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Productions

Topic:
Looking at Earth (Documentary film : 1986)
Reel Jungle (Video recording : 1988)
Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT story (Motion picture : 1979)
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976)
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982)
Extent:
4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1979-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with shuttle radar imaging, and looked at the history of aerial and orbital views of the Earth, from camera-carrying pigeons to aircraft to satellites. "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 1979, documented the construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope and its potential for scientific discovery. "Museums and Community," 1988, was a video released by the Office of Museum Programs, which was produced by the Smithsonian Kellogg Project in Museum Education to show how museums can become more involved in their communities. "Enter Life," a 1986 animated film, accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "The Earliest Traces of Life." The exhibition and film showed the critical stages thought to be involved in the establishment of living things on our planet based on Kenneth McCarn Towe's assessment of possible scenarios and probable hazards early life on Earth may have encountered. "Communication: It's More Than Sound," 1982, was a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing-impaired visitors. "Phone Philm," 1976, was a companion film to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Person to Person" in the Electricity Hall that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone.
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:
Radar  Search this
Rain forests  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Smithsonian Kellogg Project  Search this
Hearing impaired  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-132
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-132

Production Records

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Museums and Community (Video recording : 1988)
Starfish (Documentary film : 1970)
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
circa 1968-1982
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the production of films and videos including "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition;" "Museums and Community;" "Starfish;" and "Ode to the Pinniped." Records also document the production staff and their travel as well as Smithsonian Institution buildings and collections. Materials primarily include production stills in the form of slides, transparencies, prints, contact sheets, and negatives. Materials also include story boards, film prints, subject logs, and exhibition opening images for "Celebrating a Century;" images of staff and events taken during shooting trips; images of Smithsonian Institution buildings and collections; and general financial records for the unit.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-047, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 08-047
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-047

Special Assistant Project Files

Topic:
The Educated eye (sound recording): a guide for collectors
Gender perspectives: essays on women in museums (Monograph)
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988)
Museum careers (Video recording : 1982)
Museums: a place to work: planning museum careers (Monograph)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Provost  Search this
Extent:
23 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1975-1996
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created by Jane R. Glaser during her tenure as Director of the Office of Museum Programs (OMP), 1976-1989, and as Special Assistant in the offices of the Assistant Secretary for the Arts and Humanities, 1989-1994, the Assistant Provost for the Arts and Humanities, 1994-1996, and the Provost, 1996. Glaser retired from the Smithsonian Institution (SI) at the end of April 1996. The bulk of the records document the organizations, projects, and activities that Glaser was involved in as OMP Director, and the projects she worked on as Special Assistant.

Many of the files concern OMP's use of a large grant from the Kellogg Foundation, known as the Kellogg Project. The video "Museum and Community," made under the auspices of the project, is particularly well documented, and the records contain the program itself in several formats. The master videotape of the program is in the possession of the American Association of Museums, which sells copies and shares some of the proceeds with the Smithsonian.

The files also contain documentation and copies of the audiocassette and booklet package "The Educated Eye," which was published by Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings in February 1995, and which grew out of a series of courses that were held by the Resident Associate Program and cosponsored by OMP. The records also contain different versions and formats of the program "Museum Careers," which includes interviews with Smithsonian staff such as Joshua Taylor and Roger Kennedy.

The records also contain documentation and recordings of a seminar on gender held at the Smithsonian in 1986. The 1990 OMP seminar "Gender Perspectives" is well documented through memoranda, correspondence, photographs, and recordings. This seminar resulted in a book of the same name published by the Smithsonian Institution Press in April 1994, a copy of which is included. The records also document the work of Glaser and her assistant, Museum Associate Artemis Zenetou, on planning and writing the book Museums: A Place to Work, which was published in February 1996.

These files also document Glaser's work with several professional organizations, such as the American Association of Museums (AAM); the International Committee for the Training of Personnel (ICTOP) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM); and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). The records also contain files on Glaser's overseas consulting work, such as the Peace Memorial Museum in Caen, 1988-1989.
Topic:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-069, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Provost, Special Assistant Project Files
Identifier:
Accession 96-069
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Special Assistant Project Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-069

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