• Flashback Friday: Behind the Scenes at Smithsonian Libraries

    2 monthes ago - By Smithsonian

    Smithsonian Institution Archives, image number MAH-3666. The library in the United States National Museum Building, now known as the Arts & Industries Building , was located in the Northwest Pavilion. This space was later know as the Jewett Room after Charles Coffin Jewett, the Smithsonian's first librarian. Later, this room housed the rare book collection. John Murdoch, Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution, sits at a desk. Murdoch was formerly the Assistant Librarian of the National Museum Library and succeeded Miss Jane A. Turner as Librarian on April 1, 1887.
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