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The Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution Archives holdings described in the Archives and Manuscripts Catalog document the history of the Smithsonian Institution since its founding in 1846; and research in the fields of science, art, history, and museology. Materials include institutional records; papers of staff; records of scientific, historical, and museum organizations; and audio-visual material from research, exhibits, and the Institutional History Division's oral history and video-history programs.
Also included in the catalog are descriptions of Record Series which group and list record types that are created by the same office, or agency; and Agency Histories that detail the history, function and activities of Smithsonian offices.