Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 370
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Dates:
1958-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
News releases, also called press releases, have long been issued by the Smithsonian to communicate information to the public about Smithsonian events, important visitors, new exhibitions, lectures, and scholarly and administrative appointments. For earlier news releases, researchers should consult Record Unit 82. Some boxes have item lists, contact the SIA Reference Staff for further information (call 202-633-5870 or email OSIAREF@si.edu).

Historical Note
Historical Note
News releases were published by the Smithsonian Museum Service, 1958-1967. In 1968 the newly-established Office of Public Affairs assumed the responsibility. For an administrative history of the Smithsonian Museum Service, see Record Unit 405. For an administrative history of the Office of Public Affairs, see Record Unit 369.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 370, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, News Releases

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Smithsonian Institution -- Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Museum Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Press releases Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Publicity Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lectures and lecturing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
Contact us at osiaref@si.edu