James Smithson Bicentennial Records, 1964-1966

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Consists of records documenting the planning and execution of events associated with the celebration, in 1965, of the Bicentennial of the birth of its founding benefactor, James Smithson. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, invitations, itineraries, photographs, logistical information, sketches, budget information, planning notes, and clippings.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration


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


  • 1964
  • 1964-1966


  • Museums
  • Advertising
  • Special events
  • Museums--Administration
  • Special events--Marketing


  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00778

Physical description

18 cu. ft. processed holdings

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