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Construction Records

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center  Search this
Extent:
2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Floor plans
Ephemera
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Date:
1983-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the construction of the visitor information center located inside the Smithsonian Institution Building when it was renovated. The visitor center underwent a radical redesign that incorporated interactive components including touch screen maps, laserdisc presentations, new theater programs, electronic maps of the mall and surrounding sites and a shop. Video and laserdisc programs were produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and included the video "Guide to the Smithsonian." Records relating to the renovation include references to the redesign and or repair of interior spaces, exterior features, and landscaping. The records were created and maintained by Mary Grace Potter, Director, 1971-2002. Materials include clippings, proposals, financial records, floor plans, architectural drawings, laserdiscs, videotapes, scripts, translations, signage designs, and awards. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Membership  Search this
Museums -- Public Relations  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Musuem visitors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Drawings
Floor plans
Ephemera
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Videodiscs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-169, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Construction Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-169
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Construction Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-169

Productions

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
13.08 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (3.08 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Date:
1988-1996, 1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of film, videotapes, and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version featured Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 16 mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, 1" magnetic audio tapes, 1/4" videotapes, Betacam tapes, and 3/4" U-matics. Also includes VIARC camera reports and logs.
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
Information services -- User education  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-119, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-119
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-119

Productions

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version replaced Heyman with Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 1" magnetic audio tapes, Betacam tapes, VHS, D-2, Digital8, digital audio tape, and 3/4" U-matics. 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:
Interactive video  Search this
Information services -- User education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-077, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-077
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-077

Production Records

Topic:
If This House Could Talk…Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans (Television program)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1987-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; production scripts, schedules, and tape logs; license agreements and releases; contracts; marketing information; budget summaries; and travel itineraries.

Productions documented in these records include: "If This House Could Talk...Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans," "Guide to the Smithsonian" (Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center film), "Jazz Smithsonian," "Remembering Slavery," "Piano Grand!," and "Piano 300."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-151, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-151
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-151

Production Records

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria (Video recording : 1997)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Lewis Latimer (Video recording : 1999)
Discovering America (Radio program)
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Ain Ghazal (Video recording)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture (Documentary film : 1998)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of John R. Paulson, Audio-Visual Production Specialist. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production scripts, proposals, shoot schedules, and credits; release forms; contracts; budget summaries; camera reports; conference and awards information; and technical articles.

Productions documented in these records include: "Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap," "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria," "Radio Smithsonian," "Lewis Latimer," "Discovering America," "Monumental Propaganda," "Here at the Smithsonian," "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "Ain Ghazal," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "VIARC [Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center] Theater Program," "Woody Guthrie's Legacy," and "The Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Budget  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
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-157, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-157
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-157

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