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Subject

  • McMahon, Helen C
  • Graboske, Patricia J
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Special Projects and Publications Division
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Aerospace Education and Publications Office
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Publications and Special Projects Office
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Publications Department
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Office of Publications
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Publications Division
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits and Public Services Department Public Services Division Education Unit

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Smithsonian Prism intranet, http://prism.si.edu, Patricia J. Graboske, Publications Officer, February 22, 2002
  • Annals, 1984-1998
  • National Air and Space Museum Publications, http://www/nasm.si.edu/nasm/pubs/intro.html, February 22, 2002
  • In 1984 the National Air and Space Museum established a unit named Special Projects and Publications Division. In 1985 the title changed to Aerospace Education and Publications Office and in 1986 to Publications and Special Projects Office. In 1990 the name changed again to Publications Department. In 1991 it became the Office of Publications and, in 1993, the Publications Division. By 1997 the office had merged into the Educational Services Unit but continues to provide publication-related services through the Publications Officer. The National Air and Space Museum publications program provides a variety of printed materials, ranging from the general to the scholarly. The Museum's general publications include exhibition books, gallery guides, catalogues, and publications by Museum curators. A series, The Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight, includes works that promote an understanding of how aviation and space flight have affected the social, cultural, political, and military contexts of American life.
  • Helen C. McMahon served as Chief, Special Projects and Publications Division in 1984 and as Chief, Aerospace Education and Publications in 1985. Patricia J. Graboske was Chief, Publications and Special Projects, 1986-1990, Office of Publications, 1991-1992, and Chief, Publications Division, 1993-1996. Graboske served as Publications Officer, 1997- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1984
  • 1984-

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Aeronautical museums

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00352

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