Bulletin of USNM Begins Publication

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The "Bulletin of the United States National Museum" begins publication. The new series is part of the "Miscellaneous Collections" and is intended to illustrate the collections of natural history and ethnology belonging to the United States, and constituting the National Museum, of which the Smithsonian Institution is the custodian. The bulletins are prepared at the request of the Institution by different individuals, and are printed by the authority of the Secretary of the Interior at the Government Printing Office.


  • United States Government Printing Office
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Month and day are from Goode, page 838.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 366, 499, 838
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1875, p. 14
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1876, p. 19
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1879, p. 29

Contact information

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


November 23, 1875


  • Inaugural Edition
  • Interagency Relations
  • Museums
  • Museum publications

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