Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 83
Smithsonian Institution. Editorial and Publications Division
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.
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.
- Smithsonian Institution -- Administration
- Smithsonian Institution. Press
- Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
- World is yours (Radio program)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Color photographs
- Black-and-white photographs
- Black-and-white negatives
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 83, Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division, Records