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Three business operations under Smithsonian Institution Press/Smithsonian Productions (SIP/SP) are closed in early April. Smithsonian Books, Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, and Smithsonian Video all closed. Smithsonian Institution Press, unofficially called the university press, will continue to produce scholarly books, and Smithsonian Productions will continue to develop films and radio programming.


  • Smithsonian Books
  • Smithsonian Institution Press)
  • Smithsonian Productions
  • Smithsonian Video
  • Smithsonian Institution Press Editorial and Publications Division


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," May 1998, p. 1.

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


April 1998


  • Video recordings
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Closings
  • Books and reading
  • Books

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