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Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
11.3 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (15 11x17 d1 videocases)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1990-1992, 1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." This video was produced in 1992 by Executive Producers Paul B. Johnson and Toshio Murayama, Senior Producer Laura T. Schneider, and Co-producer John W. Hiller in association with Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha and presented by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. The video allows viewers to experience the secrets of Japanese gardens and their influence on Japanese society today and features both traditional and contemporary Japanese gardens including those of the legendary Moss Temple of Saihoji, Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu), Tenryu-shi, the Ken Domon Museum of Photography (Domon Ken Kinenkan), and Sogetsu Hall. The video won an Emmy. Materials include interpositives, mixes, masters, sound reels, interviews, film transfers, dubs, edited master, and related materials. Also included are camera rolls for "Gardens of the Mughal Empire," a proposed video that evolved into an interactive on-line exhibition (http://www.mughalgardens.org/intro.html) that recreates and studies the Shalamar Gardens of Lahore, Pakistan and in India and the rest of South Asia in their cultural contexts.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)  Search this
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Proposed documentary film)  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Gardens -- India  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-277, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-277
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-277

Marketing Records

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall (Radio program : 1991)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1991-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of press kits for a variety of radio productions including "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Also included are promotional materials for the television production "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi" and the documentary video "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." Materials include fact sheets, marketing materials, general correspondence, graphics associated with the production, and other promotional materials. Some fact sheets include licensing and fee information as well as short biographies of the performers involved.
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-189, Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-189
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-189

Production Records

Topic:
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Date:
1989-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the records of Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist, documenting her work on the television program "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." The materials consist of correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to production, proposals, and meetings; promotion funding and expense information; production schedule, script, and credits; license agreements and releases; shoot logs; contracts; and research information.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-150, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-150
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-150

Marketing Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Electronic records
Date:
1974-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the activities of Martha Knouss, Marketing Manager, with earlier records dating back to when Knouss was Marketing Assistant for the Office of Telecommunications. Materials include Knouss' correspondence and memoranda; meeting minutes of the Smithsonian Marketing Committee; program news releases, schedules, and fact sheets; carriage reports; video listings; special events and conference information; budget summaries; public inquiries; production brochures, logos, and promotional information; and photographs of staff members. Some television and radio productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," "Folk Masters," and "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America."
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Special events  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-094, Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-094
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-094

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

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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