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May 26 - September 4, 2006

National Museum of American History





Exhibition and Graphic Design:

Elizabeth Periale

Special Thanks to the National Museum of American History Graphics Interns Production Team:

Project Manager: Maria Scheers-Masters

Anacostia High School: Nathaniel G. Hill, Maya Lee

Duke Ellington School of the Arts: Lakeisha Ayanna Byrd, Anthony Lamont Glover, Jr.,Laura Stuggins

About the Exhibition

Did you know the Smithsonian has a library?

Actually, the Smithsonian has 20 libraries combined into one system and supported by an online catalog of the combined collections of:

  • Over 1.5 million books
  • 50,000 rare books
  • 10,000 historic manuscript
  • Over 2,000 electronic journal titles

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is a vital part of the research, exhibition, and educational activities of the world’s largest museum complex.With facilities in Washington, D.C., Maryland, New York, and the Republic of Panama, the Libraries is an academic and public library, a scholarly resource, and general information service.

The Libraries offers its treasures and the help of its informed staff to Smithsonian employees, outside scholars, and the pubic via on-site access to the collections, the Galaxy of Knowledge website, and a rich and varied schedule of book exhibitions, lectures, special events, and tours.

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