Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 110
United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Accession Records, 1859-1921
The accession record books list accessions of the United States National Museum in order of receipt. If the specimens are retained, the Registrar's control number assigned on receipt becomes the accession number. For the years 1859-1861, numbers begin anew each year. For the years 1859, 1860, and 1861, accession numbers begin anew each year. Beginning in 1862 numbers are sequential without regard to year. Accession record books are a brief record of the main accession file, and with that file, are indexed by an alphabetical card index. In some cases, accession entries are duplicated in volumes. These materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1917-1948.
See also the temporary accession record books (Record Unit 111).
Record unit available on microfilm.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 110, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Accession Records