Library in United States National Museum Building

ID: 3666 or MAH-3666

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1890

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 18

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Library, later known as the Jewett Room, in the United States National Museum Building, now known as the Arts & Industries Building, was located in the Northwest Pavilion. Later, this room housed the rare book collection. John Murdoch, Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution, sits at a desk. Murdoch was formerly the Assistant Librarian of the National Museum Library and succeeded Miss Jane A. Turner as Librarian April 1, 1887. He resigned May 15, 1892.


  • Turner, Jane Wadden
  • Murdoch, John 1852-
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building Northwest Pavilion
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections


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See the Annual Report for 1888 p. 38 for information on Murdoch's appointment.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 18

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


c. 1890

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3666 or MAH-3666

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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