Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Online Media

Catalog Data

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Place:
Front Royal (Va.)
Date:
1981-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution (SI) collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs were produced in 1989. "Supertour" was hosted by Dudley Moore and tours 14 SI museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "First Ladies" documents the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles as well as SI's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" features the gems and minerals collection at the National Museum of Natural History. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" provides a tour of the National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia and visits experts who lead the fight to save species from extinction. "Creatures Great and Small" features dinosaurs and insects and is composed of new footage as well as footage from older films. "Flying Machines" documents the history of flight and features the National Air and Space Museum (Not documented in this accession). Materials include original footage, audiotapes, voice-overs, dubs, and final productions. .
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Gems  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Insects  Search this
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-223, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-223
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-223