Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
5 documents - page 1 of 1

Production Records

Topic:
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1985-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession contains records documenting the planning and production of an update to "The Smithsonian Institution," an orientation film created for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). Materials include shot logs, footage lists, scripts, correspondence, budgets, and permits.
Topic:
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-075, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-075
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-075

Production Records

Topic:
Jazz Singers (Radio program)
Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Roll (Radio program)
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
America of Presidents (Television program)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
American Inventions (Television program)
Smithsonian video collection
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Date:
1980-2002
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television project; budget summaries; information on the Smithsonian Video Collection; contracts; release and rights forms; videotapes of Lawrence M. Small's installation as Secretary, and his first press conference; research articles, fundraising, marketing, and awards information; production scripts; shooting schedules; and special events information.

Productions documented in these records include "The Jazz Singers," "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "The Buried Mirror," "The Global Environment: Are We Overacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists," "Yorktown," "The Work of Peace," "Piano 300," "Piano Grand!," "Here at the Smithsonian," "The Flying Machines," and "The Smithsonian Institution." NHK-SI productions include "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "America of Presidents," and "American Inventions."
Topic:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Video recordings -- 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
Documentary films  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
Identifier:
Accession 02-137
See more items in:
Production Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-137

Special Exhibition Records

Topic:
Galapagos (Documentary film : 1999)
Extent:
7.69 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1978-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the planning and execution of special exhibitions. Exhibitions documented include "Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People," "Eyes on Science: Illustrating Natural History," "Spiders!," "Seeds of Change," "Margaret Mee: Return to the Amazon," "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory," "Making of the Natural History Museum's Galapagos IMAX Film," "Red Alert!," "Wondrous Wings," "Natural Selections, Museum Photography by Chip Clark," "Lichens," "Volcano Watch: Maurice and Katia Krafft and the Smithsonian," "Blast from the Past," "Mysterious Manatees," "Pomo Indian Basket Weavers, Their Baskets and the Art Market," "Landscape Kimonos," "Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic," "Contemporary Korean Ceramics," "Amber: Window to the Past," and "Anteaters: Fast Food Specialists." Also documented in these records is the IMAX Corporation/Smithsonian Institution documentary film "Galapagos," the Biodiversity Hall, general exhibition planning, and the administration of the Office of Exhibits. Materials include floor plans, schedules, scripts, labels, correspondence, memoranda, images, publications, proposals, agreements, specifications, press packets, press releases, budgets, clippings, contracts, and promotional materials.
Topic:
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Traveling exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Clippings
Floppy disks
Floor plans
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-058, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Exhibits, Special Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 06-058
See more items in:
Special Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-058

Productions

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
13.08 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (3.08 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Date:
1988-1996, 1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of film, videotapes, and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version featured Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 16 mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, 1" magnetic audio tapes, 1/4" videotapes, Betacam tapes, and 3/4" U-matics. Also includes VIARC camera reports and logs.
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:
Interactive video  Search this
Information services -- User education  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-119, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-119
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-119

Productions

Topic:
Guide to the Smithsonian (Documentary film)
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1989-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian Institution orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version replaced Heyman with Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 1" magnetic audio tapes, Betacam tapes, VHS, D-2, Digital8, digital audio tape, and 3/4" U-matics. 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 viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Interactive video  Search this
Information services -- User education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Floppy disks
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Videotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-077, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-077
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-077

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By
  • Finding aids
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives