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Videotape

Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 2.5 cm x 12.7 cm x 20.3 cm; in x 5 in x 8 in
Object Name:
videotape
Description (Brief):
This videotape is the original copy of a recording of microscopic imagery of cells that have been shot with microprojectiles (tiny bullets) using a prototype biolistic gene gun. Biolistic gene guns are used to genetically transform plants by shooting microprojectiles covered in DNA into plant cells. The video shows microprojectiles inside of living cells. In some shots cytoplasmic streaming can be seen moving the microprojectiles around in the cells. The recording is approximately 30 minutes long and has no sound.
To learn more about biolistic gene guns, please see gene gun prototype II (object number 1991.0785.02) or gene gun prototype III (object number 1991.0785.01.1).
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Biolistic Gene Guns
Biotechnology and Genetics
Science & Mathematics
ID Number:
1991.0785.04
Catalog number:
1991.0785.04
Accession number:
1991.0785
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Biolistic Gene Guns
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Videotapes, September 21-24, 1986

Creator:
National Forum on BioDiversity (1986: Washington, D.C.)
Subject:
Ehrlich, Paul R
Gould, Stephen Jay
Wilson, Edward O
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Directorate of International Activities
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
1986
September 21-24, 1986
Summary:
This accession consists of videotapes documenting the National Forum on BioDiversity held in Washington, D.C., in September 1986. The Forum, co-sponsored by the Smithsonian's Directorate of International Activities and the National Academy of Sciences, includes keynote addresses and lectures by scientists such as E. O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, and Stephen Jay Gould. Also included is a schedule of activities for the Forum.
Local number:
SIA Acc. 92-030
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Videotapes and Audiotapes 1986-2002 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection, 1930-2000

Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
6 items: films
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1930
1930-2000
Summary:
An artificial collection of film and video on various subjects, created for the purpose of controlling the acquisition of single items or small groups of film and videotapes. 2008 addendum: "Profit Picture", a propotional film intended for Raybestos salesmen, which explains how to increase profits by better selling Raybestos products to service station owners. The film includes a sequence about how Raybestos disc brake pads are manufactured. Also in 2008 addendum: "Why they Come Back", a film about the advantages of expanding a gas station into a service station.
Cite as:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection, 1930-1955, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Local number:
2008.3045 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access to videotape copies only, on site by appointment
See more items in:
Archives Center Miscellaneous Film and Videotape Collection 1930-2000 [Archives Center, NMAH, SI]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview [videotapes], February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Bath, Eraka
Bath, Patricia Dr. 1949-
Presenter:
Chelnick, Judy
Berger, Sondra
Physical description:
0.50 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Date:
2000
February 17, 2000 and March 1, 2000
20th century
1980-2000
1990-2000
Notes:
Born in New York. B.A., Hunter College, 1964; M.D., Harvard University College of Medicine, 1968. Fellowship in ophthalmology, Columbia University, 1969-1970; internship, New York University, 1970-1973 (where Bath was first African American resident in ophthalmology. Joined faculty of UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in surgery and ophthalmology, and later the Dept. of Ophthalmology at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute. Founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, 1976. Conceived the Laserphaco Probe, 1981 (patented 1988).
Summary:
Approx. 8.5 hours of original videotaped interviews with Patricia Bath, inventor of the Laserphaco, an instrument which uses lasers to remove cataracts during eye surgery. Also includes interviews with her daughter, Eraka Bath, and supplemental documentation including articles, biographical sketch materials, and selected publications.
Cite as:
Patricia Bath Innovative Lives Presentation and Interview, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Medicine--Communication systems
Laserphaco (medical instrument)
African American physicians
African American women
Eye diagnosis
Eye--Diseases
Eye equipment and supplies
Eye--Examination
Ophthalmology
Inventors
Inventions
Women inventors
Ophthalmologists
Surgeons
Local number:
2000.3067 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Researchers may use reference copies by appointment
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Assessing habitat use by nekton on the continental slope using archived videotapes from submersibles

Author:
Felley, J.D
Vecchione, M
Type:
Citations
Date:
1995
Topic:
North Carolina
sea floor fauna
continental slope
Taxonomy:
Cephalopoda--Cephalopods
Cephalopoda--Ommastrephidae--Illex--illecebrosus
Cephalopoda--Octopodidae--Bathypolypus--sp
Published in:
Fishery Bulletin, 93: 262-273
Data Source:
Cephalopod Bibliography

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Assessing habitat use by nekton on the continental slope using archived videotapes from submersibles

Author:
Felley, J. D.
Vecchione, Michael
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1995
Citation:
Fishery Bulletin, 93(2): 262-273.
Topic:
Invertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
See others in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Videotapes, 1989, 1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Videotapes
Date:
1989
1989-1992
1989, 1992
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of videotapes of programs sponsored or co-sponsored by The Smithsonian Associates and other agencies. Materials include videotapes.
Topic:
Public relations
Media programs (Education)
Local number:
SIA RS01469
See more items in:
Videotapes 1989, 1992 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Videotapes, 1989, 1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Subject:
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1989
1989-1992
1989, 1992
Summary:
These records consist of videotapes of programs sponsored or co-sponsored by The Smithsonian Associates, and other agencies, including The Wall Street Journal. Programs were filmed at the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Media programs (Education)
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-033
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Videotapes 1989, 1992 [Smithsonian Associates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Videotapes, 1987

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Symposia and Seminars
Subject:
United States Constitution
Constitutional Roots, Rights and Responsibilities (Symposium) (1987: Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1987
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Office of Symposia and Seminars, see record unit 495.
Summary:
These records consist of videotapes documenting the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. They were made in conjunction with the symposium Constitutional Roots, Rights, and Responsibilities.
Topic:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Congresses and conventions
Local number:
SIA RU000499
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Records circa 1971-1984 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Symposia and Seminars]
Films and Videotapes 1971-1984, 1987 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiovisual Records, 1979-1995 and undated

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Subject:
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998)
Physical description:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
1979
1979-1995
1979-1995 and undated
Summary:
These records consist of videotapes and some audiotapes, chiefly Public Service Announcements (PSAs) organized by the Office of Public Affairs, which are duplicate or master copies. The audiotapes are all reel-to-reel, whereas the videotapes vary from VHS to 3/4-inch to Beta. Included are PSAs with people such as Gregory Peck, Sandy Duncan, Pat Morita, Astronaut Guion Bluford, and Alex Haley. Many PSAs are geared to specific audiences, including Senior Citizens, African Americans, children, the handicapped and the Latino community. Several are in Spanish. Other videotapes include the announcement of the appointment of Robert McC. Adams as Secretary of the Smithsonian, two tapes of the program SMITHSONIAN WORLD, an interview with Madeleine Jacobs, and "America's Smithsonian" in Los Angeles.
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-103
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Audiovisual Records 1971, 1979-2008 and undated [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Videotapes, undated

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Naturalist Center
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
undated
Summary:
This accession consists of videotapes of docent-led activities at the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center, 1976-2011, provided hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. Materials also include an audiocassette.
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects
Natural history museums
Science--Study and teaching
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-595
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Videotapes c. 1984-2002, undated [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Productions, 1993-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications
Subject:
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
Smithsonian Institution
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Place:
Japan
United States
Date:
1993
1993-1994
Summary:
This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of a number of joint television ventures between Nihon Hoso Kyokai, a Japanese television network, and the Smithsonian Institution. Some programs deal with aspects of the Smithsonian and others with American history and culture. Materials include dubs and copies on VHS.
Topic:
Foreign television programs
History
Social life and customs
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-213
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Productions, c. 1990-1997

Creator:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Seeds of Change (Exhibition) (1991-1993: Washington, D.C.)
American Encounters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)
Crow Fair
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Place:
New Mexico
Montana
Montserrat
Date:
1990
1990-1997
c 1990-1997
Summary:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of videos marking the Quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. "Montserrat" (8:15), "Crow Fair" (6:56), and "Corn and Potato" (2:16) all accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "Seeds of Change" which opened in 1991. "Montserrat" documents the history and culture of the island of the same name which is used in the exhibition to exemplify the effect of the sugar industry on native life. "Crow Fair" documents the Crow event, held annually in Montana since 1904, for which the horse (introduced by the Europeans) serves as a central symbol. "Corn and Potato" documents the introduction of New World crops to the Old World. "Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico" accompanied the permanent National Museum of American History exhibition "American Encounters" which opened to coincide with the Quincentenary in 1992. This particular video was not produced until 1997 and a version was made for distribution via the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Materials include videotapes, audiotape, and magnetic tape. Many of the videotapes are masters. Many of the materials were created by the predecessor unit, Office of Telecommunications.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993
Crow Indians
Exhibitions
Horses
Indians of the West Indies
Indigenous peoples
Sugar trade
Natural history museums
Hispanic Americans
Indians of North America
Video recordings--Production and direction
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-209
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiovisual Records, 1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
NBC News
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1984
Summary:
These records consist of video tape recordings containing a WDVM-TV EyeWitness News interview with S. Dillon Ripley and a NBC-TV NBC Nightly News segment on S. Dillon Ripley.
Topic:
Publicity
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-064
Restrictions:
Permission to duplicate tapes must be given by the originating office, Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
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Audiovisual Records 1971, 1979-2008 and undated [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Audiovisual Records, February 24, 1984

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Place:
Tunisia
Date:
1984
February 24, 1984
Summary:
This accession consists of one audio cassette and two video tape recordings of the signing of a cooperative agreement between the Tunisian Minister of Culture and S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, on February 24, 1984. An original copy of the cooperative agreement, along with additional information pertaining to the meeting, can be found in the Secretary's records for 1984, Accession 87-066, Box 43.
Topic:
International relations
Local number:
SIA Acc. 91-088
Restrictions:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2000; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
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Audiovisual Records 1984 [Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Electric Guitar Video Documentation, 11/9/96-11/16/96

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Interviewee:
Paul, Les
McCarty, Ted
Ingram, John
Kramer, Duke
Smith, Richard R
Hall, John
Performer:
Brown, Junior
Smith, Paul Reed
Aldin, Howard
Metheny, Pat
Moderator:
Smith, G.E.
Wheeler, Tom
Millard, Andre
Gruhn, George
Presenter:
Horning, Susan historian
Kraft, James historian
McSwain, Rebecca
Physical description:
7.50 cu. ft.: 10 boxes
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1996
11/9/96-11/16/96
1920-2000
20th century
1990-2000
Notes:
This week-long event explored the intersection of technology and music in the 20th century; it included oral and video histories, exhibitions, concerts, and a symposium discussing the cultural significance of the electric guitar as instrument, technology, and symbol.
Summary:
Original master and reference videos documenting the program "Electrified, Amplified and Deified: The Electric Guitar: Its Makers, and Its Players" as part of the Lemelson Center series of New Perspectives.
Cite as:
Electric Guitar Video Documentation, 11/9/96-11/16/96, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electric Guitar
Guitar
Music
Musical instruments
Musical instruments industry
Musicians
Local number:
1998.3016 (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Les Paul Oral History Interview restricted: permission from interviewee required. Unrestricted research use on site of other material
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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Productions, 1991-1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications
Subject:
Fuentes, Carlos
Bolívar, Simón 1783-1830
Velázquez, Diego 1599-1660
Comisión Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de América (Spain)
Sogetel (Firm)
Discovery Channel (Firm)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Culture:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Place:
Latin America
Spain
Date:
1991
1991-1992
Summary:
This accession consists of video from the production "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The five video series was written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes and tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginning of history to the present. Each video is 59 minutes long and is recorded in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is titled "El espejo enterrado reflexiones sobre Espaą y el nuevo mundo." The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin̤ Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amřica (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary. "The Virgin and the Bull" (Program 1) explores the mix of people that created Latin America and the uniqueness of their culture. "Conflict of the Gods" (Program 2) retraces and describes the Indian world. "The Age of Gold" (Program 3) details the new found riches and changes in the society, as seen in Don Quixote, Diego Velazquez's paintings, and the baroque style of architecture. "The Price of Freedom" (Program 4) follows the path of the freedom fighter Simon Bolivar and the ramifications of their won freedom. "Unifinished Business" (Program 5) discusses the enormous changes in Spain, Latin America, and Hispanic communities. Materials include release prints on VHS in English and Spanish, Spanish-language voice-overs on 1" magnetic tape, and edited master and submaster for a promotional video about the series.
Topic:
Architecture, Baroque
Don Quixote (Fictitious character) in art
Hispanic Americans
Indians of North America
Indians of South America
Latin Americans
Civilization
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-026
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Productions, 1987-1993, 2000

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions
Subject:
Carlhian, Jean Paul
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Williams, Sylvia H
Wright, Frank Lloyd 1867-1959
Domino's Pizza Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection (Traveling exhibition) (1989-1992)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1987
1987-1993
1987-1993, 2000
Summary:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Quadrangle" and "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" as well as an assortment of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions. "Quadrangle" documents the construction of the Quadrangle building and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The video includes interviews with Sidney Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle; and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art as well as footage of budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and the construction site. "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" was produced to accompany the traveling exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection," mounted by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions Service. The 12 minute video was completed in 1989. Audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions include films used in exhibitions, general audio used in the museum, and interviews.
Topic:
Architectural design
Exhibitions
Museum buildings
Traveling exhibitions
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-247
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
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Productions, 1984-2001 and undated

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions
Subject:
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-
Behring, Kenneth E. 1928-
Driskell, David C
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011
Pachter, Marc
Rehnquist, William H. 1924-
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Small, Lawrence M
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Exhibition) (2000- : Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1984
1984-2001
1984-2001 and undated
Summary:
This accession consists of footage taken by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions and Office of Telecommunications, of various events in the careers of Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley, 1964-1984; Secretary Robert McCormick Adams, 1984-1994; Secretary Ira Michael Heyman, 1994-2000; and Secretary Lawrence M. Small, 2000-2007. Events include installation ceremonies, press conferences, retirements, speeches, and visits with dignitaries. This accession also includes footage from an interview of Marc Pachter, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, done by David C. Driskell; a press conference held for the Kenneth E. Behring donation to the National Museum of American History; and a visit by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist to "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden" exhibition at the National Museum of American History. Materials include original video and audio footage, masters, dubmasters, and dubs.
Topic:
Exhibitions
Museum directors
Museums--Public relations
Press conferences
Special events
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-150
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
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
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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