10.14 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (8 tall document boxes)
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 482-533,
1979, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 26-76, 1979-1981; and audio tapes of Smithsonian
special events, concerts, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings, 1974-1983.
Radio Smithsonian began its weekly half-hour broadcasts in the summer of 1969. The program was carried by local radio stations in the metropolitan Washington, D. C.,
area and educational radio stations around the country and overseas. Broadcasts provided the public with information about the activities of the Smithsonian, through discussions,
interviews, lectures, music, and research activity reports. Programs featured Smithsonian staff as well as guest scientists, historians, politicians, artists, authors, and
Smithsonian Galaxy, a series of 2 1/2-minute radio features about the work of the
Institution's curatorial, scientific, and research staffs, began production in 1978. The program
was broadcast throughout the United States and overseas.
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