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Behind the Archives: Donation and Acquisition of a 10,000-Piece Collection

2 monthes ago   |   By Smithsonian

Collections frequently take a long journey from acquisition to access. Many of the patrons who visit the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History are there to use this amazing repository for research, but don't know how the material got there.
This question of how and who donated or sold the material made me interested in finding a donor or seller who gave a collection to the museum and would be willing to tell me about it. That's how I was introduced to William Bird, Ph.D. and his postcard collection. This blog post will take you through my first-hand experience with the...
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