This accession consists of records created and maintained by Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications, documenting the planning,
development, and execution of film, video, and television productions for general release, for accompaniment to exhibitions and exhibition halls, for training, and for television
spots. Film, video, and television productions for general release include Smithsonian Video Collection; American Picture Palaces; Coral Reefs: How to Make Use of 400 Million
Years of Evolution; John Bull; Maine Coast; Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants; Smithsonian World; Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation; Quadrangle;
Flue-Cured Tobacco Culture; The Big Cats and How They Came to Be; Indiana Engine Retrieval; Census: Accounting for the Nation; Enter Life; Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing
Invention Factories; The Ghosts of Forever; Who Would Have Thought?; The Giant Panda Story; Shells and the Animals Inside; Columbus and His Time; Mirror of Kings: Tales from
Kalila Wa Dimna; and Reunions: Memories of an American Experience.
Films and videos accompanied American Sailor, 1984-1985; Harry S. Truman Centennial: The Berlin Airlift, 1984; Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650
in 1980; Hall of Dynamic Evolution, beginning in 1979; Hall of Paleontology, beginning in 1982; FDR: The Intimate Presidency, 1982; Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration,
1915-1940, beginning in 1987; Festival of American Folklife; Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, beginning in 1978; the Communication Exhibition, beginning in 1977; Hall
of Western Civilization, beginning in 1978; and It All Depends: How Man Affects and is Affected by his Natural Environment. Training films and videos include Communication
Materials include memoranda, correspondence, video proposals, scripts, interview transcripts, production and post-production schedules, computer editing forms, story boards,
roll logs, budget summaries and expense reports, orders and requisitions for supplies and services, travel vouchers, invoices, notes, mailing lists for premieres, publications
with articles about videos, clippings, press releases, fact sheets, copies of contracts, color and black and white negatives and transparencies of credits, and research materials.
See accession 01-230 for a 16 mm distribution print of the "Mirror of Kings:...".
Video recordings -- Production and direction Search this
This accession includes 16mm and 35mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, videotapes, and cassette recordings documenting the construction of the Quadrangle museum complex and discusses
the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The materials document interviews with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle;
and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials also document budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and
the construction site.
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.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands (Motion picture : 1989)
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
This accession consists of records documenting the production and distribution of the motion pictures "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "Quadrangle;"
"Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands;" "Enter Life;" and "Big Cats and How They Came to Be." Contracts include agreements with Pyramid Films, inc. regarding films animated
by Faith Hubley and with Discovery Channel regarding distribution as well as limitations on the use of footage with Robert Redford. Materials include contracts, transcripts,
concept statements, camera logs, correspondence, storage information, press releases, financial information, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.