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USCC - Department of the Press

[Record group 230-9]
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Agency History
According to the Director-General's report, "the importance of disseminating correct information about the Exhibition led to the establishment of the Department of the Press." The Commission provided an office where duly accredited newspaper writers were given desks, stationery and information. This office could accommodate 60 writers at one time and approximately 500 persons connected with American and foreign newspapers registered during the Exhibition.

Archival Records
230-9.1Register of Journalists (1876)

230-9.2Newspapers and Magazines (1870-1877)

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