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Oral history interview with Charles Mattox, 1964 Apr. 9

Interviewee:
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13207
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213657
AAA_collcode_mattox64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213657
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Oral history interview with James Wentzy, 2017 January 23-March 31

Interviewee:
Wentzy, James, 1952-  Search this
Wentzy, James, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Subject:
Arena, Tony  Search this
Brown, Arch  Search this
Buckingham, David  Search this
Carlomusto, Jean  Search this
Dee, James  Search this
Ellis, Darrel  Search this
Farber, Robert  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Maletta, Lou  Search this
Moore, Patrick  Search this
Santinire, Vincent  Search this
Schnabel, John  Search this
Tam, Ho  Search this
ACT UP (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System)  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387864
AAA_collcode_wentzy17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387864
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Teenarama: Workshop on Documentary Filmmaking

Creator:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
Kendall Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (microcassette)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1998
Scope and Contents:
Conversation about producing a documentary film. Specifically, the importance of both sound and image; necessary equipment; technical aspects and elements of production; interviewing techniques; cinematography and sound tips; planning and outlining the film; and funding, marketing and focus groups are discussed.
Discussion. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Dated 19981012.
Biographical / Historical:
The documentary 'Dance Party: The Teenarama Story' examined the popularity of 1950s and 1960s teen dance television shows, including 'The Teenarama Dance Party,' 'American Bandstand,' 'The Buddy Dean Show,' and 'The Milt Grant Show.' 'The Teenarama Dance Party' was an all-black teen dance show produced and broadcasted in Washington, D.C. The show aired from March 7, 1963 to November 20, 1970 on WOOK-TV Channel 14, which was the nation's first Black TV station. The show was produced live six days a week; and hosted first by Bob King and later by a rotation of hosts. In addition to being a dance show, 'The Teenarama Dance Party' was a training ground for teens. Production staff mentored the teenagers in the art of broadcast production. The teens trained as camera operators, floor directors, and technical engineers; and served as production assistants.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV005288_B
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Motion picture authorship  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Distribution  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Teenarama: Workshop on Documentary Filmmaking, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005288_A
See more items in:
Kendall Productions Records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7310e0e44-4c13-4d45-bd6a-8399abe4ad70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-055-ref726

Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, American, born 1956  Search this
Gregg Burge, American, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7fc83d-0982-444b-808d-b65b6d01873c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.91
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Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, American, born 1956  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Created by:
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.92
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b860c70f-abd5-406c-8e33-a97890f6e92c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.92
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Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian (Television program)
Ascent of Man (Television program)
Leaf Thieves (Motion picture : 1963)
Smithsonian's Whale (Motion picture : 1964)
Extent:
17.9 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (5 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1963-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of 16mm motion picture films produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and its predecessors, the Smithsonian Museum Service, the Office of Public Information, and the Office of Public Affairs. Also included are films created by outside producers in collaboration with OTC. Included are black and white and color films, workprints, and silent films. Of special interest are films of Smithsonian special events, bureaus, facilities, equipment, exhibitions, openings, and staff; films of politicians and celebrities at the Smithsonian including Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; films from the 1966 National Broadcasting Corporation series THE SMITHSONIAN; and Smithsonian-produced films The Leaf Thieves, 1963, which documents the planning and fabrication of a proposed rain forest exhibition in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and The Smithsonian's Whale, 1964, which concerns the construction of a 92-foot model blue whale in NMNH.
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:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 587, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 587
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0587

Production Records

Topic:
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Leaf Thieves (Motion picture : 1963)
Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT story (Motion picture : 1979)
Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary (Television program)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1963-1988
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the activities of OTC under Director Nazaret Cherkezian. A small amount of records were created by Paul B. Johnson. There are also a few records created by OTC's predecessor offices. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, contracts, budgets, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, scripts, and related materials concerning OTC radio broadcasts Radio Smithsonian and Smithsonian Galaxy; television and film productions, especially "Smithsonian World" and the Emmy award-winning "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary;" production planning; facilities and equipment, including the construction of the OTC studio in the National Museum of History and Technology; and administrative records.
Historical Note:
The Office of Telecommunications (OTC) was established on August 15, 1976, as a separate unit reporting directly to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service. Prior to the creation of OTC, coordination of Smithsonian telecommunication activities was a function of the Smithsonian Museum Service, 1958-1965; the Office of Public Information, 1965-1967; and the Office of Public Affairs, 1967-1976. OTC develops ideas for the production of programs and broadcast series for public and commercial television and radio, films, and related visual and audio materials, which bring a better understanding of the Smithsonian to American and foreign audiences. OTC is also the contact point for all interested outside producers of telecommunications projects relating to all Smithsonian bureaus. OTC broadcast series have included Radio Smithsonian, a national, weekly radio program providing information about the multi-disciplinary activities of the Institution which was in production from 1969 to 1990; Smithsonian Galaxy, a series of short radio features highlighting the work of Smithsonian curators, scientists, and researchers broadcast from 1979 to 1987; and Here at the Smithsonian, a series of short features for television, produced from 1982 to 1989. In addition, OTC produces films of special events of the Institution; provides archival recordings of conferences, symposia, and other programs; and produces films for Smithsonian exhibitions. Nazaret Cherkezian was appointed Director of OTC in 1976. He retired in 1986 and was replaced by Assistant Director Paul B. Johnson who served as Acting Director, 1986-1988, and Director, 1988-2002.
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 586, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 586
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0586

Oral history interview with Charles Mattox

Interviewee:
Mattox, Charles, 1910-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Apr. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Charles Mattox conducted 1964 Apr. 9, by Lewis Ferbraché, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Mattox (1910-1996) was a muralist in San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 59 min.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mattox64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f252e953-bcab-40f7-ae6b-b59f22bb1eb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mattox64
Online Media:

Production Records

Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1984-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the production activities undertaken by Carolyn L. Hopewell, Office of Telecommunications. Materials include correspondence concerning budetary matters and memoranda referring to educational outreach funding, publicity photographs, newspaper clippings, minutes of meetings, audio scripts, a status report on "Men and Women" research, brochures, photo schedules, program funding reports, requisitions for supplies or services, production management information, and program description forms.
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-044, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 90-044
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa90-044

Smithsonian World, Records

Topic:
American Dream at Groton (Television program : 1988)
American Pie (Television program : 1986)
A Certain Age (Television program : 1991)
Crossing the Distance (Television program : 1984)
Designs for Living (Television program : 1984)
Desk in the Jungle (Television program : 1985)
Doors of Perception (Television program : 1991)
The Elephant on the Hill (Television program : 1991)
Filling in the Blanks (Television program : 1984)
From Information to Wisdom (Television program : 1991)
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (Television program : 1991)
Heroes and the Test of Time (Television program : 1985)
Islam (Television program : 1987)
The Last Flower (Television program : 1984)
The Living Smithsonian (Television program : 1988)
Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits (Television program : 1990)
On the Shoulders of Giants (Television program : 1986)
The Promise of the Land (Television program : 1987)
The Quantum Universe (Television program : 1990)
Selling the Dream (Television program : 1991)
Speaking Without Words (Television program : 1984)
Tales of Human Dawn (Television program : 1990)
Time and Light (Television program : 1984)
A Usable Past (Television program : 1984)
The Vever Affair (Television program : 1989)
Voices of Latin America (Television program : 1987)
The Way We Wear (Television program : 1988)
Web of Life (Television program : 1989)
Where None Has Gone Before (Television program : 1985)
The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Television program : 1986)
Zoo (Television program : 1990)
Smithsonian Treasures (Television program : 1987-1988)
Extent:
99.46 cu. ft. (97 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of production elements and records, maintained by Sandra Wentworth Bradley, created for "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced by WETA-TV for broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service. The series consisted of 6 seasons, each with 5-7 episodes. Each episode ran approximately 1 hour. Season 1 (1984-1985) episodes include "Time and Light;" "Crossing the Distance;" "Speaking Without Words;" "Designs for Living;" "Filling in the Blanks;" "The Last Flower;" and "Desk in the Jungle." Season 2 (1985-1986) episodes include "Heroes and the Test of Time;" "A Usable Past;" "Where None Has Gone Before;" "On the Shoulders of Giants;" and "American Pie." Season 3 (1986-1987) episodes include "The Wyeths: A Father and His Family;" "Voices of Latin America;" "The Elephant on the Hill;" "The Promise of the Land;" and "Islam." Season 4 (1988-1989) episodes include "The Living Smithsonian;" "American Dream at Groton;" "The Way We Wear;" "Web of Life;" and "The Vever Affair." Season 5 (1990) episodes include "Zoo;" "A Moveable Feast;" "Tales of the Human Dawn;" Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits;" and "The Quantum Universe." Season 6 (1991) episodes include "Gender: The Enduring Paradox;" "Selling the Dream;" "From Information to Wisdom;" "A Certain Age;" and "Doors of Perception." This accession also includes records documenting episodes that were never completed and "Smithsonian Treasures," one and two hour versions of "Smithsonian World" that were created for commercial television.

Production records include budget reports, copyright records, intellectual property records, interview transcripts, editing logs, notebooks, scripts, production bibles, credits information, research files, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, and related materials. Production elements include narration, dialogue, music, and related materials, for each episode, on 16 mm and, for promos, on videotape. This accession also includes final productions on a variety of videotape formats.
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:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Television in education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Humanities -- Study and teaching  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-164, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Smithsonian World, Records
Identifier:
Accession 91-164
See more items in:
Smithsonian World, Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-164

Production Records

Topic:
University of the Air (Proposed television program)
Smithsonian Project Discovery (Proposed television program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Extent:
18.58 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1985-1991
Descriptive Entry:
These records primarily document the planning for University of the Air (after 1988 Smithsonian Project Discovery) and The Buried Mirror. Many of the records were created by Elizabeth S. Brownstein, media project development specialist, Office of Telecommunications (OTC). Also included are files of Adrian Malone, production chairman, and Edward W. Bastian, project manager and director for University of the Air. The records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, prospectus, reports, research information, budgets, illustrations, photographs, scripts, articles, newspaper clippings, audio tape recordings of music, video discs, and marketing information. Also included are information files maintained by OTC on Smithsonian museums, bureaus, staff, and miscellaneous topics.
Historical Note:
In 1986, the Smithsonian Institution began planning two major educational television projects. University of the Air, a joint project of the Smithsonian, WETA Television, and Adrian Malone Productions, proposed to investigate the lives of major twentieth century intellectuals and the basic themes that connected their work. In 1988, the title of the project was changed to Smithsonian Project Discovery. The Buried Mirror was a proposed ten-part television series on the history and culture of Iberia and Latin America to be produced by Malone Gill Productions in association with the Smithsonian. Both projects were terminated because of funding difficulties.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 594
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0594

Production Records

Topic:
Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT story (Motion picture : 1979)
Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary (Television program)
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979)
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1977 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of photographs of Cherkezian, circa 1977; Grayson, circa 1977; and Cornell, writer of the OTC film "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story."Also included are photographs of the Emmy award received by OTC for the television show "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary," and images from the OTC film "Reunion: Memories of an American Experience."
Historical Note:
Nazaret Cherkezian served as Director of the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) from 1976 to 1987. William C. Grayson was Special Coordinator of the Office of Telecommunications in 1976, and later became Senior Telecommunications Specialist from 1977 to 1980 (deceased April 15, 1980). James Cornell was Manager of Publications at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1979.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Emmy Awards  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 593, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 593
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0593

Production Records

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Telling Lives: the biographer's art (Monograph)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1976-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the records of Jean B. Quinnette, secretary to the Director of the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1974-1976; Assistant Production Coordinator, 1977; Production Coordinator, 1978-1979; Telecommunications Specialist, 1980-1985; and Audio Visual Production Specialist, 1986-1994. Records document work on OTC productions, which include "Telling Lives: The Art of Biography," "National Collection of Fine Arts: Legacy Film Project," "Frank Lloyd Wright Film," "Visiting Nurse Project," and "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS). Consists of production proposals, contracts, treatment scripts, funding information, and activities reports; personal research notes; correspondence and memoranda; articles and other literature pertaining to finished productions; staff and historical photographs; letters of public inquiry; audiotape and slides from the Educational Outreach Slide Show; and information concerning the Biodiversity Teleconference.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Nurses  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-003
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-003

Production Records

Topic:
Diversity Endangered (Video recording : 1987)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1985-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the records of Lee Woodman-Cioffi, Audio-Visual Production Specialist for the Office of Telecommunications (OTC), 1985- . The records pertain to the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) orientation and interactive touch program; OTC productions, such as "Biodiversity Teleconference," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Reel Jungle;" and development of a Research at the Smithsonian interactive program on "Behind the Scenes Research at the Smithsonian," which did not get funded. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; interactive video, theater, and shooting edit logs; video scripts; design concepts for the VIARC orientation and interactive touch program; budgetary information; personal research notes; blueprints for the Visitor Center; production proposals; preliminary and master tape shot lists for thirty second video segments; color code lists for Betacams; shoot permissions (release forms); and photographs of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI).
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Architectural drawings
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-070, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-070
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-070

Production Records

Topic:
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983)
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1978-1988
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the records of Paul B. Johnson, Director, Office of Telecommunications (OTC), and the production files of Karen Loveland, Deputy Director. The production records document work on "American Picture Palaces" and the "Wilkes Expedition Film." Some files also pertain to Nazaret Cherkezian, former director, producer, and writer for the Office of Telecommunications (1974-December 1986). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, resumes, photocopies of articles, project proposals, magazine publications, stock footage information, personal notes, newspaper clippings, catalogs, production scripts (narration), banking statements on accounts, purchase orders, press releases, fiscal year budgetary information, and photographs.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-066, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 91-066
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-066

Productions

Extent:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Moon
Universe
Date:
circa 1985-1995
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe.

Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.
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:
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Bubbles  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-120, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-120
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-120

Productions

Topic:
Sense of Discovery, The National Collection of Fine Arts (Motion picture : 1980)
Latino Voices: Artists and Community (Videotape : 1996)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1981-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American Art and its predecessor, the National Collection of Fine Arts, that were either created or collected by the Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications. The materials document the museum and its staff, collections, exhibitions, and projects. Some materials document the Renwick Gallery which was administered by the National Museum of American Art. Materials include masters, original footage, final productions, and related materials on magnetic tape, film, and videotape.
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:
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-008, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-008
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-008

Productions

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi (Compact disc : 1998)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Americans Old and New (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Midwestern Crossroads (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Southern Fusion (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Louisiana, Where Music is King (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Land of Lakes and Cultures (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Midwestern Crossroads (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Sounds Around Saint Louis (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Memphis Rhythm and Delta Blues (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Rockin' Round the Water (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: Musical Bayous and Traditional Melodies (Radio program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song: The Beat of New Orleans (Radio program : 1999)
Extent:
48.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (7 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Databases
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Mississippi River
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1995-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." This project combined a television series, radio series, and compact disc (CD) set. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through live performances and intimate discussions with musicians along the course of the Mississippi River.

The 4-part television series aired on the Public Broadcasting Service beginning in January 1999. Episodes include "Americans Old and New," "Midwestern Crossroads," "Southern Fusion," and "Louisiana, Where Music is King." The series takes viewers on a musical journey from the headwaters in northern Minnesota to the river's mouth in the Gulf of Mexico, creating a portrait of the American musician along the way. All scenes were shot live on location and feature musicians that represent the regional culture.

The 7-part radio series aired on Public Radio International affiliates beginning in January 1999. The radio series is similar in content to the television series and is hosted by Ani DiFranco. Episodes include "Land of Lakes and Cultures;" "Midwestern Crossroads," "Sounds Around Saint Louis," "Memphis Rhythm and Delta Blues," "Rockin' Round the Water," "Musical Bayous and Traditional Melodies," and "The Beat of New Orleans."

The 2-CD set consists of 36 tracks of live recordings from 1995 through 1997 and is subtitled "A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi." The CDs feature contemporary musicians who have forged their styles out of the rich musical heritage found along the banks of the Mississippi River. The CDs were distributed through Smithsonian Folkways beginning in 1998.

Materials in this accession include original film negatives and audio and video originals, masters, safety copies, and transfers of performances, interviews, and scenery. Also included are interview transcripts, logs, databases, tape lists, and other documentation of the audiovisual elements. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Databases
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-297, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-297
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-297

Productions

Topic:
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Field to Factory: The Urban North (Video recording : 1987)
Cylinder Press (Video recording : 1996)
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
Testing Materials (Video recording : 1988)
Science in American Life (Video recording : c. 1992)
Towboats (Documentary film : 1989)
John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive (Documentary film : 1981)
Thomas A. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factory (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
5.14 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1979-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic tape, and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-205, Smithsonian Productions., Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-205
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-205

Productions

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Definitive Treaty of Peace Between Great Britain and the United States (1783 September 3)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
United States -- History. Revolution, 1775-1783
Date:
circa 1976-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory," "Work of Peace," and "Yorktown."

"Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition" accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was narrated by James Whitmore. In 1976, the film won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, and, in 1978, it won four Emmy Awards.

"Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," produced in 1979, is a companion film to the exhibition "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of American History. The 28 minute film was a biography featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. The film won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award.

"Work of Peace" is a 30 minute television program about the Treaty of Paris of 1783. The program had its national premiere on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network. It won the Silver Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York, the Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle, and second place in the 1985 National Educational Film Festival.

"Yorktown" was produced by Guggenheim Productions Inc. with oversight from the Office of Telecommunications. The 28 minute film was completed and released in 1982, and was created to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown, the final battle of the American Revolution. The film features the bicentennial re-enactment of the battle.

Materials include videotapes, a reel-to-reel audiotape, and reels of 16 mm film and soundtrack. Some materials are masters.
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
Documentary television programs  Search this
Yorktown, Battle of, 1782.  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-207, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-207
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-207

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