Portrait of Mr. Carpenter, age 80, before 1900, by Edwin S. Sterry. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Image no. SIA_000095_B27A_020.

Collection Highlights: New Additions to the Archives Website

See new collection highlights posted to the Smithsonian Institution Archives website.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives continually strives to add more collection information to its website. This is a periodic post highlighting new acquisitions and individual collection items. Staff are continuing very productive work, despite being in extended telework mode. 

Snowflake close-up on a black background.

270 New Historical Images

The new images include numerous portraits of nineteenth-century prominent figures and Wilson Bentley photomicrographs of snowflakes.

Portrait of an older woman.

203 Revised or New Finding Aids Online, including:

  • Accession 20-022 - National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, Departmental Records, 1953-1996. This accession consists of materials concerning departmental matters created and maintained by Laurence J. Dorr during his tenure as Chair of the Department of Botany in the National Museum of Natural History. Dorr served as Chair from October 1, 2015, through February 17, 2019.
  • Accession 20-005 - Smithsonian Consortia, Program Records, 2010-2015. This accession consists of the records of Michelle Anne Delaney, Consortia Director, and document her activities in developing and participating in Smithsonian Civil War 150 anniversary projects. These include educational programs, tours, special events, publications, and media initiatives that explore the unique Civil War collections held at the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the social, cultural, and technological impact of the war, and the history of the Institution during the conflict. 

Close-up headshot of a young boy.

23 Finding Aids with New Links to Digitized Material, including:

  • Accession 89-093 - Washington Biologists' Field Club, Records, circa 1920-1930. This accession consists of an album of photographs of members of the Washington Biologists' Field Club at Plummers Island, Maryland.

Portrait of a man with a beard that does not cover his chin, but it does cover his cheeks and to his

56 Newly-revised Finding Aids to Oral Histories, including:

  • Record Unit 9513 - Lucile Quarry Mann Oral History Interviews, 1977. This record unit is a set of oral history interviews with Lucile Quarry Mann, who had a long association with the Smithsonian Institution and National Zoological Park spanning 58 years.

Portrait of Douglass looking off to the side.

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