"Joseph Henry Papers" Exhibit Opens in SIB

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"Joseph Henry Papers" exhibit opens in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle." The exhibit contains rare books, pictorial material and original manuscripts illustrating the scientific career of the American physicist who was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian. The exhibit marks the publication by the Smithsonian of the first volume of "The Papers of Joseph Henry."


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Joseph Henry Papers (December 26, 1972: Smithsonian Institution Building)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1972, Calendar of Events December 1972.

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


December 26, 1972


  • Pictures
  • History of Science and Technology
  • American science
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Exhibit openings
  • Physicists
  • History exhibits
  • Manuscripts
  • Rare books


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