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.
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...
This accession consists of Science Service biographical files pertaining to individuals in the field of medical science. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; lecture papers; photographs; committee information; news releases; articles; and clippings.
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...
This accession consists of the records of Watson Davis, former Director of Science Service. The records primarily consist of correspondence documenting the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Scopes Trial, along with photographs and newspaper clippings.
These records constitute part of the morgue files for the Science Service, and as such contain past articles, press releases and other materials pertaining to computers. Files are categorized according to Library of Congress headings.
This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to air pollution control. Materials include articles, news releases, Air Pollution Control Association annual meeting information, clippings, correspondence, and photographs.
This accession consists of photographs, captions, and press releases related to engineering and engineering research. The files were originally compiled by and for the journalists who worked for the organization Science Service (see Record Unit 7091) from the 1920s through the 1960s. These informational "morgue" files were organized in th...
This accession includes an audiotape recording of Dr. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist, discussing "Science Education for our Children" as part of the program "Adventures in Science."
These records document research, advances, and events concerning contraceptive pills. Materials include newspaper clippings, journal articles, press releases, memoranda, and published and unpublished reports.