Press release on closing the Natural History Building for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance

ID: SIA2014-06994

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

Form/Genre: Document

Date: July 15, 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 1

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Summary

Press notice issued by the Smithsonian Institution on closing the Natural History Building for the Bureau of War Risk Insurance and sent to local newspapers (Washington Post, Star, Times, and Herald).

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was founded in 1914 by the US Congress to ensure the availability of marine insurance during WWI. The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was established within the Treasury Department to provide insurance policies and pay claims to sailors during World War I.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 194, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

July 15, 1918

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Topic

  • Press releases
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Publicity

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2014-06994

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color Size: 8.5w x11h Type of Image: Document Medium: Paper

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