Boorstin Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Summary

Daniel J. Boorstin, former director and current Senior Historian of the National Museum of History and Technology wins a Pulitzer Prize for history for "The Americans: A Democratic Experience," published in June 1973.

Subject

Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Torch postulates that he is the first SI staffer to ever win the prize.
  • Torch, 5/1974, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1974, p. 13

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1974

Topic

  • Awards
  • Firsts

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