Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers,
1956-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA97-093
Dates:
1956-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23.19 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of materials that document aspects of the personal life and career of Wilcomb E. Washburn (WEW) and were removed from his home after his death. The largest single group of papers deals with Washburn's membership in various organizations and societies. There is also substantial information on a projected biography of James Smithson. The papers also contain information on Washburn's scholarly writings, his travel, and other aspects of his life. Washburn was curator of political history at the National Museum of American History, later becoming chair of the Department of American Studies. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-093, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Access Restriction
Boxes 14 and 15 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Washburn, Wilcomb E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson, James, 1765-1829 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Department of American Studies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Political History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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