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Filmstrip and Audiotape, The Metric Song

Maker:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4.4 cm x 21.5 cm x 13.9 cm; 1 23/32 in x 8 15/32 in x 5 15/32 in
Object Name:
filmstrip and audiotape
Date made:
1974
Description:
In the mid-1970s, the United States seriously considered making metric units mandatory as well as legal. This filmstrip, audiotape, and leaflet were “prepared as an educational tool to help people learn the metric language,” and distributed by the Educational Relations Department of retailer J. C. Penney.
The filmstrip and tape have separate plastic containers. They fit with the leaflet in a cardboard box with an orange lid. Text on the front of the audiotape reads: The Metric Song. Additonal text there reads: JCPenny. Text on the containers for the tape and for filmstrip reads: 1974. The leaflet gives the lyrics of the song and describes the contents of the ten-minute filmstrip.
A mark in ink on the side of the box reads: R. M. T. The initials are those of R. Maxwell Tinsley, the father of the donor and a fellow of the U.S. Metric Association.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Measuring & Mapping
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Metric System
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeffrey Tinsley
ID Number:
2001.3009.03
Catalog number:
2001.3009.03
Nonaccession number:
2001.3009
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Metric System
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Records, 1974-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Subject:
Borden, Carla M
Dillon, Wilton S. 1923-
Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Completing the Food Chain (Symposium)
Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America (Symposium) (1977: Washington, D.C.)
Constitutional Roots, Rights and Responsibilities (Symposium) (1987: Washington, D.C.)
World Food Prize (Symposium)
Canvas of Culture: Rediscovery of the Past as Adaptation for the Future (Symposium)
How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey (Symposium)
Man and Beast Revisited (Symposium) (1986: Front Royal, Va.)
Road after 1984: High Technology and Human Freedom (Symposium)
United States in the World (Symposium) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1974
1974-1992
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and its predecessors, see record unit 495.
Summary:
Records consist of programs, correspondence, memoranda, fundraising material, brochures, invitations, reports, audiotapes, background materials, and schedules for the following symposia: Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America; Completing the Food Chain; Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities; World Food Prize; Canvas of Culture: Rediscovery of the Past as Adaptation for the Future; How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey; Man and Beast Revisited; Road after 1984: High Technology and Human Freedom; and The United States in the World. These records were created or maintained by Wilton S. Dillon and Carla M. Borden.
Topic:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Congresses and conventions
Local number:
SIA RU000498
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Symposia and Seminars Records 1964-2004 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]
Audiotapes 1969-1992 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1982-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs
Subject:
Seitel, Peter 1942-
Euell, Julian
Early, James Counts
Rinzler, Ralph
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Public Service
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for Education and Cultural Programs
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Date:
1982
1982-1994
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of audio recordings of lectures, events, and gatherings sponsored by the Office during the tenures of Julian T. Euell, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1972-1983; Peter Seitel, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1983-1984; Ralph Rinzler, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1984-1990; and James C. Early, Assistant Secretary for Public Service, 1990-1992, Assistant Secretary for Education and Public Service, 1992-1994, and Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs, 1995. Materials include audio recordings.
Topic:
Education
Local number:
SIA RS00081
Restrictions:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Audiotapes 1982-1994 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Provost for Educational and Cultural Programs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2002
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-083
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2004

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2004
Summary:
This accession includes master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-206
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2004-2005

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2004
2004-2005
Summary:
This accession includes master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-073
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1997-2006

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-2006
Summary:
This accession includes master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-190
See more items in:
Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2005-2008

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2005
2005-2008
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-017
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1976-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Subject:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Samuel P. Langley Theater
Smithsonian Associates Resident Associate Program
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1976
1976-1992
Summary:
This accession consists of audiocassette recordings of lectures and other events presented by the Resident Associate Program in the National Air and Space Museum's Samuel P. Langley Theater.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 13-071
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1997-1999

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1997
1997-1999
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Audio-visual materials
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-098
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Subject:
Smithsonian Associates Membership
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2000
Summary:
These records consist of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-087
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1999-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1999
1999-2000
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Audio-visual materials
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-110
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2002-2004

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Date:
2002
2002-2004
Summary:
This accession includes master cassette audiotapes of educational programs and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Meetings
Museums--Educational aspects
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-104
See more items in:
Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 2000-2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
2000
2000-2002
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented (1/14/2000-2/15/2002) by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects
Museums--Membership
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-224
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1976-2010

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
70 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1976
1976-2010
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of audiotape recordings of educational programs, musical performances, lectures, and meetings presented by the various program offices within The Smithsonian Associates. Materials include audiotapes.
Topic:
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Lectures and lecturing
Museums--Educational aspects
Meetings
Local number:
SIA RS00103
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1988-1997

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Date:
1988
1988-1997
Summary:
This accession consists of master cassette audiotapes of programs presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates.
Topic:
Audio-visual materials
Music
Speeches, addresses, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 00-067
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1969-1983

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Symposia and Seminars
Subject:
Copernicus Symposium
D. C. Research Seminar on Popular Culture (seminar)
International Symposium of Science and Technology
Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America (Symposium) (1977: Washington, D.C.)
United States in the World (Symposium) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
Volunteerism and the Public Interest in American Society (seminar)
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Pamphlets
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1969
1969-1983
Summary:
This accession consists of audio recordings of symposia and seminars sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Symposia and seminars documented in this accession include "Kin and Communities: The Peopling of America;" "Copernicus Symposium;" "The United States in the World;" "Volunteerism and the Public Interest in American Society;" "D. C. Research Seminar on Popular Culture;" and "International Symposium of Science and Technology." Materials include 1/4" audiotapes, audio cassettes, and pamphlets.
Topic:
Congresses and conventions
Seminars
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-194
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Audiotapes 1969-1992 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes, 1998, 2005, 2007-2010

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1998
1998-2010
1998, 2005, 2007-2010
Summary:
This accession consists of audiotape recordings of educational programs, musical performances, and lectures presented by the various program offices within the Smithsonian Associates. Materials include audiotapes.
Topic:
Lectures and lecturing
Museums--Educational aspects
Meetings
Music
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-170
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Audiotapes 1976-2010 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Forum on Material Culture Records, 1988-2001

Subject:
Osterweis Selig, Ruth
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1988
1988-2001
Summary:
This accession consists of records maintained by Ruth Osterweis Selig, Chair of the Forum. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; minutes; programs; audiotapes of selected meetings; financial records and reports, and copies of the Forum's newsletter "Grapevine."
Topic:
Material culture
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-030
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiotapes and Videotapes, 1970-1989

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Albert Einstein Planetarium
Physical description:
39.64 cu. ft. processed holdings
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1970
1970-1989
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
This series consists of audio and video recordings of presentations made at the National Air and Space Museum, Albert Einstein Planetarium. Materials include audiotapes and videotapes.
Topic:
Planetariums
Astronautical museums
Local number:
SIA RS00186
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Audiotapes and Videotapes 1970-1989 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Albert Einstein Planetarium]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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