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Productions

Topic:
Natural History Updates (Television series)
Search for Giant Squid (Video recording : 1999)
In Search of Giant Squid (Video recording : 1994)
Galapagos (Documentary film : 1999)
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995)
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
Kaleidoscope of Cowries (Motion picture : 1978)
Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes (Documentary film)
Without Fail (Motion picture)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1973-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its staff, and exhibitions or were created for viewing or listening within the museum. Materials include prints, masters, dubs, narrations, safety copies, mixes, camera rolls, and related materials on videotape, film, and audiotape.
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:
Exhibitions  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-010, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-010
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-010

Productions

Topic:
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
The Sea: A Quest for our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of several films featuring the research of Walter H. Adey, Curator/Research Scientist in the Department of Botany and the Marine Systems Laboratory at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and filmed by Karen Loveland, Producer in the Office of Telecommunications.

"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" is a 60 minute film produced in 1989 and narrated by Robert Redford. The film follows the staff of the Marine Systems Laboratory and Space Biosphere Ventures as they work with scientists, architects, engineers, and builders in their attempt to create Biosphere 2, an experimental model of the Earth's ecosystems.

"The Sea: A Quest for Our Future" is a 60 minute film produced in 1984 and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It is a documentary on the complex ecosystems of tropical coral reefs and focuses primarily on research projects conducted by the Marine Systems Laboratory. The film won several awards including the 1984 Best Nature Production Award from the International TV Movie Festival; a second place award at the 1985 National Educational Film Festival; and a 1986 Gold Medal and Diploma of the International Scientific Festival.

"Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources" is a 30 minute version of "The Sea." It was produced in 1985 and distributed for educational purposes.

"Exploring Marine Ecosystems" is the collective name for six short videos that accompanied the exhibition of the same name in the Life in the Sea Hall at NMNH. They were added to the exhibition in 1995.

Materials include videotapes, many of which are masters. 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:
Coral reef ecology  Search this
Marine ecology  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-208, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-208
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-208

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