Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Coordinator of Public Information Search this
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
These records consist primarily of administrative files of Lawrence E. Taylor as Coordinator of Public Information, 1977-1984. Also included are copies of the minutes
of the Board of Regents, 1977-1983.
The Office of the Coordinator of Public Information was created in 1977 to manage public relations at the Institution. The Office of Public Affairs, the Office of Special
Events, and the Office of Congressional Liaison were placed under its jurisdiction.
Lawrence E. Taylor served as Coordinator of Public Information from 1977 until his retirement due to illness in 1984, when the office was abolished. During his tenure,
Taylor established the Smithsonian News Service, which wrote and distributed stories to newspapers around the United States.