Report on Smithsonian Exchanges for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1886

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Outlines the adoption of a card catalog system in the record division; increase in activity in the three divisions of foreign, domestic, and government exchanges; use of the volunteer services of several trasportation companies; appointment of agents abroad; and international proceedings in the field. Also includes several charts reflecting costs, volumes received for the Smithsonian Library, number of publications distributed, and countries involved in the exchange.


  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1886 (Book)

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




  • Communication in science
  • Publishers and publishing
  • International relations
  • Science
  • International correspondence
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Scientists
  • Exchanges, Literary and scientific
  • Government policy
  • Museum publications
  • Science and state

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pp. 83-112

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