New Smithsonian Blog

Would you like to know more about the hidden treasures in the Smithsonian’s libraries, archives, museums, and special collections? Read about highlights from these treasures on the newest Smithsonian blog at

Several times a week, Smithsonian staff will showcase some of their favorites from the fascinating pieces of history they discover in their daily work. We hope you will use the comments to engage in conversations with staff about these featured collections and to share your knowledge with us.

You can access the blog from the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) at or from the Collections Search Center at


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