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Recordings

Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Associates. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Date:
1984-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accessions of records that document events and programs created and sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates (TSA). Both audio and videotapes are contained in the collection. The bulk of the recordings were made by entities other than the Smithsonian, i.e., CBS, NBC affiliates; and the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) for broadcast purposes. A copy was made and forwarded to the TSA, Office of Public Affairs. A brief synopsis of the activities represented in the collection can be found in the Smithsonian Associate magazine. Additionally, Smithsonian Productions made some of the audiotapes for broadcast over Radio Smithsonian.

The events represented in the collection are many and varied including the annual Kite Festival, film festivals, speakers and interviews, and other program highlights.

Materials include audiocassettes and videotapes in the following formats: VHS or 3/4 inch U-Matic.
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-127, Smithsonian Associates, Office of Public Affairs, Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 01-127
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Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-127

Records

Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
World is yours (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Editorial and Publications Division  Search this
Extent:
18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Brochures
Date:
1847-1966
Descriptive Entry:
These records represent most of the activities of the Editorial and Publications Division. Included are a range of fiscal and administrative records pertaining to Smithsonian publications, especially correspondence with United States National Museum publications authors and background records for Annual Reports; news releases and news clippings; materials pertaining to Smithsonian house publications; Smithsonian radio programs; and correspondence pertaining to Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections. Also included are records documenting "The World is Yours" radio program; they include radio scripts and related promotional literature and a file of collected information on other contemporary educational radio programs.
Historical Note:
For many years, the Editorial and Publications Division administered public relations activities as well as publications. In 1966 a major reorganization established the Smithsonian Institution Press, concerned with publications, and created other offices for public relations, radio programs, and the like.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newspapers
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 83, Smithsonian Institution, Editorial and Publications Division, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 83
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0083

Productions

Topic:
Yorktown: Echoes of a Victory (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1981
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of one cassette of special Radio Smithsonian program, "Yorktown: Echoes of a Victory," produced by the Office of Telecommunications staff as part of the Smithsonian contribution to the celebration of the bicentennial of the Yorktown battle.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 82-010, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 82-010
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa82-010

Productions

Topic:
Top Gun Show (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
6.38 cu. ft. (11 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1987-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 10" edited master audio tapes of musical performances, special events, and interviews produced by Radio Smithsonian; the radio production branch of the Office of Telecommunications. In addition are 5" audio elements for the program "Top Gun Show."
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:
Music  Search this
Special events  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-095, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 94-095
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-095

Productions

Topic:
Sounds Like New York (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
circa 1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio elements created during the production of the radio program, "Sounds Like New York." It was part of the weekly "Radio Smithsonian" series, and focused on the sounds heard in multicultural New York, N.Y. The Office of Telecommunications won the Silver Award from the Public Radio Conference for this special program. Materials include source tapes and final copies on 1/4" audiotape and audeocassettes as well as logs.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
City sounds  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-045, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-045
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-045

Production Records

Topic:
Don't mourn, organize! (Sound recording) : songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Wade in the Water (Sound recording : 1994)
Music of New Mexico (Sound recording : 1992)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Guitar: Art and Soul (Radio program : 1994)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
American Roots Labor Day Special (Radio program : 1996)
Dialogue (Radio program)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
American Chamber Music Series (Radio program)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
It's a Wonderful Christmas with Andy Williams (Radio program : 1998)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Radio Dialogue (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Date:
1982-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Tyler, Audio Production Manager, documenting the planning, development, execution, and distribution of original radio series and programs as well as of recordings of special events and concert series. Radio series include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Folk masters;" "The Guitar: Art and Soul;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "American Roots Labor Day Special;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Radio Smithsonian;" "American Chamber Music Series;" and "Remembering Slavery." Recordings include "Wade in the Water;" "Don't mourn, organize!: songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill;" and "Music of New Mexico." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, scripts, tape catalogues, title lists for cassette tapes and compact disks, lists and catalogues of Folkmasters programs, audio time logs, microphone lists, runsheets, "Radio Smithsonian" schedules, brochures for events and concert series recorded by Smithsonian Productions and for award events, Smithsonian and non-Smithsonian newsletters and press clippings discussing Smithsonian Productions recordings or programs, interview schedules, budgets, press releases, notes, studio floor plans, and contractor and intern files with project descriptions, calendars and schedules, and demonstration DAT tapes. Also includes releases for Earth Day performers.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-202, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-202
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-202

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)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
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

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
13.3 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (10 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1981-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of master audiotapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 126-186, 1983-1987, and Radio Smithsonian programs 600-749, 1981-1984; and elements, or original, unedited tapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 104-186, 1982-1987, and Radio Smithsonian programs 689-836, 1983-1985.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 590, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 590
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0590

Productions

Topic:
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Folk Masters (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
63.38 cu. ft. (56 document boxes) (61 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
circa 1971-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of master audiotapes for "Radio Smithsonian" programs 750-1098, 1984-1989; elements, or original, unedited tapes for "Radio Smithsonian" programs 837-1098, 1985-1989; audio elements for the television series "Here at the Smithsonian," volumes 3-8, 1984-1989; master audiotapes for "Folk Masters" radio series, 1991; scripts of "Radio Smithsonian" programs 400-975, 1977-1988; and audiotapes of Smithsonian special events, lectures, concerts, interviews, symposia, and openings, circa 1971-1991.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 591, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 591
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0591

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
10.14 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (8 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1974-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 482-533, 1979, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 26-76, 1979-1981; and audio tapes of Smithsonian special events, concerts, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings, 1974-1983.
Historical Note:
Radio Smithsonian began its weekly half-hour broadcasts in the summer of 1969. The program was carried by local radio stations in the metropolitan Washington, D. C., area and educational radio stations around the country and overseas. Broadcasts provided the public with information about the activities of the Smithsonian, through discussions, interviews, lectures, music, and research activity reports. Programs featured Smithsonian staff as well as guest scientists, historians, politicians, artists, authors, and musicians.

Smithsonian Galaxy, a series of 2 1/2-minute radio features about the work of the Institution's curatorial, scientific, and research staffs, began production in 1978. The program was broadcast throughout the United States and overseas.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Music  Search this
Special events  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 588, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 588
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0588

Productions

Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1969-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Smithsonian Galaxy editions 77-125, 1981-1983, and Radio Smithsonian programs 534-574, 1980; and scripts of Radio Smithsonian programs 1-400.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 589, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Record Unit 589
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0589

Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records

Topic:
Focus (Radio program)
Radio Dialogue (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars  Search this
Extent:
13.78 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (3 document boxes) (16 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1980-1986
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist primarily of ten-inch audiotapes of Radio Dialogue programs, as well as some administrative files, including release forms by participants, schedules, biographical information on WWICS scholar participants, listener responses, and contracts with Longhorn Radio Network. Also included are a few Focus tapes and some cassettes of programs broadcast by Radio Smithsonian.
Historical Note:
In 1978 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) entered into a contract with the Longhorn Radio Network at the University of Texas to participate in a public affairs consortium series of radio programs called "Focus". The Wilson Center produced the broadcasts on a variety of timely topics concerned with politics and current issues.

This arrangement lasted until 1983, when the Wilson Center began to produce its own series of radio broadcasts called Radio Dialogue. Occasionally, these programs were also broadcast by National Public Radio or Radio Smithsonian. Deputy Director Prosser Gifford was the moderator, aided by Eugenie Beth Skarstrom, who served as Radio Coordinator, 1984- .
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
International education  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 601, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 601
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Radio Dialogue Audiotapes and Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0601

Marketing Records

Topic:
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall (Radio program : 1991)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Spirits of the Present: The Legacy from Native America (Radio program : 1992)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1991-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of press kits for a variety of radio productions including "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Spirits of the Present: The Legacy of Native America;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Cole Porter's 100th from Carnegie Hall;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Also included are promotional materials for the television production "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi" and the documentary video "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." Materials include fact sheets, marketing materials, general correspondence, graphics associated with the production, and other promotional materials. Some fact sheets include licensing and fee information as well as short biographies of the performers involved.
Topic:
Marketing  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-189, Smithsonian Productions, Marketing Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-189
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Marketing Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-189

Production Records

Topic:
Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court (Video recording : 1992)
Negative Campaigns (Video recording : 1991)
Low Road to High Office? (Video recording : 1992)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940 (Video recording : 1998)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Motion picture)
Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protection at SI (Video recording)
The National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : c. 1995)
Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution (Video recording : 1988)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Workers and Managers (Video recording : 1993)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Celebrations (Video recording : 1987)
Titanic Mail Story (Video recording : 1999)
Red, Hot, and Blue! (Radio program)
Swedish Sculpture (Video recording)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul (Radio program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
1982-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs.

Radio productions documented in this accession include "Memphis: Cradle of Rock 'n' Soul;" "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap;" "Jazz Smithsonian;" "Remembering Slavery;" "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River;" "Jazz Singers;" "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was;" "Red, Hot, and Blue!;" and "Radio Smithsonian." Video productions documented in this accession include "Perpetual Campaign: The President, The People, and The Court;" "Negative Campaigns;" "Low Road to High Office?;" "Beyond Category: the Musical Genius of Duke Ellington;" "Jazz Age in Paris: 1914-1940;" "Rescue in the Wild: Endangered Species and Habitat Protections at SI;" "The National Zoo: Think Tank;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "First Ladies;" "Workers and Managers;" "Celebrations;" "Titanic Mail Story;" and "Swedish Sculpture." Television productions documented in this accession include "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi;" "Here at the Smithsonian;" and "People and Pianos: 300 Years."

Films documented in this accession include "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs by Frank Lloyd Wright" and "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists."

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, scripts, treatments, release forms, contracts, photographs, clippings, press releases, and budgets.
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-149, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-149
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-149

Production Records

Topic:
American Roots (Radio program : 1993)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified (Radio program : 1996)
Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas (Radio program : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1973-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the radio production activities of John Tyler, Radio Production Specialist. Material primarily includes production scripts; program schedules and listings; carriage reports; radio control room modifications project information; and incoming correspondence.

Productions documented in these records include: "American Roots," "Folk Masters: Traditional Music in the Americas," "Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap," "Radio Smithsonian," "Jazz Smithsonian," "Guitar: Electrified, Amplified, Deified," and "Smithsonian Galaxy."
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-158, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-158
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-158

Production Records

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria (Video recording : 1997)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Lewis Latimer (Video recording : 1999)
Discovering America (Radio program)
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Ain Ghazal (Video recording)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Colors of Invention: An Exploration of Color, Technology, and Culture (Documentary film : 1998)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
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."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Budget  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-157, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-157
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-157

Productions

Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Date:
1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio recordings documenting the "Radio Smithsonian" production celebrating Cole Porter's 100th birthday, performed at Carnegie Hall. Materials include DAT tapes.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary radio programs  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-082, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-082
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-082

Productions

Topic:
Folk Masters from the Barns of Wolf Trap (Radio program)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
70 cu. ft. (70 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1992-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of original audiotape recordings, on 2 inch reels, documenting the production of Folk Masters at the Barns of Wolf Trap: a concert series that presented diverse, traditional music and musicians from across the Americas in a major concert venue. The series was hosted and artistically directed by Nicholas R. Spitzer, folklorist and research associate at the Smithsonian Institution. Radio Smithsonian recorded the original performances and later edited them into hourly programs for American Public Radio affiliates nationwide.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-087, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-087
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-087

Audiovisual Records

Topic:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library  Search this
Extent:
1.38 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (0.38 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1965-1973
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of sound and film recordings pertaining to National Museum of American Art (NMAA) exhibitions. These materials document the exhibitions Medieval Frescoes from Yugoslavia, George Catlin's Indian Gallery, Stuart Davis Memorial Exhibition, Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Edward Deming Andrews Collection: Commemorating the Bicentennial of the American Shakers, and ART: USA, a collection donated by S.C. Johnson and Son (Johnson Wax). Also included is an interview of Walter Hopps by Val Lewton for Radio Smithsonian. Materials include 16 mm film, 1/4" magnetic tape and 2" magnetic tape.
Topic:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum libraries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 85-059, National Museum of American Art and Portrait Gallery. Library, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 85-059
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa85-059

Productions

Topic:
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
45 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1993-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of original audiotape recordings, on 2 inch reels, documenting the production of Jazz Smithsonian: a concert series, hosted by Lena Horne, which featured the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performing classic American jazz of the 1920s through 1950s, and included stories of acclaimed composers and performers. The series was recorded by Radio Smithsonian and later edited for broadcast on local public radio stations nationwide, and internationally.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Concerts  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-091, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-091
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-091

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