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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:
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

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:
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program)
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
20.8 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (10 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1969-1979
Descriptive Entry:
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 1-481, 1969-1978, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 1-25, 1978-1979.
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:
Interviews  Search this
Music  Search this
Special events  Search this
Radio -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 296, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 296
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Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0296

Smithsonian Galaxy Radio Program Begins

Subject:
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio Series)  Search this
Place:
Germany
Date:
January 6, 1979
Topic:
Australia  Search this
Canada  Search this
International Activities  Search this
Public programs  Search this
Radio  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1454

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