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Summary

On October 19, 1923 local Washington radio station WRC, of the Radio Corporation of America, began broadcasting a series of talks on the Smithsonian Institution and its branches. Because of the success of these talks it was decided that a series should be given on scientific subjects. A regular time slot was given to the Smithsonian and the scientific series began on April 9, 1924 with Austin H. Clark who gave a talk on "The Giants of the Animal World." Clark also ran the program. The series lasted for more than four years.

Subject

Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 136.
  • Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for the Year 1924. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1925, p. 10-11.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Box 1, "Local Notes," 10/25/1923, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

October 19, 1923

Topic

  • Science Programs
  • Broadcasting
  • Public programs
  • Radio

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