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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
Local number:
SIA Acc. 92-030
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.
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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
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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
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
Topic:
Invertebrates
Animals
Zoology
Natural History
Citation:
Fishery Bulletin, 93(2): 262-273.
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Invertebrate Zoology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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
Subject:
Biolistic Gene Guns
Biotechnology and Genetics
Science & Mathematics
ID Number:
1991.0785.04
Catalog number:
1991.0785.04
Accession number:
1991.0785
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
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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
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Videotapes, 1989, 1992

Creator:
Smithsonian Associates
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Videotapes
Date:
1989
1989-1992
1989, 1992
Topic:
Public relations
Media programs (Education)
Local number:
SIA RS01469
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of videotapes of programs sponsored or co-sponsored by The Smithsonian Associates and other agencies. Materials include videotapes.
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Videotapes 1989, 1992 [Smithsonian Associates]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
Topic:
Media programs (Education)
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-033
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.
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Videotapes 1989, 1992 [Smithsonian Associates]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
Topic:
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Congresses and conventions
Local number:
SIA RU000499
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.
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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
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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
Topic:
Foreign television programs
History
Social life and customs
Local number:
SIA Acc. 06-213
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.
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects
Natural history museums
Science--Study and teaching
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-595
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.
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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
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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
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
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.
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Audiovisual Records 1971, 1979-2008 and undated [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
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
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.
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Audiovisual Records 1984 [Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
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
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.
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
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
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.
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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
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
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.
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Productions 1938-2003 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Gerber Fabric Cutter Video Documentation, 1995-1996

Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Liebhold, Peter
Subject:
Gerber, H. Joseph 1924-1996
Gerber Company
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft.: 9 boxes
Type:
Audiotapes
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Place:
United States
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Michigan
Connecticut
Date:
1995
1995-1996
1940-1990
1920-2000
20th century
1950-2000
1990-2000
Topic:
Clothing trade
Cutting machines
Industrial factories
Inventions
Factories
Machinery
Automation
Garment workers
Work
Fabric cutters
Computerized instruments
Inventors
Local number:
1997.3157 (NMAH Acc.)
Notes:
H. Joseph Gerber invented the computer-controlled fabric cutter.
Summary:
This videohistory documents the inventor, engineers, assembly workers, operators and other technicians who worked with the Gerber S-70 computer-controlled fabric cutter. It shows the Gerber Fabric Cutter in operation, with Peter Liebhold explaining. The Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 is part of a systematic approach to layout and cutting that has revolutionized the needle trades. This video history contains original, master, and reference videos, Dictaphone microcassettes, and tape digests and notes documenting the development, operation and use of the Gerber Fabric Cutter S-70 in three locations: H.I.S., Inc., in Bruceton, Tennessee (Chic blue jeans use of cutter); General Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan (automotive use of the cutter); and Gerber Scientific Instrument Company in Hartford, Connecticut (Gerber corporate office and invention factory). The video footage documents H. Joseph Gerber, engineers, assembly workers, operators, and other technicians who worked with the cutter at the three locations. Footage from the Tennessee and Michigan sites provides insight into the complexity of introducing a new technology into the workplace and documents operators and managers discussing the effect of the cutter on workflow, quality, personnel, and attitudes towards the job. Footage from Connecticut documents the engineers who developed the cutter and provides valuable insight into the invention process. Collection includes oral history audio tapes, original, master, and reference videos, and notes documenting Liebhold's visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut.
Series 1, Notes, 1995-1996: includes documentation created by Peter Liebhold in preparation for his site visits to Bruceton, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Hartford, Connecticut. Includes lists of potential interviewees, questions for employees, and general notes detailing observations at each site. The H. Joseph Gerber interview file consists of a brief tape digest keyed to each of the seven microcassettes, notes from the interview, and the questions asked of Mr. Gerber. The Gerber Scientific Instrument Company file contains a video digest for only three interviews: Ed Roth, Fred Rosen, and Larry Wolfson.
Series 2, Audio tapes (microcassettes), 1995 June: seven Dictaphone microcassettes of oral history interviews with H. Joseph Gerber conducted by Peter Liebhold, Curator, American History Museum and Stanley Leven, Director and Secretary of Gerber Scientific Instrument Company.
Series 3, Original Videos (BetaCam SP), 1996: 38 BetaCam SP video tapes, 19 hours.
Series 4, Master Videos (BetaCam SP), 1996: 26 BetaCam SP tapes, 19 hours.
Series 5, Reference videos (1/2" VHS), 1996: 26 12" VHS tapes, total 13 hours.
Cite as:
Gerber Fabric Cutter Video Documentation, February 1995-1996, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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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
Topic:
Planetariums
Astronautical museums
Local number:
SIA RS00186
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.
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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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Videotapes, undated

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Museum Programs
Subject:
Organ, R. M
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Topic:
Conservation and restoration
Preservation of materials
Local number:
SIA Acc. 87-178
Summary:
This accession consists of 80 master 3/4" U-Matic videotapes documenting the Robert Organ Lecture series, "Conservation Orientation for Museum Personnel."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Videotapes, c. 1984-2002

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education Naturalist Center
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1984
1984-2002
c 1984-2002
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects
Museums--Press coverage
Natural history museums
Science--Study and teaching
Special events
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-218
Summary:
This accession consists of videotapes documenting the opening of the Naturalist Center as well as events and programs of the Naturalist Center. The Naturalist Center provides hands-on learning experiences for students and adults through the use of study collections. Videotapes include programs recorded by the Natural Museum of Natural History and those produced by the media.
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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
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Videotapes and Audiotapes, 1986-2002

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
Subject:
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Biodiversity Program
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
National Forum on BioDiversity
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1986
1986-2002
Topic:
Forums (Discussion and debate)
Natural history museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-210
Summary:
This accession consists of videotapes and audiocassettes documenting the National Forum on BioDiversity sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academy of Sciences in September 1986 and the National Forum on BioDiversity sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution in May 2002. This accession also documents other programs and projects related to the activities of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Biodiversity Program and its successor unit, NMNH, Dept. of Systematic Biology. Materials include VHS videotapes, audiocassettes, and programs for the 1986 forum.
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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
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Community Life Afro-American Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-1976

Funding organization:
South Carolina Commission for the Arts
Collector:
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Interviewee:
Simmons, Philip 1912-2009
Rowe, Nellie Mae 1900-1982
Nelson, "Scrape"
Bennett, Mary Jane
Moultrie, Alvina
Smith, Irene
Physical description:
0.66 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Filmstrips
Place:
South Carolina
Date:
1974
1974-1976
1964-1976
1970-1980
1970-1990
Topic:
Blacksmithing
Folk art, Black
Basket making
Nets
African American artists
Artisans
Domestic relations
Handicraft
Summary:
Videotapes of interviews with six Southern Black folk artists (listed below), five filmstrips, and one audiotape. The videotaping project was funded by the South Carolina Commission for the Arts. Some tapes include craft demonstrations (crafts listed below).
Cite as:
Community Life Afro-American Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-1976, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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