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Summary

Work discusses the history of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, and the Smithsonian Institution. The article explores the role of expeditions and the role of Congress in providing for these institutions.

Author

Pickard, Madge E

Subject

  • Columbian Institute
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science
  • United States Congress
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Copy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room. Extensively footnoted.

Contained within

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

1946

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Exhibitions

Physical description

pp. 254-289, 446-481

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