Audiovisual Records,
1984-1994

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-074
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1984-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiotapes from the Office of Public Affairs (OPA), and include tapes of Smithsonian Institution (SI) radio commercials and tapes of news conferences, radio programs, and press briefings from the Office of the Secretary and the Smithsonian Board of Regents.
The Smithsonian Institution radio commercials were produced by the Office of Public Affairs between the years 1988-1994 and broadcast on predominately African American radio stations in the Washington, D.C. area. Topics include recruitment of SI volunteers from minority communities; exhibitions at the Anacostia Community Museum, National Museum of African Art, National Air and Space Museum, and National Museum of American History; and Smithsonian Black History Month observances. There are also tapes of the narration portions of TV (video) public service announcements covering topics such as diversity, senior citizens, and the Latino community.
Audiotapes from the Office of the Secretary cover the years 1984-1991 and include the official announcement of Robert McCormick Adams as the ninth Secretary of the Smithsonian, as well as Secretary's press conferences and staff addresses. Audiotapes of the Board of Regents cover the years 1986-1993 and consist of press briefings.
Citation or reproduction of audiotapes of commercial radio programs must be approved by the radio station, and/or the Office of Public Affairs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-074, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records
Access Restriction
Citation or reproduction of audiotapes of commercial radio programs must be approved by the radio station, and/or the Office of Public Affairs, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

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Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Anacostia Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of African Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu