The Smithsonian Institution Archives' Collections


Archives Search Guide

Search the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ collections, which contain the official records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories relating to the history of the Smithsonian. Not sure where to start? See our tips on how to search. Please note that staff are constantly adding to and updating records available here.

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