Records,
1955-1956

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA20-084
Dates:
1955-1956
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Beginning in the 1920s, Science Service staff wrote 15-minute radio scripts ("Science Service Talks" and "Science News of the Week") which were mailed every week to several dozen U.S. radio stations and then read on the air by local announcers or scientists.
By the early 1930s, Science Service was producing a weekly live-broadcast program for CBS, which eventually featured interviews of scientists. CBS and Science Service renamed these programs "Adventures in Science" beginning with the May 6, 1938, broadcast. Between May 6 and September 30, 1938, CBS controlled all writing and production and CBS staff member Paul Woodbridge hosted the program until it was cancelled September 30, 1938. "Adventures in Science" resumed as a weekly program on CBS on January 5, 1939, with a format of brief news bulletins followed by an interview conducted by Watson Davis. Programs were suspended during World War II and during football seasons in the 1940s and early 1950s. CBS cancelled "Adventures in Science" in December 1958.
This accession consists of audiotape recordings of "Adventures in Science" programs. Materials consist of 1/4" audiotapes.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
Non-SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 20-084, Science Service, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Davis, Watson, 1896-1967 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adventures in science (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science journalism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scientists -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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