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The Archives and Manuscripts Catalog contains descriptions of archival, manuscript, and special collection resources at the Smithsonian Institution, including institutional and organizational records, personal papers, manuscripts, special collections, oral histories, works of art, photographs, sound recordings, films, and other special media materials, from ten archival repositories at the Smithsonian. The records are stored and retrieved together in the catalog. The search results are listed in a combined listing with name of the cataloging office clearly labeled. The following archives offices contribute the cataloged records:

  • Anacostia Community Museum Archives , (View Collection Guide)
  • Archives of American Art , (View Collection Guide)
  • Archives of American Gardens, (View Collection Guide)
  • Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives - National Museum of African Art, (View Collection Guide)
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, (View Collection Guide)
  • Human Studies Film Archives, (View Collection Guide)
  • National Air & Space Museum Archives, (View Collection Guide)
  • National Anthropological Archives, (View Collection Guide)
  • National Museum of American History - Archives Center (View Collection Guide)
  • National Museum of the American Indian Archives, (View Collection Guide)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum's Photo Study Collections
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, (View Collection Guide)
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, (View Collection Guide)



  • Contact Information:
      Archives of American Art
      750 9th St. N.W.
      Suite 2200
      Washington, D.C. 20001
      Tel: 202-633-7950/ Fax: 202-633-7994
      Inquiries: http://www.aaa.si.edu/askus/



      Archives of American Gardens
      Archives of American Gardens
      P.O. Box 37012
      Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC506
      Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
      email: aag@si.edu
      Tel: (202) 633-5840 / Fax: (202) 633-5697
      Hours: 10 A. M. to 4:00 P. M. Monday-Friday, by appointment only.



      Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
      Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
      National Museum of African Art
      950 Independence Ave. SW
      Smithsonian Institution
      Washington, DC 20560-0708
      Tel: (202) 633-4690 / Fax: (202) 357-4879

      Mailing Address:
      Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
      Smithsonian Institution
      P.O. Box 37012
      NMAFA - MRC 708
      Washington, DC 20013-7012
      email: elisofonarchives@si.edu



      Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
      Smithsonian Institution
      P.O. Box 37012, MRC 703
      Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
      202-633-0329 / 202.357.4911 (fax)
      email: avrref@asia.si.edu



      Human Studies Film Archives, National Museum of Natural History
      Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
      4210 Silver Hill Road
      Suitland, MD 20746
      Tel 301.238.2875 / Fax 301.238.2883
      email: hsfa@nmnh.si.edu



      Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives
      National Air and Space Museum Archives
      Washington DC Main Reading Room:
        Tel 202.633.2339
      Garber Facility Reading Room:
        Tel 301.238.3480



      National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History
      Send order request online
      National Anthropological Archives
      Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
      4210 Silver Hill Road
      Suitland, MD 20746
      Tel 301.238.1300 / Fax 301.238.2883
      email: naa@si.edu



      National Museum of American History - Archives Center
      Archives Center
      National Museum of American History
      Smithsonian Institution
      P.O. Box 37012
      Suite 1100, MRC 601
      Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
      Tel: 202-633-3270 / Fax: 202-786-2453
      e-mail: archivescenter@si.edu



      National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
      Archives Department
      Cultural Resources Center
      4220 Silver Hill Road
      Suitland, MD 20746
      Tel 301.238.6624 / Fax 301.238.3038
      nmaiarchives.si.edu



      Smithsonian American Art Museum's Photo Study Collections
      Smithsonian American Art Museum
      Photograph Archives
      P.O. Box 37012
      Victor Building Suite 3100, MRC 970
      Washington, DC 20013-7012
      Tel: 202-633-8390 / Fax: 202-633-8373
      email: sapa@si.edu



      Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural History
      Tel 202.275.1150 / Fax 202.275.1119
      email: folklife-info@si.edu



      Smithsonian Institution Archives
      P.O. Box 37012
      Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507
      Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
      (202) 633-5870 (telephone) / (202) 633-5927 (fax)
      email: osiaref@si.edu



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