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Productions

Topic:
Mighty Ships (Television series)
World War II Spy School (Television program)
Perfect Stores (Television series)
Surviving the Serengeti (Television program)
Million Dollar American Princesses (Television series)
Air Disasters (Television series)
Killer IQ: Lion vs. Hyena (Television series)
Mighty Cruise Ships (Television series)
Napoleon's Waterloo (Television program)
L.A. Frock Stars (Television series)
Siege of Masada (Television program)
Mummies Alive (Television series)
Aerial America (Television series)
Yellowstone Supervolcano (Television program)
Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest (Television program)
My Million Dollar Invention (Television series)
Islands of Creation (Television program)
Rock 'N' Roll Inventions (Television series)
Crazy Monster Spiders (Television program)
Crazy Monster Diggers (Television program)
Crazy Monster Bats (Television program)
Crazy Monster Gulpers (Television program)
Real Mad Men of Advertising (Television series)
Crazy Monster Bugs (Television program)
Crazy Monster Sea Creatures (Television program)
Crazy Monster Fangs (Television program)
The Weapon Hunter (Television series)
The Obama Years: The Power of Words (Television program)
Humongous Moves (Television series)
Battle at Sea: Jutland (Television program)
Castro's Secret Reef (Television program)
Victorian Rebel: Marianne North (Television program)
Mysteries of the Rainforest (Television program)
Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI (Television program)
Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth (Television program)
Nightmare on Everest (Television program)
An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch (Television program)
Secrets (Television series)
Titanic's Fatal Fire (Television program)
The Real Jesus of Nazareth (Television series)
The Lost Tapes (Television program)
America's Secret Space Heroes (Television series)
Air Warriors (Television series)
Combat Trains (Television series)
Amazing Monkeys (Television series)
Aerial Ireland (Television program)
Aerial New Zealand (Television program)
My Big Bollywood Wedding (Television program)
Battle of Okinawa in Color (Television program)
America in Color (Television series)
First Ladies Revealed (Television series)
Flying High with Phil Keoghan (Television program)
Honey Badger Grit (Television program)
Inside Windsor Castle (Television series)
Hunt for the Nazi Gold Train (Television program)
Cobra King (Television program)
Diana and the Paparazzi (Television program)
Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye (Television program)
Last Emperor of Mexico (Television program)
Baboon King (Television program)
Make It Out Alive (Television series)
Tiger on the Run (Television program)
Survival in the Skies (Television series)
Lions Unleashed (Television program)
Polar Bear Town (Television series)
America's Badlands (Television program)
Panama's Animal Highway (Television program)
Supercar Superbuild (Television series)
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef (Television series)
Combat Ships (Television series)
The Coronation (Television program)
Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp (Television program)
Cleopatra (Television series)
Epic Warrior Women (Television series)
Billionaire Space Club (Television program)
Earth From Outer Space (Television program)
Europe's Last Warrior Kings (Television series)
Aerial Africa (Television series)
Fishing for Giants (Television series)
Finding Life in Outer Space (Television program)
Ice Bridge: The Impossible Journey (Television program)
Aerial Cities (Television series)
Waco: The Longest Siege (Television program)
China's Dragon Emperor (Television series)
Carriers at War (Television series)
Smithsonian Time Capsule: 1968 (Television program)
Rise of Tokyo in Color (Television program)
The Pacific War in Color (Television series)
Drinks, Crime and Prohibition (Television series)
King of the Desert Lions (Television program)
Hell Below (Television series)
Monster Shipwreck: Mysteries of the Mars (Television program)
Kings of the Desert (Television program)
Sacred Sites (Television series)
China From Above (Television series)
The Wild Andes (Television series)
America's Mississippi (Television series)
Creator::
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Place:
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
United States -- Description and travel
China -- Description and travel
Africa -- Description and travel
Date:
2015, 2017-2018
Descriptive Entry:
Smithsonian Networks is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. It was formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series and ground-breaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. This accession consists of programs created for the Smithsonian Channel that cover a range of topics including aeronautics, astronautics, science, nature, and American culture and history. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials apply. See Record of Transfer, Appendix B, Transferring office; Record of Transfer, August 25, 2009; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Documentary television programs  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Museums and television  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science -- History  Search this
Animals  Search this
Insects  Search this
Military history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-197, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 19-197
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa19-197

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Place:
Japan
Date:
1990-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994), Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995), and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively.

The majority of the records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board formed in 1991 to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian electronic media outreach and education efforts. The Electronic Media Board was composed of the following members: Chair - Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (Pachter); the Director of the Office of Telecommunications; the Smithsonian Senior Business Officer; and representatives from the Office of General Counsel, Council of Bureau Directors, Council of Information and Education Directors, and the Institutional scholarly research community. The Electronic Media Board was disbanded in 1997.

The Board's mandate was as follows: 1) identify and eliminate duplication in existing media projects thus becoming more cost-effective and efficient with regard to the production of those projects; 2) identify legal and financial issues of importance to the Institution and to avoid unnecessary risks; 3) assess appropriateness of projects against Institutional goals and standards; and 4) ensure that procedures are in place for expert oversight by Smithsonian staff of program content, production, and use of the Smithsonian name.

In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Smithsonian Associates, the Smithsonian World television program, and a major trip to Japan. Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, development files, budget files, subject files, and related materials.
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Media programs -- Education  Search this
Communication in education  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-138, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 00-138
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa00-138

Administrative Records

Topic:
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Counselor to the Secretary  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1990-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of Marc Pachter during his tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs (1990-1994); Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special Projects (1994-1995); and Counselor to the Secretary (1995-2000), respectively.

The records document activities associated with the formation and work of the Electronic Media Board [EMB] (1991-1997), which was established to address the issues of uniformity and efficiency in the review and production of Smithsonian electronic media outreach and education efforts. See Accession 00-138 for a detailed description of the Board and its mandate.

In addition to the records of the Electronic Media Board, there are records relating to Pachter's interaction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; The Smithsonian Associates; the Smithsonian World television program; the Office of Telecommunications; Smithsonian Press and Productions; the Museum of the American Indian; the Office of Institutional Studies; the National Portrait Gallery; the Office of Sponsored Projects; and a major trip to Japan. Additional material relates to his involvement in the promotion and public awareness of exhibitions and educational programs and projects.

Materials include agendas, minutes, notes, reference files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, press kits, photographs, booklets, brochures, development files, budget files, subject files, and related records.
Topic:
Interactive multimedia  Search this
Media programs -- Education  Search this
Intellectual property  Search this
Radio  Search this
Japan  Search this
Television  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-124, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Counselor to the Secretary, Administrative Records
Identifier:
Accession 01-124
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Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-124

Smithsonian Channel Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Enterprises  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Date:
1997-2010
Descriptive Entry:
Created in 2006, Smithsonian On Demand was a partnership between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution to develop, launch, and operate a Smithsonian video programming channel. The partnership's purpose was to widen and extend the reach of the Smithsonian through unique and original programs that utilized Smithsonian collections, exhibitions, and research. In the partnership, Showtime was the funding and managing partner, while the Smithsonian would provide the content and production assistance. Under the umbrella of Smithsonian Networks, Smithsonian On Demand became Smithsonian Channel in 2007.

This accession consists of records that document the development, creation, and implementation of the Smithsonian Channel. There are records related to the various partnerships the Smithsonian was looking into before going with Showtime Networks. Some of these partnerships included Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the Starz Encore Entertainment. Also included are records related to the development of programming for the channel as well as records related to the controversy about the Smithsonian and Showtime partnership. People of note in the accession include Gary Beer, CEO, Smithsonian Business Ventures and Secretary Lawrence M. Small. Some records were created when Smithsonian Enterprises was known as Smithsonian Business Ventures.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations, meeting notes and minutes, contracts, agreements, financial records, program proposals, program reviews, press releases, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.
Rights:
Restricted for 25 years, until Jan-01-2036. Boxes 1-3 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 03/28/2014 memorandum, Toda to Kennard; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Television programs  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-134, Smithsonian Enterprises, Smithsonian Channel Records
Identifier:
Accession 14-134
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Smithsonian Channel Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-134

Untitled

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Proposals - Smithsonian Channel Mission Critical TV Programs
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 05/30/2013 memorandum, Toda to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-194, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
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Exhibition and Program Records
Exhibition and Program Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-194-refidd1e7939

Smithsonian Channel Mission critical TV program proposals for 2008

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 05/30/2013 memorandum, Toda to Henderson; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-194, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
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Exhibition and Program Records
Exhibition and Program Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa13-194-refidd1e7958

Records

Topic:
Buried mirror (Proposed television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary for Research  Search this
Extent:
14 cu. ft. (14 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1985-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the administrative activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research. The office title changed on March 25, 1992 and is presently known as the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Science. Records include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to administration of offices and bureaus throughout the Institution primarily focusing on budget appropriations, personnel matters, or the overall maintenance of museum facilities; congressional issues; exhibitions and collections management; construction contracts; fellowships; accounting services; workshops; affirmative action reports; and Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) library search. Additional correspondence refers to the American Association of Museums (AAM), Carrying Capacity Conference, Buried Mirror Project, International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP), Smithsonian Board of Regents meetings, Sloan Videohistory Project, Chesapeake Research Consortium, 1990 World Food Prize, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
World Food Prize  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Research  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Museums -- Collection management  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-062, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary for Research, Records
Identifier:
Accession 93-062
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa93-062

Records

Topic:
New world (Serial)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Quincentenary Programs  Search this
Extent:
37 cu. ft. (37 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Phonograph records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1984-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the activities which the Office of Quincentenary Programs coordinated or organized to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first landfall in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The Quincentenary programs began in 1985 under the coordination of Smithsonian's Directorate of International Activities, Magali Carrera. The Quincentenary activities took place in South and Central America, the United States, Spain, Italy and the Caribbean. The records document the Columbian observances which took place mostly in the United States. Observances included parades, festivals, exhibitions, symposia and other individual events celebrating the voyage.

The records include correspondence between the Director of the Office of Quincentenary Programs, Alicia M. Gonzalez, and other Smithsonian Institution bureaus. Most of the correspondence is between the director and various other national and international institutions such as museums, universities, embassies, archives, and professional and special interest organizations. Other records document a variety of exhibitions, public programs and scholarly publications to commemorate Columbus's voyage to the Americas. All the programs and events highlighted the Quincentenary themes: (1) Magnificent Traditions, (2) Dynamic of the Encounter, (3) Continuity of the Encounter and (4) The Next 500 Years.

The administrative records document travel, contract agreements, accounting records for various projects and functions, interpreters and caterers.

Interspersing the records are documents about a five-part bilingual, series of one-hour television programs entitled, "Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes" (1991), exploring Latin America, past and present, focusing on themes, institutions, beliefs and symbols which have endured or changed; major Smithsonian Quincentenary programs such as exhibitions: "Seeds of Change", "American Encounters", "Where Next, Columbus", "The West as America", "Portraiture in the Reign of Philip II", "Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation", "Latin American Pioneers of Modernism", and the "Amazonia: The New World Explored on the Occasion of the Columbus Quincentenary".

The Office of Folklife Programs organized events such as the Festival of American Folklife "living exhibitions" which featured "The Caribbean: Cultural Encounters in the New World" (June/July 1989), the Festival's 1991 and 1992 features of the indigenous populations of the Americas, focusing on cultures of the rainforests, Andean Highlands, Valley, Desert, Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Pinenut gathering cultures, also the symposia, "Seeds of the Past" (1988), "Seeds of Commerce" (1989), and "Seeds of Industrialization" (1990), including Folklife Programs in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Records of music and verbal arts, Smithsonian Quincentenary radio programs highlighting living cultural exhibitions, teacher-training workshops and exhibition program books; and a Quincentenary multi-cultural curriculum, five-unit, bilingual kits, "Early Childhood Materials on the Peoples of the Americas" which the Office of Elementary and Secondary School produced for use in pre-schools in the United States, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The records pertaining to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) document co-sponsorship of the Fourth World Congress on the National Parks in Panama, an international symposium, "Non-Imperial Polities in the Lands Visited by Christopher Columbus on His Four Voyages to the New World" (1990) and the 1992 Fourth World Congress on National Parks which was convened by the International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

Correspondence, excerpts from books and book reviews document a variety of books on themes related to the Columbus Quincentenary at the popular and scholarly levels, including Smithsonian Institution Press efforts to develop publications from the many exhibitions and scholarly symposia which took place over the period of the Quincentenary observance.

Included are photographs; brochures; pamphlets; posters; color slides; prints; maps; newspaper and newsmagazine clippings; excerpts from published books; copies of research papers presented at the Quincentenary symposia; minutes of various planning committees; reports to the Smithsonian Secretary, Robert Adams; lists of organizations within and outside the United States, lists of guests to various functions; audio cassette tapes; videotapes; records concerning establishing a Quincentenary newsletter, "The New World"; exhibition proposals; budget projections and justifications; and miscellaneous documents.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Drawings
Maps
Posters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Phonograph records
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-149, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Quincentenary Programs, Records
Identifier:
Accession 94-149
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa94-149

Productions

Topic:
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
2000-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!." All three productions celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano. The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured experts and craftsmen who traced the evolution of the piano, beginning with its inception in Italy to the digital and electronic technologies of tomorrow. Performances demonstrated how the introduction of the piano influenced the development of music from classical to ragtime to jazz. The broadcast aired on PBS in December 2001. "Piano 300" was a video production that accompanied the 2000 exhibition "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos." "Piano Grand!" was a 90 minute television performance that complemented the "Piano 300" exhibition. It was hosted by Billy Joel and featured Dave Brubeck, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other renowned pianists. It was co-produced by Maryland Public Television. Materials in this accession include original material, narration, pickups, protection masters, and various versions of the productions.
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:
Piano  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Piano -- History  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Pianists  Search this
Mueums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-215, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-215
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-215

Productions

Topic:
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (3 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Videotapes
Place:
Mississippi River
Mississippi River Valley
Date:
1998-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents the production of "The Mississippi: River of Song." Better known as "River of Song," this project combined a television series, radio series, and 2-disc compact disc. The project as a whole explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century through live performances and intimate discussions with musicians along the course of the Mississippi River. The 4-part television series aired on the Public Broadcasting Service beginning in January 1999. It takes viewers on a musical journey from the headwaters in northern Minnesota to the river's mouth in the Gulf of Mexico, creating a portrait of the American musician along the way. All scenes were shot live on location and feature musicians that represent the regional culture. The 7-part radio series aired on Public Radio International affiliates beginning in January 1999. The radio series is similar in content to the television series and is hosted by Ani DiFranco. The 2-CD set consists of 36 tracks of live recordings from 1995 through 1997. The CDs feature contemporary musicians who have forged their styles out of the rich musical heritage found along the banks of the Mississippi River. The CDs were distributed through Smithsonian Folkways beginning in 1998. Materials in this accession include originals, production masters, archives, narration, sound mixes, distribution copies, and promotional copies. Additional and detailed information about these productions may be found at The River of Song Project website at http://www.pbs.org/riverofsong/.
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:
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Music -- United States  Search this
Musicians -- United States  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Compact discs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-099, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-099
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-099

Productions

Topic:
People and Pianos: 300 Years (Television program : 2001)
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
14.14 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (4.14 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Compact discs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Date:
1996-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting three Smithsonian Productions projects that celebrated the 300th anniversary of the piano: "People and Pianos: 300 Years," "Piano 300," and "Piano Grand!"

The documentary, "People and Pianos: 300 Years," was filmed in various locations across Europe, the United States and in Japan, and featured experts and craftsmen who traced the evolution of the piano, beginning with its inception in Italy to the digital and electronic technologies of tomorrow. Performances demonstrated how the introduction of the piano influenced the development of music from classical to ragtime to jazz. The broadcast aired on PBS in December 2001.

"Piano 300" was a video production that accompanied the 2000 exhibition "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos."

"Piano Grand!" was a 90 minute television performance that complimented the "Piano 300" exhibition. It was hosted by Billy Joel and featured Dave Brubeck, Jerry Lee Lewis, and other renowned pianists. It was co-produced by Maryland Public Television.

Materials consist of video and audio elements, including digital betas, HDCAMS, beta SP, compact disks, MP3s, DATS, 1/2" digital audio mastering tapes, camera originals, and edited masters. 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:
Piano  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Compact discs
Video recordings
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-211, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-211
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-211

CENTER FOR SHORT-LIVED PHENOMENA FILES, 1967-1976.

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Programs  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
The Center for Short-Lived Phenomena (CSLP) was established in January 1968 with Robert Citron as Director. CSLP operated as a global alert network and clearing-house designed to notify scientists of unexpected, ephemeral environmental events. CSLP was located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in order to utilize the facilities of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. From its creation in 1968 until December 1970, CSLP was an independent Smithsonian Bureau reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Science. In December 1970, CSLP became an administrative unit of the Office of Environmental Sciences (OES). CSLP remained under the direction of OES and its successors the Office of International and Environmental Programs (OIEP) and the Office of International Programs (OIP) until December 1975. At that time, CSLP's affiliation with the Smithsonian ended and it became an independent, non-profit, privately funded organization. All federal functions of CSLP were transferred to the newly created Scientific Event Alert Network (SEAN) of the National Museum of Natural History.

This series consists of records maintained by OES, OIEP, and OIP documenting the administration, operation, and termination of CSLP. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, and publications concerning projects conducted by CSLP; film and television programs on CSLP; CSLP relations with scientific organizations and government agencies; and the transition of CSLP from a Smithsonian bureau to an independent organization.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 274, Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Programs, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 274, Series 1
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0274-refidd1e200

"Nightline" Television Program, 1994

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-133, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Administrative Records
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Administrative Records
Administrative Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa10-133-refidd1e375

Productions

Topic:
Melodies from Heaven (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1997-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of the television program, "Melodies from Heaven," hosted and produced by Jacqueline Gales Webb. The program explored African American gospel radio in Washington, D.C. and aired on public television. Materials include original footage, submasters, final productions, and technical notes.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Gospel music  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-242, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-242
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-242

Productions

Topic:
Speak to My Heart (Video recording : 1998)
Smithsonian Expedition Specials (Television program : circa 1994)
Source of the Mekong (Television program : 1997)
Arts and Entertainment Network
Lords of the Garden (Television program : 1994)
Making of Gone with the Wind (Video recording : 1985)
Celebrations (Video recording : 1992)
Wisconsin Pow Wow (Video recording : 1996)
Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner (Motion picture : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1985-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials produced by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. Productions in this accession include "Speak to My Heart," "Source of the Mekong" and "Lords of the Garden" [Smithsonian Expedition Specials], "Smithsonian Quest," "Making of Gone with the Wind," "Celebrations," "Wisconsin Pow Wow," and "Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner." "Source of the Mekong" was created in 1997 for A&E Television Networks from an expedition led by Michel Peissel to find the historical source of the Mekong in 1994. "Lords of the Garden" was also created with Hearst Entertainment for A&E Television Networks and follows anthropologist Paul Taylor to Indonesia to study the Korowai people of New Guinea. "Wisconsin Pow Wow" was created for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and presents a general treatment of a pow wow by the Ojibwa people in northern Wisconsin. It is the first part in a two video set. Part 2 is "Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People." "Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner" is a film by Paul Wagner for the Office of Folklife Programs and is a tribute to the life and work of the Turners, noted anthropologists and experts on the nature of myth and religious ritual. Materials include masters and copies on a variety of videotapes and 16mm films.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Audio-visual materials  Search this
Expedition  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Video recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-069, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-069
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-069

Productions

Topic:
Enormous Egg (Television program : 1967)
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995)
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 2001)
As They Really Are (Video recording : 1991)
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Bengal Tiger (Documentary film: 1976)
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : circa 1979)
First Look at Kumari (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Enormous Egg;" "National Zoo: Think Tank;" "As They Really Are;" "Big Cats and How They Came to Be;" "Bengal Tiger;" "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation;" and "First Look at Kumari." "Enormous Egg" is a story for children about a pet dinosaur. The production is 1 hour long and aired on National Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. in 1967. "National Zoo: Think Tank" consists of videos played on multiple screens in the Think Tank exhibition at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The original videos were produced in 1995. A second version of the exhibition videos was created in 2001. Updates may have also been made in 1998. "As They Really Are" accompanied the NZP exhibition, "Human Attitudes Toward Animals." The 5 minute videotape was produced in 1991. "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" is the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India.

"Bengal Tiger" is a general description of the endangered animal's lifestyle. The 9 minute film was produced in 1976 and accompanied a National Museum of Natural History exhibition. It won a CINE Golden Eagle in 1977 and received a first prize Audio Visual Award from the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation" was used by the NZP, Office of Education to teach speciation. The 7 minute film was animated by Film Polski. "First Look at Kumari" is a 15 minute souvenir video about Kumari, NZP's Asian Elephant, and the Asian Elephant Species Survival Plan. Kumari was born in December 1993 and the video was likely produced in 1994. This accession also includes videos about NZP in general, the Friends of the National Zoo, and NZP's pandas. Materials include submasters, edited masters, masters, dubbing masters, film transfers, and viewing copies on a variety of videotape formats as well as release prints on 16 mm film.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Dinosaurs -- Juvenile fiction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Tigers  Search this
Endangered species  Search this
Species  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Kumari (Elephant)  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-082, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 09-082
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-082

NASM: TV Program on History of Manned Flight

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Under Secretary  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-048, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Under Secretary, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa88-048-refidd1e995

Audiovisual Records

Topic:
CBS News Presents a Smithsonian Adventure: Search for the Goddess of Love (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
0.43 cu. ft. (1 12 x 17 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Greece
Date:
1971
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of one reel of 16mm color film, and is a print of a 1971 television show, "CBS News Presents a Smithsonian Adventure: Search for the Goddess of Love," produced by CBS News in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The host of the program is Walter Schirra, the American astronaut, and the film depicts Schirra going to the island of Knidos to report on the excavation of archaeologist Iris Cornelia Love. Love was trying to locate the original statue of Aphrodite carved by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Many copies of the sculpture were made over the years, but the original was lost. The program is about an hour long, and was produced by Isaac Kleinerman, written by Earle Luby, directed by Peter Poor, and edited by Maurice Murad. The Smithsonian Coordinator for the film was Frederic M. Philips, then Director of the Office of Public Affairs.
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Educational television programs  Search this
Statues  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T94001, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession T94001
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fat94001

Publicity Records

Topic:
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Newsletters
Date:
1986-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of publicity records documenting Columbus Quincentenary programs at the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; news articles, press releases, and newspaper clippings; media kits and press conference information pertaining to the program "Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World" and the "Symposium of the Americas"; advisory committee meeting minutes; event planning information; symposium lecture papers; photographs of Carlos Fuentes; and speech by Robert McCormick Adams, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Committees  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Videotapes
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Newsletters
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-074, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records
Identifier:
Accession 95-074
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Publicity Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa95-074

Audiovisual Records

Topic:
Smithsonian world (Television program)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1979-1995 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes and some audiotapes, chiefly Public Service Announcements (PSAs) organized by the Office of Public Affairs, which are duplicate or master copies. The audiotapes are all reel-to-reel, whereas the videotapes vary from VHS to 3/4-inch to Beta.

Included are PSAs with celebrities such as Gregory Peck, Sandy Duncan, Pat Morita, Astronaut Guion Bluford, and Alex Haley. Many PSAs are geared to specific audiences, including Senior Citizens, African Americans, children, the handicapped and the Latino community. Several are in Spanish.

Other videotapes include the announcement of the appointment of Robert McC. Adams as Secretary of the Smithsonian, two tapes of the program Smithsonian World, an interview with Madeleine Jacobs, and America's Smithsonian in Los Angeles.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-103, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-103
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-103

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