Guide to the Natural History Building, 1920

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1920 guidebook for visitors to the Natural History Building with a description of the principle collections and maps of the building.


  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


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The Smithsonian published guidebooks for visitors to the US National Museum beginning in 1917. Many of the guidebooks for the next several decades were based on this first edition, and deviate from it very little aside from including the new exhibit arrangements and details.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit Information File, Box 14, Folder: 4

Contact information

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



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  • Museum exhibits



ID Number

SIA2014-07044 and SIA2014-07045 and SIA2014-07046 and SIA2014-07047 and SIA2014-07047 and SIA2014-07048 and SIA2014-07049 and SIA2014-07050 and SIA2014-07051 and SIA2014-07052 and SIA2014-07053 and SIA2014-07054 and SIA2014-07055

Physical description

Number of Images: 12 Color: Color Size: 5w x 7.75h Type of Image: Brochure Medium: Paper

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