Publicity Records, 1955-2020

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Consists of records documenting publicity of programs, exhibitions, and special events at the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; news articles, press releases, and newspaper clippings; media kits and press conference information; social media records; advisory committee meeting minutes; reports; event planning information; symposium lecture papers; photographs; pamphlets; program reviews; contracts and agreements; notes; newsletters; publications; brochures; scripts; maps; architectural drawings; videos; and audiotape interviews. Some materials are in electronic format.


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Chronologic, by subject, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1955
  • 1955-2020

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Public relations
  • Publicity
  • Blogs
  • Social media
  • Committees
  • Museums
  • Press coverage
  • Museums and social media
  • Special events
  • Online social networks
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Museums--Press coverage


  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Newsletters
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes
  • Audiotapes
  • Maps
  • Drawings
  • Architectural drawings
  • Serials (publications)
  • Compact discs
  • Electronic records
  • Electronic mail

Local number

SIA RS01320

Physical description

  • 4 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 14.25 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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