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On the Smithsonian:

Bay, Ann Philips. Kids' Guide to the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, June 1996, $14.95. Call (800) 782-4612 to order.

CD-ROM interactive program on America's Smithsonian, published by Macmillan Digital U.S.A. and featuring full-color photography; animation sequences; and supplemental audio, video, and graphic elements, is available at exhibition sites and in retail stores for $39.99.

The exhibition catalog, America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years, is available at exhibition sites, in retail stores, and by mail order at (800) 782-4612. Published by the Smithsonian Institution Press, the 288-page book is illustrated with 342 color photographs and costs $45 clothbound, $24.95 in paperback.

On collecting:

Crittenden, Alan, ed. Hidden Treasures. Novato, California: Union Square Books, 1985.

Dorn, Sylvia O'Neill. The How-to-Collect-Anything Book: Treasure to Trivia. New York: Doubleday, 1976.

Lewis, Shari. Things Kids Collect: How to Become a Successful Treasure Hunter. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980.

Purcell, Rosamond Wolff, and Stephen Jay Gould. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Smaridge, Norah, and Hilda Hunter. The Teen-Ager's Guide to Collecting Practically Anything. New York: Dodd-Mead, 1972.

Tuchman, Mitch. Magnificent Obsessions: Twenty Remarkable Collectors in Pursuit of Their Dreams. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

Villiard, Paul. Collecting Things. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1975.


The Smithsonian's home page offers a sampling of our vast collections.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library of Museums offers a variety of links to museums around the world.

Note: Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the Internet, some of the uniform resource locators (URLs) above may have changed since publication.


Marcia Daft
Smithsonian Institution
America's Smithsonian
150th Traveling Exhibition

Cover and photo 3 on page 10
Abraham Lincoln's top hat, mid-nineteenth century. Courtesy of the National Museum of American History, transferred by the War Department, January 25, 1902.

Pages 4, 5
Griffiths family keepsakes, all courtesy of the Anacostia Museum and Center for African History and Culture, bequests of the D. and J. Griffiths Estate, Harold Dorwin.

Photo 1
Gold finial, Monteria Dept. of Bolivar, Colombia, Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, presented by Harmon W. Hendricks, 1920. Photo by Karen Furth.

Photo 2
Apollo space suit. Courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum.

Photo 4
Child's dress, Crow people, Montana, about 1875; wool cloth, bone, and animal hide. Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Photo 5
Box telephone, 1876, invented by Alexander Graham Bell (1847­p;1922). Courtesy of the National Museum of American History, donated by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1923.

Photo 6
Teapot, 1989, by Ralph Bacerra (born 1938), United States, glazed porcelain. Courtesy of the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art.

Photo 7
, 1934, by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, bequest of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981.

Photo 8
Pteranodon, a pterosaur, late Cretaceous period; flourished between 150 million and 70 million years ago (cast from an original skeleton). Courtesy of the National Museum of Natural History.


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