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Record Unit 83,  Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division,  Records, 1847-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division
Title: Records
Dates: 1847-1966
Quantity: 7.38 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 83
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records represent most of the activities of the Editorial and Publications Division. Included are a range of fiscal and administrative records pertaining to Smithsonian publications, especially correspondence with National Museum publications authors and background records for Annual Reports, news releases and news clippings, materials pertaining to Smithsonian house publications, Smithsonian radio programs, and correspondence pertaining to Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Also includes records documenting "The World is Yours" radio program; they include radio scripts and related promotional literature and a file of collected information on other contemporary educational radio programs.

Historical Note

For many years, the Editorial and Publications Division administered public relations activities as well as publications. In 1966 a major reorganization established the Smithsonian Institution Press, concerned with publications, and created other offices for public relations, radio programs, and the like.

Descriptive Entry

These records represent most of the activities of the Editorial and Publications Division. Included are a range of fiscal and administrative records pertaining to Smithsonian publications, especially correspondence with United States National Museum publications authors and background records for Annual Reports; news releases and news clippings; materials pertaining to Smithsonian house publications; Smithsonian radio programs; and correspondence pertaining to Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Also included are records documenting "The World is Yours" radio program; they include radio scripts and related promotional literature and a file of collected information on other contemporary educational radio programs.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 83, Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division, Records

Container List

Box 1

Nymph Photographs

Box 1 of 18

Sanborn C. Brown: "The Edge of Science," 1964

Box 1 of 18

Clyde L. Cowan: "Anatomy of an Experiment," 1965

Box 1 of 18

F. Fraser Darling: "The Unity of Ecology," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

Paul Errington: "The Phenomenon of Predation," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

John C. Ewers: "The Emergence of the Plains Indians," 1964

Box 1 of 18

J. E. Field: "Fracture of Solids," 1965

Box 1 of 18

Tom Harrison: "Borneo Stone Age Culture," 1964

Box 1 of 18

Gerald S. Hawkins: "The Secret of Stonehenge," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

Nelson E. Hayes: "The Smithsonian's Satellite-Tracking System"

Box 1 of 18

R. A. Lyttleton: "How Mountains are Formed," 1964

Box 1 of 18

D. J. D. Nichols: "How do Microbes Fix Nitrogen from the Air?" 1965

Box 1 of 18

Milton A. Rothman: "Recent Events in Relativity," 1964

Box 1 of 18

Findlay E. Russell: "Venomous Animals and their Toxins," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

Carl Sagan: "The Quest for Life Beyond the Earth," 1964

Box 1 of 18

Thomas E. Snyder: "Our Native Termites," 1965

Box 1 of 18

F. Spiess and A. E. Maxwell: "Search for the Thresher," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

Athelstan Spilhaus: "The Future of Oceanography," 1964-1965

Box 1 of 18

John Sudd: "How Insects Work in Groups," 1963-1964

Box 1 of 18

C. G. Suits: "Man-Made Diamonds," 1965

Box 1 of 18

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO): News Release, 1961

Box 1 of 18

The Romance of the Smithsonian, 1942

Box 1 of 18

Announcement of the Smithsonian Scientific Series

Box 1 of 18

Newspaper Clippings re: SAO, 1957

Box 1 of 18

Think Magazine, 1957

Box 1 of 18

Fred L. Whipple: Lectures and Papers, 1956-1960

Box 1 of 18

Theodore E. Sterne, 1957-1958

Box 1 of 18

SAO Special Bulletins

Box 1 of 18

SAO Papers and Speeches (general), 1957-1958

Box 1 of 18

Astrophysical Observatory (APO) News Releases, 1957-1960

Box 1 of 18

Moonwatch Stations and Teams

Box 1 of 18

SAO Quarterly Progress Reports, 1958-1961

Box 1 of 18

Research in Space Science, 1957-1960 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 18

Box 2

APO Publications/News Series, 1956

Box 2 of 18

Symposium on Cosmical Gas Dynamics, 1957-1958

Box 2 of 18

Correspondence (general), 1957-1961

Box 2 of 18

Photographs of Lightweight Inflatable Satellites

Box 2 of 18

Bulletin for Visual Observances of Satellites (SAO), 1956-1957

Box 2 of 18

SAO Report to Quartermaster General, 1946-1953 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 18

SAO Publications (general), 1958-1961 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 18

Smithsonian Radio Program: Correspondence, 1936-1962 (9 folders)

Box 2 of 18

"The World is Yours" Program, 1936-1942 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 18

Suggestions for Radio Programs, 1938-1942

Box 2 of 18

National Conference on Educational Broadcasting, 1936-1937

Box 2 of 18

Box 3

Southern Conference on Audio-Visual Education, 1941

Box 3 of 18

"The World is Yours" Supplementary Material, 1936

Box 3 of 18

"Science in the Field" by Webster P. True

Box 3 of 18

"The World is Yours" Publications, 1936-1939 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

"The World is Yours" Radio Broadcasts, 1939-1940 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

Cards Listing Requests of Supplemental Material, 1937

Box 3 of 18

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) News Releases, 1963-1964

Box 3 of 18

Pennsylvania Railroad News Release, 1961

Box 3 of 18

Correspondence re: Press Releases, 1950-1963 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

Bibliography re: Natural History of Barro Colorado Island, 1965

Box 3 of 18

Rejected News Releases, 1962-1963 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

Photographs (Gutenberg)

Box 3 of 18

Photographs (Friedman)

Box 3 of 18

Robert Capa Photography, 1964

Box 3 of 18

Postal History Museum Press Releases, 1961

Box 3 of 18

APO News Releases, 1959-1964 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

News Releases (general), 1962-1964 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 18

Press Clippings, 1962-1964

Box 3 of 18

Box 4

United States National Museum (USNM) Publications, 1952-1965 (4 folders)

Box 4 of 18

Correspondence re: Lewis Henry Morgan and Joseph Henry, 1957

Box 4 of 18

Expositions

Box 4 of 18

Mt. Whitney Observatory, 1901

Box 4 of 18

Smithsonian Photographs

Box 4 of 18

Field Stations: Table Mountain

Box 4 of 18

Correspondence (general), 1958-1960

Box 4 of 18

Smithsonian Institution (SI) Guard Manual, 1958

Box 4 of 18

Smithsonian Institution Guard Manual, 1954

Box 4 of 18

SI Programs of Organization,1847

Box 4 of 18

Smithson Bicentennial, 1857-1904

Box 4 of 18

Photographs for Publications

Box 4 of 18

Museum of American History (MAH): Photographs

Box 4 of 18

Smithsonian Photographs (general)

Box 4 of 18

Correspondence with Authors, 1916-1928

Box 4 of 18

A. C. Bent: Correspondence, 1917-1948 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 18

Special Bulletin, 1913

Box 4 of 18

Austin H. Clark, 1907-1945

Box 4 of 18

Box 5

Ray S. Bassler, 1917-1933

Box 5 of 18

J. F. Gates Clarke, 1941-1943

Box 5 of 18

Walter K. Fisher, 1917-1948

Box 5 of 18

Henry W. Fowler, 1926-1943

Box 5 of 18

L. O. Howard, 1914-1928

Box 5 of 18

Joel W. Hedgpeth, 1945-1948

Box 5 of 18

David Starr Jordan, 1911-1926

Box 5 of 18

Stuart H. Perry, 1941-1944

Box 5 of 18

Ridgeway Publication, 1911-1918

Box 5 of 18

George G. Simpson, 1932-1937

Box 5 of 18

Leonhard Stejneger, 1919-1955

Box 5 of 18

Henry Townes, 1947-1949

Box 5 of 18

Ashley B. Gurney and A. R. Brooks, 1958

Box 5 of 18

Correspondence re: National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Publications, 1958-1963 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 18

Correspondence re: NMNH Publications (Vols. 106-109), 1953-1959 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 18

Abraham Fleminger, 1956

Box 5 of 18

Smithsonian Radio Program (general), 1937-1942 (4 folders)

Box 5 of 18

Box 6

Smithsonian Radio Program (general), 1937-1942 (12 folders)

Box 6 of 18

Newspaper Clippings, 1957-1964 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 18

Box 7

Newspaper Clippings, 1957-1964 (13 folders)

Box 7 of 18

SI News Release, 1958

Box 7 of 18

Box 8

Smithsonian Local Notes, 1916-1933 (14 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Box 9

Smithsonian Local Notes, 1916-1933 (8 folders)

Box 9 of 18

The Scientific Monthly, 1946-1947

Box 9 of 18

Smithsonian Torch (First Issue), 1955

Box 9 of 18

Miscellaneous Collections: Trilobites Photographs

Box 9 of 18

Walter H. Adey, 1966

Box 9 of 18

Proof Record, 1870-1878

Box 9 of 18

Correspondence re: Permissions, 1950-1965 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 18

Box 10

Correspondence re: Permissions, 1950-1965 (7 folders)

Box 10 of 18

Correspondence re: Annual Reports and with Authors, 1940-1965 (8 folders)

Box 10 of 18

Box 11

Correspondence re: Annual Reports and with Authors, 1940-1965 (16 folders)

Box 11 of 18

Box 12

Correspondence re: Annual Reports and with Authors, 1940-1965 (14 folders)

Box 12 of 18

Box 13

Correspondence re: Annual Reports and with Authors, 1940-1965 (8 folders)

Box 13 of 18

Correspondence re: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1945-1961 (7 folders)

Box 13 of 18

Box 14

Correspondence re: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1945-1961 (14 folders)

Box 14 of 18

Box 15

Correspondence re: Smithsonian Publications, 1943-1944 (3 folders)

Box 15 of 18

Publications (general), 1951-1956

Box 15 of 18

"The World is Yours" Radio Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942 (70 folders)

Box 15 of 18

Box 16

"The World is Yours" Radio Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942 (85 folders)

Box 16 of 18

Box 17

"The World is Yours" Radio Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942 (73 folders)

Box 17 of 18

Box 18

"The World is Yours" Radio Broadcast Scripts, 1936-1942 (27 folders)

Box 18 of 18

"The World is Yours:" Early Papers, 1936-1938

Box 18 of 18

Stories of American Industry, 1938

Box 18 of 18

Let Freedom Ring, 1937

Box 18 of 18

Meet the Martins

Box 18 of 18

Treasures Next Door

Box 18 of 18

Brave New World, 1938

Box 18 of 18

Democracy in Action

Box 18 of 18

"Have You Heard?" Program, 1936-1937

Box 18 of 18