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Work gives some history of publications at the Smithsonian Institution, including summaries of the "Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge," "Miscellaneous Collections," Annual Reports, Bulletins of the USNM, "Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum," and Reports of the Bureau of Ethnology. There is information about copyright, permissions, distribution of publications (including a list of publications and an form of application). Listing is by publication number and contains full bibliographic citation. Following is a list by subject that refers to the publication number, and statistical information about several publications (year, number of pages, plates and maps). Work concludes with an extensive alphabetical index.


  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections (Publication)
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)
  • Proceedings of the United States National Museum


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Work covers all the articles published by the SI from 1846 to July, 1886.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1886 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • Museums
  • Museum publications
  • Bibliography

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pp. 485-867

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