Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Photography Initiative
Departmental Records, 2001-2008
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.
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
- Compact discs
- Floppy disks
- Digital images
- Electronic records
- Black-and-white photographs
- Color photographs
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-159, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, Departmental Records