External Affairs Files, 1879-1891, 1979-2005

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Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS01272) Birt, Mildred



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1879
  • 1879-2005
  • 1879-1891, 1979-2005


  • Public relations
  • Museum archives
  • Archives
  • Archives--Public relations


  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Color photographs
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Books

Local number

SIA RS01231

Physical description

1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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