Query: Science Service
Science Service Astronomy and Astronautics Files
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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Records
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, memoranda, and …

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Records
Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1955-1956
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 20-084
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Beginning in the 1920s, Science Service staff wrote 15-minute radio scripts ("Science Service Talks" and "Science News of the Week") which were mailed every week to several dozen U.S. radio stations and then read on the air by local announcers or scientists. By the early 1930s, Science Service was producing a weekly …

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in Accession 20-084 for Science Service
Records
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 …

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Science Service records
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 …

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in NAA.1982-32 for Science Service
Records
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 Library of Congress …

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in Accession 90-105 for Science Service
Records
Dates:
1905-1973
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-135
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 the Science Service library …

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in Accession 06-135 for Science Service
Records
Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
1907-1970
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-137
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining primarily to agriculture, farming, plants, animals, forest and forestry, fishes, mining, chemical technology, manufacturing, the National Park Service, and food. The subject files are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system. E - America HV - Poverty JV - Emigration and immigration …

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in Accession 18-137 for Science Service
Records
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. The …

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in Record Unit 7091 for Science Service
Records
Creators:
Science Service
Dates:
circa 1920s-1970s
Size:
19 cu. ft. (38 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-094
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Science Service was established in 1920 through the efforts of the E. W. Scripps Company in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). In 1919 Scripps had established the American Society for the Dissemination of Science …

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