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Production Records, c. 1968-1982

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Uniform title:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)  Search this
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988)  Search this
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)  Search this
Starfish (Documentary film : 1970)  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1968
1968-1982
c 1968-1982
Topic:
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-047
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Production Records 1876, 1963-2002 [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_281324

Production Records

Topic:
If This House Could Talk…Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans (Television program)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1987-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; production scripts, schedules, and tape logs; license agreements and releases; contracts; marketing information; budget summaries; and travel itineraries.

Productions documented in these records include: "If This House Could Talk...Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans," "Guide to the Smithsonian" (Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center film), "Jazz Smithsonian," "Remembering Slavery," "Piano Grand!," and "Piano 300."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-151, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-151
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-151

Productions

Topic:
Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
1982-1983, 1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes 16mm and 35mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, videotapes, and cassette recordings documenting the construction of the Quadrangle museum complex and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The materials document interviews with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle; and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials also document budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and the construction site.
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 buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 03-026
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-026

Productions

Topic:
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio and video recordings created during the production of the video, "The Reel Jungle." "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Materials include film transfers, mix, narration, master, safety master, protection master, and 8-track.
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:
Rain forests  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-206, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-206
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-206

Marketing and Distribution Records

Topic:
Magnificent Whales (Video recording)
Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes (Video recording)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Video recording)
Dreams of Flight (Video recording)
The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America (Video recording)
Smithsonian world
Smithsonian video collection
Eastern Europe, breaking with the past
Penguin World (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1989-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records which document the contracts Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions had with various vendors in marketing and selling various Smithsonian video productions. Among the various videos included are "Magnificent Whales," "Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes," "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," "Dreams of Flight," "The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America," "Smithsonian World," "Smithsonian Video Collection," "Eastern Europe: Breaking with the Past," and "Penguin World." Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions staff represented in these records include Andrew B. Ferguson, Theresa H. Antoine, Mark Green, and Felix C. Lowe. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, contracts, purchase orders, and invoices.
Topic:
Contracts  Search this
Educational videos  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Nature videos  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-036, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Marketing and Distribution Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-036
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Marketing and Distribution Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-036

Productions

Topic:
Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Latino Voices: Artists and Community (Videotape : 1996)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1981-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American Art and its predecessor, the National Collection of Fine Arts, that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its staff, collections, exhibitions, and projects. Some materials document the Renwick Gallery which was administered by the National Museum of American Art. Materials include masters, original footage, final productions, and related materials on magnetic tape, film, and videotape.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-008, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-008
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-008

Production Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Video Collection
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
Maine Coast (Documentary film : c. 1982)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1971-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Video Collection projects as well as film and television productions. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects; Lisa H. Kaiser, Production Researcher; Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Media Project Development Specialist; and Michele Turner, Associate Producer. Also includes production slides, photographs, edit logs, scripts, interviews, music selections, and end credits; press releases; budget summaries; contracts; and research articles. Some productions documented in these records include "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," "The Flying Machines," "American Picture Palaces," and "Maine Coast."
Topic:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-118, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-118
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-118
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Production Records

Topic:
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
The Haupt Garden (Video recording : 1994)
Smithsonian world
Smithsonian video collection
Search for the Tunguska Meteorite (Documentary film)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1984-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the records of Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist, primarily documenting her work on "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," an educational film to acquaint American audiences with the historical and cultural significance of Japanese Gardens and their importance to Japan's landscape; and the production "The Haupt Garden," an orientation video about the Victorian garden to be shown in the Children's Room at the Smithsonian 'Castle' Building. The records also include information about other productions such as "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture; "Search for the Tunguska Meteorite," a documentary film about the 1908 explosion in Siberia of a large meteorite; "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," an educational television program exploring music along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans; "Piano 300," an exhibition video celebrating three centuries of people and pianos; and the "Smithsonian Video Collection," an educational video series focusing on the Smithsonian Institution's collections and research.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Tunguska meteorite  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-029, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 03-029
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-029

Productions

Topic:
Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights (Motion picture : 1973)
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Video recording : 1988)
Life and Times of Richard Allen (Video recording : 1990)
Harlem Renaissance (Video recording : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oklahoma -- History
Date:
1973, 1986, 1988, 1990, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "Life and Times of Richard Allen;" and "Harlem Renaissance." "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," produced in 1973, deals with the history of African Americans in Oklahoma. The Smithsonian Institution may have repurposed all or part of this production from an Oklahoma television station. "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" is a videotape of a live teleconference of the same name held on March 16, 1988. "Life and Times of Richard Allen" accompanied an exhibition at the Anacostia Museum in 1990. Richard Allen was the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. "Harlem Renaissance" is a 15 minute film produced in 1986. It accompanied an Anacostia Neighborhood Museum exhibition of the same name. Materials include negatives, soundtracks, source tapes, masters, and related materials on film, videotape, and magnetic tape. Materials also include a videotape of exterior footage of the Anacostia Museum.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
African Americans -- Religion  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Constitutional history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-084, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-084
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-084

IMAX Productions

Topic:
To Fly! (Motion picture : 1976)
The Dream is Alive (Motion picture : 1985)
Flyers (Motion picture : 1982)
Creator::
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videodiscs
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1990-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of laserdisc versions of films produced for the National Air and Space Museum. The laserdisc versions were created by Lumivision Corporation from existing IMAX Corporation films. "To Fly!" celebrates the fulfillment of man's ancient dream of flight, chronicling man's successful attempt to overcome time and distance by conquering the sky. The original film was released in 1976 and presented by Conoco Inc. "The Dream is Alive" was the first large-format film to be shot on location in space and includes footage taken by astronauts on several space shuttle missions. The original film was released in 1985 and was funded by the Lockheed Corporation. "Flyers" tells the story of the coming of age of an inexperienced stunt pilot. The original film was released 1982 and presented by Conoco Inc.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Astronauts  Search this
Space shuttles  Search this
Stunt flying  Search this
Airplanes -- Piloting  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Flight in motion pictures  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Astronautics -- History  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-155, National Air and Space Museum, IMAX Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-155
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IMAX Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-155

Productions

Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Extent:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Moon
Universe
Date:
circa 1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe.

Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.
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:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Bubbles  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-120, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-120
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-120

Productions

Topic:
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Cleaning Water Naturally: The Algal Turf Scrubber (Motion picture : 1994)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films and videos documenting marine ecology. Karen Loveland was the producer of most of these films which frequently featured Walter H. Adey, Curator and Research Scientist in the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History. Materials include original footage, audio components, musical scores, final programs, a script, and related materials for documentaries, educational programs, exhibition videos, and presentations. Materials also include segments of a television program featuring Adey. Some materials are in electronic format.
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:
Marine ecology  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-257, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-257
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-257

Production Records

Topic:
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1985-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Lee Woodman-Cioffi, Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1985- . The records pertain to the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) orientation and interactive touch program; OTC productions, such as "Biodiversity Teleconference," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Reel Jungle;" and development of a Research at the Smithsonian interactive program on "Behind the Scenes Research at the Smithsonian," which did not get funded. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; interactive video, theater, and shooting edit logs; video scripts; design concepts for the VIARC orientation and interactive touch program; budgetary information; personal research notes; blueprints for the Visitor Center; production proposals; preliminary and master tape shot lists for thirty second video segments; color code lists for Betacams; shoot permissions (release forms); and photographs of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-070, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-070
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-070

Production Records

Topic:
University of the Air (Proposed television program)
Smithsonian Project Discovery (Proposed television program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
18.58 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1985-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edward W. Bastian, project manager and director for University of the Air. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, prospectus, reports, research information, budgets, illustrations, photographs, scripts, articles, newspaper clippings, audio tape recordings of music, video discs, and marketing information. Also included are information files maintained by OTC on Smithsonian museums, bureaus, staff, and miscellaneous topics.
Historical Note:
In 1986, the Smithsonian Institution began planning two major educational television projects. University of the Air, a joint project of the Smithsonian, WETA Television, and Adrian Malone Productions, proposed to investigate the lives of major twentieth century intellectuals and the basic themes that connected their work. In 1988, the title of the project was changed to Smithsonian Project Discovery. The Buried Mirror was a proposed ten-part television series on the history and culture of Iberia and Latin America to be produced by Malone Gill Productions in association with the Smithsonian. Both projects were terminated because of funding difficulties.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 594
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0594

Productions

Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Television production)
Folk Art (Video recording : 1990)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1978-1990
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's exhibition titled "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" (1984). "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" features the collections and work of the Archives of American Art to document the history of American art and artists (1986-1989). "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" (1981-1982) was produced for television to complement "American Impressionism," a traveling exhibition mounted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). "Clockwork Universe" is a film that accompanied the National Museum of American History's exhibition, "The Clockwork Universe," highlighting German clocks and automata. The video "Folk Art" (1990), highlights American folk and folk artists represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collections. Materials include the original motion picture footage, video footage, and sound.
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:
Impressionism  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-093, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-093
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Productions

Topic:
Looking at Earth (Documentary film : 1986)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT story (Motion picture : 1979)
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976)
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1979-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with shuttle radar imaging, and looked at the history of aerial and orbital views of the Earth, from camera-carrying pigeons to aircraft to satellites. "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 1979, documented the construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope and its potential for scientific discovery. "Museums and Community," 1988, was a video released by the Office of Museum Programs, which was produced by the Smithsonian Kellogg Project in Museum Education to show how museums can become more involved in their communities. "Enter Life," a 1986 animated film, accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "The Earliest Traces of Life." The exhibition and film showed the critical stages thought to be involved in the establishment of living things on our planet based on Kenneth McCarn Towe's assessment of possible scenarios and probable hazards early life on Earth may have encountered. "Communication: It's More Than Sound," 1982, was a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing-impaired visitors. "Phone Philm," 1976, was a companion film to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Person to Person" in the Electricity Hall that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone.
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:
Radar  Search this
Rain forests  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Smithsonian Kellogg Project  Search this
Hearing impaired  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-132
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-132

Production Records

Topic:
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Adventure (Television program)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
American Inventions (Television program)
Freer Galley of Art (Television program)
Fascination of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration (Radio program)
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Video recording)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Video recording)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Melodies from Heaven (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976-1980, 1988-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the film, video, and radio production activities of Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer. Material primarily consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production slides; scripts and credits; press releases; interview transcripts; contracts, rights, and release information; research articles and clippings; budget summaries; and filming schedules.

Productions documented in these records include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "The Flying Machines," "Remembering Slavery," "The Jazz Singers," "Gospel Radio," "The National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration," "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song," "The First Ladies," and "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy." Also includes Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television productions "The Smithsonian Adventure," "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "Fascination of the Smithsonian," "America of Presidents," "American Inventions," and "Freer Gallery of Art."
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-133, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-133
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-133

Production Records

Topic:
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Roll (Radio program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
American Inventions (Television program)
Smithsonian video collection
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1980-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television project; budget summaries; information on the Smithsonian Video Collection; contracts; release and rights forms; videotapes of Lawrence M. Small's installation as Secretary, and his first press conference; research articles, fundraising, marketing, and awards information; production scripts; shooting schedules; and special events information.

Productions documented in these records include "The Jazz Singers," "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "The Buried Mirror," "The Global Environment: Are We Overacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists," "Yorktown," "The Work of Peace," "Piano 300," "Piano Grand!," "Here at the Smithsonian," "The Flying Machines," and "The Smithsonian Institution." NHK-SI productions include "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "America of Presidents," and "American Inventions."
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-137
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-137

Production Records

Topic:
New Age: A Videowall Experience (Video recording : 1990)
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Magnificent Voyagers (Documentary film)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
Northwest Indian Mask Making (Documentary film : 1987)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Tigers! (Video recording : c. 1995)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Movie Palaces (Motion picture : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1979-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film and video production activities of Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production shoot lists, scripts, and credits; budget summaries; license agreements and contracts; press releases; grant information; and on-site production shoot photographs.

Productions documented in these records include: "The New Age: A Videowall Experience," "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of America's Future," "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future," "Magnificent Voyagers," "The Global Environment: Are We Overreacting?," "Northwest Indian Mask Making," "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience," "Blue Planet," "Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources," "Tigers!", "The First Ladies," and "The Movie Palaces."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Motion Pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-153, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-153
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-153

Production Records

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria (Video recording : 1997)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Lewis Latimer (Video recording : 1999)
Discovering America (Radio program)
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Ain Ghazal (Video recording)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture (Documentary film : 1998)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John R. Paulson, Audio-Visual Production Specialist. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production scripts, proposals, shoot schedules, and credits; release forms; contracts; budget summaries; camera reports; conference and awards information; and technical articles.

Productions documented in these records include: "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap," "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria," "Radio Smithsonian," "Lewis Latimer," "Discovering America," "Monumental Propaganda," "Here at the Smithsonian," "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "Ain Ghazal," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "VIARC [Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center] Theater Program," "Woody Guthrie's Legacy," and "The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-157, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-157
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-157

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