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Extent:
11.38 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1991-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of film, video, and audio elements which document the production of several documentary films that supplemented 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); "Matachinas Spanish: Bernalillo" (8:19); and "Matachinas 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. Some copies of some programs are available in the Reference Library.
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
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
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Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-231, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-231
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-231