Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/6/2009

This website focuses on the process of collecting, and how private collectors and public attitudes have influenced the collection's development and direction. This online exhibition includes sections on the history of printing, the history of print collecting in America, and on artists and curators as collectors. This resource also contains a wealth of prints that can be enlarged and copied as well as a collection of related weblinks.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)