In their efforts to document the history of computing at the Smithsonian, volunteers are interviewing former staff to preserve their stories and experiences. Ching-hsien Wang was a force that helped libraries and archives make their collections accessible online and here are some early excerpts from our interview with her.
It's National Photography Month at the Archives!
Think your archival research is on hold while our reading room is closed? Think again!
Learn more about the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center and the impact this unit had in the study of marine science worldwide.
We're taking a closer look at Carl William Schuermann, Jr., a Smithsonian property clerk with an interest in ornithology.
We’re taking a closer look at George Tsaroff, who met naturalist William Healey Dall following an 1871-1872 survey of the Aleutian Islands and later began working with the Smithsonian's ethnological collections in Washington, D.C.
Learn a little more about a collection that both challenges and celebrates the history of the Smithsonian.
As Summer 2021 winds down, we'll hear from staff about the incredible number of hours and research that goes into restoring airplanes, see icons of Scandinavian furniture and product designs, and learn how atoms of hydrogren are used to create an amazingly accurate clock.
We’re taking a closer look at Oscar Loew, the first person to hold the Office of Smithsonian Chemist.
We’re taking a closer look at staff member Henry Horan (1838-1896), who held several positions at the Smithsonian, including janitor, watchman, and superintendent of buildings, during his long career at the Institution.