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Summary

The executive council of the International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia decides to deposit all the archives of the commission in the United States National Museum. Secretary Spencer F. Baird notes that it is most appropriate to house the records in the Museum, since the building itself was erected to receive the exhibition of the United States made at Phialdelphia.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The executive group which decides to deposit the Centennial archives is alternately called the executive council and executive committee in the Annual Report.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1879. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880, p. 59.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1880. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1881, p. 64.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1880

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Archives
  • Museums--Acquisitions

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