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Summary

For the first time in the history of the United States National Museum, the experiment is made of selling to visitors descriptive handbooks of the collections. At first only handbooks relating to the Department of Geology were available, which "forms an illustrated pamphlet of 42 pages with 20 plates: price 25 cents."

Subject

United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Box 1, "Local Notes," 10/25/1923, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

1923

Topic

  • Firsts
  • Guide books
  • Public programs
  • Museums
  • United States National Museum
  • Museum publications
  • Museum visitors

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