Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 308
Creators:
Smithsonian Magazine
Dates:
1970-1984
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of a record set of Smithsonian magazine. This collection generally has 2 copies of each issue.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Smithsonian magazine was created in 1970 with the aim of extending the Smithsonian Associates into a large national organization. As the chief benefit of membership in the National Associates, the magazine serves as a means of communication between the Institution and its constituency. Following the original instructions of the Secretary to publish material in areas in which the Institution is interested or might be interested, Smithsonian has covered a broad range of topics in science, art, and history. Circulation grew from 180,000 in 1970 to almost 2,000,000 in 1982. Edward K. Thompson served as Editor, 1970-1980, and as Publisher, 1974-1980. Joseph J. Bonsignore became Publisher in 1981 after serving as Acting Publisher in 1980. Donald B. Moser became Managing Editor in 1980 and Editor, 1981- . Ronald C. Walker became Publisher in 1991, serving 1991- .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 308, Smithsonian Magazine, Publications

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Thompson, Edward K., 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bonsignore, Joseph J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moser, Donald B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Ronald C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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