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Holiday Greetings from Smithsonian Libraries!

We wish you warm tidings from all of us at Smithsonian Libraries this holiday season! Within the snow globe is an image of the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) from Hints on public architecture, containing, among other illustrations, views and plans of the Smithsonian Institution by Robert Owen (1849). Our current exhibition is featured in the video as well. Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect is now on view in the National Museum more »

We are #1!

The blog, OnlineCourses.org ranked the Libraries' online special collections #1! They like us, they really like us . . . The Libraries does house many special collections, which we try to highlight on this blog. Rare and unique items are not only held and preserved by the Libraries, but may be viewed by the public by appointment.  Treasures at your fingertips . . . —Elizabeth Periale Robert Dale Owen, Hints on public architecture . . . , 1849, Smithsonian Institution, from the North East, Smithsonian Castle Building.

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