Divisional Records, 1866, 1954-1997

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Consists of records documenting the administration and activities of the Division of Physical Sciences. Materials include correspondence; annual reports; memoranda; records pertaining to exhibitions, collections and programs; topical information and administrative files; lecture and presentation reocrds; symposia materials; timelines; publications and writings; bibliographies; images; audiotapes; ephemera; and clippings.


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1866
  • 1866-1997
  • 1866, 1954-1997


  • Acquisitions
  • Public relations
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Physical sciences
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Museums
  • History
  • Mathematics--History
  • Physical sciences--History
  • Science--History
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Transcripts
  • Picture postcards
  • Drawings
  • Color transparencies
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00433

Physical description

7.25 cu. ft. processed holdings

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