Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 373
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Coordinator of Public Information
The Office of the Coordinator of Public Information was created in 1977 to manage public relations at the Institution. The Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Special Events, and the Office of Congressional Liaison were placed under its jurisdiction.
Lawrence E. Taylor served as Coordinator of Public Information from 1977 until his retirement due to illness in 1984, when the office was abolished. During his tenure, Taylor established the Smithsonian News Service, which wrote and distributed stories to newspapers around the United States.
These records consist primarily of administrative files of Lawrence E. Taylor as Coordinator of Public Information, 1977-1984. Also included are copies of the minutes of the Board of Regents, 1977-1983.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Taylor, Lawrence E.
- Smithsonian Institution -- Administration
- Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of Congresssional Liaison
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of Special Events
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
- Smithsonian news service (Serial)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 373, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Coordinator of Public Information, Records