News Releases, 1911-1917, 1932-2009

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Consists of news releases put forth by the Office of Public Affairs, previously known as the Office of Information and the Office of Public Information, to publicize and disseminate information about exhibitions, programs, research, events, important visitors, lectures, musical and theatrical performances, symposia, and scholarly and administrative appointments at the Smithsonian Institution. Also included are photographs of museum buildings, events, and exhibit construction and installation. Materials include press releases, news indexes, microfiche, and other related background information. Some press releases are in Spanish. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Information
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Information


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1911
  • 1911-2009
  • 1911-1917, 1932-2009


  • Museum buildings
  • Theater
  • Public relations
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Publicity
  • Music
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Special events
  • Museums--Public relations
  • Research
  • Music--Performance
  • Museum directors
  • Museum exhibits


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Compact discs
  • Digital images
  • Electronic records

Local number

SIA RS01500

Physical description

  • 15.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 8.75 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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