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Productions

Topic:
Natural History Updates (Television series)
Search for Giant Squid (Video recording : 1999)
In Search of Giant Squid (Video recording : 1994)
Galapagos (Documentary film : 1999)
Exploring Marine Ecosystems (Motion picture : 1995)
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
Kaleidoscope of Cowries (Motion picture : 1978)
Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes (Documentary film)
Without Fail (Motion picture)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1973-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of Natural History that were either created or collected by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998; Smithsonian Institution, Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996; and the Office of Public Affairs, prior to 1976. The materials document the museum, its staff, and exhibitions or were created for viewing or listening within the museum. Materials include prints, masters, dubs, narrations, safety copies, mixes, camera rolls, and related materials on videotape, film, and audiotape.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-010, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 15-010
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-010

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

Productions

Topic:
Art of Organic Forms (Motion picture : 1969)
Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1969-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "The Art of Organic Forms" and "Ode to the Pinniped." "Art of Organic Forms" is 10 minutes in length and accompanied an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History comparing organic and artistic forms. The film was completed in 1969. "Ode to the Pinniped" is 6 minutes and 50 seconds in length and was featured in the Life in the Sea Hall. The film is told in the style of Lewis Carroll (narrated by Cyril Ritchard) and explores the life and times of the pinniped family. It was completed in 1974. Materials for both films include original camera negatives, soundtracks, A and B rolls, and prints.
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:
Pinnipedia  Search this
Art and science  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-107, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-107
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-107

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