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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 373

Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Coordinator of Public Information

Records, 1977-1984

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Coordinator of Public Information
Title: Records
Dates: 1977-1984
Quantity: 11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 373
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 373, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Coordinator of Public Information, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Advertising - Comments

Box 1 of 11

Advertising

Box 1 of 11

Advertising - Smithsonian Name

Box 1 of 11

A. C. Lyles' Proposal

Box 1 of 11

Airplane

Box 1 of 11

American Association of Museums

Box 1 of 11

American Embassy Association

Box 1 of 11

American Presidency (book)

Box 1 of 11

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Box 1 of 11

Annual Report

Box 1 of 11

Archives, Smithsonian

Box 1 of 11

Archives of American Art

Box 1 of 11

Articles by Robert Hilton Simmons

Box 1 of 11

Attendance

Box 1 of 11

Audio-Visual

Box 1 of 11

Office of Public Affairs (OPA) - Audit, Budget

Box 1 of 11

Aquarium

Box 1 of 11

Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act

Box 1 of 11

Archives of American Art

Box 1 of 11

Art Bank

Box 1 of 11

Asbestos

Box 1 of 11

Associates

Box 1 of 11

Astrophysical Observatory

Box 1 of 11

Auction of SI Victorian Furniture, etc.

Box 1 of 11

Automatic Data Processing

Box 1 of 11

Awards

Box 1 of 11

Banking Practices (SI)

Box 1 of 11

Barney Studio House

Box 1 of 11

Belmont

Box 1 of 11

Bill-S.421

Box 1 of 11

Birds

Box 1 of 11

Black History Trail (Willard Hutt)

Box 1 of 11

Black Politics

Box 1 of 11

Brochures-SI

Box 1 of 11

Budget

Box 1 of 11

Budget - FY 1981

Box 1 of 11

Budget - 1983

Box 1 of 11

Budget - 1982

Box 1 of 11

Budget - Hearings, FY 1982

Box 1 of 11

Budget - FY 1984

Box 1 of 11

Budget - FY 1985

Box 1 of 11

Budget - Mr. Taylor, private

Box 1 of 11

Building Usage - OM (Office Mememoranda) 724

Box 1 of 11

Bureau Directors Meetings

Box 1 of 11

Business Management

Box 1 of 11

Calendar for Events for SI

Box 1 of 11

Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies

Box 1 of 11

Child and Family Justice Project (National Council of Churches)

Box 1 of 11

Children's Museum

Box 1 of 11

Civil Service Reform

Box 1 of 11

Club of Rome - March 2, 1982

Box 1 of 11

Collections Management

Box 1 of 11

Communications and Transportation Services

Box 1 of 11

Congress

Box 1 of 11

Congressional Liaison Office

Box 1 of 11

Congressional Night at NASM (National Air and Space Museum)

Box 1 of 11

Congressional Night at the Zoo

Box 1 of 11

Conservation

Box 1 of 11

Coordinator for Public Information

Box 1 of 11

Ethics in the Government

Box 1 of 11

Cooper-Hewitt

Box 1 of 11

Coral Reef Articles

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

Cultural Property

Box 2 of 11

Deer Control, CRC (Conservation Resource Center)

Box 2 of 11

District of Columbia

Box 2 of 11

Elderly Programs

Box 2 of 11

Endangered Species

Box 2 of 11

Equal Employment

Box 2 of 11

Erica Jong

Box 2 of 11

Exhibitions

Box 2 of 11

Evolution

Box 2 of 11

Executive Committee

Box 2 of 11

Facilities Use

Box 2 of 11

Filming at SI (Outside)

Box 2 of 11

Films

Box 2 of 11

Finance Committee

Box 2 of 11

First Amendment (includes Erica Jong)

Box 2 of 11

First Lady's Fellowship

Box 2 of 11

Five-Year Plan

Box 2 of 11

Flack

Box 2 of 11

Folklife Festival

Box 2 of 11

Folklife Center - Library of Congress

Box 2 of 11

Freedom of Information

Box 2 of 11

Freer Gallery

Box 2 of 11

George Washington's Teeth

Box 2 of 11

Gifts and Donations

Box 2 of 11

Grants and Risk Management

Box 2 of 11

Great Tzotzil Dictionary

Box 2 of 11

Grievance File

Box 2 of 11

Handicapped

Box 2 of 11

Hearings - 1983 (empty folder)

Box 2 of 11

House Hearings - 1983

Box 2 of 11

Hearings - 1980/1982

Box 2 of 11

Hiring Freeze - October 1978

Box 2 of 11

Hiring Freeze - 1981

Box 2 of 11

Hirshhorn Museum

Box 2 of 11

Holiday Celebrations - 1982

Box 2 of 11

Holocaust File

Box 2 of 11

Holocaust File (II)

Box 2 of 11

Hours (Museum)

Box 2 of 11

Hughes Report

Box 2 of 11

Inaugural

Box 2 of 11

Indiana

Box 2 of 11

Inquiries and Requests

Box 2 of 11

I.O.U.'s

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

Inquiries and Requests - 1982

Box 3 of 11

Inquiries and Requests - 1983

Box 3 of 11

International Exchange Service

Box 3 of 11

International Trade Commission Building

Box 3 of 11

Inventory

Box 3 of 11

Job Applications

Box 3 of 11

Job Description

Box 3 of 11

"Judaica Exhibition"

Box 3 of 11

Kellogg Foundation

Box 3 of 11

Kids School Publications (7-9) News Service

Box 3 of 11

Labor Disputes

Box 3 of 11

Last Mall Site Reservation

Box 3 of 11

Legal Matters

Box 3 of 11

Living Buildings Programs

Box 3 of 11

Loan Committee

Box 3 of 11

Logo, Smithsonian

Box 3 of 11

Management Analysis Office

Box 3 of 11

McDonnell Foundation (Gerald Meyer)

Box 3 of 11

Meserve Collection (2 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Old Woman Meteorite - 1983

Box 3 of 11

Old Woman Mountain Meteorite - 1981

Box 3 of 11

Old Woman Mountain Meteorite - 1982

Box 3 of 11

Meteorite-Old Woman Mountains, 1977-1979 (5 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Metric Conversion

Box 3 of 11

Map Project

Box 3 of 11

M.I.T. (Centerbeam)

Box 3 of 11

Microfilming

Box 3 of 11

Milton Bradley Toys at SI

Box 3 of 11

Museum of African Art

Box 3 of 11

Museum of American Art

Box 3 of 11

Museum of American History

Box 3 of 11

Museum of Natural History

Box 3 of 11

Museum of the Building Arts

Box 3 of 11

Museum of the City of Washington

Box 3 of 11

Museum of Man

Box 3 of 11

Museum of Natural History, Meteorite-Inyo County

Box 3 of 11

Museum Support Center

Box 3 of 11

National Portrait Gallery

Box 3 of 11

National Diversity Act

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

NASM

Box 4 of 11

National Anthropological Film Center

Box 4 of 11

NASM-Dulles Facility

Box 4 of 11

National Capital Planning Commission

Box 4 of 11

National Collection of Fine Arts

Box 4 of 11

National Council for Traditional Arts

Box 4 of 11

National Endowments

Box 4 of 11

National Gallery of Art

Box 4 of 11

National Geographic

Box 4 of 11

National Park Service

Box 4 of 11

National Portrait Gallery

Box 4 of 11

News Service (2 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Office of Audits

Box 4 of 11

Office of Equal Opportunity - A&I 3160, Director

Box 4 of 11

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

Box 4 of 11

Office of Facilities

Box 4 of 11

Office of Fellowships and Grants

Box 4 of 11

Office of International Activities

Box 4 of 11

Office of Management and Budget

Box 4 of 11

Membership and Development

Box 4 of 11

Office of Membership and Development

Box 4 of 11

Office of Personnel Management

Box 4 of 11

Office of Public Affairs - 1981-1982

Box 4 of 11

Office of Public Affairs - 1979-1980

Box 4 of 11

OPA - Annual Report

Box 4 of 11

OPA - 1977-1978

Box 4 of 11

OPA - Personnel (1982/1983)

Box 4 of 11

OPA - 1984

Box 4 of 11

OPA - News Releases

Box 4 of 11

OPA - Responses to Inquiries

Box 4 of 11

OPA - 1982-1983

Box 4 of 11

OPA - News Releases, 1983-1984

Box 4 of 11

OPA - Personnel, 1977-1978

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

OPA - Personnel, 1979

Box 5 of 11

Olympic Construction Company - Hearings (2 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Office of Public Service

Box 5 of 11

Office of Secretary of Administration

Box 5 of 11

Office of Secretary of History and Art

Box 5 of 11

Office of Resource Management

Box 5 of 11

Office of Secretary of Museum Programs

Box 5 of 11

Office of Supply

Box 5 of 11

One Nation Under God

Box 5 of 11

Outreach Awards

Box 5 of 11

Oversight Hearings - Original

Box 5 of 11

Oversight Hearings

Box 5 of 11

Papal Visit

Box 5 of 11

Parking

Box 5 of 11

Peabody Museum

Box 5 of 11

Peace Corps

Box 5 of 11

Performance Plan (LT) - 1982-1983

Box 5 of 11

Performing Arts

Box 5 of 11

Pension Building

Box 5 of 11

Permissions: Use of Smithsonian Name

Box 5 of 11

Personnel

Box 5 of 11

Personnel Actions

Box 5 of 11

Personnel - Awards and Honors Program

Box 5 of 11

Personnel Administration Task Force

Box 5 of 11

Photographic Services

Box 5 of 11

Photography

Box 5 of 11

Donald Portness Materials (2 folders)

Box 5 of 11

SI Policies

Box 5 of 11

Postal Rates

Box 5 of 11

Presentation Book

Box 5 of 11

Presidential Order on Periodicals, Pamphlets and Audio-Visual Material

Box 5 of 11

President's Reorganization Plan

Box 5 of 11

Product Development

Box 5 of 11

Promotion

Box 5 of 11

Public Buildings Act of 1981

Box 5 of 11

Public Service Announcements

Box 5 of 11

Publications Publicity

Box 5 of 11

Public Works (also see: Olympia Construction Co.)

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

Quadrangle (10 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Radiation Biology Laboratory

Box 6 of 11

Regents (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Reptile House

Box 6 of 11

Research

Box 6 of 11

Restoration and Renovation

Box 6 of 11

Resumes

Box 6 of 11

Research Institute on Immigration Ethics Studies

Box 6 of 11

Regents

Box 6 of 11

Research Report

Box 6 of 11

S. Dillon Ripley (Successor)

Box 6 of 11

Ripley

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

Safety - Asbestos, etc.

Box 7 of 11

Savings Bond Campaign

Box 7 of 11

Science, Assistant Secretary for

Box 7 of 11

Security

Box 7 of 11

Senate of Scientists

Box 7 of 11

Seidell Property

Box 7 of 11

Simmons

Box 7 of 11

SI Traveling Exhibition Service

Box 7 of 11

Smithson Book

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Associates

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Council

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Associates - Regional

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (including Mt. Hopkins)

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian News Service

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Magazine

Box 7 of 11

TV "Smithsonian World"

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Research Foundation

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Institution Women's Council

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Year and Secretary's Statement

Box 7 of 11

Special Events - Personnel

Box 7 of 11

Speakers Bureau

Box 7 of 11

Special Events - OM 224

Box 7 of 11

Special Events (2 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Special Events - Personnel (Old)

Box 7 of 11

Speeches

Box 7 of 11

Smithsonian Science Information Exchange (SSIE)

Box 7 of 11

Star Wars

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Box 8 of 11

Symposia and Seminars

Box 8 of 11

Tee-Shirts Collection

Box 8 of 11

Telecommunications

Box 8 of 11

Telephones

Box 8 of 11

Thefts

Box 8 of 11

Time and Attendance

Box 8 of 11

1982 Tourism Committee

Box 8 of 11

Torch Training

Box 8 of 11

Travel

Box 8 of 11

Trust Funds

Box 8 of 11

Trustees and The Future of Foundations - Papers by J. Nason

Box 8 of 11

Underground Parking

Box 8 of 11

Under Secretary

Box 8 of 11

Upward Mobility Program

Box 8 of 11

Unsolicited Proposals for the Future of the Smithsonian Institution

Box 8 of 11

Value Added Tax

Box 8 of 11

Visitor Information

Box 8 of 11

Washington Post - Blaine Harden

Box 8 of 11

Washington Post - Ted Gup (2 large envelopes)

Box 8 of 11

Ted Gup (Post)

Box 8 of 11

Welcome Brochure

Box 8 of 11

Susan Werner

Box 8 of 11

Women's Committee

Box 8 of 11

White House Correspondence

Box 8 of 11

Yorktown Bicentennial

Box 8 of 11

Visitors and Tourists

Box 8 of 11

Zoo

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Exhibitions

Box 9 of 11

Meteorite Letters

Box 9 of 11

Museum Support Center

Box 9 of 11

Quadrangle - 1983

Box 9 of 11

Performance Plans

Box 9 of 11

SI World

Box 9 of 11

Quadrangle - July 1981-December 1981

Box 9 of 11

1983 SI Position Listing

Box 9 of 11

Canoeing

Box 9 of 11

Proposed A&I Building Map

Box 9 of 11

Budget

Box 9 of 11

Film Policy

Box 9 of 11

Budget - FY 1982-1983

Box 9 of 11

Maine Coastal Research

Box 9 of 11

Mater Dei School

Box 9 of 11

Minorities Committee

Box 9 of 11

Job Descriptions

Box 9 of 11

Endowment

Box 9 of 11

Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program (POBSP) File

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

Minutes of the Board of Regents - 1977-September 1983

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

Mall Parking Study - DC #7800121

Box 11 of 11

Chronological Files - July 1977-December 1983

Box 11 of 11

Accounting Statements - FY 1978

Box 11 of 11

Policy and Procedures - Uses of Appropriated Funds

Box 11 of 11

Budget - FY 1979

Box 11 of 11

Budget - Special Events, 1977-1978 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 11