The Smithsonian Institution Archives 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.
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