SI Begins to Issue Press Releases

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The Smithsonian Institution begins issuing press releases.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • 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

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