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From Smithson to Smithsonian : the birth of an institution

Author: Pamela M Henson; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries.; Smithsonian Archives.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Libraries], 1998.
Series: Smithsonian Institution Libraries online exhibition.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : Document : English : [Smithsonian Institution Libraries electronic ed.]
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Exhibition highlights the life of James Smithson, and his bequest to the United States; describes the controversy provoked by the bequest, and the founding of the Smithsonian Institution; traces the early years of the Institution under Secretaries Joseph Henry and Spencer Fullerton Baird.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Named Person: James Smithson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela M Henson; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries.; Smithsonian Archives.
OCLC Number: 38933665
Notes: Title from first screen of file.
Credits and copyright screen dated January 1998.
Electronic version of an exhibition held July 1996-Jan. 1997 at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Exhibition Gallery, National Museum of American History. Held in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 1846 founding of the Smithsonian Institution. Includes color illustrations, and the Smithsonian Polka (Michael Hendron, pianist).
Electronic version designed and produced by WizardNet Inc., with Smithsonian Libraries staff.
Guest curators: Pamela M. Henson, lead curator, Cynthia Field, Marc Rothenberg, Richard Stamm, and Lynn Wojcik.
Lesson plans for grades 9-12 based on the exhibition prepared by Alan Smigielski, Smithsonian Office of Education.
Details: Mode of access: Internet. Host: http://www.sil.si.edu.; System requirements: Lesson plans require Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or higher; audio (2 min. 48 sec.) in . WAV or Real Audio format 14.4 or 28.8 speed.
Contents: Introduction --
Who was James Smithson? --
Accepting Smithson's gift --
All-American compromise --
The Smithsonian building --
An institution emerges --
A national collection --
Smithson's legacy.
Series Title: Smithsonian Institution Libraries online exhibition.
Other Titles: From Smithson to Smithsonian (Online)
Responsibility: [produced by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries with the collaboration of the Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives (including the Joseph Henry Papers) and the Architectural History and Historic Preservation Division].

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Exhibition highlights the life of James Smithson, and his bequest to the United States; describes the controversy provoked by the bequest, and the founding of the Smithsonian Institution; traces the early years of the Institution under Secretaries Joseph Henry and Spencer Fullerton Baird.

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