Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution ( ), or simply the Smithsonian, is a group of museums, education and research centers, the largest such complex in the world, created by the U.S. government "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge." Founded on August 10, 1846, it operates as a trust instrumentality and is not formally a part of any of the three branches of the federal government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. It was originally organized as the United States National Museum, but that name ceased to exist administratively in 1967.

Called "the nation's attic" for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items, the institution's 19 museums, 21 libraries, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in Washington, D.C. Additional facilities are located in Maryland, New York, and Virginia. More than 200 institutions and museums in 45 states, Puerto Rico, and Panama are Smithsonian Affiliates. Institution publications include ''Smithsonian'' and ''Air & Space'' magazines.

Almost all of the institution's 30 million annual visitors are admitted without charge, the exception being Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, which charges an admissions fee. The Smithsonian's annual budget is around $1.25 billion, with two-thirds coming from annual federal appropriations. Other funding comes from the institution's endowment, private and corporate contributions, membership dues, and earned retail, concession, and licensing revenue. the institution's endowment had a total value of about $5.4 billion. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Questions Come Alive. 2012 Annual Report

    Published 2012
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    One Smithsonian : Greater Reach, Greater Relevance, Profound Impact. Annual Performance Plan, Fiscal Year 2020.

    Published 2020
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    2016 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan : Smithsonian Facilities.

    Published 2016
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    People. Passion. Purpose. 2013 Annual Report.

    Published 2013
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    Today. Tomorrow. Forever. 2014 Annual Report.

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    Now+Next. 2015 Annual Report.

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    Smithsonian 2016 Annual Report.

    Published 2016
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    One Smithsonian : Greater Reach, Greater Relevance, Profound Impact. Annual Performance Plan, Fiscal Year 2018.

    Published 2018
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    Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery. Strategic Plan. Fiscal Years 2010-2015.

    Published 2015
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    Greater Reach, Greater Relevance, Profound Impact. Strategic Plan. Smithsonian 2022.

    Published 2018
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    Delivering on the Promise of the Digital Smithsonian.

    Published 2014
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    Plan for Increased Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research.

    Published 2015
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    Essays in historical anthropology of North America /

    Published 1940
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    Advisory Committee on the Langley Aerodynamical Laboratory.

    Published 1913
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    Circular relative to collections of birds from Middle and South America.

    Published 1863
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    A Roadmap to Our Future. Smithsonian 2017 Annual Report.

    Published 2018
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    One Smithsonian : Greater Reach, Greater Relevance, Profound Impact. Annual Performance Plan, Fiscal Year 2019.

    Published 2019
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    Seagrasses / by Phillips, Ronald C.

    Published 1988
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    Seagrasses from the Philippines / by Meñez, Ernani G.

    Published 1983
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