This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Tyler, Audio Production Manager, documenting the planning, development, execution, and distribution
of original radio series and programs as well as of recordings of special events and concert series. Radio series include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Folk masters;"
"The Guitar: Art and Soul;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "American Roots Labor Day Special;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Radio Smithsonian;"
"American Chamber Music Series;" and "Remembering Slavery." Recordings include "Wade in the Water;" "Don't mourn, organize!: songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill;" and "Music
of New Mexico." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, tape catalogues, title lists for cassette tapes and compact disks, lists and catalogues of Folkmasters
programs, audio time logs, microphone lists, runsheets, "Radio Smithsonian" schedules, brochures for events and concert series recorded by Smithsonian Productions and for
award events, Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian newsletters and press clippings discussing Smithsonian Productions recordings or programs, interview schedules, budgets, press
releases, notes, studio floor plans, and contractor and intern files with project descriptions, calendars and schedules, and demonstration DAT tapes. Also includes releases
for Earth Day performers.
This accession consists of press kits for a variety of radio productions including "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the
Mississippi River;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf
Trap;" "Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Also included are promotional materials for the television production "River of Song: Music Along
the Mississippi" and the documentary video "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." Materials include fact sheets, marketing materials, general correspondence,
graphics associated with the production, and other promotional materials. Some fact sheets include licensing and fee information as well as short biographies of the performers
This accession includes records documenting the radio production activities of John Tyler, Radio Production Specialist. Material primarily includes production scripts;
program schedules and listings; carriage reports; radio control room modifications project information; and incoming correspondence.
Productions documented in these records include: "American Roots," "Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas," "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap," "Radio Smithsonian,"
"Jazz Smithsonian," "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified," and "Smithsonian Galaxy."
5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the radio program, "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, and Deified." This program celebrates
electric guitar players who changed the course of popular music. This 2-hour program features Joe Louis Walker, The Ventures, Junior Brown, Jim Hall, and Les Paul. The radio
program was created in conjunction with the symposium, "Electrified, Amplified, and Deified: The Electric Guitar, Its Makers, and Its Players," held November 9-16, 1996, and
the exhibition, "From Frying Pan to Flying V: The Rise of the Electric Guitar." The symposium was organized by the Lemelson Center, the National Museum of American History,
and The Smithsonian Associates. Also included in this accession is a 53-minute television program, "The Electric Guitar: Its Players and Its Makers," which was produced by
the sponsors of the symposium and distributed in 1997 by Fairfax County Public Schools on its television network. The exhibition was organized by the Lemelson Center. Materials
include session tapes, original masters, 2" masters, interviews, narration, and some video footage. A folder in Box 2 includes track sheets, scripts, a brochure, and related
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