|WORKED AT:||Science Service|
Slosson was the first editor of Science Service, which was in operation in the twenties. He was associate editor, New York Independent. He was considered second only to Cattell among scientific editors according to Farkas-Conn. He was director, Science Service 1925-28. "A scientist turned publicist". He studied the nation's universities. He became a spokesman for the concentration of academic resources.
His writings "helped shift attention of philanthropic organizations to the needs of the research universities." He knew much needed to be done to gain massive funding to "allow American scientists into the circle of world-class research." He believed science should be popularized. He wrote dozens of articles/books to convince the American people and legislators to subsidize research (Burke). Slosson also wrote Great American Universities 1910.
|Smithsonian Archives, Washington, DC; search under: Science Services.|
|PAPERS DATES:||circa 1910-1963|
|SIZE:||total collection: 183 cubic feet|
|INCLUDES:||This collection consists of records documenting the daily activities of Science Service and Watson Davis. Unarranged, with the following apparent divisions: 1. Daily Mail Reports-Science Page; 2. Executive Committee minutes and reports, 1923-1942; 3. Edwin E. Slosson, personal files, circa 1910-1920; 4. Director's files, circa 1921-1928; 5. Managing editor, circa 1922-1925; 6. Watson Davis, personal files; 7. Manger of Science Service, circa 1921-1925; 8. General correspondence, 1927-1963; 9. American Documentation Institute, circa 1938-1946; 10. Syndicated correspondence, circa 1954; 11. Latin American translations, circa 1940-1950; 12. National Inventor's Council, circa 1940-1949; 13. Interlingua files; 14. Knud Rasmussen Expedition, 1920; 15. UNESCO, 1948-1951; 16. Rockefeller Foundation Survey and Conferences; 17. Photographs, posters, and cartoons; 18. CBS radio talks, circa 1939-1959.|
|SOURCE:||Guide to the Smithsonian Archives. Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington, DC, 1978, 228-229.|