The National Museum of American History Archives Center
has vast collections relating to technology, invention,
and innovation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Above: Howard Head's drawing for his tennis racket with
an enlarged "sweet spot." Smithsonian Institution
Using the Archives Center collections:
The Archives Center has moved to temporary quarters in the National Museum of American History and the off-site location in Suitland, Maryland, during the renovation of the Museum's west wing. Reference services have changed significantly in order to accommodate access to the collections off-site and in the Museum. For details on conducting research during this period, visit the Archives Center's website.
Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment and for further information, please call 202-633-3270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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