Archives Moved to Northwest Pavilion, USNM

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Plans are made for the better arrangement and preservation of the archives of the United States National Museum. A room in the northwest pavilion is set aside as an "archive-room." All the papers illustrating the history of the Museum will be concentrated in this room. Duplicate printed labels, samples of apparatus, and other materials used in the Museum will be kept in adjoining rooms.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883, p. 98.

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




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