These records document film, television, and radio production activities at Smithsonian Productions, with earlier material dating from when the office was known as
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions and the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), respectively. The records include correspondence and memoranda of Nazaret Cherkezian,
Director; Paul S. Johnson, Director; Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects; Denise Freeland, Marketing and Promotion Specialist; and Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Media
Project Development Specialist. Also includes production proposals, scripts, and publications; meeting minutes; program reports; budget summaries; donor, grant, and contractual
information; interview transcripts; subject files; and conference information. Some of the productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "American
Picture Palaces," "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America," and "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was."