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Topic:
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976)
Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring (Video recording : 1985)
Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News? (Video recording : 1990)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Place:
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Date:
1976, 1985-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300 Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;" "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory;" and "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World."

"Monumental Propaganda" is a 10 minute video that accompanied the 1994 Smithsonian Institution, International Center exhibition of the same name. "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film" 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 1984 exhibition titled Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. "300 Years of American Papermaking" is an interactive video that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.), by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products. "Woody Guthrie's Legacy" is a 16 minute video that accompanied the 2000 National Museum of American History exhibit, This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. "Phone Philm," was a companion film to Person to Person, a 1976 exhibition in the National Museum of History and Technology, Electricity Hall, that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7 minute video produced in 1985, most likely for use in an exhibition.

"Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?" is a 30 minute video created for an Earth Day conference in April 1990, held in Washington, D.C., to encourage new strategies in reporting critical environmental stories in the news. It was only distributed to media professionals. The video was based on discussions at a meeting about the global environment, held in September 1989. "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory" is a 28 minute film produced in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, Edison: Lighting a Revolution at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the Thomas A. Edison, the invention of electric light, and the founding of research labs. It won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award and musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement. "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World" is a five video series written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes that tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin? Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amrica (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary. Materials include masters, protection masters, safety copies, dub masters, sound mixes, promos, and final productions.
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:
Papermaking  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Environmental education  Search this
Earth Day  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Paper mills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-265, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-265
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-265

Productions

Topic:
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1989-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 18 video elements (1" magnetic masters, Beta masters, dubs and burn-ins, VHS copies); and 4 audio elements (1/4" audiotapes) documenting the interactive video, "300 Years of American Papermaking," that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown, PA, by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products.
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:
Interactive video  Search this
Papermaking  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-130, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-130
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-130

Productions

Topic:
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Field to Factory: The Urban North (Video recording : 1987)
Cylinder Press (Video recording : 1996)
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
Testing Materials (Video recording : 1988)
Science in American Life (Video recording : c. 1992)
Towboats (Documentary film : 1989)
John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive (Documentary film : 1981)
Thomas A. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factory (Motion picture : 1979)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions.  Search this
Extent:
5.14 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1979-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic tape, and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-205, Smithsonian Productions., Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-205
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-205

Productions

Topic:
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video elements documenting the Office of Telecommunications production, "300 Years of American Papermaking." This was an interactive video to commemorate the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown, Pennsylvania, by William Rittenhouse and his partners; and the industry's growth.
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:
Papermaking  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-096, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-096
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-096

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