Every Collection has a Story. The Archives holds records that document the Smithsonian’s people, events, buildings, and research. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of American experience, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding.

Smithsonian Institution Archives in the Arts and Industries Building, Stack Range, Storage, and Cubicle Work Station Area

September 26, 1971

The Smithsonian Institution Archives assumes responsibility for archival resources throughout the Institution. The Preliminary Guide to the Smithsonian Archives appears in September in conjunction with the Smithsonian's 125th anniversary.

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