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Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Date:
1987-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Betacam videotapes, 1/4" audiotapes, cassette recordings, videodiscs, and digital audiotapes documenting the Smithsonian Video Collection production of "The First Ladies," an educational video about the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles. The video also documents the Smithsonian Institution's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings, and includes an interview with Margaret Brown Klapthor, Curator Emeritus of Political History. 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/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
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Presidents' spouses -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-059, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 03-059
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa03-059

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
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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
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-223

Production Records

Topic:
Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court (Video recording : 1992)
Negative Campaigns (Video recording : 1991)
Low Road to High Office? (Video recording : 1992)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Motion picture)
Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protection at SI (Video recording)
The National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : c. 1995)
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Video recording : 1988)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Workers and Managers (Video recording : 1993)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Celebrations (Video recording : 1987)
Titanic Mail Story (Video recording : 1999)
Red, Hot, and Blue! (Radio program)
Swedish Sculpture (Video recording)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul (Radio program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1982-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs.

Radio productions documented in this accession include "Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Remembering Slavery;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Jazz Singers;" "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Red, Hot, and Blue!;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Video productions documented in this accession include "Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court;" "Negative Campaigns;" "Low Road to High Office?;" "Beyond Category: the Musical Genius of Duke Ellington;" "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940;" "Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protections at SI;" "The National Zoo: Think Tank;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "First Ladies;" "Workers and Managers;" "Celebrations;" "Titanic Mail Story;" and "Swedish Sculpture." Television productions documented in this accession include "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi;" "Here at the Smithsonian;" and "People and Pianos: 300 Years."

Films documented in this accession include "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright" and "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, scripts, treatments, release forms, contracts, photographs, clippings, press releases, and budgets.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-149, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-149
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-149

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:
New Age: A Videowall Experience (Video recording : 1990)
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Sea: A Quest for Our Future (Motion picture : 1984)
Magnificent Voyagers (Documentary film)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
Northwest Indian Mask Making (Documentary film : 1987)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Blue Planet (Motion picture : 1985)
Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources (Motion picture : 1985)
Tigers! (Video recording : c. 1995)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Movie Palaces (Motion picture : 1986)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1979-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film and video production activities of Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications. Material consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production shoot lists, scripts, and credits; budget summaries; license agreements and contracts; press releases; grant information; and on-site production shoot photographs.

Productions documented in these records include: "The New Age: A Videowall Experience," "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of America's Future," "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands," "The Sea: A Quest for Our Future," "Magnificent Voyagers," "The Global Environment: Are We Overreacting?," "Northwest Indian Mask Making," "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience," "Blue Planet," "Coral Reefs: New Discoveries, New Resources," "Tigers!", "The First Ladies," and "The Movie Palaces."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Motion Pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-153, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-153
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-153

Production Records

Topic:
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Adventure (Television program)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
American Inventions (Television program)
Freer Galley of Art (Television program)
Fascination of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration (Radio program)
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Video recording)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Video recording)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Melodies from Heaven (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976-1980, 1988-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the film, video, and radio production activities of Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer. Material primarily consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production slides; scripts and credits; press releases; interview transcripts; contracts, rights, and release information; research articles and clippings; budget summaries; and filming schedules.

Productions documented in these records include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "The Flying Machines," "Remembering Slavery," "The Jazz Singers," "Gospel Radio," "The National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration," "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song," "The First Ladies," and "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy." Also includes Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television productions "The Smithsonian Adventure," "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "Fascination of the Smithsonian," "America of Presidents," "American Inventions," and "Freer Gallery of Art."
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-133, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-133
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-133

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

Production Records

Topic:
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1988-1993
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the video production "The First Ladies." Material includes the correspondence and memoranda of Michele Turner, Associate Producer; production scripts and log sheets; meeting minutes; budget summaries; contracts; personal release forms; and research information.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Budget  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-174, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-174
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-174

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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