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Museums, Smithsonian Institution, NAM/NASM, Buildings, NASM Bldg, 1972 Design (HOK), Scale Model. [photograph]

Photographer:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa early 1970s
Topic:
Museums
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-193830
Summary:
Architectural model of the National Air and Space Museum, showing the Mall side of the Museum.
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National Air and Space Museum Cataloged Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
National Collections
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 2.93w x 4.39h ; Type of Image: Group, Candid ; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Group, candid
Digital Image
Date:
c. 2011
Topic:
Libraries
Librarians
Books
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIL
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries staff work with collections.
Contained within:
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, http://www.sil.si.edu/
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Library, Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building Lower Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1914
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Libraries
Standard number:
60591 or MAH-60591 or 521880
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
source: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 64)
Summary:
The Library at the east end of Lower Main Hall, now called the Great Hall, of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) also known as the "Castle." There is a woman reshelving (or retrieving) a book in the center of the photograph.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 31, Folder: 38 and Record Unit 95, Box 37A, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonian Institution Building from Northeast

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
late 1800's
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Flag Tower
Campanile Tower
North front
Standard number:
29731 or MAH-29731
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Campanile, North, and Flag Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building seen from the northeast after the fire of 1865 destroyed the upper story of the main segment and the north and south towers. Between the Campanile and the North Towers, there is a man watering the grass, and The Mall, on the right of the photograph, is full of trees.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Instrument Room, Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1890s?
Topic:
Instruments
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Smithsonian Institution Building--Instrument Room
Standard number:
2003-19560
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Instrument Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), probably c. 1890s. Various scientific instruments can be seen on the table and in cabinets at the rear of the room.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder Photographs - Interiors SIB
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Repairing the Smithsonian Institution Building Tower

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building Towers
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
Roofs
Scaffolding
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Towers
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Workmen
Standard number:
15103-B or MAH-15103B
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Workmen on scaffolding repair the Northwest Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The National Mall and the Washington Monument are visible in the background.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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South Facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1885
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--South Front
Standard number:
45963 or 2889 or nhb-2889
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Few changes had occurred on the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building by 1885 except for the wooden shed to the right of the south door and the alteration of the entrance on the south side of the east wing into a freight loading platform ( removed in 1971). Benches have been placed along paths in the South Yard.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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15c Smithsonian Institution single

Scott Catalogue USA 1838
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
October 9, 1980
Depicts:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846
Topic:
Architecture
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2034.92
Description:
unused
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Preliminary Digging Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Ploskonka, Jeffrey
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
1983
Topic:
Construction
Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
Grounds
Event
Standard number:
83-4972-3
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, June 1983. Also located in RU410 B3 F Torch Quad Shots.
Summary:
Preliminary digging to reroute Smithsonian Institution Building's (SIB) utility lines around the quadrangle excavation site began in January 1983.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder June 1983
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Great Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1965
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Standard number:
2003-19580
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, prior to restroation in 1965, looking south toward door to the South Tower chamber. Photograph shows an exhibit on James Smithson in immediate foreground as well as an exhibit by the National Zoological Park.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 41 Folder 15
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonian News Clipping File, 1852-1971

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Physical description:
11.45 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (5 16x20 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1852
1852-1971
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--History
Local number:
SIA RU000096
Summary:
The clipping file consists of news clippings and magazine articles concerning persons and events in Smithsonian history.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution, February 11, 1927

Author:
Board of Regents
Subject:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
Board of Regents
Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution
Physical description:
Number of pages: 48; Page numbers: 1-48
Type:
Report - Smithsonian
Date:
1927
February 11, 1927
Topic:
Strategic planning
Smithsonian Institution Strategic Plans
Publisher:
Baltimore, Maryland: Lord Baltimore Press
Category:
Smithsonian Legal Documents
Legal document information:
1927 Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian
Report
Summary:
Second book of the report on the first Smithsonian-wide strategic planning conference.
A Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution is convened in the Smithsonian "Castle" on February 11, 1927, by the Smithsonian Board of Regents "to advise with reference to the future policy and field of service of the Smithsonian Institution." William Howard Taft, Chancellor of the Board of Regents, presides, with assistance from Assistant Secretaries Charles G. Abbot and Alexander Wetmore. Regents are Chief Justice Taft, Vice President Dawes, Reed Smoot, George Wharton Pepper, Woodbridge N. Ferris, Albert Johnson, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Henry White, Robert S. Brookings, Irwin B. Laughlin, Frederic A. Delano, and Dwight W. Morrow.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96); Museums, SI, Smithsonian Institution, Facilities, South Shed. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165535
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
Summary:
Full left side view of a Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley Aerodrome No. 5 during tests, prior to the most successful flight made on May 6th 1896, differing from the final form of rudder, lack of cowl, engine and propeller.
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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North and Flag Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building Flag Tower
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1870
Topic:
Carriage Porch
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Entrance
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Front
Standard number:
72-1970
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Similar view but including East Wing and Campanile Tower: neg # 72-1968.
Summary:
View of the North Tower, the Flag Tower and the Carriage Porch of the Smithsonian Institution Building from across the National Mall in the late 19th century. Trees and tall grass are in the foreground.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Smithsonian Institution Building, North Facade, c. 1860

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, Smithsonian Institution Building
Date:
c. 1856-1864
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Front
Weather vanes
Museum buildings
Standard number:
45934A or MAH-45934A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Note on back says weather vane, visible atop highest North Tower, installed 1856. Predates fire of 1865. Original located in oversize prints.
Summary:
View of the north facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building from the north east, showing the landscaping in front of the building. The weather vane atop highest North Tower was installed in 1856. The photograph was taken before the fire of 1865.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Additional Online Media:

Report of the Smithsonian Institution Science Commission, December 2002

Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Subject:
Board of Regents
Physical description:
Number of pages: 133; Page numbers: 1-133
Type:
Report - Smithsonian
Date:
2002
December 2002
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Strategic Plans
Strategic planning
Commissions
Science
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution
Category:
Smithsonian Legal Documents
Legal document information:
2002 Smithsonian Institution Science Commission Report
Report
Summary:
Smithsonian Institution Science Commission's report on the state of the leadership, education, funding and research in the field of science at the Institution.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1971

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1971
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Standard number:
72-4898
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
source: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 68)
Summary:
The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building in 1971. The hall at this time was beginning to be used to provide information on the events and exhibitions at the Smithsonian. For the 125th Anniversary of the Smithsonian each museum was represented by a case of objects and a display, as seen in this picture.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 35
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1969
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Portraits
Flags
Standard number:
2002-12177
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The old negative number is 65869, but that negative could not be found. 2002-12117 on7/31/2002, but not burned to CD.
Summary:
The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Hall at this time was beginning to be used to provide information on the events and exhibitions of the Smithsonian. A flag stands by a display case containing a portrait and other artifacts.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 34
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1903

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1903
Topic:
Interiors
Smithsonian Institution Building--Art Room
Art Collection
Prints
Standard number:
15882 or MAH-15882
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See CRF, The Castle, p. 46; USNM Report 1903, p. 233.
Summary:
The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building (1903)

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1903
Topic:
Interiors
Smithsonian Institution Building--Art Room
Art Collection
Prints
Standard number:
16854 or MAH-16854
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See Field, Stamm and Ewing, The Castle: An Illustrated History, p. 46; U.S. National Museum Report 1903, p. 233.
Summary:
The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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