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Productions

Topic:
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Electronic records
Date:
1996-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio recordings of the radio series, "Remembering Slavery," (also referred to as "Slaves No More" or "We Were Slaves") which featured recollections of former slaves recorded in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. The production was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Materials include DAT tapes, audio cassettes, 8mm audio, compact discs, one 1/4" audio tape, and one floppy disc. A small amount of paper documentation/track sheets is also included. Some materials are in electronic format.
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
African Americans  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Compact discs
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-084, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 04-084
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-084

Website Records

Topic:
Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (Website)
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Website)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
1997-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites related to Smithsonian Productions as they existed on June 17, 2011.

"Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation" was created in 1997 to accompany the "Remembering Slavery" radio series produced by Smithsonian Productions. It includes audio excerpts from radio programs, transcript excerpts from interviews, and educational resources. The website does not appear to have been updated since 1998 and is in disrepair.

"Gardens of the Mughal Empire" went live in 2002. It was initially intended to be the second video in a trilogy about Asian gardens by Smithsonian Productions, but the unit was closed before the video could be produced. Employed as contractors, former Smithsonian Productions staff completed the project as a website. Significant updates were made in 2007. The website, which focuses on the ancient gardens of what is now Pakistan, includes historical information about garden sites, the status of conservation efforts, and educational resources.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Gardens -- Pakistan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-507, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 12-507
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-507

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:
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:
If This House Could Talkā€¦Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans (Television program)
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Jazz Smithsonian (Radio program : 1993)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1987-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; production scripts, schedules, and tape logs; license agreements and releases; contracts; marketing information; budget summaries; and travel itineraries.

Productions documented in these records include: "If This House Could Talk...Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans," "Guide to the Smithsonian" (Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center film), "Jazz Smithsonian," "Remembering Slavery," "Piano Grand!," and "Piano 300."
Topic:
Intellectual property  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Direction and production  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-151, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-151
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-151

Production Records

Topic:
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989)
Smithsonian Adventure (Television program)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
American Inventions (Television program)
Freer Galley of Art (Television program)
Fascination of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Beyond Category: The Music of Duke Ellington (Video recording)
Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration (Radio program)
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song (Video recording)
Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio program : 1995)
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Video recording)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
First Ladies (Video recording : 1989)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Melodies from Heaven (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1976-1980, 1988-2000
Descriptive Entry:
These records document the film, video, and radio production activities of Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer. Material primarily consists of correspondence, memoranda, and notes; production slides; scripts and credits; press releases; interview transcripts; contracts, rights, and release information; research articles and clippings; budget summaries; and filming schedules.

Productions documented in these records include "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was," "The Flying Machines," "Remembering Slavery," "The Jazz Singers," "Gospel Radio," "The National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo," "Beyond Category: The Musical Genius of Duke Ellington," "Duke Ellington: A Centennial Birthday Celebration," "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song," "The First Ladies," and "Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy." Also includes Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television productions "The Smithsonian Adventure," "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "Fascination of the Smithsonian," "America of Presidents," "American Inventions," and "Freer Gallery of Art."
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-133, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-133
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-133

Website Records

Topic:
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Website)
Remembering Slavery (Radio program : 1997)
Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Web sites
Date:
1997-2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of two websites related to Smithsonian Productions as they existed on April 9, 2013.

"Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation" was created in 1997 to accompany the "Remembering Slavery" radio series produced by Smithsonian Productions. It includes audio excerpts from radio programs, transcript excerpts from interviews, and educational resources. The website does not appear to have been updated since 1998 and is in disrepair.

"Gardens of the Mughal Empire" went live in 2002. It was initially intended to be the second video in a trilogy about Asian gardens by Smithsonian Productions, but the unit was closed before the video could be produced. Employed as contractors, former Smithsonian Productions staff completed the project as a website. Significant updates were made in 2007. The website, which focuses on the ancient gardens of what is now Pakistan, includes historical information about garden sites, the status of conservation efforts, and educational resources.

Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
African Americans -- History  Search this
Gardens -- Pakistan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Web sites
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-191, Smithsonian Institution, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 13-191
See more items in:
Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa13-191

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