Events Files,
circa 1971-1989
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 339
Creators:
National Air and Space Museum. Office of Special Events
Dates:
circa 1971-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist primarily of Special Events files. Also included is a small amount of administrative material and records of the annual Frisbee Festival, 1977-1983. Other Frisbee Festival materials can be found throughout the collection.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The first Public Information Officer of the National Air and Space Museum w as Lynne C. Murphy, who reported to the director and served from 1976 to 1978. She was succeeded by Rita C. Bobowski, later known as Rita C. Cipalla, who held the title until 1980 when it was changed to Chief, Public Affairs and Museum Services. In 1987 the title was shortened to Chief, Public Affairs, and Cipalla continued to serve until 1990. At that time the special events functions of the office were transferred to the Assistant Director for Development, John Carlin. Cipalla became Assistant Director, Office of Communications, until her departure from the museum in 1991.
The primary function of the Office of Public Affairs was the handling of all events: openings, lectures, presentations, luncheons, ceremonies, and the like.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 339, National Air and Space Museum. Office of Special Events, Events Files
Access Restriction
Box 7 contains copyrighted materials, see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Murphy, Lynne C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cipalla, Rita C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bobowski, Rita C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carlin, John M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Office of Public Affairs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.). Frisbee Festival Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Special events Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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