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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 193

National Museum of History and Technology. Smithsonian Journal of History Office

Publication Records, 1963-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of History and Technology. Smithsonian Journal of History Office
Title: Publication Records
Dates: 1963-1972
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 193
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Records document publication of the Journal from solicitation of manuscripts to final layout, including correspondence and memoranda between editors and authors, illustrations for published articles, and to a small extent, original copy submitted for publication. Also included are records for staff information, e.g., information regarding various presses.

Historical Note

The Smithsonian Journal of History was an 8 1/2" x 11" scholarly quarterly specializing in illustrated articles. The Journal had its inception in the 1964 meetings of the Association of Curators. A proposal by Walter F. Cannon won financial support in the sum of $30,500 from the Secretary in December 1964. The first issue published was Spring 1966. Although an additional $40,000 was budgeted for the Journal's operation in January 1967, financial and schedule problems resulted in termination of the Journal after publication of the Winter 1968-1969 issue. Each issue was composed of two sections. Articles were contributed by professional historians and were not limited to any particular subject, area of interest, nation, or time period. The average article ran 10,000 words and included 12 illustrations. The "Notes and Queries" section of each issue carried notes of important research programs, museum acquisitions, and exhibits at the Smithsonian and at other historical museums. This section also printed requests for information about important or unusual objects. Before termination, 12 issues of The Smithsonian Journal of History had been published, winning critical acclaim from the scholarly world.

Although officially the responsibility of the Director of the National Museum of History and Technology, administrative decisions were handled by an Editorial Board. Walter F. Cannon served as Editor for the first five issues until his resignation July 14, 1967. Peter C. Welsh served as Editor for the last seven issues. The Editorial Assistant and later Assistant Editor was Elaine Eden Jancourtz. Roger Pineau served as Editorial Consultant. Other members of the original Editorial Board were Silvio A. Bedini, Jacob Kainen, Philip K. Lundeberg, and Peter C. Welsh. When Peter C. Welsh was named Editor, the Editorial Board was composed of John C. Ewers, Melvin H. Jackson, Philip K. Lundeberg, Richard P. Wunder, Roger Pineau, and Elaine Eden Jancourtz. Ellen Tejera replaced Elaine Eden Jancourtz as Assistant Editor by the publication of the Fall 1967 issue. The Board of Advisors was a group of noted historians who served as advisors on selection of manuscripts and related activities. The initial members were Julian Boyd, Hunter Dupree, Anthony Garvan, Louis Jones, Frederic C. Lane, Samuel Eliot Morison, Edgar P. Richardson, Theodore Ropp, Lynn White, Jr., Walter Muir Whitehill, and Louis B. Wright.

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Descriptive Entry

Records document publication of the Journal from solicitation of manuscripts to final layout. Also included are records for staff information, for example, information regarding various presses.

See also: Record Unit 190.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 193, National Museum of History and Technology. Smithsonian Journal of History Office, Publication Records

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Container List

Series 1

Office and Museum Business, 1963-1970.

Box 1

Journal Close-out, 1969-1970

Box 1 of 12

Correspondence regarding Journal termination, 1969-1970

Box 1 of 12

Transfer of articles to SI Press (re: possible transfer of articles submitted to Journal for publication), 1969

Box 1 of 12

SI Journal of History (correspondence & memos), 1965-1968

Box 1 of 12

Cannon's Final Report, 1967

Box 1 of 12

Finance, 1967

Box 1 of 12

Curators (memos to), 1965-1967

Box 1 of 12

Director's Office, 1964-1967

Box 1 of 12

Postal Regulations, 1966 & 1969

Box 1 of 12

(Director) Public Affairs (Frederick M. Phillips), 1967

Box 1 of 12

Sales Desk, 1964-1969

Box 1 of 12

Secretaries' Offices, 1966

Box 1 of 12

Expenses, etc., 1969-1970

Box 1 of 12

Filing (correspondence re: editor-writer position applications), 1963 & 1968

Box 1 of 12

Series 2

Requisitions, 1965-1970.

Box 1

Art work (fiscal records), 1965 & 1969

Box 1 of 12

Lithograph work, Batt Bates & Co., Berman's copy preparation, 1966-1969

Box 1 of 12

Photo Print work, James R. Dunlop, Folger Shakespeare Library, Paul A. Thibodeaux, Davis Dunlop, 1965-1967

Box 1 of 12

Photoduplication Service, 1966-1967

Box 1 of 12

William Byrd Press (fiscal records), 1969

Box 1 of 12

Authors of Journal (re: payments for articles), 1966-1970

Box 1 of 12

Box 2

Services, supplies (fiscal records), 1965-1969

Box 2 of 12

Exhibits of Journal, 1969

Box 2 of 12

Freelance Editorial (re: editorial services performed on manuscripts submitted), 1968-1969

Box 2 of 12

Vinmar Press (re: proposal to publish Journal), 1968

Box 2 of 12

University of California Press (includes financial statements, fiscal records, correspondence), 1967-1968

Box 2 of 12

Waverly Press, 1965-1969

Box 2 of 12

Series 3

Journal Business, 1964-1971.

Box 2

Recommendation for Journal, 1964-1965

Box 2 of 12

Requests for Information, 1966-1967

Box 2 of 12

Information from other Journals, 1961-1967

Box 2 of 12

Journal Policies, 1956-1968

Box 2 of 12

Contract, California (re: SI-803 with University of California Press), 1965-1967

Box 2 of 12

Barnard Norris, Manager, Periodicals Department, University of California Press, 1965-1969

Box 2 of 12

Holdreith, Renate (Periodicals Department, University of California Press), 1967-1968

Box 2 of 12

Fiscal, California, 1966-1967

Box 2 of 12

Box 3

Willis A. Shell (William Byrd Press), 1968-1969

Box 3 of 12

John Moore (William Byrd Press), 1968-1969

Box 3 of 12

Comparative Estimates (re: publication and printing), 1964-1968

Box 3 of 12

Fiscal, 1966-1968

Box 3 of 12

Copyright (2 folders), 1953; 1965-1969

Box 3 of 12

Private Requests for Copyright and Reproduction Permission, 1968-1969

Box 3 of 12

Journal Requests for Copyright and Reproduction Permission, 1969

Box 3 of 12

Government Printing Office - Journal negotiations, 1967

Box 3 of 12

Press Run, 1966-1968

Box 3 of 12

Promotion Campaign, 1965-1969

Box 3 of 12

SI Subscriptions, 1966-1969

Box 3 of 12

Mail Cost & Envelopes, 1966-1968

Box 3 of 12

SI Press memorandum (re: Press's involvement with Smithsonian Journal of History), 1968

Box 3 of 12

Journal Prizes (re: prize for best articles in Vols. I & II), 1969

Box 3 of 12

Board Meetings, 1965-1968

Box 3 of 12

Editorial Board Meeting, 1969-1971

Box 3 of 12

Box 4

Notes and Comments (re: articles for "Notes & Queries" Section of Journal), n.d.

Box 4 of 12

Future Notes, 1967

Box 4 of 12

Research (newspaper clippings), 1967

Box 4 of 12

Features (De Braak), 1967

Box 4 of 12

Journal (includes board meeting 6/10/1969; list of submitted mss.; correspondence re: demise of Journal), 1968-1969

Box 4 of 12

Journal of History (correspondence), 1968-1971

Box 4 of 12

Journal Correspondence, fiscal records and inventories, 1970-1971

Box 4 of 12

Series 4

Journal Content, 1965-1969.

Box 4

Possible Articles, 1965-1968

Box 4 of 12

Articles Pending, 1966

Box 4 of 12

Box 5

Photographs for articles (2 folders), n.d.

Box 5 of 12

Rejected articles, 1965-1969

Box 5 of 12

H.M.S. America model, n.d.

Box 5 of 12

Dead Copy (re: Frederick L. Rath's Seminars on American Culture), 1967

Box 5 of 12

Log of Manuscripts for Journal articles, 1967-1969

Box 5 of 12

Potential Authors, 1965-1967

Box 5 of 12

Abrahams, Harold J., 1967-1968

Box 5 of 12

Appel, John J. (re: Irish), 1967-1968

Box 5 of 12

Baylen, Joseph O. (re: Garrett, Stead & "New Journalism"), 1969

Box 5 of 12

Bray, Martha C., III, 4 (re: Joseph N. Nicollet), 1968-1969

Box 5 of 12

Box 6

Carr, Lois Green, III, 4 (re: St. Mary's City), n.d.

Box 6 of 12

Di Bacco, Thomas V. (re: W. G. McAdoo & patented razor), 1969

Box 6 of 12

Erickson, Robert F. (Earth Measurers), 1968

Box 6 of 12

Fielding, Raymond, III, 4 (re: Hale's Tours), 1969

Box 6 of 12

Friis, Herman R. (S. H. Long's Exploring Expedition, 1819-1820), 1967

Box 6 of 12

Gordon, Leonard, III, 4 (re: Charles W. Le Gendre), 1968-1969

Box 6 of 12

Box 7

Haggerty, Jerome J. (re: Abolition), 1967

Box 7 of 12

Horing, Edgar A. (re: Negro Defection of 1908), 1968-1969

Box 7 of 12

Lipschutz, Ilse Hempel (re: Goya & French Romantic Imagery), 1966-1967

Box 7 of 12

Love, J. Barry (re: David Rittenhouse) III, 4, ca. 1968

Box 7 of 12

Merrill, James M. (Union Shipbuilding on Western Rivers) III, 4 (2 folders), 1967-1969

Box 7 of 12

Miller, Mary Emily, III, 4 (re: Delaware Oyster Industry), 1968-1969

Box 7 of 12

Morrison, Ellen E., 1967

Box 7 of 12

Box 8

Sandier, Stanley (re: Battleship New Jersey), 1968-1969

Box 8 of 12

Schlebecker, John T. (re: Shenandoah Valley Farming), 1969

Box 8 of 12

Warner, William W. (re: Puritans & Privateers), 1968-1969

Box 8 of 12

Webster, Donald Blake, 1967

Box 8 of 12

White, James P. (re: Sanford & the Congo), 1968-1969

Box 8 of 12

White, Kenneth B., Jr. (re: Revolutionary War Painting), 1967

Box 8 of 12

Series 5

Production of Journal, 1965-1968.

Box 8

Printing Specifications, ca. 1966-1968

Box 8 of 12

Designers - Stephen Kraft, Edward G. Foss, Miriam Benedict, others, 1965-1967

Box 8 of 12

Seal, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Letterhead, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Layout, 1966

Box 8 of 12

Layout of articles, n.d.

Box 8 of 12

Lost Color Transparencies, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Plates, 1967

Box 8 of 12

Post Cards, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Reprint Cover, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Advertising in Journal, 1965-1966

Box 8 of 12

Office Directive, n.d.

Box 8 of 12

Smithsonian Journal of History Instructions (instructions to authors of articles submitted for publication), n.d.

Box 8 of 12

SI Style Sheet, 1967

Box 8 of 12

Referee's Report (Technology and Culture), n.d.

Box 8 of 12

Editorial Policy, 1968

Box 8 of 12

Announcements: 1. Announcements to select individuals; 2. Personal letters of announcement of Dr. Cannon; 3. American Art Schools notified; 4. Canadian Art Schools notified; 5. American Studies program; 6. Announcements to Department of History; 7. Announcements to Department of History & Science (American); 8. Journals notified; 9. Dr. Cannon's correspondence concerning announcements; 10. Norris' requests for professional opinions on the Journal; 11. Replies to announcements; 1965-1966

Box 8 of 12

Announcement Poster, 1965

Box 8 of 12

Production, 1966-1967

Box 8 of 12

Box 9

Reviews, Historical Exhibits, 1967

Box 9 of 12

Cover Issue #4 (astrolabe), 1967

Box 9 of 12

Cover #5, 1967

Box 9 of 12

Cover Issue #6, 1967

Box 9 of 12

Winter 1968-1969 issue - cover, 1968

Box 9 of 12

111,4, Layout & Revisions, 1968

Box 9 of 12

Times Roman Type, n.d.

Box 9 of 12

New Front Material, n.d.

Box 9 of 12

Borders and Ornaments, 1967

Box 9 of 12

Printed material about Journal "Samples", n.d.

Box 9 of 12

Series 6

Correspondence, 1965-1969.

Box 9

Miscellaneous Authors File (correspondence), 1967-1969

Box 9 of 12

General Correspondence, 1966-1969

Box 9 of 12

Reviewing Books, 1966-1969

Box 9 of 12

Charles S. Abbott, 1966

Box 9 of 12

Carl Bridenbaugh, 1966-1967

Box 9 of 12

Drew W. Castle, 1966-1967

Box 9 of 12

Alfred A. Knopf, 1965

Box 9 of 12

Kenneth C. Wardwell (no documentation)

Box 9 of 12

Correspondence - chronological (9 folders), January 1965-December 1967

Box 9 of 12

Box 10

Board of Advisors correspondence (Julian Boyd, A. Hunter Dupree, Anthony Garvan, Louis Jones, Frederick Lane, Samuel Morison, E. P. Richardson, Theodore Ropp, Lynn White, Walter Muir Whitehall, Louis Wright) (12 folders), 1965-1967

Box 10 of 12

Series 7

Press Information, 1964-1965.

Box 10

Atherton Press, 1965

Box 10 of 12

William Byrd Press, 1964

Box 10 of 12

University of Chicago Press, 1964-1965

Box 10 of 12

Donnelly Sons Press, 1964

Box 10 of 12

Duke University Press, 1965

Box 10 of 12

H-K Press, 1965

Box 10 of 12

Johns Hopkins Press, 1964-1965

Box 10 of 12

Williams Wilkins Press, 1965

Box 10 of 12

Other Publishers, 1964-1965

Box 10 of 12

Other Printers, 1964-1965

Box 10 of 12

Series 8

Societies and Clubs, 1964-1966.

Box 10

American West, 1964

Box 10 of 12

American Historical Association (AHA Newsletter), 1965

Box 10 of 12

Foreign Museums & Societies, 1965

Box 10 of 12

Box 10

National Space Club, 1965

Box 10 of 12

Technology Culture, 1965

Box 10 of 12

Wisconsin Historical Society, n.d.

Box 10 of 12

Adams

Box 10 of 12

Ahlborn

Box 10 of 12

Bedini

Box 10 of 12

Blumberg

Box 10 of 12

Budka

Box 10 of 12

Walter Cannon "History of the Smithsonian"

Box 10 of 12

Cannon

Box 10 of 12

Castrodale

Box 10 of 12

Chapelle

Box 10 of 12

Box 11

Dalrymple

Box 11 of 12

Seneca

Box 11 of 12

Dupree Pace III.2

Box 11 of 12

Ewers

Box 11 of 12

Feest Correspondence

Box 11 of 12

Fowler

Box 11 of 12

Gilman

Box 11 of 12

Golovin

Box 11 of 12

Hamarneh

Box 11 of 12

Hofferman

Box 11 of 12

Howell

Box 11 of 12

Hoover

Box 11 of 12

Jackson

Box 11 of 12

Juricek

Box 11 of 12

Klapthor

Box 11 of 12

Kollwitz

Box 11 of 12

Kubicek

Box 11 of 12

Lundeberg

Box 11 of 12

Welsh Method of Tanning

Box 11 of 12

McCutchen

Box 11 of 12

Moldor and Collins

Box 11 of 12

Merzbach

Box 11 of 12

Miller

Box 11 of 12

Moore

Box 11 of 12

Moore-Football

Box 11 of 12

Box 12

Mork

Box 12 of 12

Morse

Box 12 of 12

O'Dell Harpsichord

Box 12 of 12

Peterson Roofs III.3

Box 12 of 12

Prown Correspondence

Box 12 of 12

Pursell Parallelograms

Box 12 of 12

Reingold, Henry

Box 12 of 12

Riesenburg, Tat

Box 12 of 12

Ryan

Box 12 of 12

Scheele Air Mail

Box 12 of 12

Schlabroker

Box 12 of 12

Stewart

Box 12 of 12

Taylor (2 folders)

Box 12 of 12

Viola

Box 12 of 12

Ritchey Reflecting Telescope

Box 12 of 12

Washburn

Box 12 of 12

Watkins Gold Rush

Box 12 of 12

Welsh

Box 12 of 12

White

Box 12 of 12