Smokey Bear Biography

ID: SIA2019-000457 and SIA2019-000458

Creator: United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Form/Genre: Document

Date: c. 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 83, Folder 2

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Consists of a typewritten 2-page biography of Smokey Bear and his impact on decreasing forest fires in the United States. It was prepared by the U.S. Forest Service as Smokey neared the end of his life. It is labeled, [Hold for death of Original Smokey Bear!].


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution and United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service


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Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 83, Folder 2

Contact information

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


c. 1975

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Forest fire prevention
  • Smokey Bear
  • Advertising
  • Bears
  • Nature conservation
  • Advertising--Forest fire prevention


  • United States
  • Washington
  • DC


  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2019-000457 and SIA2019-000458

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 8.708w x 11.255h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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