October is American Archives Month and it is the perfect time to unveil our new Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives searching tool!
The Smithsonian Institution has vast archival collections that measure circa 137,000 cubic feet, making its collective holdings one of the largest repositories of primary sources in the United States. Held in fourteen individual repositories, the collections tell the story of our nation’s shared artistic, cultural, folk, natural, technological, and scientific heritage, as well as the history of the Institution itself.
Ching-hsien Wang, Project Manager for the Transcription Center
Collections Systems & Digital Assets Division