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Interviews and Documentaries

Collection Creator:
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet (Boxes 8-10, FC 34-36)
11.09 Gigabytes (ER01-ER02)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1970-2009
Scope and Contents:
This series includes Toshiko Takaezu interview transcripts and recordings, documentaries, television programs, and a few exhibition and event recordings. Events include award ceremonies and workshops led by Toshiko Takaezu. Most of the material is about Toshiko Takaezu, her studio, and her artwork, but a few recordings feature other artists or ceramics in general. This series contains a wide variety of audiovisual formats from videocassettes to sound cassettes, 16mm film reels, U-matic tapes, and born digital recordings.
Arrangement:
The material in this series has been broadly arranged into groups according to the following categories: interviews, documentaries, tv broadcasts, event recordings, exhibition recordings, and other recordings.
Collection Restrictions:
The glaze recipes in the studio practice files are access restricted; written permission is required to view these documents. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Toshiko Takaezu papers, circa 1925-circa 2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.takatosh, Series 3
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Toshiko Takaezu papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw901c6916f-021b-4df4-8638-c8ecfd0a7275
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-takatosh-ref3

Black in Latin America / presented and written by Henry Louis Gates Jr. ; produced and directed by Ricardo Pollack ; a production of Inkwell Films, Wall to Wall Media LTD and Thirteen in association with WNET.org

Screenwriter:
Gates, Henry Louis Jr.  Search this
Film director:
Pollack, Ricardo  Search this
Petterle, Diene  Search this
Trachtman, Ilana  Search this
Cinematographer:
Smith, Graham  Search this
Film editor:
Carey, Joe  Search this
Follows, Nick  Search this
Jones, Lisa M.  Search this
Composer:
D'Oliveira, Miguel  Search this
Author:
PBS Distribution (Firm)  Search this
Inkwell Films (Firm)  Search this
Wall to Wall (Firm)  Search this
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Place:
Latin America
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Black people--Race identity  Search this
Black people  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Civilization  Search this
African influences  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
video 001503
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081549

Science on American Television: A History

Author:
LaFollette, Marcel C (Marcel Chotkowski)  Search this
Subject:
Sagan, Carl 1934-1996  Search this
Davis, Watson  Search this
Wolper, David L  Search this
Science Service  Search this
Smithsonian World (Television Program)  Search this
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages: 316; Page numbers: 1-306
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
1984-1991
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Television  Search this
Television broadcasting  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Public television  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Publisher:
Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13664

Science on the Air: popularizers and personalities on radio and early television

Author:
LaFollette, Marcel C (Marcel Chotkowski)  Search this
Subject:
Davis, Watson  Search this
Radio Smithsonian  Search this
Science Service  Search this
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages: 314; Page numbers: 1-294
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Television  Search this
Television broadcasting  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Public television  Search this
Communication in science  Search this
Radio  Search this
Broadcasting  Search this
Publisher:
Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13665

Productions

Topic:
X-Ray Mega Airport (Television series)
Paris Terror Attack: Charlie Hebdo (Television program)
Million Dollar American Princesses (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Major League Legends (Television series)
Predator Road Trip (Television series)
Supercar Superbuild (Television series)
Alaska Aircrash Investigations (Television series)
Aerial America (Television series)
David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies (Television series)
Flying Monsters with David Attenborough (Television program)
Secrets (Television series)
Sports Detectives (Television series)
Inside Buckingham Palace (Television series)
Micro Monsters with David Attenborough (Television series)
The Queen at 90 (Television program)
Air Warriors (Television series)
Great Snakes (Television program)
World's Biggest Beasts (Television program)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Hell Below (Television series)
Hunting the Hammerhead (Television program)
Viper Queens (Television program)
Dragon Island (Television program)
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima (Television program)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-054, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-054
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-054

Production Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Telling Lives: the biographer's art (Monograph)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1976-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the records of Jean B. Quinnette, secretary to the Director of the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1974-1976; Assistant Production Coordinator, 1977; Production Coordinator, 1978-1979; Telecommunications Specialist, 1980-1985; and Audio Visual Production Specialist, 1986-1994. Records document work on OTC productions, which include "Telling Lives: The Art of Biography," "National Collection of Fine Arts: Legacy Film Project," "Frank Lloyd Wright Film," "Visiting Nurse Project," and "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS). Consists of production proposals, contracts, treatment scripts, funding information, and activities reports; personal research notes; correspondence and memoranda; articles and other literature pertaining to finished productions; staff and historical photographs; letters of public inquiry; audiotape and slides from the Educational Outreach Slide Show; and information concerning the Biodiversity Teleconference.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Nurses  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-003
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-003

Smithsonian World, Records

Topic:
American Dream at Groton (Television program : 1988)
American Pie (Television program : 1986)
A Certain Age (Television program : 1991)
Crossing the Distance (Television program : 1984)
Designs for Living (Television program : 1984)
Desk in the Jungle (Television program : 1985)
Doors of Perception (Television program : 1991)
The Elephant on the Hill (Television program : 1991)
Filling in the Blanks (Television program : 1984)
From Information to Wisdom (Television program : 1991)
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (Television program : 1991)
Heroes and the Test of Time (Television program : 1985)
Islam (Television program : 1987)
The Last Flower (Television program : 1984)
The Living Smithsonian (Television program : 1988)
Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits (Television program : 1990)
On the Shoulders of Giants (Television program : 1986)
The Promise of the Land (Television program : 1987)
The Quantum Universe (Television program : 1990)
Selling the Dream (Television program : 1991)
Speaking Without Words (Television program : 1984)
Tales of Human Dawn (Television program : 1990)
Time and Light (Television program : 1984)
A Usable Past (Television program : 1984)
The Vever Affair (Television program : 1989)
Voices of Latin America (Television program : 1987)
The Way We Wear (Television program : 1988)
Web of Life (Television program : 1989)
Where None Has Gone Before (Television program : 1985)
The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Television program : 1986)
Zoo (Television program : 1990)
Smithsonian Treasures (Television program : 1987-1988)
Extent:
99.46 cu. ft. (97 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of production elements and records, maintained by Sandra Wentworth Bradley, created for "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced by WETA-TV for broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service. The series consisted of 6 seasons, each with 5-7 episodes. Each episode ran approximately 1 hour. Season 1 (1984-1985) episodes include "Time and Light;" "Crossing the Distance;" "Speaking Without Words;" "Designs for Living;" "Filling in the Blanks;" "The Last Flower;" and "Desk in the Jungle." Season 2 (1985-1986) episodes include "Heroes and the Test of Time;" "A Usable Past;" "Where None Has Gone Before;" "On the Shoulders of Giants;" and "American Pie." Season 3 (1986-1987) episodes include "The Wyeths: A Father and His Family;" "Voices of Latin America;" "The Elephant on the Hill;" "The Promise of the Land;" and "Islam." Season 4 (1988-1989) episodes include "The Living Smithsonian;" "American Dream at Groton;" "The Way We Wear;" "Web of Life;" and "The Vever Affair." Season 5 (1990) episodes include "Zoo;" "A Moveable Feast;" "Tales of the Human Dawn;" Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits;" and "The Quantum Universe." Season 6 (1991) episodes include "Gender: The Enduring Paradox;" "Selling the Dream;" "From Information to Wisdom;" "A Certain Age;" and "Doors of Perception." This accession also includes records documenting episodes that were never completed and "Smithsonian Treasures," one and two hour versions of "Smithsonian World" that were created for commercial television.

Production records include budget reports, copyright records, intellectual property records, interview transcripts, editing logs, notebooks, scripts, production bibles, credits information, research files, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, and related materials. Production elements include narration, dialogue, music, and related materials, for each episode, on 16 mm and, for promos, on videotape. This accession also includes final productions on a variety of videotape formats.
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:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Television in education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Humanities -- Study and teaching  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-164, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Smithsonian World, Records
Identifier:
Accession 91-164
See more items in:
Smithsonian World, Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-164

Production Records

Topic:
University of the Air (Proposed television program)
Smithsonian Project Discovery (Proposed television program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Extent:
18.58 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1985-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edward W. Bastian, project manager and director for University of the Air. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, prospectus, reports, research information, budgets, illustrations, photographs, scripts, articles, newspaper clippings, audio tape recordings of music, video discs, and marketing information. Also included are information files maintained by OTC on Smithsonian museums, bureaus, staff, and miscellaneous topics.
Historical Note:
In 1986, the Smithsonian Institution began planning two major educational television projects. University of the Air, a joint project of the Smithsonian, WETA Television, and Adrian Malone Productions, proposed to investigate the lives of major twentieth century intellectuals and the basic themes that connected their work. In 1988, the title of the project was changed to Smithsonian Project Discovery. The Buried Mirror was a proposed ten-part television series on the history and culture of Iberia and Latin America to be produced by Malone Gill Productions in association with the Smithsonian. Both projects were terminated because of funding difficulties.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 594
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0594

Production Records

Topic:
Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution (Motion picture : c. 1981)
John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive (Documentary film : 1981)
Maine Coast (Documentary film : c. 1982)
Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants (Motion picture : c. 1981)
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : c. 1979)
Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
Flue-Cured Tobacco Culture (Documentary film : c. 1983)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Census: Accounting for the Nation (Motion picture : 1974)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Ghosts of Forever (Motion picture : c. 1982)
Who Would Have Thought? (Proposed documentary film : 1970)
Giant Panda Story (Motion picture : c. 1974)
Shells and the Animals Inside (Motion picture : 1978)
Columbus and His Time (Motion picture : 1976)
Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila wa-Dimnah (Motion picture : 1982)
Tradition in Western Civilization (Documentary film : 1978)
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982)
Security (Motion picture : 1981)
Berlin Airlift (Motion picture : 1984)
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980)
Consequences of Cultural Adaptation (Motion picture : c. 1973)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
FDR: The Intimate Presidency (Motion picture : 1982)
Field to Factory: The Urban North, 1915-1940 (Motion picture : 1987)
Web of Life (Motion picture : 1973)
Full Speed Ahead (Motion picture : 1978)
Gilgamesh (Motion picture : 1978)
City of the Dead (Documentary film : 1978)
Peril on the Sea (Motion picture : 1978)
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976)
Predator and the Prey (Motion picture : 1973)
Sharing a Lifestyle (Motion picture : 1973)
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Smithsonian World (Television program)
Man's Use of the Earth (Motion picture : 1973)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1967-1987, 1991-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications, documenting the planning, development, and execution of film, video, and television productions for general release, for accompaniment to exhibitions and exhibition halls, for training, and for television spots. Film, video, and television productions for general release include Smithsonian Video Collection; American Picture Palaces; Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million Years of Evolution; John Bull; Maine Coast; Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants; Smithsonian World; Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation; Quadrangle; Flue-Cured Tobacco Culture; The Big Cats and How They Came to Be; Indiana Engine Retrieval; Census: Accounting for the Nation; Enter Life; Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories; The Ghosts of Forever; Who Would Have Thought?; The Giant Panda Story; Shells and the Animals Inside; Columbus and His Time; Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna; and Reunions: Memories of an American Experience.

Films and videos accompanied American Sailor, 1984-1985; Harry S. Truman Centennial: The Berlin Airlift, 1984; Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 in 1980; Hall of Dynamic Evolution, beginning in 1979; Hall of Paleontology, beginning in 1982; FDR: The Intimate Presidency, 1982; Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940, beginning in 1987; Festival of American Folklife; Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, beginning in 1978; the Communication Exhibition, beginning in 1977; Hall of Western Civilization, beginning in 1978; and It All Depends: How Man Affects and is Affected by his Natural Environment. Training films and videos include Communication and Security.

Materials include memoranda, correspondence, video proposals, scripts, interview transcripts, production and post-production schedules, computer editing forms, story boards, roll logs, budget summaries and expense reports, orders and requisitions for supplies and services, travel vouchers, invoices, notes, mailing lists for premieres, publications with articles about videos, clippings, press releases, fact sheets, copies of contracts, color and black and white negatives and transparencies of credits, and research materials.

See accession 01-230 for a 16 mm distribution print of the "Mirror of Kings:...".
Topic:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-203, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-203
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-203

Production Records

Topic:
Inside Meteorites (Television production)
Japan's Ceramic Heritage (Television production)
Strike Up the Bandstand (Television production)
That's Entertainment (Television production)
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television production)
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television production)
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television production)
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television program)
Advertising: Yesterday and Today (Television production)
Black Wings (Television production)
Air and Space Anniversary (Television production)
Corals in Captivity (Television production)
Smithsonian Holiday (Television production)
King Herod's Dream (Television production)
New Deal Murals (Television production)
On the Air (Television production)
Zoo Vets (Television production)
Brush of Innocence (Television production)
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television production)
Holiday Celebration (Television production)
Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television production)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1981-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and execution of television productions for the "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS) series. Also included are developmental materials for ideas that were not carried through to a full production, as well as material relating to singular projects unrelated to HATS. Subject matter for the HATS series were wide and varied, including: orchids, Frank Lloyd Wright, insects, aviation, kites, ballooning, Duke Ellington, jewelry, and the National Zoo.

The "Here at the Smithsonian" series was aired nationwide over the Public Broadcasting System between 1982-1989. Productions were created to highlight and or record significant Smithsonian anniversaries and events, holidays, special projects, major exhibitions, or areas of unique or special interest.

Some of the earliest records may have been created by Ann Carroll who served as Series Producer for HATS (1981-1985; volumes I-IV). However, the bulk of the records were created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio Visual Production Specialist, and Series Producer for HATS (1986-1989; volumes V-VIII). Please note that Carroll and Meehan acted as producers on both the series and segment level during the time of the series.

Materials include contracts, correspondence, editing logs, memoranda, notes, research material, scripts, and tape logs.

NOTE: See accession 00-132 for the video tapes of the above referenced productions.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Corals  Search this
Papermaking  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Kites  Search this
Ballooning  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Exhibition catalogs
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-114, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-114
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-114

Production Records

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Smithsonian Quest (Television program : 1986)
Science in American Life (Video recording : c. 1992)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
Smithsonian Minutes (Television program : c. 1995)
Smithsonian video collection
Last Wheel Works (Motion picture : 1974)
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf (Video recording : 1982)
What in the World (Television program : 1977)
Extent:
3.90 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; and Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; performer's licenses; production logs; contracts and releases; music cue sheets; blueprints; interview transcripts; grant information; audio scripts; photographs and slides; drawings; budget summaries; meeting agenda; proposals; and information on the Smithsonian Video Collection.

Productions documented in these records include "Piano Grand!," "Black Radio: Telling it Like it Was," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "The Sawyer and His Mill," "Creatures Great and Small," "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "The Last Wheel Works," "Smithsonian Quest," "Smithsonian World," "Yorktown," "The First Ladies," "Engines of Change," "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "Piano 300," "Jazz Smithsonian," "What in the World," "Science in American Life," "Jazz in Paris: 1914-1940," and "Smithsonian Minutes."
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Budget  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-208, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-208
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-208

Productions

Topic:
Air Disasters (Television series)
Bible Hunters: The Search for the Truth (Television program)
Bible Hunters: Hidden in the Sands (Television program)
Gospel of Jesus' Wife (Television program)
Malaysia 370: The Plane that Vanished (Television program)
Mighty Planes (Television series)
Mighty Ships (Television series)
Museum Secrets Revealed (Television series)
Mystical Journey: Kumbh Mela (Television program)
Perfect Runner (Television program)
Planes, Cranes and Rockets (Television program)
Rocking the Opera House: Dr. John (Television program)
Secrets of the Third Reich (Television series)
Seriously Amazing Objects (Television series)
Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz (Television program)
Space Voyages (Television series)
Stranded: Alpine Airplane Crash (Television program)
The Day Kennedy Died (Television program)
The Incredible Bionic Man (Television program)
The Teacher Who Defied Hitler (Television program)
Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine (Television program)
When Lions Attack (Television program)
Wild Burma (Television series)
Extent:
0.36 cu. ft. (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Date:
2014
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Digital versatile discs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-042, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-042
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-042

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)
Extent:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Marketing Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Electronic records
Date:
1974-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the activities of Martha Knouss, Marketing Manager, with earlier records dating back to when Knouss was Marketing Assistant for the Office of Telecommunications. Materials include Knouss' correspondence and memoranda; meeting minutes of the Smithsonian Marketing Committee; program news releases, schedules, and fact sheets; carriage reports; video listings; special events and conference information; budget summaries; public inquiries; production brochures, logos, and promotional information; and photographs of staff members. Some television and radio productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," "Folk Masters," and "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America."
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Special events  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-094, Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-094
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-094

Marketing Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Sound recordings
Date:
1979-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the marketing activities of Smithsonian Productions, with earlier records dating back to when the office was known as the Office of Telecommunications. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Denise Freeland, Marketing Coordinator, and Martha Knouss, Marketing Manager; budget summaries; press kits and carriage promotion information; production scripts, fact sheets, and promotional information; public inquiries; press releases; program subscriber lists; articles pertaining to productions and related matters; photographs and contact sheet of Smithsonian Productions staff, on-site shoots, symposiums, and special performances; subscriber questionnaire and survey forms; production graphic design samples; fund raising and video mailer project information; and information regarding Hispanic media. Some television and radio productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "Jazz Smithsonian," "Folk Masters," and "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists."
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-096, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-096
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-096

Productions

Topic:
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Extent:
9.96 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-101

Production Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Video Collection
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
Maine Coast (Documentary film : c. 1982)
Extent:
6.5 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1971-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Video Collection projects as well as film and television productions. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects; Lisa H. Kaiser, Production Researcher; Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Media Project Development Specialist; and Michele Turner, Associate Producer. Also includes production slides, photographs, edit logs, scripts, interviews, music selections, and end credits; press releases; budget summaries; contracts; and research articles. Some productions documented in these records include "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," "The Flying Machines," "American Picture Palaces," and "Maine Coast."
Topic:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-118, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-118
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-118

Productions

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Definitive Treaty of Peace Between Great Britain and the United States (1783 September 3)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
United States -- History. Revolution, 1775-1783
Date:
circa 1976-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory," "Work of Peace," and "Yorktown."

"Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition" accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was narrated by James Whitmore. In 1976, the film won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, and, in 1978, it won four Emmy Awards.

"Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," produced in 1979, is a companion film to the exhibition "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of American History. 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.

"Work of Peace" is a 30 minute television program about the Treaty of Paris of 1783. The program had its national premiere on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network. It won the Silver Medal at 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.

"Yorktown" was 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 videotapes, a reel-to-reel audiotape, and reels of 16 mm film and soundtrack. Some materials are masters.
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:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Yorktown, Battle of, 1782.  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-207, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-207
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-207

Productions

Topic:
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films featuring the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist in the Department of Botany and the Marine Systems Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and filmed by Karen Loveland, Producer in the Office of Telecommunications.

"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" is a 60 minute film produced in 1989 and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the Marine Systems Laboratory and Space Biosphere Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's ecosystems.

"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs and focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival.

"Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources" is a 30 minute version of "The Sea." It was produced in 1985 and distributed for educational purposes.

"Exploring Marine Ecosystems" is the collective name for six short videos that accompanied the exhibition of the same name in the Life in the Sea Hall at NMNH. They were added to the exhibition in 1995.

Materials include videotapes, many of which are masters. Some materials are in electronic format.
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:
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-208, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-208
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-208

Productions

Topic:
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1992)
Extent:
9.18 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 tall document box) (20 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Tenryƫ-shi (Japan)
Date:
1990-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." This documentary was produced in 1992 by Executive Producers Paul B. Johnson and Toshio Murayama; Senior Producer Laura T. Schneider; and Co-producer John W. Hiller in association with Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha and presented by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. The documentary allows viewers to experience the secrets of Japanese gardens and their influence on Japanese society today and features both traditional and contemporary Japanese gardens including those of the legendary Moss Temple of Saihoji, Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu), Tenryu-shi, the Ken Domon Museum of Photography (Domon Ken Kinenkan), and Sogetsu Hall. Both an English and a Japanese language version were produced. The documentary won an Emmy. Materials include original camera rolls, soundtracks, internegatives, A and B rolls, dubs, and related materials on film and videotape.
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:
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-210, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-210
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-210

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