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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-159

Smithsonian Photography Initiative

Departmental Records, 2001-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Photography Initiative
Title: Departmental Records
Dates: 2001-2008
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 15-159
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials compiled by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative (SPI). SPI was established in 2001 to develop a model for making Smithsonian Institution (SI) photographs more accessible and visible to the public. It collected images from SI museums and other units for use on its websites. In addition, these materials were also used in the creation of the book "At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian." SPI became part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 2009. Materials include correspondence, background information, brochures, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of materials compiled by the Smithsonian Photography Initiative (SPI). SPI was established in 2001 to develop a model for making Smithsonian Institution (SI) photographs more accessible and visible to the public. It collected images from SI museums and other units for use on its websites. In addition, these materials were also used in the creation of the book "At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian." SPI became part of the Smithsonian Institution Archives in 2009.

Materials include correspondence, background information, brochures, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-159, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Departmental Records

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Container List

Box 1

Archives of American Art

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of Natural History (includes electronic records) (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of Natural History, Department of Physical Sciences (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Portrait Gallery (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of African Art (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History, Behring Center (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Division of the History of Technology - Engineering (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Division of the History of Technology - Industry

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Division of the History of Technology - Science Services (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Division of the History of Technology - Transportation (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

National Museum of American History - Photograph History

Box 1 of 3

Archives of American Gardens

Box 1 of 3

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 3

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Anacostia Museum (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

National Museum of the American Indian (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

National Zoological Park (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

National Anthropological Archives (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

National Postal Museum

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery - Compact discs and contact sheets (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

National Air and Space Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Smithsonian Institution Archives (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Thomas Smillie (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Photographer biographies

Box 3 of 3

Miscellaneous images (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 3