 of 50

List of Checks, July 1, 1903-June 30, 1904

Box 45 of 50

Receipts, 1882-1890

Box 45 of 50

Proceedings of the Board of Regents Annual Meeting, December 14, 1911

Box 45 of 50

Program of Business to Come before the Board of Regents at the Meeting on February 8, 1912

Box 45 of 50

Proceedings of the Board of Regents Meeting, 1907

Box 45 of 50

Proceedings of the Board of Regents Regular Meeting, December 3, 1907

Box 45 of 50

Clippings from Regents Meetings, 1855-1856

Box 45 of 50

List of Employees with Access to the Museum Building, 1885

Box 45 of 50

List of Congressmen Memorialized in Library, 1942

Box 45 of 50

Freight and Express Payments, 1865-1867, 1870 (3 folders)

Box 45 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - Germany, 1887, including some old ones from the Smithsonian files, 1883-1886

Box 45 of 50

Box 46

Miscellaneous Letters - Germany, 1888

Box 46 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - Germany, 1889

Box 46 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - District of Columbia, 1883-1887

Box 46 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters and Papers - District of Columbia, 1883-1887

Box 46 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - British America, Central America, Mexico, West Indies, South America, 1889-1890

Box 46 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - British America, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Polynesia, 1882-1887

Box 46 of 50

Box 47

Record of Publications Received for Transmission, 1885-1890

Box 47 of 50

Publications Received, 1884-1893

Box 47 of 50

Publication Issues, 1888-1889

Box 47 of 50

Consolidated Quarterly Returns of Publication Issues, 1885-1887

Box 47 of 50

Address Book

Box 47 of 50

List of Special Addresses To Be Considered When New Smithsonian Books Are Published

Box 47 of 50

Letters Addressed to the Secretaries of the Smithsonian by Officers of the Bureau of Ethnology, 1882-1890

Box 47 of 50

Incoming Correspondence, 1878-1879

Box 47 of 50

Old Letters - Great Britain, 1882-1886

Box 47 of 50

Letters - Great Britain, 1882-1886

Box 47 of 50

Box 48

Miscellaneous Letters - Great Britain, 1886-1889

Box 48 of 50

Applications for Smithsonian Publications, 1878-1881

Box 48 of 50

Old Letters - France, Italy, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Roumania, Spain, Portugal, 1882-1887

Box 48 of 50

Domestic Exchanges - District of Columbia, 1888

Box 48 of 50

Domestic Exchanges - District of Columbia, 1889

Box 48 of 50

Letters Received - Agents and Publishers Receipts, 1869-1875

Box 48 of 50

Box 49

Private Log of Jerome Henry Kidder, 1888-1891

Box 49 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - France, 1887, including a number of old letters from the Smithsonian files, 1882-1886

Box 49 of 50

Individuals (D-Z) and Miscellaneous Letters - France, including old letters relating to Bossange and his failure sent over by Mr. Goode, 1877-1890

Box 49 of 50

Miscellaneous Letters - Great Britain, 1887

Box 49 of 50

Foreign Exchanges - Answers to Bibliographical Circulars (Second Series 193), 1884-1887

Box 49 of 50

Foreign Exchanges - Answers to Bibliographical Circulars (Second Series 194), 1886-1887

Box 49 of 50

Property Record

Box 49 of 50

Box 50

Publications, 1852-1858

Box 50 of 50

Exchange Accounts, 1890-1897

Box 50 of 50

Exchange Memoranda, 1899-1904

Box 50 of 50

Outgoing Correspondence from Jerome Henry Kidder, 1888-1889

Box 50 of 50

Record of Publications Received for Transmission, 1879-1885

Box 50 of 50

Address Book

Box 50 of 50

Index of Distribution Special List

Box 50 of 50

Regular Distribution List, 1891-1893

Box 50 of 50

Journal of Document Office, 1890-1892

Box 50 of 50
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Recapitulation of Invoices

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