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Productions

Topic:
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian video collection
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video (Video recording : 1989)
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1989-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials associated with the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs (only five are represented in this accession) were produced in 1989. "First Ladies" documents the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles as well as the National Museum of American History's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" features the gems and minerals collection at the National Museum of Natural History. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" provides a tour of the National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia and visits experts who lead the fight to save species from extinction. "Creatures Great and Small" features dinosaurs and insects and is composed of new footage as well as footage from older films. "Flying Machines" documents the history of flight and features the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include a master, a protection master, several dub masters, and other 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:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Gems  Search this
Insects  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Flight -- History  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-006, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-006
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-006

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
Supertour (Video production)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video (Video recording : 1989)
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Place:
Front Royal (Va.)
Date:
1981-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution (SI) collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs were produced in 1989. "Supertour" was hosted by Dudley Moore and tours 14 SI museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "First Ladies" documents the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles as well as SI's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" features the gems and minerals collection at the National Museum of Natural History. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" provides a tour of the National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia and visits experts who lead the fight to save species from extinction. "Creatures Great and Small" features dinosaurs and insects and is composed of new footage as well as footage from older films. "Flying Machines" documents the history of flight and features the National Air and Space Museum (Not documented in this accession). Materials include original footage, audiotapes, voice-overs, dubs, 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:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Gems  Search this
Minerals  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Insects  Search this
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-223, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-223
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-223

Production Records

Topic:
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1988-1989
Descriptive Entry:
These records document Smithsonian Video Collection productions including "The Ultimate Rock Video" which became "Gems and Minerals," "First Ladies," "The Flying Machines," - airplane restoration at the National Air and Space Museum, Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility; "National Zoo: the Zoo Behind the Zoo;" and "Creatures Great and Small" - insects and dinosaurs. Materials include scripts, shooting logs, and production reports.
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Geology  Search this
Gems  Search this
Aircraft -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-143, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-143
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-143

Production Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Video Collection
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Drawings
Date:
1988-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting work on the video production "Creatures Great and Small." Material includes the correspondence and memoranda of Michele Turner, Associate Producer for "Dinosaurs," and Lisa H. Kaiser, Production Researcher for "Insects;" audio transcripts; production visuals; shoot itineraries; budget information; narration scripts; articles pertaining to subjects; and casting information.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-095, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-095
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-095

Productions

Topic:
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
A Star is Hatched (Motion picture : 1981)
Smithsonian video collection
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
6.04 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1981, 1987-1989, 1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video and audiotapes documenting "Creatures Great and Small" (1988), a Smithsonian Video Collection educational production that includes the programs "Dinosaurs" and "Insects: The Little Things that Run the World." Also includes film and audiotapes documenting the National Museum of Natural History exhibition production "A Star is Hatched" (1981), which is a compilation of Hollywood film clips about dinosaurs.
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:
Dinosaurs  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-005, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 03-005
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-005

Productions

Topic:
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Video Collection
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
5.58 cu. ft. (10 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Place:
Proctor Lake (Tx.)
Date:
1988-1989
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the video elements that comprise the "Dinosaurs" component of the "Dinosaurs/Insects" video, sold under the title, "Creatures Great and Small," of the Smithsonian Video Collection (SVC). The SVC was developed as a video series for general audiences and represented the Institution's first venture into the home video market. In addition to "Creatures Great and Small," the Office of Telecommunications, in collaboration with the Eastman Kodak Company, completed four other SVC projects in its first year (1989): "The Zoo behind the Zoo," "Flying Machines," "Gems and Minerals," and "First Ladies." Each video featured a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian, its staff, work, and collections.

People and places featured in "Creatures Great and Small" include paleontologists Nicholas Hotton, Walter C. Alvarez, Hans Dieter Sues, and Robert Bakker; and excavations at Proctor Lake, Texas. Materials include original video footage, window dubs, masters, and original sound. VHS reference viewing copies of Smithsonian Video Collection: "Creatures Great and Small" are found in Box 9.
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
Insects  Search this
Dinosaurs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-103, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-103
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-103

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)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
3.9 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (4 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; and Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; performer's licenses; production logs; contracts and releases; music cue sheets; blueprints; interview transcripts; grant information; audio scripts; photographs and slides; drawings; budget summaries; meeting agenda; proposals; and information on the Smithsonian Video Collection.

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

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
Supertour (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video (Video recording : 1989)
National Zoo : The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Creatures Great and Small (Video recording : 1989)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1988-1989, 1994, 1997, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements that were likely associated with the production of the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs were produced in 1989, including "Supertour;" "First Ladies;" "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video;" "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo;" "Creatures Great and Small;" and "Flying Machines." Materials include opening sequences, camera footage, audio mixes, edited masters, and related materials recorded on a variety of videotape and audiotape formats. Some materials may be duplicates of original materials that were then repurposed.
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
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-040, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-040
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-040

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