Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 370
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
News Releases, 1958-1990
News releases were published by the Smithsonian Museum Service, 1958-1967. In 1968 the newly-established Office of Public Affairs assumed the responsibility. For an administrative history of the Smithsonian Museum Service, see Record Unit 405. For an administrative history of the Office of Public Affairs, see Record Unit 369.
News releases, also called press releases, have long been issued by the Smithsonian to communicate information to the public about Smithsonian events, important visitors, new exhibitions, lectures, and scholarly and administrative appointments. For earlier news releases, researchers should consult Record Unit 82. Some boxes have item lists, contact the SIA Reference Staff for further information (call 202-633-5870 or email OSIAREF@si.edu).
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 370, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, News Releases