• Gale and the Smithsonian have partnered to give librarians, students, faculty, and researchers a look behind the glass of the Smithsonian exhibits and collections.

    This multi-year initiative has Gale digitizing Smithsonian’s vast, unmatched primary source materials from deep within the museums, libraries, and archives of the world’s largest museum and research complex. We will make this rare content available in searchable formats, integrating it with software that aligns with scholarly workflow.

    The digitized materials within Smithsonian Collections Online deliver new and exciting scholarship opportunities. that span multidisciplinary topics for both research and education.

    Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 > The newest collection from Smithsonian Collections Online reveals the personal—and often hidden—aspects of humankind’s conquest of the skies, offering unparalleled insight into the era of aviation and its lasting impact on society. Read more...

    Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry > With this collection, researchers can determine the history of companies and industries, analyze marketing and management techniques, and examine illustrations of the items Americans used at home and in business. Read more...

    World’s Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow > This archive gives researchers access to primary source documents covering landmark exhibits from 1840 to 1923, while exploring the technological progress – in everything from entertainment to politics – that shaped contemporary outlooks and reflected national identities. Read more...

    Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive > By combining Air & Space Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine for the first time, this collection brings together the full history for both of these premiere magazines. Users will find decades of in-depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics. Read more...