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Audiovisual Records, 1970-1988

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Date:
1970
1970-1988
Topic:
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Advertising, Public service  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01807
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Audiovisual Records 1970-1988 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Exhibitions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381295

Production Records, 1984, 1991-1992, 1997-2001

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits and Public Services Department Exhibits Division  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1984
1984-2001
1984, 1991-1992, 1997-2001
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01158
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Production Records 1984, 1991-1992, 1997-2001 [National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Exhibits and Public Services Department Exhibits Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247263

Administrative Records, 1973-2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Subject:
Cherkezian, Nazaret  Search this
Johnson, Paul B  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Division of Performing Arts  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Date:
1973
1973-2002
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television--Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01263
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Administrative Records 1973-2002 [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252393

Audiovisual Records, 1995-2015

Creator:
Lemelson Center  Search this
Physical description:
30 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Electronic records
Compact discs
Videotapes
Date:
1995
1995-2015
Topic:
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01130
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Audiovisual Records 1995-2015 [Lemelson Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246623

Production Records, 1876, 1963-2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Subject:
Webb, Jacqueline Gales  Search this
Cherkezian, Nazaret  Search this
Quinnette, Jean B  Search this
Freeland, Denise  Search this
Johnson, Paul B  Search this
Brownstein, Elizabeth Smith 1930-  Search this
Meehan, John P  Search this
Loveland, Karen  Search this
Tyler, John  Search this
Kaiser, Lisa H  Search this
Turner, Michele  Search this
Schneider, Laura T  Search this
Paulson, John R  Search this
Bradley, Sandra Wentworth  Search this
Physical description:
143.84 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
26.33 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Drawings
Floor plans
Video recordings
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Brochures
Exhibition catalogs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Picture postcards
Serials (publications)
Floppy disks
Date:
1963
1963-2002
1876, 1963-2002
Topic:
Budget  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Television--Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00518
Restrictions & Rights:
Records less than 15 years old with sensitive materials. Restricted for 15 years to researchers with written permission from the Chief Information Officer. Contact reference staff for details
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Production Records 1876, 1963-2002 [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_227457

Intellectual Property Records, 1995-2002

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1995
1995-2002
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television--Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00077
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted to researchers with written permission from the Chief Technology Officer. Contact reference staff for details
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Intellectual Property Records 1995-2002 [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229700

Audiovisual Records

Creator::
Lemelson Center  Search this
Extent:
29 cu. ft. (27 record storage boxes) (4 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Middle East -- Social conditions
Date:
1995-2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, symposia, and general activities used for broadcast. Major programs documented within this collection include "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize;" "Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man;" "Reinventing the Wheel: The Continuing Evolution of the Bicycle;" "Crossroads: Historical Perspectives on Topics Related to September 11;" "Invention at Play;" "Inventing for the Environment;" "The Inventor and the Innovative Society;" "The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture;" "Cultures of Innovation;" "Sound, Light, Edison! Celebrating 150 Years of Invention;" "She's Got It! Women Inventors and Their Inspirations;" "Mind's Eye, Mind's Invention: Chuck Hoberman's Unfolding Structures and the Math Behind Them;" "Electric Guitar: Its Makers and Its Players;" "The Copenhagen Interpretation: Science and History on Stage;" and "From Frying Pan to Flying V: The Rise of the Electric Guitar." Materials include participant releases, color photographs and transparencies, audio and video recordings, transcripts, agendas, flyers, and program brochures. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Workshops (Adult education)  Search this
Conference proceedings  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Nobel prizes  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001  Search this
Terrorism -- Psychological aspects  Search this
Islam  Search this
Flags -- United States  Search this
Epidemics  Search this
Inventions -- United States -- History  Search this
Technological innovations  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Electric guitar  Search this
Color  Search this
Women inventors  Search this
Racial profiling in law enforcement  Search this
Quantum theory  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-092, Lemelson Center, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-092
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-092

Productions

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Videotapes
Place:
Mississippi River
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1998-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." Better known as "River of Song," this project combined a television series, radio series, and 2-disc compact disc. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through live performances and intimate discussions with musicians along the course of the Mississippi River. The 4-part television series aired on the Public Broadcasting Service beginning in January 1999. It takes viewers on a musical journey from the headwaters in northern Minnesota to the river's mouth in the Gulf of Mexico, creating a portrait of the American musician along the way. All scenes were shot live on location and feature musicians that represent the regional culture. The 7-part radio series aired on Public Radio International affiliates beginning in January 1999. The radio series is similar in content to the television series and is hosted by Ani DiFranco. The 2-CD set consists of 36 tracks of live recordings from 1995 through 1997. The CDs feature contemporary musicians who have forged their styles out of the rich musical heritage found along the banks of the Mississippi River. The CDs were distributed through Smithsonian Folkways beginning in 1998. Materials in this accession include originals, production masters, archives, narration, sound mixes, distribution copies, and promotional copies. Additional and detailed information about these productions may be found at The River of Song Project website at http://www.pbs.org/riverofsong/.
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
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-099, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-099
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-099

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Date:
1987-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Betacam videotapes, 1/4" audiotapes, cassette recordings, videodiscs, and digital audiotapes documenting the Smithsonian Video Collection production of "The First Ladies," an educational video about the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles. The video also documents the Smithsonian Institution's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings, and includes an interview with Margaret Brown Klapthor, Curator Emeritus of Political History. 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/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
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-059, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 03-059
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-059

Productions

Topic:
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden (Video recording : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden." This 10-minute video recording was produced for use in an exhibition of the same name at the National Museum of American History. Materials include camera reels on Betacam SP and 3/4" U-matic videotapes and a final copy and B-roll on VHS.
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 -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-043, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-043
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-043

Production Records

Creator::
National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits and Public Services Department. Exhibits Division  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1984, 1991-1992, 1997-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting videos, IMAX films, and slide shows which the Exhibits Division produced or helped to create for exhibitions, special events, promotion of the Dulles extension, and general distribution. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, scripts, and copies of intellectual property.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Special events  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion picture film  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-092, National Air and Space Museum. Exhibits and Public Services Department. Exhibits Division, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-092
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-092

Productions

Topic:
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Duke Ellington, American Musician (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1989-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington," and "Duke Ellington, American Musician." "Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington" accompanied the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition, "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington." The video, completed in 1993, runs 16 minutes. "Duke Ellington, American Musician" accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The video, completed in 1989, runs approximately 25 minutes. Materials for these productions include source tapes, protection masters, submasters, dubmasters, and edited 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
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-210, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-210
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-210

Productions

Topic:
American Abstraction 1930-1945: The Artists Speak (Documentary film : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "American Abstraction 1930-1945: The Artists Speak." This 30-minute interactive videodisc was completed in 1989 to enrich the National Museum of American Art exhibition, "Patricia and Philip Frost Collection: American Abstraction 1930-1945." Materials include interviews, portfolios, stills, masters, edited master, transfers, and dub 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
Art, Abstract -- United States  Search this
Artists  Search this
Interactive video  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-204, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-204
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-204

Productions

Topic:
Museum accessibility for the visually impaired visitor (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
1981, 1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videos documenting accessibility training for Smithsonian Institution staff. "Museum Accessibility for the Visually Impaired Visitor," completed in 1981, was used as a staff training video. Other materials in this accession are videotapes of staff accessibility training seminars. Materials include a dub and a final production of "Museum Accessibility for the Visually Impaired" and original footage of training seminars.
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:
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Employees -- Training of  Search this
Seminars  Search this
Instructional videos  Search this
Museums and people with disabilities  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-212, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-212
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-212

Productions

Topic:
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio and video recordings created during the production of the video, "The Reel Jungle." "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Materials include film transfers, mix, narration, master, safety master, protection master, and 8-track.
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:
Rain forests  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-206, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-206
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-206

Productions

Topic:
Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights (Motion picture : 1973)
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Video recording : 1988)
Life and Times of Richard Allen (Video recording : 1990)
Harlem Renaissance (Video recording : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oklahoma -- History
Date:
1973, 1986, 1988, 1990, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "Life and Times of Richard Allen;" and "Harlem Renaissance." "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," produced in 1973, deals with the history of African Americans in Oklahoma. The Smithsonian Institution may have repurposed all or part of this production from an Oklahoma television station. "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" is a videotape of a live teleconference of the same name held on March 16, 1988. "Life and Times of Richard Allen" accompanied an exhibition at the Anacostia Museum in 1990. Richard Allen was the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. "Harlem Renaissance" is a 15 minute film produced in 1986. It accompanied an Anacostia Neighborhood Museum exhibition of the same name. Materials include negatives, soundtracks, source tapes, masters, and related materials on film, videotape, and magnetic tape. Materials also include a videotape of exterior footage of the Anacostia Museum.
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:
African Americans  Search this
African Americans -- Civil rights  Search this
African Americans -- Religion  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Constitutional history  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-084, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-084
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-084

Productions

Topic:
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian video collection
Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection
Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth (Video recording : 1989)
Insects: The Little Things That Run the World (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies: Symbols of a Nation (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videodiscs
Date:
1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of laserdiscs from the Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection. The Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection tells the stories behind the Smithsonian Institution's greatest art, history, and science collections, and introduces the curators of its unique possessions and hidden treasures. Titles from the Collection in this accession include "Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth;" "Insects: The Little Things That Run the World;" "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo;" "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video;" and "First Ladies: Symbols for a Nation." All titles are approximately 60 minutes long and were released on laserdisc in 1989. Some titles were later reformatted and released as part of the Smithsonian Video Collection.

"Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth" is narrated by James Whitmore and compares the dinosaurs of the movies to the real story as told by scientists. The program features an excavation in progress and the National Museum of Natural History, Hall of Paleontology. "Insects: The Little Things That Run the World" is narrated by James Earl Jones and demonstrates the stunning ways insects have evolved and adapted to survive for eons while so many other animals have become extinct, and why scientists consider insects to be the most successful living organism on earth. The program features the National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo as well as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the National Zoological Park. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" takes viewers on a magical tour of the Smithsonian Institution's living animal collection and focuses on scientific study and conservation. The program features the National Zoological Park. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" takes viewers behind the scenes to the spectacular gem and mineral collection. The program features the National Museum of Natural History, Gem and Mineral Hall. "First Ladies: Symbols for a Nation" allows viewers to learn what it is really like to be a First Lady. The program features Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower as well as the National Museum of American History, Hall of First Ladies.
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:
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Insects  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Gems  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Dinosaurs in motion pictures  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videodiscs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-154, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-154
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-154

Productions

Topic:
Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring (Video recording : 1985)
Place of Dreams (Motion picture : 1978)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
To Fly! (Motion picture : 1976)
Uncovering the Earth (Video recording : 1986)
Uncovering the Earth (Video recording : 1992)
Berlin Airlift (Motion picture : 1984)
Air & Space (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
United States -- History
Date:
1976, 1978-1979, 1986, 1992, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Place of Dreams;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience;" "To Fly!;" "Uncovering the Earth;" and "Berlin Airlift." "Place of Dreams" features a close-up look at the National Air and Space Museum's unparalleled collection, displays from the museum's exhibit halls, early newsfilm of flight's pioneers, and vintage photographs. It serves as both a history of modern flight's sung and unsung heroes and a celebration of the museum building and its collections. The hour-long television program is hosted by Cliff Robertson and aired on the Public Broadcasting Service on December 13, 1978, the 75th anniversary of manned flight. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7-minute film that most likely accompanied an exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum.

"Reunions: Memories of an American Experience" features General James Harold Doolittle's early air racing experiences and visits with Gustav Tafel, homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturer. Both men represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. The 1979 production also features Burgess Meredith, Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Donald S. Lopez. "To Fly!" is a joint project between the IMAX Corporation and the National Air and Space Museum. It was first released in 1976 and then rereleased for its twentieth anniversary in 1996. "Uncovering the Earth" accompanied the National Air and Space Museum exhibit "Looking at Earth." A 5-minute video was first produced in 1986. In 1992, the film was redone and a 10-minute version replaced the original. "Berlin Airlift" was produced in 1984 and likely accompanied an exhibition. Also in this accession are materials related to the Air & Space Magazine. Materials in this accession include release prints, masters, interviews, and related materials. Also included is a press release for "Place of Dreams."
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 -- Collection management  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Aeronautics -- History  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Flight  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Astronautical museums  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Homeopathy  Search this
Pharmacists  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-080, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-080
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-080

Productions

Topic:
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Place:
Caribbean Area
Virgin Islands
Bahamas
Turks and Caicos Islands
Belize
Date:
1984-1985, 1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" and other films associated with the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Life in the Sea Hall. "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by PBS. It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs filmed in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Belize, and it focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the NMNH 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. Materials include a master, dubbing masters, a film transfer master, and related materials on 1" magnetic tape and 3/4" U-matic videotape.
Restrictions:
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Topic:
Coral reefs and islands  Search this
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-047, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-047
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-047

Productions

Topic:
Museums: Where Learning is Fun (Motion picture)
Around the Clock at the Smithsonian (Motion picture : 1970)
Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma (Motion picture : 1972)
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982)
Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants (Motion picture : 1980)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1970, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1996, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of films and videotapes related to educational programming. Productions include "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian;" "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma;" "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" and "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants." "Museums: Where Learning is Fun" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education on an unknown date. "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1970. It is 28 minutes in length and presents a typical day of activities at Smithsonian Institution museums. "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1972. It is 28 minutes in length and explores the role of museums in modern society. The film features Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley. "Communication: It's More Than Sound" was produced in 1982 as a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing impaired visitors. It is 9 minutes, 18 seconds in length. "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants" was produced in 1980 and describes the process of creating artificial plant life for museum exhibitions. Materials include release prints on 16 mm and final copies and dubs on U-matic S. Materials also include a final mix on 16 mm for "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" an audio protection copy on 1/4" audiotape for "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" sync audio on 1/4" audiotape for "Leaf Making;" an original master of an interview regarding accessibility on DAT; and U-matic S videotapes related to other educational outreach efforts.
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
Museum exhibits  Search this
Hearing impaired  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-075, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-075
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-075

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