Smithsonian Institution

Flag of the '''Smithsonian Institution''' The Smithsonian Institution ( ), also known simply as the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. It was founded on August 10, 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge". The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

Termed "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items, the Institution's nineteen museums, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in the District of Columbia. Additional facilities are located in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York City, Pittsburgh, Texas, Virginia, and Panama. More than 200 institutions and museums in 45 states, Puerto Rico, and Panama are Smithsonian Affiliates.

The Institution's thirty million annual visitors are admitted without charge. Its annual budget is around $1.2 billion with two-thirds coming from annual federal appropriations. Other funding comes from the Institution's endowment, private and corporate contributions, membership dues, and earned retail, concession, and licensing revenue. Institution publications include ''Smithsonian'' and ''Air & Space'' magazines. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Hornaday, William T.
Published 1889
Other Authors: '; ...Regents, Smithsonian Institution Board of....
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Published 2001
Other Authors: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
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Published 1977
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)314424, (WIUdb)754704)
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Published 1895
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution Exhibitions....
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Published 1901
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution History....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NBYdb)691673)
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Published 1846
...Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (SICdb)599912)
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Published 1997
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)8530387)
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Published 1977
Subjects: '; ...Smithsonian Institution Periodicals....
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Published 1913
Table of Contents: '; ...Publication 2087. Expeditions organized or participated in by the Smithsonian Institution in 1910...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UIUdb)8622639)
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by Ayensu, Edward S.
Published 1978
...Smithsonian Institution,...
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Published 1874
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1242532)
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Published 1847
...Smithsonian Institution. Report of the Secretary and the financial report of the Executive...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (HAT)2234105)
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Published 1867
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244494)
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Published 1918
...[Smithsonian Institution / Publication] ; 2493...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (HAT)2217490)
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Published 1873
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244489)
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Published 1865
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244493)
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Published 1863
Table of Contents: '; ...Article 1. Introduction. List of Officers of the Smithsonian Institution. Table of Contents. pp...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ISLdb)1244495)
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Published 1897
Table of Contents: '; ...History of the Smithsonian Institution /...
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Published 2003
Other Authors: '; ...Smithsonian Institution....
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by Graham, David Crockett,
Published 2018
Other Authors: '; ...Graham, David Crockett. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1954....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (ROUdb)395882)
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