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Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is home to the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.

Sharing Knowledge: Alaska Native Collections

In-depth information on Alaska Native objects from the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Insitution Scholarly Press

Continuing the rich history of scholarly publishing by the Smithsonian, including digital publications from the Contributions Series.

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System

Online database of Library, Archives, and Research Catalogs

Smithsonian Libraries

The Smithsonian's 22 branch libraries contain more than 1.8 million volumes, including 40,000 rare books.

Smithsonian Research Online

Smithsonian Research Online is a set of services to the research community both within and outside the Smithsonian Institution. Managed by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the program assists in capturing the research output of Smithsonian scholars and making it available to Institutional management as well as scientists and historians world-wide.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Collections

Search the Smithsonian Institution Archives’ collections, which contain the official records of the Smithsonian, as well as personal papers, special collections, records of professional societies, and oral/video histories relating to the history of the Smithsonian.

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African Art Museum Teacher Resources

Teacher workshops, videos for loan, and online curriculum for use in the classroom.

Freer and Sackler Gallery Educator Resources

Educators are encouraged to take advantage of all resources available through the Freer and Sackler Galleries. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for personal and professional enrichment, almost always at no cost.

Natural History Museum Educator Resources

As one of the largest science classrooms in the world, the National Museum of Natural History works with you to explore the natural world through the Museum's exhibits, and online resources.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Books, documentaries, recordings, multimedia materials and online exhibitions to integrate cultural education into art, music, social studies, math, and the sciences.

Smithsonian Education: Lesson Plans, Resources, Standards of Learning

The gateway to Smithsonian educational resources for educators, families, and students.

Smithsonian Folkways Education Resources

Tools for teaching and promoting cultural understanding through music.

Smithsonian Learning Lab

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access created the Smithsonian Learning Lab to inspire the discovery and creative use of its rich digital materials—more than a million images, recordings, and texts.

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