"Original Smokey Bear Dies" Broadcast Script
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Consists of a typewritten 3-page television broadcast script titled "Original Smokey Bear Dies" released by the U.S. Forest Service when Smokey Bear died on November 9, 1976. The script says he died of just plain "old age," details his life history and notes that Smokey Bear junior was continuing his work. The three minute piece included several images of Smokey and instructions for when to insert them.
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 83, Folder: Smokey Bear
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
SIA2019-000459 and SIA2019-000460 and SIA2019-000461
Number of Images: 3; Color: Color; Size: 8.692w x 11.232h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper