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Productions, 1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Uniform title:
As They Really Are (Video recording : 1991)  Search this
Bengal Tiger (Documentary film: 1976)  Search this
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)  Search this
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : c. 1979)  Search this
Enormous Egg (Television program : 1967)  Search this
First Look at Kumari (Video recording)  Search this
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)  Search this
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 2001)  Search this
Subject:
Council on International Nontheatrical Events  Search this
Film Polski  Search this
Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.)  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Office of Education  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Think Tank  Search this
Human Attitudes Toward Animals (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Videotapes
Date:
1994
1994-1995
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Topic:
Endangered species  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos--Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Kumari (Elephant)  Search this
Species  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-082
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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Productions 1938-2009 and undated [Smithsonian Productions]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282591

Productions

Creator:
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Enormous Egg;" "National Zoo: Think Tank;" "As They Really Are;" "Big Cats and How They Came to Be;" "Bengal Tiger;" "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation;" and "First Look at Kumari." "Enormous Egg" is a story for children about a pet dinosaur. The production is 1 hour long and aired on National Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. in 1967. "National Zoo: Think Tank" consists of videos played on multiple screens in the Think Tank exhibition at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The original videos were produced in 1995. A second version of the exhibition videos was created in 2001. Updates may have also been made in 1998. "As They Really Are" accompanied the NZP exhibition, "Human Attitudes Toward Animals." The 5 minute videotape was produced in 1991. "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" is the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India.

"Bengal Tiger" is a general description of the endangered animal's lifestyle. The 9 minute film was produced in 1976 and accompanied a National Museum of Natural History exhibition. It won a CINE Golden Eagle in 1977 and received a first prize Audio Visual Award from the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation" was used by the NZP, Office of Education to teach speciation. The 7 minute film was animated by Film Polski. "First Look at Kumari" is a 15 minute souvenir video about Kumari, NZP's Asian Elephant, and the Asian Elephant Species Survival Plan. Kumari was born in December 1993 and the video was likely produced in 1994. This accession also includes videos about NZP in general, the Friends of the National Zoo, and NZP's pandas. Materials include submasters, edited masters, masters, dubbing masters, film transfers, and viewing copies on a variety of videotape formats as well as release prints on 16 mm film.
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:
As They Really Are (Video recording : 1991)  Search this
Bengal Tiger (Documentary film: 1976)  Search this
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)  Search this
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : c. 1979)  Search this
Enormous Egg (Television program : 1967)  Search this
First Look at Kumari (Video recording)  Search this
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)  Search this
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 2001)  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Kumari (Elephant)  Search this
Species  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-082, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-082
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-082

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)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
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

Production Records

Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Date:
1984-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the production and distribution of the motion pictures "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "Quadrangle;" "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands;" "Enter Life;" and "Big Cats and How They Came to Be." Contracts include agreements with Pyramid Films, inc. regarding films animated by Faith Hubley and with Discovery Channel regarding distribution as well as limitations on the use of footage with Robert Redford. Materials include contracts, transcripts, concept statements, camera logs, correspondence, storage information, press releases, financial information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Distribution  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-085, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 07-085
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-085

Productions

Topic:
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
1976
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of film and video created during the production of "Big Cats and How They Came to Be." This 10-minute film, animated by Film Polski, tells the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was created for the National Zoological Park. The film won the 1976 CINE Golden Eagle and a diploma at the Sixth International Film Festival of India. Materials include narration, sound effects, music, and the original negative on 35 mm film; original narration on 1/4" audiotape; and prints on 16 mm film and 1/4" U-matic videotape.
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:
Panthera  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Animated films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-007, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-007
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-007

Production Records

Topic:
Sawyer and His Mill (Motion picture : 1969)
Art of Organic Forms (Motion picture : 1969)
Smithsonian: Inside the Nation's Attic (Documentary film : 1980)
Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way (Documentary film : 1970)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1969-1984
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting planning and production of proposed and completed films for a variety of purposes. Films documented in this collection include "Sawyer and His Mill," "Art of Organic Forms," "Smithsonian: Inside the Nation's Attic," "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," "Big Cats and How They Came to Be," as well as numerous proposed projects. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, treatments, photographs, negatives, and contact sheets. Also included are photographs of producers John Hiller and Karen Loveland.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-072, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-072
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-072

Audiovisual Recordings

Topic:
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
National Zoological Park  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage boxe)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1971, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the film "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" which was created for display at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The film is the story of the evolution of the genus panther and was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India. Two prints of different lengths are dated 1971 and may represent an earlier version of the film. Materials include film and videotapes.
Topic:
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-160, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 16-160
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-160

Productions

Topic:
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
1995, 2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production "National Zoo: Think Tank," a multiscreen video shown in the National Zoological Park's Think Tank exhibition. Also included is a dub of "Big Cats and How They Came to Be," the story of the evolution of the genus panther originally produced in 1976 and animated by Film Polski. Materials include masters and dubs on videotape. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-260, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-260
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-260

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