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The newspaper article, "Gnu or Old: It's in the Smithsonian" was written for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution in 1846. The article gives a brief overview of the history of the Institution, it's founder, the zoo, the highlights from the collections, curatorial services, public donations, and expeditions.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Includes a cartoon by the Tribune's artist Al Papas entitled, "The Smithsonian Institution: Where Everything Find a Home."

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Minneapolis Sunday Tribune (Newspaper)

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


August 11, 1946


  • Museum buildings
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Smithsonian Institution Centennial (Event)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Gifts
  • Museums
  • First Ladies Gowns
  • National Collections
  • Museum exhibits


Washington (D.C.)

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Section G, p. 6

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