Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Their mission is to increase the diffusion of knowledge.
Although many Smithsonian publications are not part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Library holds an extensive collection of Smithsonian publications, which are fully cataloged and searchable in OneSearch. Some publications are kept in closed stacks, so please ask at the Government Documents reference desk. We also have a variety of general publications, pamphlets, posters, and other Smithsonian materials as well as Congressional hearings and documents about its budget and operations. Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set.