General:


Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Joseph Henry Papers Project, Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Historic Pictures of the Smithsonian Institution

This Day in Smithsonian History

Exhibits on Smithsonian History:


Artists at Work: Creativity at the Smithsonian Institution

Audubon and the Smithsonian

Bairdís Dream: A History of the Arts and Industries Building

Buildings of the Smithsonian

Collecting James Smithson

Expeditions: 150 Years of Smithsonian Research in Latin America

From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution

Greetings from the Smithsonian: A Postcard History of the Smithsonian Institution

History of the Anthropology Conservation Laboratory, National Museum of Natural History

Joseph Henry: An Enduring Legacy

Joseph Henryís Smithsonian Years

Look Back at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Time Line

Smithsonís Gift: The Story of a Bequest

Spencer Baird and Ichthyology at the Smithsonian, 1850-1900

Spencer Bairdís Vision for a National Museum

The Smithsonian at the Turn of the Century

Tour the Smithsonianís Museum in 1886

Educational Resources:


Smithsonian Scrapbook: Letters, Diaries and Photographs from the Smithsonian Archives

Digital Libraries:


United States Exploring Expedition


This selection represents only those Special Topics relating to the History of the Smithsonian.

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