Sep
26

Today in Smithsonian History: September 26, 1971

Smithsonian Institution Archives located on the second floor of the Arts and Industries Building.

Smithsonian Institution Archives located on the second floor of the Arts and Industries Building in 1979. (Photographer unknown)

September 26, 1971 The Smithsonian Institution Archives assumes responsibility for archival resources throughout the Institution. The Preliminary Guide to the Smithsonian Archives appears in September in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s 125th anniversary.

The Archives holds records that document the Smithsonian’s people, events, buildings, and research. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of American experience, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 26 September 2017
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