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Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives staff collects, preserves and makes available the records of the Smithsonian Institution. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of the history of the American experience, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding.

Capital Gallery Building
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Suite 3000 (third floor)
Washington, DC
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Mailing Address
Reference Archivist
SI Archives
MRC 507
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Research Room Hours
Monday - Friday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(except federal holidays)
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Metro Station
L’Enfant Plaza
(Maryland Ave. exit)