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The Spencer Baird Society

The Baird Society LogoThe Smithsonian and its Libraries.
Close your eyes for a moment and visualize it. Children, teenagers, adults, and senior citizens. They come from all over America, and all over the world. They stop, look, and listen. They stand before incredible exhibitions, displays, and artifacts. It is for them and for all of us that the Smithsonian Institution exists. Highly respected for its research centers as well as for its renowned museums and educational programs, the Smithsonian also serves scholars around the globe who study the vast information, artifacts, and specimen collections of the Smithsonian.

An integral part of the world's largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' collections are vital to the research needed to create new knowledge and to prepare Smithsonian museum exhibitions and programs. Baird PhotoIn this age where knowledge-seekers face a greatly-expanded choice of paths to reach the world's stores of information, the Libraries is a leader and guide, connecting them with the resources which provide understanding.

While your membership in the Spencer Baird Society helps open paths to knowledge through the Smithsonian Libraries, it also opens doors for you! In cultural programs, exhibition openings, and behind-the-scenes tours you'll learn more about the Libraries and the Smithsonian and enjoy the company of other members. Select the contribution category below that best suits your circumstances.

For more information:

Catherine Fraser
Development Director
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
NHB Room 24 Mz
Washington, DC 20560-0154
Telephone- 202.633.2875
Fax- 202.786.2866


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