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Audiovisual Records, 1995-2022

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
1995-2022
Topic:
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01130
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Audiovisual Records 1995-2022 [Lemelson Center]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_246623

Production Records

Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
circa 1989-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Lee Woodman, a former Audio-Visual Production Specialist, 1985-1990, and Manager of Multimedia Projects, 1990-1996, for the Office of Telecommunications that, in 1995, was reorganized as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions. The records consist of correspondence and memoranda documenting audio-visual and interactive video productions for Smithsonian exhibitions and the visitor center; scripts; press releases and articles; and budgetary information, proposals, and multimedia contracts.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-061, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-061
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-061

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
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0594

Production Records

Topic:
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
Downhome Blues (Video recording : 1993)
Montserrat (Video recording : 1991)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Uptown Blues (Video recording : 1993)
Crow Fair (Video recording : 1991)
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1988-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Lee Woodman-Cioffi, Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1985- . Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, and notes documenting OTC audio-visual productions such as "Downhome & Uptown Blues," "Diversity Endangered," "Buried Mirror," "Crow Affair," "Montserrat," "Reel Jungle," and "Science in American Life." In addition there are slides, budgetary information, program designs, and contracts.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Drawings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-010, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-010
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-010

Productions

Topic:
Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Latino Voices: Artists and Community (Videotape : 1996)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1981-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American Art and its predecessor, the National Collection of Fine Arts, that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its staff, collections, exhibitions, and projects. Some materials document the Renwick Gallery which was administered by the National Museum of American Art. Materials include masters, original footage, final productions, and related materials on magnetic tape, 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:
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-008, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-008
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-008

Productions

Topic:
Outdoor Sculpture: Preserving the Hirshhorn Museum's Collection (Video recording : 1985)
A Life of Its Own (Documentary film : 1984)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1974, 1984-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its collections. Materials include original footage, a film transfer, a dub, final productions, and related materials on videotapes and videotape reels.
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:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-011, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-011
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-011

Audiovisual Records

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

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
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-203

Productions

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

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

Due to the long run of the series, different individuals were associated with the various functions including series producer, segment producer, and narrator. Those playing the largest roles in the development and refinement of Here At The Smithsonian were Ann Carroll (series producer, Volumes I - IV) and John P. Meehan (series producer Volumes V - VIII).
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Corals  Search this
Kites  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Audio-visual materials  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Reptiles  Search this
Insects  Search this
Squid  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 00-132
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-132

Production Records

Topic:
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1985-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Lee Woodman-Cioffi, Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1985- . The records pertain to the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) orientation and interactive touch program; OTC productions, such as "Biodiversity Teleconference," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Reel Jungle;" and development of a Research at the Smithsonian interactive program on "Behind the Scenes Research at the Smithsonian," which did not get funded. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; interactive video, theater, and shooting edit logs; video scripts; design concepts for the VIARC orientation and interactive touch program; budgetary information; personal research notes; blueprints for the Visitor Center; production proposals; preliminary and master tape shot lists for thirty second video segments; color code lists for Betacams; shoot permissions (release forms); and photographs of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-070, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-070
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-070

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
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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
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-208

Productions

Topic:
From Clay to Kiln (Motion picture : 1968)
City of the Dead (Documentary film : 1978)
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf (Video recording : 1982)
Welcome to Whipple (Video recording)
Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes (Documentary film)
Eruption of Kilauea (Documentary film)
Volcano Surtsey (Documentary film)
Volcano - Original Footage (Documentary film)
Starfish (Documentary film : 1970)
Magnificent Voyagers (Documentary film)
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Shells and the Animals Inside (Motion picture : 1978)
Kaleidoscope of Cowries (Motion picture : 1978)
Extent:
13.04 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1968-1970; 1978; 1982-1983; 1985-1987; 1994-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting 13 productions created by Smithsonian Productions. 1) "The Sawyer and His Mill" was a 1969 exhibition film shown in the National Museum of American History's Agriculture Hall. The 4:50 minute film compared ancient and modern sawmills. It won the Bronze Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York. 2) "Shells and the Animals Inside," 1978, was a 20-minute educational film that looked at imagination as a learning technique. 3) "Kaleidoscope of Cowries" was a 4-minute exhibition film that displayed the beauty of cowry shells. It was designed for a mirrored projection area. It won the Silver Medal at the 1981 International Film and TV Festival of New York. 4) "From Clay to Kiln," 1968, was a 4:30 minute exhibition film that demonstrated basic pottery making techniques. 5) "City of the Dead" was a 3:30 minute exhibition film shown in the Hall of Western Civilization at the National Museum of Natural History. The 1978 film documented the Smithsonian dig at Bab Edh-Dhra, a 5000-year-old burial site in Jordan. 6) "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath a Leaf" was a 28:05 minute exhibition video produced in 1982 that provided an intimate view of insect and aquatic life including close-up footage of animal behavior seldom seen by the naked eye. 7) "Welcome to Whipple" was a video orientation guide to the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins. 8-9) "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens" was a 1989 exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History that also traveled with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Two titles "Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes" and "Eruption of Kilauea" were likely produced in conjunction with this exhibit. 10-11) "The Volcano Surtsey" and "Volcano - Original Footage" are two titles that are likely associated with an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called "Volcanoes and Volcanism," 1970. 12) "Starfish" was a 7 minute exhibition film produced in 1970 concerning crown-of-thorns starfish depredating the Great Barrier Reef. 13) "Magnificent Voyagers" was a 30-minute educational film about the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, chronicling the voyage and the United States' entry into the world's scientific community. The film won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle award.
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:
Volcanoes  Search this
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Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
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Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-212, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-212
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-212

Productions

Topic:
Maine Coast (Documentary film : 1995)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Place:
Maine
Date:
1993-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of original footage recorded for the exhibition video "Maine Coast." The video was part of "Exploring Marine Ecosystems" at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The video was produced by Karen Loveland in 1995 and featured the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist, NMNH, Department of Botany, and the NMNH, Marine Systems Laboratory. Materials include videotapes.
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:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
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Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-193, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-193
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-193

Productions

Topic:
Supertour (Video production)
Extent:
2.96 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession contains audiovisual materials from "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection series. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include Betacam SP, VHS, D1 videotapes, and one 1/4 inch sound recording tape.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 01-003
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-003

Productions

Topic:
Lewis and Clark: On the Lolo Trail (Video recording : 1999)
Search for the Giant Squid (Video recording : 1999)
Under the Volcano: A Remote Sensing Expedition (Video recording : 1999)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Videotapes
Date:
1996-2000 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials documenting videos produced by the National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education. Videos were primarily created for exhibitions or for use in the classroom and include, "Lewis and Clark: On the Lolo Trail;" "Search for the Giant Squid;" "Under the Volcano: A Remote Sensing Expedition;" several electronic field trips; video projections; kiosk installations; and other video. Materials include final productions as well as camera footage for some productions and an intellectual property agreement for "Search for the Giant Squid." Videotape formats include VHS, Digital S, Betacam SP, 3/4" U-matic, and Hi-8 as well as several types of computer disks.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Education aspects  Search this
Distance education  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-014, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 11-014
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-014

Productions

Topic:
Montserrat (Video recording : 1991)
Crow Fair (Video recording : 1991)
Extent:
2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Montana
America
Montserrat
Date:
1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Montserrat" (8:15) and "Crow Fair" (6:56). Both films were shown in the National Museum of Natural History exhibition, "Seeds of Change." The exhibition, planned to observe the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World, chronicles the revolutionary effects of Columbus's discovery of America on the cultures of the New and Old Worlds. "Montserrat" documents the history and culture of the island of the same name which is used in the exhibition to exemplify the effect of the sugar industry on native life. "Crow Fair" documents the Crow event, held annually in Montana since 1904, for which the horse (introduced by the Europeans) serves as a central symbol. Materials include original footage, narration, stills, mixes, masters, protection masters, dub masters, protection copies, and final productions on a variety of videotapes and audiotapes.
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
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Sugar trade  Search this
Indians of the West Indies  Search this
Horses  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-176, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-176
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-176

Productions

Topic:
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
Extent:
2.08 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Date:
1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records document elements that contributed to the creation of "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860" the video epilogue to the National Museum of American History's exhibition of the same title. The video was produced during 1986 for the National Museum of American History and was completed in 1987. Materials include the original video footage, widow dubs of missing original footage, and master video tapes.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Industrial revolution -- American  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
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Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-090, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-090
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-090

Productions

Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Television production)
Folk Art (Video recording : 1990)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
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
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Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
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Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-093, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-093
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Productions

Extent:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Moon
Universe
Date:
circa 1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe.

Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.
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:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Bubbles  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
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-120, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-120
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-120

Productions

Topic:
Workers and Managers (Video recording : 1993)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1988-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of videos and audio tours to accompany traveling exhibitions developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, and magnetic tape. Many of the materials are masters. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-211, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-211
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-211

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