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Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian's Model Shop (Television production)
Tale of the Kite (Television production)
Ultimate Model (Television production)
Unseen Smithsonian (Television production)
Vanishing Frontier (Television production)
Way of Independence (Television production)
Wooly Mammoth of Washington (Television production)
World of Matthew Brady (Television production)
World's Biggest Camera (Television production)
Time Capsule of the Revolution (Television production)
TR in Africa (Television production)
Treasures Down Under (Television production)
Treasures of African Art (Television production)
Video Astronomy (Television production)
Warming Up to Reptiles (Television production)
Zoo Vets (Television production)
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue (Television production)
Gallery for Today (Television production)
Festival of Animals (Television production)
Building Biosphere (Television production)
Reaching Rural America (Television production)
Past Visions of the Future (Television production)
New Political Conventions (Television production)
Nature Through a Viewfinder (Television production)
Mechanical Musical Marvels (Television production)
Old Country Post Office (Television production)
Smithsonian's Giant Squid (Television production)
Painter at Large (Television production)
Horse Races on the Mall (Television production)
What Lives in Your Lawn? (Television production)
African Splendors (Television production)
Splendid Stradivarius (Television production)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Collecting the Stuff of Politics (Television production)
Contemporary Expressions (Television production)
Corals in Captivity (Television production)
Crossroads of Two Continents (Television production)
Cultural Crossroads (Television production)
Deep Sea Mysteries (Television production)
Design for the People (Television production)
Different Drummers (Television production)
Diplomats in Buckskins (Television production)
Discover Graphics (Television production)
Dr. Sackler's Gift (Television production)
Duke Ellington, American Musician (Television production)
Engines of Change (Television program)
Eyes on the Universe (Television production)
Faulkner: A Living Portrait (Television production)
Folklife '85 (Television production)
Folklife '86 (Television production)
Folklife Exchange (Television production)
Folklife Festival '87 (Television production)
Continuity of Culture (Television production)
Facelift for Old Planes (Television production)
Garden for All Seasons (Television production)
Grasp of Reality (Television production)
Holiday Celebration (Television production)
Life With Aviation (Television production)
Modern Noah's Ark (Television production)
More Perfect Union (Television production)
Museum for the Community (Television production)
Place For Touching (Television production)
Smithsonian Holiday (Television production)
Touch of Glass (Television production)
Woman Ahead of Her Time (Television production)
Advertising: Yesterday and Today (Television production)
African Sounding Forms (Television production)
Air and Space Anniversary (Television production)
Aloha, Hawaii! (Television production)
American Art Deco (Television production)
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
America's Castle (Television production)
Ancient Game Reborn (Television production)
Invasion of Painters (Television production)
Antietam Revisited (Television production)
Art in New Mexico (Television production)
At Home on the Road (Television production)
At Home With the Apes (Television production)
Balloon Astronomy (Television production)
Ballooning's 200th Birthday (Television production)
Big Ideas in Small Packages (Television production)
Black Artists in the 20th Century (Television production)
Black Wings (Television production)
Brand New at the Zoo (Television production)
Capturing the Spirit (Television production)
Celebrating American Folklife (Television production)
Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Television production)
France Meets New Jersey (Television production)
From Fiddles to Banjos (Television production)
From Field to Factory (Television production)
From Reliable Sources (Television production)
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television production)
Happy Birthday, National Zoo (Television production)
Hollywood Legend and Reality (Television production)
Hooray for Amelia! (Television production)
How Does Your Sculpture Grow? (Television production)
Inside Meteorites (Television production)
Islam in Africa (Television production)
Japan's Ceramic Heritage (Television production)
Joseph Cornell: The Universe in a Box (Television production)
Kalabari Kinetics (Television production)
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television production)
Keeping Perfect Time (Television production)
King Herod's Dream (Television production)
Living With the Eskimos (Television production)
Magellans of the Air (Television production)
Magnificent Voyagers (Television production)
Meet the Beetles (Television production)
Microscopes Make it Big (Television production)
More than Whistler's Mother (Television production)
New Deal Murals (Television production)
Old and New Traditions (Television production)
On the Air (Television production)
Our Violent Universe (Television production)
Outer Space Artist (Television production)
Panda Playground (Television production)
Portrait of a Life (Television production)
Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life (Television production)
Remembering John La Farge (Television production)
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television production)
Rocks in a Hard Place (Television production)
Russia: The Land, The People (Television production)
Say it Ain't So, Wesley (Television production)
Second Nature (Television production)
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television production)
Spanning the Distance (Television production)
Spineless Wonders (Television production)
Strike Up the Bandstand (Television production)
Surgery is Painless (Television production)
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television production)
That's Entertainment (Television production)
20,000 Year Old Man (Television production)
Art of Craft (Television production)
Birdman of America (Television production)
Brush of Innocence (Television production)
California Artist (Television production)
Common Wealth of Massachusetts (Television production)
Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television production)
Elephant's Tale (Television production)
Golden Age of Aviation (Television production)
Harlem Renaissance (Television production)
Jeweler's Eye (Television production)
Making of a Dinosaur (Television production)
Painter at Large (Television production)
Perpetual Man Ray (Television production)
Plastic Historian (Television production)
Precious Legacy (Television production)
Rebirth of Dinosaurs (Television production)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
36.54 cu. ft. (58 document boxes) (7.54 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1982-1989
Descriptive Entry:
Here At The Smithsonian was a series of short features for television created and produced by the staff of the Smithsonian's Office of Telecommunications between the years 1982 and 1989. The series was designed for public dissemination of information about Smithsonian exhibition and research activities. Each year had a volume number [1982 (Volume I) through 1989 (Volume VIII)], within the volume were multiple editions (four to five), and multiple segments within each edition (three to six). Although some segments were repeated, they were often lengthened for a second broadcast. Features totaled 160 (including repeats).

This accession contains some of the original camera footage, all of the cut shows, and preservation masters of all of the cut shows. The initial features were written and shot by in-house staff using rented professional broadcast equipment, recorded on U-matic tape, rough cut on U-matic tape, then edited to 1-inch tape at a commercial post production house (first at FAX Productions in Bethesda, Maryland, then at Techniarts in Silver Spring, Maryland). Features were shot on Betacam beginning in 1987, and mastered to D-2 beginning in 1989. In 1987, post production work moved to Henninger Video in Arlington, Virginia.

Due to the long run of the series, different individuals were associated with the various functions including series producer, segment producer, and narrator. Those playing the largest roles in the development and refinement of Here At The Smithsonian were Ann Carroll (series producer, Volumes I - IV) and John P. Meehan (series producer Volumes V - VIII).
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:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Corals  Search this
Kites  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Audio-visual materials  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Reptiles  Search this
Insects  Search this
Squid  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 00-132
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-132

Productions

Topic:
Supertour (Video production)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2.96 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession contains audiovisual materials from "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection series. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include Betacam SP, VHS, D1 videotapes, and one 1/4 inch sound recording tape.
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:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 01-003
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-003

Productions

Topic:
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2.08 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Date:
1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records document elements that contributed to the creation of "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860" the video epilogue to the National Museum of American History's exhibition of the same title. The video was produced during 1986 for the National Museum of American History and was completed in 1987. Materials include the original video footage, widow dubs of missing original footage, and master video tapes.
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:
Industrial revolution -- American  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-090, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-090
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-090

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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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Productions

Topic:
Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
13 cu. ft. (13 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Date:
1979-1980
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "A Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts," produced by Paul B. Johnson. The 28 minute film was completed in 1980 and was intended to encourage art appreciation. Most of the footage is of events and objects at the National Museum of American Art (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum). The film was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle for excellence and the Emmy for cinematography by the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences, Washington Chapter. Materials include original camera negatives, sync rolls, master soundtrack, color reversal internegatives, A and B rolls, release prints, and masters. Images are on 16 mm film and sound is on 16 mm magnetic tape. One master is on 1" magnetic tape and the other on 2" magnetic tape.
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:
Art appreciation  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-098, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-098
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-098

Productions

Topic:
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
9.96 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1984-1985
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the telecast "The Work of Peace," a half-hour film produced by the Office of Telecommunications on the Treaty of Paris of 1783. It had its national premiere on the PBS network. The film won the Silver Medal of the International Film and TV Festival of New York, the Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle and second place in the 1985 National Educational Film Festival. Materials consist of 85 film and audio elements (camera originals, A&B rolls, release prints, 1/4", 16mm mixes); and 7 videos (promos, release tapes, film transfers).
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:
Documentary films  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Awards  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-101, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-101
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-101

Productions

Topic:
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Video Collection
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
5.58 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Place:
Proctor Lake (Tx.)
Date:
1988-1989
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the video elements that comprise the "Dinosaurs" component of the "Dinosaurs/Insects" video, sold under the title, "Creatures Great and Small," of the Smithsonian Video Collection (SVC). The SVC was developed as a video series for general audiences and represented the Institution's first venture into the home video market. In addition to "Creatures Great and Small," the Office of Telecommunications, in collaboration with the Eastman Kodak Company, completed four other SVC projects in its first year (1989): "The Zoo behind the Zoo," "Flying Machines," "Gems and Minerals," and "First Ladies." Each video featured a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian, its staff, work, and collections.

People and places featured in "Creatures Great and Small" include paleontologists Nicholas Hotton, Walter C. Alvarez, Hans Dieter Sues, and Robert Bakker; and excavations at Proctor Lake, Texas. Materials include original video footage, window dubs, masters, and original sound. VHS reference viewing copies of Smithsonian Video Collection: "Creatures Great and Small" are found in Box 9.
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:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Insects  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-103, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-103
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-103

Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
12 cu. ft. (12 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Date:
1996-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 48 master 2" audio tape recordings of Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performances.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Listening 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:
Jazz  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-105, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-105
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-105

Productions

Topic:
Art of Organic Forms (Motion picture : 1969)
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1969-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "The Art of Organic Forms" and "Ode to the Pinniped." "Art of Organic Forms" is 10 minutes in length and accompanied an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History comparing organic and artistic forms. The film was completed in 1969. "Ode to the Pinniped" is 6 minutes and 50 seconds in length and was featured in the Life in the Sea Hall. The film is told in the style of Lewis Carroll (narrated by Cyril Ritchard) and explores the life and times of the pinniped family. It was completed in 1974. Materials for both films include original camera negatives, soundtracks, A and B rolls, and prints.
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:
Pinnipedia  Search this
Art and science  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-107, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-107
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-107

Productions

Topic:
Peril on the Sea (Motion picture : 1978)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1978
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "Peril on the Sea." This film, completed in 1978, is a compilation of maritime disasters as shown in Hollywood movies. It accompanied an exhibit in the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise and is 11 minutes and 50 seconds long. Materials include A and B rolls and prints.
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:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Marine accidents  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-108, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-108
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-108

Productions

Topic:
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2.08 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Date:
1982-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "Yorktown," produced by Guggenheim Productions Inc. with oversight from the Office of Telecommunications. The 28 minute film was completed and released in 1982, and was created to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown, the final battle of the American Revolution. The film features the bicentennial re-enactment of the battle. Materials include master soundtrack, 1/4" audiotapes; 16 mm release prints in both French and English, and one master is on 1" magnetic tape.
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:
United States -- History -- Revolution  Search this
Yorktown, Battle of, 1782  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-115, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-115
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-115

Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Date:
1988-1996, 1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of film, videotapes, and audio elements documenting Smithsonian orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version featured Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 16 mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, 1" magnetic audio tapes, 1/4" videotapes, Betacam tapes, and 3/4" U-matics. Also includes VIARC camera reports and logs.
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:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)  Search this
Information services -- User education  Search this
Interactive video  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-119, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-119
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-119

Productions

Topic:
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1979, 1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 16mm film and 1" videotape documenting the 1979 production, "Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," a companion film to the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution." The 28 minute film was a biography featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. The film won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement.
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:
Documentary films  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-120, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-120
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-120

Productions

Topic:
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
To Coexist: Diversity and Development (Video recording : 1989)
National Teleconference on Biodiversity (Video recording : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
3.08 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1986-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This collection is comprised of motion picture, video, and audio recordings of three productions regarding issues related to biodiversity, biotic communities, and the study of these systems. "To Coexist: Diversity and Development" was produced for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The 30-minute program depicts how development professionals can take biological diversity into account when planning their projects. "Diversity Endangered" is a 10-minute video production demonstrating the interrelatedness of living organisms and the part that man plays in disturbing or preserving the crucial balance. "National Teleconference on BioDiversity," held September 24, 1986, was Smithsonian's first live teleconference produced for the Directorate of International Activities. The final event of the four-day National Forum on BioDiversity was cosponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institution. This 2-hour program was telecast via satellite to more than a hundred downlink sites on university campuses nationwide.
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:
Biological diversity  Search this
Biotic communities  Search this
Meetings  Search this
Media programs -- Education  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-121, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-121
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Productions

Topic:
Northwest Indian Mask Making (Documentary film : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2.38 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1986-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 16mm film, 1" videotape and U-matic videotape documenting companion films to exhibitions in the National Museum of Natural History Hall of Indian and Eskimo Cultures. Working titles of films include: Potlatch "Box of Treasures," Potlatch "Strict Law," "Northwest Coastal Masks," "North West Coast Indian Masking," and Potlatch "Land of the War Canoes."
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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:
Documentary films  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-122, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-122
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1991-1994, 1997-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 82 video elements (Beta SP, Umatic, D2, 1" Magnetic); 6 audio elements (1/2", 1/4", 1" audiotapes); and 17 film elements (original 16mm) documenting documentary films supplementing the National Museum of American History exhibition, "American Encounters." "American Encounters" is a permanent exhibition commemorating the Columbus Quincentenary that chronicles the experiences, struggles, compromises, and eventual coexistence among American Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo-American people in the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico that began in 1539 with the arrival of Spanish soldiers and missionaries.

Smithsonian Productions created five short, complementary video programs in 1992 entitled, "Pueblo Resistance" (14:14); "Many Voices" (9:29); "Hispanic Resistance" (11:20); "Matachines Spanish: Bernalillo" (8:19); and "Matachines Indian: San Juan" (8:01). Productions staff created three additional 20 minute videos in 1994 entitled, "Only Death Will Take Me From This Place," a look at village life in northern New Mexico; "Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go," on the lowrider cars of New Mexico; and "Corn Is Who We Are," dealing with Pueblo Indian food.
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:
American Encounters (Video recording)  Search this
Corn Is Who We Are (Video recording : 1994)  Search this
Hispanic Resistance (Video recording : 1992)  Search this
Many Voices (Video recording : 1992)  Search this
Matachinas Indian: San Juan (Video recording : 1992)  Search this
Matachinas Spanish: Bernalillo (Video recording : 1992)  Search this
Only Death Will Take Me from This Place (Video recording : 1994)  Search this
Pueblo Resistance (Video recording : 1992)  Search this
Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go (Video recording : 1994)  Search this
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-123, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-123
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-123

Productions

Topic:
Search for the Tunguska Meteorite (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.58 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
1985, 1994-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of film, video, and audio elements documenting the educational production "Search for the Tunguska Meteorite." Materials include 9 film elements (release print, original dupe negative, opt. negative S/T, black & white second position print, preview print, and 16mm mag. S/T); 3 video elements (D2, Beta SP film transfers and dub); and 2 audio elements (1/4").
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:
Documentary films  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Media programs -- Education  Search this
Tunguska meteorite  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-124, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-124
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-124

Productions

Topic:
Recreation with the Muses: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences (Video recording : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of U-matic videotapes documenting two programs celebrating the opening of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art. The symposium "Recreation with the Muses: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences" (8 videotapes) was held on September 11, 1987, and organized by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies and the National Academy of Sciences. The Festschrift honoring Arthur M. Sackler was held on September 13, 1987.
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:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-125, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-125
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Productions

Topic:
Sikhote-Alin Meteorite (Motion picture : 1956)
Smithsonian Institution Missouri River Basin Survey (Motion picture)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Information  Search this
Extent:
1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 film box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Siberia (Russia)
Missouri River
Date:
1947-1965
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "Sikhote-Aline Meteorite" and "Smithsonian Institution Missouri River Basin Survey." Sikhote-Aline Meteorite" documents the meteorite between 1947, when it fell in Siberia, and 1950 and was produced by the Central Documentary Film Studio in Moscow in 1956. This film, or pieces of this film, were probably used to accompany an exhibition at the Smithsonian. "Smithsonian Institution Missouri River Basin Survey" was filmed by Waldo Rudolph Wedel, Archeologist, Division of Cultural Anthropology, and Warren W. Caldwell, Chief of the Missouri Basin Project, River Basin Surveys, documenting their work on the survey between 1947 and 1965. Materials include original camera rolls, duplicate negatives, and prints, all on 16 mm film.
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:
Sikhote-Alin meteorite  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-128, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Information, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-128
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1997-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 26 film cans (16mm OCN), 17 videos (Beta SP), and 14 audio elements (1/4" original audiotapes) documenting the Lemelson Center New Perspectives Program, "The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture." The program examined how the colors of the material world came to be; how the development of colors relates to products and technologies; and how designers, manufacturers, advertisers, and the media use colors to influence people's lives. Presentations were geared to all age levels, following the Lemelson Center's mission to bring together inventors, scholars, educators, and young people to further the knowledge of and support for invention and innovation.
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:
Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture (Documentary film : 1998)  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-129, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-129
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-129

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