Bureau of American Ethnology Renamed

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Summary

The Bureau of Ethnology, established March 3, 1879, changes its name to the Bureau of American Ethnology to emphasize the geographic limit of its interests.

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 87
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 369, 471, 839

Contact information

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

Date

1897

Topic

  • Name Changes
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology

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