Stories from the Vaults

Famous Donors

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 1  | 
  • Aired: 11/4/2007
    • Length: 27:00
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Tom takes us back to the origins of the Smithsonian's collections. He explores Teddy Roosevelt's hunting trophies, John Steinbeck's sea urchins and Phyllis Diller's joke file. Add this to the roughly 50,000 items donated annually, and you get a sense of the immense number of artifacts the Smithsonian holds in its museums.

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