In the Stacks of the Smithsonian Institution Archives October 3, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Libraries, Photography – Tags: Archives, Smithsonian Institute
Book Tower comprised of Smithsonian Publications at the Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian, February 11, 1927.
The SI archives are a repository that:
captures, preserves, and makes available to the public the history of this extraordinary Institution. From its inception in 1846 to the present, the records of the history of the Institution—its people, its programs, its research, and its stories—have been gathered, organized, and disseminated so that everyone can learn about the Smithsonian. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of American history, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding.
It is also another one of those archives where you can get lost for days.
Library, Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building. 1914
Smithsonian Deposit at the Library of Congress, between 1900-1934
Library Exhibit at the Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian, William L. Corbin, Librarian. 1927
Library and Map Storage Room, Department of Geology, Date unknown
Smithsonian Library stacks on the balcony in the Main Hall, now called the Great Hall.
Graphic Arts Exhibit in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1921.