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Accession T91027

True, Webster Prentiss, 1892-

Webster Prentiss True Papers, 1914-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: True, Webster Prentiss, 1892-
Title: Webster Prentiss True Papers
Dates: 1914-1972
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession T91027
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Webster Prentiss True served the Institution as Editor, 1919-1939, and was given the title of Chief of the Editorial Division, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1940, a position he held until his retirement in 1951. These papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and various project files relating to exhibitions, television programs, lectures, and presentations.

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Webster Prentiss True served the Institution as Editor, 1919-1939, and was given the title of Chief of the Editorial Division, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1940, a position he held until his retirement in 1951. These papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, and various project files relating to exhibitions, television programs, lectures, and presentations.

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Container List

Box 1

Television, 1948-1961

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CBS TV "Odyssey," 1956-1957

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John Kieran's "Kaleidoscope," undated

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Greater Washington Educational Television Association, By-Laws, Incorporation, etc., 1953

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Motion Pictures, 1938-1952

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Radio Broadcasts, 1941-1956

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Bicentennial/Folk Life, 1972

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Television, 1955

Box 1 of 1

Speeches by Paul H. Oehser, 1954-1955

Box 1 of 1

Speeches by Dr. Wetmore, 1950

Box 1 of 1

Speeches by Dr. Leonard Carmichael, 1953-1959 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Articles and Addresses of Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, 1964

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Regents, 1930-1951

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Regents Meeting Material, 1914-1963

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Partial and Tentative Research Program, 1946

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Register of Attendance at S. Dillon Ripley's First Press Conference, February 6, 1964

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IQSY International Years of the Quiet Sun, 1964-1965

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IQSY, 1962-1964

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Wright Plan Presentation, December 17, 1948

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Congress on Educational Television, 1958

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Speakers - Requests For, 1951-1952

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Talks, 1941

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Al Capp's "Lil Abner" Presentation, November 14, 1955

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Australian Battle Flag Presented November 2, 1955

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Bird Hall Opening, March 22, 1956

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Chinese Scroll, 1942

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Convocation - Smithsonian Institution, 1946

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Churchill Paintings Exhibit, 1958

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"Fifty Books" Exhibition, 1952-1953

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Kalish Statues, 1944

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Mammal Hall Opening, April 30, 1957

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Mineral Hall Opening, July 1958

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James Monroe Exhibition, October 26, 1958

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Veteran's Hospital Exhibit, 1945

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Vitamin Exhibit (Merck), February 1, 1956

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Whittle Jet Engine Presentation, November 8, 1949

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