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Productions

Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Television production)
Folk Art (Video recording : 1990)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Extent:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1978-1990
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's exhibition titled "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" (1984). "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" features the collections and work of the Archives of American Art to document the history of American art and artists (1986-1989). "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" (1981-1982) was produced for television to complement "American Impressionism," a traveling exhibition mounted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). "Clockwork Universe" is a film that accompanied the National Museum of American History's exhibition, "The Clockwork Universe," highlighting German clocks and automata. The video "Folk Art" (1990), highlights American folk and folk artists represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collections. Materials include the original motion picture footage, video footage, and sound.
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:
Impressionism  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-093, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-093
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Marketing Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Sound recordings
Date:
1979-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the marketing activities of Smithsonian Productions, with earlier records dating back to when the office was known as the Office of Telecommunications. Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Denise Freeland, Marketing Coordinator, and Martha Knouss, Marketing Manager; budget summaries; press kits and carriage promotion information; production scripts, fact sheets, and promotional information; public inquiries; press releases; program subscriber lists; articles pertaining to productions and related matters; photographs and contact sheet of Smithsonian Productions staff, on-site shoots, symposiums, and special performances; subscriber questionnaire and survey forms; production graphic design samples; fund raising and video mailer project information; and information regarding Hispanic media. Some television and radio productions documented in these records include "Here at the Smithsonian," "Jazz Smithsonian," "Folk Masters," and "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists."
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Illustrations
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-096, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-096
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-096

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)
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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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-149

Production Records

Topic:
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Roll (Radio program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
American Inventions (Television program)
Smithsonian video collection
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1980-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television project; budget summaries; information on the Smithsonian Video Collection; contracts; release and rights forms; videotapes of Lawrence M. Small's installation as Secretary, and his first press conference; research articles, fundraising, marketing, and awards information; production scripts; shooting schedules; and special events information.

Productions documented in these records include "The Jazz Singers," "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "The Buried Mirror," "The Global Environment: Are We Overacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists," "Yorktown," "The Work of Peace," "Piano 300," "Piano Grand!," "Here at the Smithsonian," "The Flying Machines," and "The Smithsonian Institution." NHK-SI productions include "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "America of Presidents," and "American Inventions."
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- 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
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-137
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-137

Productions

Topic:
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1982-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" and "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art." "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" is a 29-minute film finished in 1982 exploring the growth of impressionism in America during the nineteenth century. Featured artists include Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and William Merritt Chase. Materials include 1" magnetic tape master and 16 mm final audio mix master, English and remixed versions. "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" was awarded the1982 Bronze Cindy from the Information Film Producers of America and the 1981 Bronze Chris Plaque from the Columbus Film Festival. It premiered in Paris and toured Europe before being marketed as a home video beginning in 1995. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" is a 30-minute educational film completed in 1987 chronicling the unique role of archives in documenting the history of American art. The film was used by the Archives of American Art for fundraising activities. Material includes copy of 16 mm final audio mix. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" was awarded 2nd place at the 1988 American Film and Video Festival and won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award.
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:
Impressionism  Search this
Motion pictures. -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-170, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-170
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-170

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