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Summary

The Smithsonian Institution begins issuing press releases.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Press.) Editorial and Publications Division
  • Office of Public Affairs

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser states that these releases, for a long time, "constituted a sort of popular science service and were widely used by newspapers, magazines, press services, and special writers thoughout the country...[and] provided the press with reliable information for a science-hungry public." This date is approximate.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 169

Contact information

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

Date

1917

Topic

  • Public relations
  • Press releases

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