SIA RU000420, Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs, Biographical Files, c. 1963-1988
- Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
- Biographical Files, c. 1963-1988
- 1963, 1963-1988, c 1963-1988
- For an administrative history of the Office of Public Affairs, see record unit 369. Since 1972, the following staff served as Directors of the Office: Carl W. Larsen, 1972-1978; Alvin Rosenfeld, 1979-1986; and Madeleine Jacobs, 1987-
- This record unit contains biographical information about Smithsonian staff, most of whom were employed or active in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The files were kept as an information resource by the Office of Public Affairs and used as needed for announcements, public statements, and publications. Staff covered in the files include regents, bureau directors, office heads, and various employees of interest. Occasional materials on docents, volunteers, and contributors to the museum collections were also saved. Much of the information in this record unit resulted from a single event or single newspaper article, but important figures, such as regents and museum directors, are quite well documented
- Records include newspaper clippings, magazine articles, articles from The Torch, press releases, biographical sketches, announcements, and some photographs
- Public relations
- Jacobs, Madeleine, Larsen, Carl W, Rosenfeld, Alvin, Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs, Smithsonian Institution Administration
- Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
- Local Number:
- SIA RU000420
- Physical Description:
- 1.3 linear meters
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Record Unit 420
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs
Biographical Files, circa 1963-1988
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs|
|Quantity:||1.3 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 420|
|Language of Materials:||English|
The Office of Public Affairs had its origins in the editorial and publication division of the Institution, which had long been disbursing news about events and exhibitions. In 1965 a separate Office of Information, reporting to the Secretary, was created, in part to deal with festivities and events surrounding the Smithson Bicentennial. B. Richard Berg was appointed Director and George J. Berklacy, press officer. The new office issued press releases, answered public inquiries, maintained a system of recorded telephone announcements, arranged for the production of films, and dealt, in general, with the media.
The Office of Public Affairs, reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service, was established in 1968. It was charged with publicizing the programs of the Smithsonian through a broad range of methods of communications, from radio to films to special events. Initially the office provided services including tours, visitor booths, publications, recorded messages, news releases, information leaflets, and the answering of public inquiries.
Frederic M. Philips served as Director, 1968-1972. He was succeeded by Carl W. Larsen, who held the position 1972-1978. In 1977 Lawrence E. Taylor assumed the title of Coordinator of Public Information, with the offices of public affairs, congressional liaison, and special events under his direction. In 1984 Taylor retired and the Office of Public Affairs again reported to the Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Alvin Rosenfeld served as the Director of the Office of Public Affairs,1979-1986. Madeleine Jacobs was Director, 1987- .
These records consist of biographical files collected by the Office of Public Affairs primarily for the use and convenience of that office.
Like many biographical files, the records were added to as bits of information were collected, from the newspaper, from press releases, from The Torch, or from SI announcements. The more important figures represented in the files contain more documentation and often include a photograph.
The files contain information on regents, employees, donors, artists whose works are in the collections, and docents and volunteers.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Jacobs, Madeleine
- Larsen, Carl W.
- Rosenfeld, Alvin
- Smithsonian Institution -- Administration.
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 420, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Biographical Files
Folder 1 Abraham, Anne
Folder 2 Adair, William
Folder 3 Addison, Christopher
Folder 4 Agnew, Spiro T.
Folder 5 Albers, Harry R.
Folder 6 Albright, Alan B.
Folder 7 Alin, Michael C.
Folder 8 Anderson, Clinton Presba. Includes photograph.
Folder 9 Andrews, Matilda Wells
Folder 10 Angel, J. Lawrence. Includes photograph.
Folder 11 Angle, Robert H.
Folder 12 Anglim, John E.
Folder 13 Aron, William I. Includes photograph.
Folder 14 Aschemeier, Charles Robert
Folder 15 Ault, Richard L. Includes photograph.
Folder 16 Austin, Jacqueline Frost. Includes photograph.
Folder 17 Austin, John Paul. Includes photograph.
Folder 18 Ayensu, Edward S.
Folder 19 Babcock, Phillip H.
Folder 20 Bartnick, Robert V.
Folder 21 Barton, Harry P.
Folder 22 Barwick, Fred G.
Folder 23 Bedini, Silvio A. Includes photograph.
Folder 24 Beer, Alice Baldwin
Folder 25 Berg, B. Richard
Folder 26 Bermingham, Peter
Folder 27 Beschloss, Michael R.
Folder 28 Biggs, Joseph
Folder 29 Billings, David A.
Folder 30 Billington, James H.
Folder 31 Blanchard, Ruth
Folder 32 Blitzer, Charles. Includes photograph.
Folder 33 Boggs, Lindy
Folder 34 Bondurant, Lynn
Folders 1-3 Boorstin, Daniel. Includes photographs.
Folder 4 Borges, Thomas R.
Folder 5 Bourne, Russell. Includes photograph.
Folder 6 Bow, Frank Townsend
Folder 7 Bowman, Doris
Folder 8 Bradley, James C. Includes photograph.
Folder 9 Braestrup, Peter
Folder 10 Breeskin, Adelyn D. Includes photograph.
Folder 11 Breton, Arthur
Folder 12 Brooks, Robert Angus. Includes photograph.
Folder 13 Brown, John Nicholas. Includes photograph.
Folder 14 Bruce, Louis R.
Folder 15 Bruns, Franklin R., Jr.
Folder 1 Buechner, Helmut K.
Folder 2 Burden, William A. M. Includes photograph.
Folder 3 Burger, Warren E. Includes photographs.
Folder 4 Burney, Joe Louis
Folder 5 Cannon, Walter Faw (Susan F.)
Folder 6 Carrera, Magali
Folder 7 Carroll, Ann
Folder 8 Carter, Janis
Folder 9 Casey, Louis S. Includes photograph.
Folder 10 Cassidy, Claire
Folder 11 Cederberg, Elford A. Includes photograph.
Folder 12 Chamberlain, Von del
Folder 13 Chapelle, Howard I. Includes photograph.
Folder 14 Chase, David B.
Folder 15 Cherkezian, Nazaret. Includes photograph.
Folder 16 Cifelli, Richard
Folder 17 Citron, Robert
Folder 18 Clain-Stefanelli, Vladimir
Folder 19 Clapp, Charles. Includes photograph.
Folder 20 Clemmer, Dan
Folder 21 Cochran, Doris. Includes photograph.
Folder 22 Coe, Ralph T.
Folder 23 Coerr, Wimberly DeR. Includes photograph.
Folder 24 Colburn, Judith G.
Folder 25 Collins, Jeremiah A. Includes photograph.
Folder 26 Collins, Michael. Includes photograph.
Folder 27 Coolidge, Harold Jefferson
Folder 28 Cooper, G. Arthur
Folder 29 Cooper, Grace Rogers
Folder 1 Coudon, Joseph. Includes photograph.
Folder 2 Courtney, Maxwell G.
Folder 3 Cowan, Richard Sumner. Includes photograph.
Folder 4 Cowart, Jack
Folder 5 Creager, Ann
Folder 6 Cutler, Carol
Folder 7 Dalgano, Alexander. Includes photograph.
Folder 8 Daniel, Peter
Folder 9 Danzenbaker, Warren
Folder 10 Davis, Gerald L.
Folder 11 Davis, Malcolm
Folder 12 Davis, Robert Tyler
Folder 13 Deignan, Herbert G.
Folder 14 Dentry, Gordon
Folder 15 De Rivera, Jose
Folder 16 Desautels, Paul E. Includes photograph.
Folder 17 DeVault, Charles
Folder 18 DiBlasi, Santi
Folder 19 Dick, George
Folder 20 Dickerson, Amina
Folder 21 Dickerson, Cordell
Folder 22 Diez, Antonio
Folder 23 Duckworth, Donald W.
Folder 24 Durant, Frederick C.
Folder 25 Dye, Gilbert
Folder 26 Edy, John, N., Jr.
Folder 27 Eilers, William L.
Folder 28 Eisenberg, John
Folder 29 El-Baz, Farouk. Includes photograph.
Folder 30 Eldredge, Charles. Includes photograph.
Folder 31 Elton, Charles
Folder 32 England, Ken
Folder 33 Engle, Robert C.
Folder 34 Euell, Julian T.
Folder 35 Evans, Clifford
Folder 36 Evans, Rodney G.
Folder 37 Fabian, Monroe H.
Folder 38 Falbo, Samuel D.
Folder 39 Falk, John. Includes photograph.
Folder 40 Fehlmann, Herman Adair.
Folder 41 Feldman, Arthur M.
Folder 42 Flannery, Kent V.
Folder 43 Ford, Gerald R. Includes photograph.
Folder 44 Fowler, Don D.
Folder 45 Fox, Bonnie
Folder 46 Fox, Carl
Folder 47 Fox, Howard
Folder 48 Freeman, Monroe
Folder 49 Friedman, Henry D.
Folder 50 Friedman, Richard
Folder 51 Frillman, Florian L.
Folder 52 Fulbright, J. William. Includes photograph.
Folder 1 Gallagher, Bernard
Folder 2 Gallagher, Edward P.
Folder 3 Gallenkamp, George van Derveer
Folder 4 Galler, Sidney R. Includes photograph.
Folder 5 Gardner, Paul V.
Folder 6 Garner, F. M.
Folder 7 Gartenhaus, Alan
Folder 8 Gaush, Arthur L.
Folder 9 Gazin, Charles Lewis
Folder 10 Gell-Mann, Murray
Folder 11 Geoghegan, William Earle
Folder 12 Gibbs, Robert H.
Folder 13 Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard
Folder 14 Gichner, Lawrence
Folder 15 Gladstone, Jeanette C.
Folder 16 Glascow, Roger
Folder 17 Glenn, LeRoy
Folder 18 Goff, Allen S. Includes photograph.
Folder 19 Goheen, Robert Francis
Folder 20 Goins, Craddock R., Jr.
Folder 21 Goldwater, Barry
Folder 22 Goldwater, Margaret
Folder 23 Gomez, Adela
Folder 24 Goode, James M.
Folder 25 Goodpasture, Carl
Folder 26 Gould, Dennis A.
Folder 27 Grant, Carl E.
Folder 28 Grant, Richard E.
Folder 29 Gray, Clinton W.
Folder 30 Grayson, William C. Includes photograph.
Folder 31 Gremillion, Genevievve
Folder 32 Griesel, Richard
Folder 33 Grimmet, Archie D. Includes photograph.
Folder 34 Gwinn, Nancy
Folder 35 Hamilton, Ladde E.
Folder 36 Hanks, Nancy
Folder 37 Hanson, Jim
Folder 38 Harmaneh, Sami K.
Folder 39 Haskins, Caryl Parker. Includes photograph.
Folder 40 Hasse, John Edward
Folder 41 Hawkins, Gerald S. Includes photograph.
Folder 42 Helms, Cynthia
Folder 43 Henderson, Edward P.
Folder 44 Herman, Lloyd E. Includes photograph.
Folder 45 Hersey, David F.
Folder 46 Hickey, Leo J. Includes photograph.
Folder 47 Hinners, Noel W. Includes photograph.
Folder 48 Hoban, Sheila
Folder 49 Hoffman, John N. Includes photograph.
Folder 50 Hoffman, Thomas
Folder 51 Hohenlohe, Christian C. Includes photograph.
Folder 52 Hollis, Helen
Folder 53 Hoppes, Michael
Folder 54 Hopps, Walter
Folder 55 Howell, Edgar McPherson
Folder 56 Howland, Richard H.
Folder 1 Hubel, Gordon. Includes photograph.
Folder 2 Hughes, Marilyn
Folder 3 Humelsine, Carlisle. Includes photograph.
Folder 4 Humphrey, Hubert H. Includes photograph.
Folder 5 Hunsaker, Jerome C.
Folder 6 Hurd, Paul D.
Folder 7 Hurd, Peter
Folder 8 Hurlbut, Elbridge O.
Folder 9 Huxley, Matthew
Folder 10 Huxley, Michael R. Includes photograph.
Folder 11 Hyman, Harry
Folder 12 Hynek, J. Allen
Folder 13 Jackson, Everett Allen
Folder 14 Jackson, Henry Martin
Folder 15 Jackson, Melvin H.
Folder 16 Jarrell, Tommy
Folder 17 Jenkins, Dale W.
Folder 18 Joels, Kerry
Folder 19 Johnson, Lyndon B.
Folder 20 Johnson, Meredith
Folder 21 Kainen, Jacob
Folder 22 Karr, James R.
Folder 23 Kautz, Lynford E.
Folder 24 Kauffman, Erle
Folder 25 Kelsey, Benjamin S.
Folder 26 Kennan, George
Folder 27 Kier, Porter. Includes photograph.
Folder 28 Klapthor, Margaret B. Includes photograph.
Folder 29 Klein, William H. Includes photograph.
Folder 30 Knez, Eugene
Folder 31 Knierman, Paul K. Includes photograph.
Folder 32 Kohn, Edward H.
Folder 33 Kovy, Stanley A.
Folder 34 Krafthofer, Ann
Folder 35 Lang, John W.
Folder 36 LaRiche, Jeffrey T.
Folder 37 Larsen, Carl W. Includes photograph.
Folder 38 Latham, Hugh L.
Folder 39 Lawless, Benjamin W. Includes photograph.
Folder 40 Laybourne, Lawrence E.
Folder 41 LeConte, David O.
Folder 42 Lerner, Abram. Includes photograph.
Folder 43 Leslie, Philip
Folder 44 Lindsay, G. Carroll
Folder 45 Lipson, Gerald
Folder 46 Little, Elbert A.
Folder 47 Loggans, James
Folder 48 Love, Laverne
Folder 49 Lowe, Harry
Folder 50 Lyons, Mike. Photograph only.
Folder 51 Lytle, Richard H.
Folder 1 MacAgy, Douglas G. Includes photograph.
Folder 2 Madden, Joan
Folder 3 Magruder, John H.
Folder 4 Mahon, George H. Includes photograph.
Folder 5 Malaro, Marie C.
Folder 6 Maloy, Robert. Includes photograph.
Folder 7 Margulies, Maurice M.
Folder 8 Marvin, Ursula B.
Folder 9 Marzio, Peter C. I.
Folder 10 Mason, Robert W.
Folder 11 Matthews, Mary
Folder 12 Mayr, Otto. Includes photograph.
Folder 13 McAlee, James R.
Folder 14 McCan, Robert L.
Folder 15 McCormick, Mack
Folder 16 McCoy, Garnett
Folder 17 McQuiggan, John A.
Folder 18 Melun, Norman C.
Folder 19 Meyer, Eugene Mrs.
Folder 20 Meyer, Robert B.
Folder 21 Miller, H. Crane
Folder 22 Miller, J. Jefferson
Folder 23 Miller, Mike
Folder 24 Mills, Wayne A.
Folder 25 Minshall, William E. Includes photograph.
Folder 26 Mondale, Walter F. Includes photograph.
Folder 27 Mondor, Raymond J.
Folder 28 Morgan, Betty J.
Folder 29 Morgan, Robert. Includes photograph.
Folder 30 Morris, James R. Includes photograph.
Folder 31 Morton, Conrad Vernon
Folder 32 Mosher, Charles A.
Folder 33 Moss, Frank E. Includes photograph.
Folder 34 Muhlert, Jan K.
Folder 35 Multauf, Robert F. Includes photograph.
Folder 36 Murphy, Suzanne DuPre
Folder 37 Mutchler, Sheila
Folder 38 Nagel, Charles. Includes photograph.
Folder 39 Napier, John Russell
Folder 40 Neel, Alice
Folder 41 Nicolson, Dan
Folder 42 Niles, Maxine
Folder 43 Nosanow, Barbara Shissler
Folder 44 Ogilvie, Phillip W.
Folder 45 O'Neill, Sunny
Folder 46 Olin, Charles H.
Folder 47 Organ, Robert M.
Folder 48 O'Toole, Dennis
Folder 49 Packard, George R.
Folder 50 Parker, Kittie
Folder 51 Pell, Claiborne
Folder 52 Peratino, Chris S.
Folder 53 Perrot, Paul N. Includes photograph.
Folder 54 Perry, John
Folder 55 Perrygo, Watson
Folder 56 Peters, James A.
Folder 57 Peterson, Mendel L. Includes photograph.
Folder 1 Philips, Frederic M.
Folder 2 Pinkney, James F.
Folder 3 Pogue, Forrest C. Includes photograph.
Folder 4 Pope, John Alexander
Folder 5 Pouliot, Leonard B.
Folder 6 Price, Woodruff M.
Folder 7 Purdy, Robert
Folder 8 Purnell, Louis
Folder 9 Quintos, Antonio
Folder 10 Reed, Theodore H. Includes photograph.
Folder 11 Reingold, Nathan
Folder 12 Reinhardt, John F.
Folder 13 Reutzler, Klaus
Folder 14 Richards, William N. Includes photograph.
Folder 15 Richardson, Edgar P.
Folder 16 Richter, Anders
Folder 17 Ridgway, Robert
Folder 18 Riesenberg, Saul H.
Folder 19 Ritterbush, Philip C.
Folder 20 Rivinus, Edward Florens
Folder 21 Robinson, Edwin K.
Folder 22 Rooney, John James
Folder 23 Rooney, Lynn Brice
Folder 24 Roschwalb, Jerold
Folder 25 Rosenberg, Dorothy
Folder 26 Rosenfeld, Alvin. Includes photograph.
Folder 27 Rowan, William W.
Folder 28 Rudin, Emily
Folder 29 Ruh, Glen B.
Folder 30 Ruhe, Ben
Folder 31 Rusk, Dean
Folder 32 Ryan, Leo J.
Folder 33 Sadik, Marvin. Includes photograph.
Folder 34 Sager, John
Folder 35 Sanford, William Frederick
Folder 36 Sayre, Francis B. Includes photograph.
Folder 37 Schiffman, Saul W.
Folder 38 Schlebecker, John
Folder 39 Scott, David Winfield
Folder 40 Scott, Hugh. Includes photograph.
Folder 41 Shank, Russell
Folder 42 Shaw, Kenneth E.
Folder 43 Sheldon, Robert E.
Folder 44 Shelton, Richard
Folder 45 Sherrod, Clay
Folder 46 Shropshire, Walter
Folder 47 Shute, David. Photograph only.
Folder 48 Skold, Elmer
Folder 49 Skramstad, Harold K.
Folder 50 Sloane, Eric
Folder 51 Slocum, John J.
Folder 1 Smollar, Eleanor
Folder 2 Smith, Jean Chandler
Folder 3 Smith, Lyman B.
Folder 4 Snider, Harold
Folder 5 Soderstrom, Thomas R.
Folder 6 Sonntag, William
Folder 7 Sorenson, E. Richard
Folder 8 Spilhaus, Athelstan F.
Folder 9 Squires, Donald F.
Folder 10 Stahl, Michael A. Includes photograph.
Folder 11 Stanford, Dennis J.
Folder 12 Steinberg, Saul
Folder 13 Stern, Harold P. Includes photograph.
Folder 14 Stern, William L.
Folder 15 Stone, James M.
Folder 16 Stone, Willard
Folder 17 Sullivan, J. Kenin
Folder 18 Suratt, Samuel Tate
Folder 19 Suszynski, Nicholas J.
Folder 20 Sutherland, Sarah Hall
Folder 21 Sweeting, Sharon H.
Folder 22 Symington, James. Includes photograph.
Folder 23 Talbot, Lee M.
Folder 24 Tangerini, Alice
Folder 25 Taylor, Frank A. Includes photograph.
Folder 26 Taylor, Joshua C. Includes photograph.
Folder 1 Taylor, Lawrence
Folder 2 Taylor, Theodore W.
Folder 3 Tax, Sol
Folder 4 Tech, Jack L.
Folder 5 Thompson, Frank. Includes photograph.
Folder 6 Tillotson, Robert G.
Folder 7 Todd, M. Ruth
Folder 8 Trivers, Robert
Folder 9 Van Arsdale, Dorothy
Folder 10 Walker, Ernest P.
Folder 11 Wallen, Irvin Eugene. Includes photograph.
Folder 12 Ware, George W.
Folder 13 Warner, Deborah J.
Folder 14 Warren, Earl
Folder 15 Wasserburg, Gerald J.
Folder 16 Watson, George E.
Folder 17 Watson, Thomas J.
Folder 18 Webb, James Edwin
Folder 19 Weiner, George
Folder 20 Weiss, Helena
Folder 21 Welsh, Peter C.
Folder 22 Wertheim, Theodore
Folder 23 Westin, Sandra
Folder 24 Wheeler, T. Ames. Includes photograph.
Folder 25 Whitelaw, John
Folder 26 Williams, Douglass G.
Folder 27 Wilson, Forrest
Folder 28 Wolko, Howard S.
Folder 29 Woodbury, Richard B.
Folder 30 Woodring, Wendall P.
Folder 31 Woolfenden, William E.
Folder 32 Wright, Gilbert
Folder 33 Wright, Parke III
Folder 34 Wu, Tung Lin
Folder 35 Wunder, Richard P.
Folder 36 Yaseen, Leonard C.
Folder 37 Yates, Sidney R. Includes photograph.
Folder 38 Young, James M.
Folder 39 Zisfein, Melvin B. Includes photograph.
Folder 40 Miscellaneous obituaries of artists with works in SI collections
Folder 41 Miscellaneous obituaries of docents and volunteers
Folder 42 Miscellaneous obituaries of employees and consultants
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