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Record Unit 298,  Smithsonian Institution,  Local Notes Newsletter, 1916-1933

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution
Title: Local Notes Newsletter
Dates: 1916-1933
Quantity: 0.3 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 298
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Local Notes contains personal notes on deaths, illnesses, marriages, births, vacations, retirements, honors and awards in and out of the museums, notes on official travel, discoveries, accessions, promotions, organizational changes, and exhibits.

Historical Note

The first issue of Local Notes appeared May 9, 1916. The purpose of this weekly newsletter, as stated in that issue, was to record the progress of the Smithsonian Institution's activities throughout its various branches from week to week and maintain a degree of familiarity on the part of its employees with both one another and the fields of operations covered by the Smithsonian Institution as a whole.

Secretary Charles D. Walcott urged employees to cooperate by submitting short reports of their activities. Local Notes appeared weekly from 1916 through 1917; not at all in 1918; and biweekly, beginning in 1919. In 1933, it was reduced to a single sheet for financial reasons.

Descriptive Entry

Local Notes contains personal notes on deaths, illnesses, marriages, births, vacations, retirements, honors and awards in and out of the museums, notes on official travel, discoveries, accessions, promotions, organizational changes, and exhibits.

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

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Smithsonian Institution, Local Notes Newsletter

Container List

Box 1

1916-1917, 1919-June 1925

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

July 1925-June 1933

Box 2 of 2