Publication Room Staff, February 1915

ID: 82-3378

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 36

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Summary

Publication Room Staff (clockwise from back left): Thomas F. Clark, Jr. (Assistant to Miss Munroe), G. Carlyle Whiting, W. A. Humphrey (Stenotypist), Helen Munroe (Head of Publication Room) in the Publication room in the Smithsonian Institution Building. Visible are overhead lights, typewriters, desks, file baskets and a table piled with papers. The celing seems to be suffering from water damage.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Press Editorial and Publications Division

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The tradition of scholarly publishing at the Smithsonian dates back to the Institution's origin. In keeping with James Smithson's stipulation that his bequest to the United States be "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," Joseph Henry, the first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1846-1878), initiated in 1848 the Institution's first publication, Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. The tradition continues today with Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (SISP). SISP published research and other scholarly and educational contributions of Smithsonian scholars, curators, and researchers, including monographs, collection catalogues, exhibition catalogues, technical studies and analyses, and proceedings. For many years, the Editorial and Publications Division administered public relations activities as well as publications. In 1966 a major reorganization established the Smithsonian Institution Press, concerned with publications, and created other offices for public relations, radio programs, and the like.
  • For later pictures of Thomas F. Clark see Neg. SIA2011-0481 and SIA2011-0482.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 36

Contact information

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

Date

1915

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Topic

  • Women
  • Ceilings
  • Publications Room
  • Clark, Thomas F., Jr
  • Employees
  • Munroe, Helen
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Typewriters
  • Humphrey, W. A
  • Lighting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Desks
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Whiting, G. Carlyle
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Publications Room
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Women--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

82-3378

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 1/8w x 6h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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