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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1920-1979
Size:
41.04 Cubic feet (114 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1987.0125
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Science Service was founded in 1921 by newspaper publisher Edward Willis Scripps (1854-1926) and the zoologist William Emerson Ritter (1856-1944) as a news service for the purpose of disseminating information on scientific progress to the public, and to "present facts in readable and interesting form." The Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics files in the National Air and Space Archives consists of papers, news releases, articles, newspaper and magazine clippings, and technical papers pertaining mainly to astronomy and astronautics and dating from the late 1920s through the early 1970s.

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
circa 1920 - circa 1950
Size:
7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1982-32
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of news releases and photographs together with a small amount of correspondence and other material. It is part of a complete file that was broken up among several units of the Smithsonian. This portion mostly concerns ethnology, archaeology, and physical anthropology. Included in the materials are portraits of anthropologist...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1874, 1921-1972
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-122
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to agriculture and transportation. Some of the images were taken by Science Service staff, while others came from manufacturers and governmental agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of War Information. Materials include correspondence, ...

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Dates:
1920s-1970s
Size:
68.75 cu. ft. (68 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 90-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records constitute the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials produced by the Science Service. In addition are supplemental photographs, news clippings, scientific papers and articles, obituaries and related topical information. Files are categorized according to Libra...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Public Services
Dates:
1980-1995
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Elizabeth M. Sharpe, former Deputy Assistant Director for Public Programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and Project Manager for the Science in American Life (SAL) exhibition. In 1994 the Department of Public Programs was reorganized as the Office of Public Services. The records p...

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Dates:
1969-1975
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-142
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publications issued by the Office of Computer Services (OCS), with earlier issues dating from when OCS was known as the Smithsonian's Information Systems Division. The publications pertain to the Smithsonian Institution Information Retrieval System (SIIRS) and, beginning in the early 1970s, SELGEM (SELf-GEnerating Ma...

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Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1905-2005
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-155
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to photography. Some of the images were taken by Science Service staff, while others came from manufacturers and governmental agencies such as the United States Army Signal Corps and the United States War Department. The files also include images and other information used in ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Science Information Exchange
Dates:
1973-1979
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-103
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of SSIE Science Newsletter published monthly and bi-monthly by the Smithsonian Science Information Exchange (SSIE). The purpose of the newsletter is to increase awareness and usage of SSIE services throughout the scientific and lay communities. Materials include newsletters. Some issues are missi...

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Dates:
1902-1965
Size:
268.55 cu. ft. (79 record storage boxes) (372 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (3 3x5 boxes) (3 5x8 boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7091
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. ...

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Dates:
1921-1974
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-134
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of photographs, captions, and press releases related to modern physics, with emphasis on atomic physics and accelerators. These files were originally part of the research files compiled by and for journalists who worked at Science Service from the 1920s through the 1960s. The informational "morgue" files were organize...

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