SIA Acc. 19-219, Smithsonian Institution Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Volunteer Program Records, circa 1967-2005

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This accession consists of records documenting resources and tools for training docents at the Smithsonian Institution (SI) building, commonly known as the Castle. Topics cover the institution's history including founder James Smithson, the Enid A. Haupt Garden, tours, and the architecture, and design of the facility. Materials include correspondence, brochures, books, newsletters, memoranda, news clippings, photographs, floor plans, drawings, and publications. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1967
  • 1967-2005
  • circa 1967-2005


  • Tour guides (Persons)
  • Visitors' centers
  • Education
  • Museum docents
  • Museums
  • Museum visitors
  • Museums--Educational aspects


Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)


  • Brochures
  • Collection descriptions
  • Books
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Serials (publications)
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 19-219

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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