Smithsonian Institution. LibrariesAlternative names
Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), formerly known as Smithsonian Institution Libraries, is a library system comprising 20 branch libraries serving the various Smithsonian Institution museums and research centers, as well as central support services which include a Book Conservation Laboratory and an Imaging Center. The Libraries serve Smithsonian Institution staff as well as the scholarly community and general public with information and reference support. Its collections number over 1.5 million volumes including 40,000 rare books and 2,000 manuscripts. The Libraries also holds the United States' largest trade literature collection, which includes over 300,000 commercial catalogs dating from the early nineteenth century and representing more than 30,000 companies.
The libraries were officially brought together as a unit in 1968.
|creatorOf||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004.||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries|
|creatorOf||Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research. Assistant Secretary for Research, circa 1984-1990, with related records from 1973 Records.||Smithsonian Institution Archives|
|creatorOf||Stimpson, William, 1832-1872. Report on marine invertebrates.||University of Washington Libraries|
|creatorOf||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Africa illustrated : fantasy and reality before 1900 : [questions and comments of visitors to the exhibition.]||Smithsonian Institution. Libraries|
|associatedWith||Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Stimpson, William, 1832-1872.||person|
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|Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Smithsonian Libraries|
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