This accession consists of the Smithsonian Second Opinion website as it existed on December 13, 2019, shortly after Secretary David Skorton left the Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Second Opinion is an Institution-wide digital platform for thought leaders to explore challenges facing the nation and the world at large. Four times a year, Secretary
Skorton convened a panel of experts representing a spectrum of thought for a roundtable discussion on an issue. A video and transcript of the discussion, along with articles,
educational resources, and other content elements are added to this website. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by Smithsonian Gardens as they existed on March 16, 2020. Smithsonian Gardens is located within Smithsonian
The Smithsonian Gardens website includes information about the gardens; educational resources and opportunities; special events and exhibitions; and the Smithsonian Gardens'
collections, including those of the Archives of American Gardens.
The Smithsonian Gardens blog, hosted on WordPress, provides a behind the scenes look at the Smithsonian Institution's gardens and horticulture-related collections and exhibitions.
The blog launched in February 2012.
The "Community of Gardens" website is a participatory archives to which users contribute images, stories, videos, and oral histories in order to preserve the history of
gardens in the United States. The website includes information about the project, user-submitted materials, and terms and conditions. Due to technical issues, some image content
is missing from this accession.
This accession consists of the "Smithsonian Insider" blog as it existed on October 29, 2019. The blog shares the work being conducted by Smithsonian Institution experts
around the world in the fields of art, history, science, and culture. The blog launched in May 2009 and was last updated in August 2018. Materials are in electronic format.
This accession consists of materials created and maintained by Warren M. Robbins, founder and director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). The materials
cover a wide range of his life, including his time as an education officer at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria; his work at the American Consulate General in Stuttgart,
Germany; his work at the American Embassy in Bonn, Germany; the activities of the Center for Cross Cultural Communications (later the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications);
and the work of the Museum of African Art (precursor to NMAfA). Of note are the records related to the Frederick Douglass house and the materials related to Robbins' conflict
with the Smithsonian after his termination. Some materials date to after the death of Robbins in 2008. For more biographical information on Robbins please see Accession 11-001:
Warren M. Robbins Papers, circa 1927-2009. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, brochures, scrapbooks, picture postcards, journals, a book, invitations, meeting minutes,
conference records, images, clippings, ephemera, and a locket.
Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative Search this
United States -- History
This accession consists of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative website as it existed on June 5, 2018. The initiative uses technology to amplify a diversity of women's
voices throughout the Smithsonian Institution's many museums, research centers, cultural heritage affiliates, and online audiences. The website provides information about
the initiative as well as the stories of contributions made by individual women. It also highlights objects in the collections. Due to technical issues, some interactive features
in this accession may not function as expected. Materials are in electronic format.