The Public Affairs Office Collection in the NASA Ames History Archives comprises news and communications materials, including
press releases, circulars, audio-visual media, subject files, and photographs, that were produced and accumulated by Public
Affairs Office staff. These records were used to disseminate information about the Center's activities to the public as mandated
by the 1958 National Aeronautics and Space Act.
The public affairs function at NASA Ames has operated under a variety of names. The Public Affairs Office (PAO, Code DI, Code
DX), or Public Information Office (Code DXI), Media Relations Office (Code DXI), Media Services Office (Code DXI), External
Affairs Office (Code DI), or Communication Branch (Code DXC), has always been part of the Office of the Director (Code D,
Code ODA) of the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA.
Number of containers: 58
Volume: 23.5 cubic feet
15,892 digital items
Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government
material, researcher must contact the original creator.
Collection is open for research.