Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-134
Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1921-1974
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of photographs, captions, and press releases related to modern physics, with emphasis on atomic physics and accelerators. These files were originally part of the research files compiled by and for journalists who worked at Science Service from the 1920s through the 1960s.
The informational "morgue" files were organized according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Most folders contain a mix of editorial correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, brochures, and photographs. Folders on physics facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s tend to contain primarily news releases, clippings, and copies of Science Service stories. Many folders assembled during the 1930s contain issues of the Daily Mail Report which are not preserved in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Series 8.
Some of the photographs in these files were taken by members of the Science Service staff, especially Fremont Davis; most were supplied by companies, universities, and government agencies. If a photograph was used by Science Service, it was given an index number and a tracking sheet. Other related Science Service news files are in Record Unit 7091, Accessions 01-122, 01-243, 90-068, 90-105, and 93-019 and in curatorial collections in Smithsonian Institution museums.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-134, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Davis, Fremont, 1915-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journalism, Scientific Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nuclear physics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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