United States National Museum: Natural History Building

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This is a museum guidebook to the Natural History Building of the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum. The publication gives a detailed description of the museum's exhibits of the time and where they were located within the three floors of exhibit space, both in text language and actual floor plans. Included are the War Collections, divisions within the Departments of Geology, Anthropology, and Biology, and the National Gallery of Art.


  • War Collection
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Anthropology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Museum Guide)

Contact information

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




  • Natural history museums
  • Museum buildings
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • United States National Museum
  • Museum exhibits
  • Museum publications


Washington (D.C.)

Physical description

11 pages, plus 3 Floor Plans

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