Smithsonian Institution Archives

Date: Wednesday, August 13.
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Minimum Number of Participants: 5
Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Pre-registration required.

Contact Information:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Reference archivists Ellen Alers, Tad Bennicoff, and Mary Markey

To reserve for the tour, email with subject line: SAA Tour

Description of Tour:
Join archivists for a tour of the collections area, conservation lab, and digitization spaces at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. We’ll set out some examples of favorite items from our collections. We capture, preserve, and make available to the public the history of this extraordinary Institution. The history of the Smithsonian is a vital part of American history, of scientific exploration, and of international cultural understanding. Check out our website at

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is located in the Capital Gallery building adjacent to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop (7th & Maryland Avenue exit) at 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 3000. Enter the building on the west side and take the elevator banks to the 3rd floor.  We are conveniently situated one block off the National Mall and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

Closest Metro and/or Metrobus: The L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop serves the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines

Annual Meeting referenced: