Agency history, 1977-1984

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  • Taylor, Lawrence E
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Special Events and Conference Services
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Congressional Liaison
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


Agency History


  • 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.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  • 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 Conference Services, and the Office of Congressional Liaison were placed under its jurisdiction.
  • The office reported to the Secretary. Lawrence E. Taylor served as Coordinator of Public Information from 1977 until his retirement due to illness in 1984, when the office was abolished.
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

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


  • 1977
  • 1977-1984


  • Public relations
  • Federal government
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Meetings
  • Museums
  • Press coverage
  • Special events
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museums--Press coverage


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00378

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