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Accession 96-136

National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs

Press Releases, circa 1979-1988, 1991-1993 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs
Title: Press Releases
Dates: circa 1979-1988, 1991-1993 and undated
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-136
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of Smithsonian News Service educational press releases, distributed by the Office of Public Affairs at the National Museum of American History. Materials also include 8x10 reprints of historic photographs that were published in the press releases, and negatives.

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This accession consists of Smithsonian News Service educational press releases, distributed by the Office of Public Affairs at the National Museum of American History. Materials also include 8x10 reprints of historic photographs that were published in the press releases, and negatives.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-136, National Museum of American History. Office of Public Affairs, Press Releases

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Container List

Box 1

Tracking Down Christmas Past (December 1979)

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"They Have to Eat" - Artists in the Depression (March 1980)

Box 1 of 5

The Changing Shape of Women's Fashions (April 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Foreign Visitors Gave America Mixed Reviews (April 1980)

Box 1 of 5

The Glorious Fourth: Then and Now (June 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Recalling America's Age of Self-Confidence (June 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Historians Rescue 19th Century Sciences from Obscurity (July 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Ocean Liners: Going in Style (July 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Toying Around in Christmases Past (December 1980)

Box 1 of 5

Timely Amusements Mirrored 16th Century View of the Universe (January 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Carousels Caught in Vicious Circle (May 1981)

Box 1 of 5

The Passion of Thomas Jefferson (June 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Innovative Furniture: A Better Way (June 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Benjamin West: The Making (and Unmaking) of a Reputation (July 1981)

Box 1 of 5

The Unsung Champions: Baseball Players in the Black Leagues (August 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Only a Paper Tune (November 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Dolls and Drums and Sugar Plums (December 1981)

Box 1 of 5

This New Year's, Beware of Redheads! (December 1981)

Box 1 of 5

From Warehouse to White House (December 1981)

Box 1 of 5

Remembering Roosevelt, The Collector (January 1982)

Box 1 of 5

Older Artists Create an "Ageless" Beauty (January 1982)

Box 1 of 5

The Human Odyssey: Whither the Future? (January 1982)

Box 1 of 5

We Never Sleep: The Early Days of the Pinkertons (February 1982)

Box 1 of 5

Keep it Under Your Easter Bonnet (March 1982)

Box 1 of 5

Halloween Still Casts its Spell (October 1982)

Box 1 of 5

A Bull Market for Teddy Bears (December 1982)

Box 1 of 5

Puppets on Parade: From Punch to E.T. (February 1983)

Box 1 of 5

Building Brooklyn Bridge: Sticks, Stones and Steel (April 1983)

Box 1 of 5

An Engineer's Triumph: The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 100 (April 1983)

Box 1 of 5

American Crafts: A Growth Industry (July 1983)

Box 1 of 5

The Great American T-Party (August 1983)

Box 1 of 5

It's About Time (October 1983)

Box 1 of 5

The School Bus Grows Up (October 1983)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

In Pursuit of Painlessness (October 1983)

Box 2 of 5

Digging Up New Clues to an American Mystery (October 1983)

Box 2 of 5

It's a Small World (December 1983)

Box 2 of 5

The Christmas Seal Story (December 1983)

Box 2 of 5

Early Black Scientists Brought Down Barriers (February 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Preparing to be President (March 1984)

Box 2 of 5

"The Nation's Memory" Turns 50 (April 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Sincerely, Harry (April 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Lady on a Pedestal (June 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Home "Val-Kill": Inspiration, Peace and People (October 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Look at the Future: The Way it Was (October 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Remember the Ladies (November 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Welcome to the Machine: The Computer, That is.... (November 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Home Sweet White House (December 1984)

Box 2 of 5

Scientists Explore "Lost Worlds" in Venezuela (January 1985)

Box 2 of 5

Oz - We Like It (March 1985)

Box 2 of 5

The Laser at 25: From Grocery Stores to Star Wars (May 1985)

Box 2 of 5

Play Ball: The National Pastime in Photos, Bats and Stats (May 1985)

Box 2 of 5

Getting in the Swim (July 1985)

Box 2 of 5

From Suffrage to Gender Gap (August 1985)

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Aviation Pioneers Made Exotic Travel "An Everyday Affair" (September 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Appalachian Folk Music: From Foothills to Footlights (October 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Meet Twain (October 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Niels Bohr: Prophet of 20th Century Physics, Man and Peace (October 1985)

Box 3 of 5

From Genes to Vaccines: Genetic Engineering Comes of Age (October 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Houses to Treasure (November 1985)

Box 3 of 5

The "New" American History: For and About the People (November 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Rockwell Remembered (December 1985)

Box 3 of 5

Gypsies: The Invisible Americans (January 1986)

Box 3 of 5

The Quest for a Better Artificial Heart (February 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Hailing Harlem's Heyday (February 1986)

Box 3 of 5

The Real World of Hollywood (March 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Building an American Image (March 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Men and Women: Dressing the Part (April 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Black Gospel Music: The Call and the Response (June 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Tin Can Tourists and Other American Travelers (July 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Where's the Campaign? (September 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Plastic Surgery's Advances are More Than Skin Deep (November 1986)

Box 3 of 5

American Food: A Mixed Bag of Groceries (November 1986)

Box 3 of 5

American Cuisine: A Melting Pot of Culinary Influences (December 1986)

Box 3 of 5

Back to Work (January 1987)

Box 3 of 5

Studying the ABC's of Influenza (February 1987)

Box 3 of 5

Field to Factory: The Story of the Great Migration (February 1987)

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Titanic's Unsinkable Spirit (April 1987)

Box 4 of 5

Old Photos Shed New Light on new Deal (June 1987)

Box 4 of 5

Body Imaging: High-Tech "Alphabet Soup" Aids Medical Diagnosis (June 1987)

Box 4 of 5

Superman: Still a Superhero After 50 Years (June 1987)

Box 4 of 5

Madison's Miracle: The Man and the Constitution (July 1987)

Box 4 of 5

The Game is Up! (December 1987)

Box 4 of 5

Creative Minds - Why They Have Great Ideas (January 1988)

Box 4 of 5

The Rise and Glory of American Black Churches (January 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Planetary Studies Reveal Family Resemblances (January 1988)

Box 4 of 5

The Arctic: An Oasis for Scientific Research (January 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Historical Instruments: Reviving Sounds of Music Past (February 1988)

Box 4 of 5

For Blacks, Is the Dream Linked to the Constitution? (May 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Rustled Roses and Related Rosarian Revelations (May 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Sixty Years of Television: From a Flicker to a Glow (August 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Chicago, Chicago - It's an Art Kind of Town (August 1988)

Box 4 of 5

Discovering How Women Transformed American Society (March 1991)

Box 4 of 5

The Wit, Style and Charm of Cole Porter (March 1991)

Box 4 of 5

Tracing Cotton's Critical Thread: Through American History (April 1991)

Box 4 of 5

And Now a Message: From Your Tool Chest (September 1991)

Box 4 of 5

Black Land-Grant Colleges on the Rise Again (September 1991)

Box 4 of 5

Recycling in Africa (February 1992)

Box 4 of 5

Multicultural Toys Play Well in Market (February 1992)

Box 4 of 5

200 Years Later, U.S. Metric Debate Lingers On (March 1992)

Box 4 of 5

Our Bashed and Beloved First Ladies (March 1992)

Box 4 of 5

Collections of Fair Memories (March 1992)

Box 4 of 5

Eras Come and Go, But Glass Lives On (August 1992)

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Smithsonian Jazz Masters are Musicians on a Mission (August 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Phrenology: America's Quacky Forgotten Fad (August 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Cool/Max Keeps Americans at Air?Conditioning Controls (August 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Latinos in the United States are Poised at Crossroads (September 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Riding the Rails: In Miniature Scale (December 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Homemade Holiday Treasures (December 1992)

Box 5 of 5

Black Artists Winning Struggle for Recognition (January 1993)

Box 5 of 5

African American Sacred Songs Offer History Lessons (January 1993)

Box 5 of 5

The Brave New World of Virtual Reality (March 1993)

Box 5 of 5

Miscellaneous Photographs:

Box 5 of 5

Truman at Home in Independence

Box 5 of 5

Duke Ellington

Box 5 of 5

Furniture

Box 5 of 5

Japanese American Internment Camps

Box 5 of 5

Negatives

Box 5 of 5

Various photographs without descriptions

Box 5 of 5