This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300
Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;"
"Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory;" and "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World."
"Monumental Propaganda" is a 10 minute video that accompanied the 1994 Smithsonian Institution, International Center exhibition of the same name. "Yesterday's Tomorrows:
Visions of the Future on Film" 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 1984 exhibition titled Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. "300 Years of American Papermaking" is an interactive
video that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American
colonies in 1690 near Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.), by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and
the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products. "Woody Guthrie's Legacy" is a 16 minute video that accompanied the 2000 National Museum of American History exhibit,
This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. "Phone Philm," was a companion film to Person to Person, a 1976 exhibition in the National Museum
of History and Technology, Electricity Hall, that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7 minute video produced in 1985,
most likely for use in an exhibition.
"Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?" is a 30 minute video created for an Earth Day conference in April 1990, held in Washington, D.C., to encourage
new strategies in reporting critical environmental stories in the news. It was only distributed to media professionals. The video was based on discussions at a meeting about
the global environment, held in September 1989. "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory" is a 28 minute film produced in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, Edison:
Lighting a Revolution at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the Thomas A. Edison, the invention of electric light,
and the founding of research labs. It won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award and musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement. "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and
the New World" is a five video series written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes that tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations
from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The videos were presented by Sogetel in association
with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin? Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amrica (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery
Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary. Materials include masters, protection masters, safety copies, dub masters, sound mixes, promos, and final productions.
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.
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."