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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives:
A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia

Table of Contents - Preface/Acknowledgements - Abbreviations
Lists of Entries: District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia

Smithsonian Institution Libraries:
Office of the Director

Address: 10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW
NHB 22, MRC 154
Washington, DC 20560
Telephone Number: (202) 357-2240
Fax Number: (202) 786-2866
Contact Persons: Dr. Nancy E. Gwinn, Director
Email Address:libmail@sil.si.edu
Internet Catalog Address:telnet to siris.si.edu or http://www.siris.si.edu/

Access Policies

Hours of Service:
Monday--Friday 8:45 a.m.--5:15 p.m.
Open to the public: By appointment only
Photocopying:: Yes
Interlibrary loan: Yes

Reference Policy:
See branch library listing.

Borrowing Privileges:
These privileges are for staff and Smithsonian fellows. The general public may borrow through interlibrary loan.

Networks/Consortia:
CIRLA (Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance), FEDLINK (Federal Library Information Network). The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is a special member of the RLG (Research Libraries Group) Preservation Program . Holdings are listed in OCLC.

Background Note:
The Smithsonian Institution Libraries system was established in 1968. The 17 branch libraries serve the research and programs of the Smithsonian and also the general public.
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Description of Collections

Collections with religion or religion-related books and materials are held in the five branch libraries listed here:

  • Anacostia Museum Branch Library
  • Anthropology Branch Library
  • Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
  • National Museum of African Art Branch Library
  • National Museum of American History Branch Library

Bibliography

Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Books of the Fairs: Materials about the World's Fairs, 1834-1916, in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Chicago,IL: American Library Association, 1992.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Manuscripts of the Dibner Collection in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1985.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Rare Books and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.


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