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Topic:
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994)
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000)
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976)
Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring (Video recording : 1985)
Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News? (Video recording : 1990)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Place:
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Date:
1976, 1985-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300 Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;" "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory;" and "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World."

"Monumental Propaganda" is a 10 minute video that accompanied the 1994 Smithsonian Institution, International Center exhibition of the same name. "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film" is an 18 minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's 1984 exhibition titled Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future. "300 Years of American Papermaking" is an interactive video that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.), by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products. "Woody Guthrie's Legacy" is a 16 minute video that accompanied the 2000 National Museum of American History exhibit, This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie. "Phone Philm," was a companion film to Person to Person, a 1976 exhibition in the National Museum of History and Technology, Electricity Hall, that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7 minute video produced in 1985, most likely for use in an exhibition.

"Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?" is a 30 minute video created for an Earth Day conference in April 1990, held in Washington, D.C., to encourage new strategies in reporting critical environmental stories in the news. It was only distributed to media professionals. The video was based on discussions at a meeting about the global environment, held in September 1989. "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory" is a 28 minute film produced in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, Edison: Lighting a Revolution at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the Thomas A. Edison, the invention of electric light, and the founding of research labs. It won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award and musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement. "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World" is a five video series written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes that tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin? Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amrica (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary. Materials include masters, protection masters, safety copies, dub masters, sound mixes, promos, and final 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:
Papermaking  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Environmental education  Search this
Earth Day  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Paper mills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-265, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-265
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-265

Productions

Topic:
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991)
The Virgin and the Bull (Video recording : 1991)
Conflict of the Gods (Video recording : 1991)
The Age of Gold (Video recording : 1991)
The Price of Freedom (Video recording : 1991)
Unfinished Business (Video recording : 1991)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
Latin America
Latin America -- Civilization
Spain -- Civilization
Date:
1991-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of video from the production, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The five video series was written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes and tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is titled "El espejo enterrado reflexiones sobre Espana y el nuevo mundo." The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comision Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de America (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary.

"The Virgin and the Bull" (Program 1) explores the mix of people that created Latin America and the uniqueness of their culture. "Conflict of the Gods" (Program 2) retraces and describes the Indian world. "The Age of Gold" (Program 3) details the new found riches and changes in the society, as seen in Don Quixote, Diego Velazquez's paintings, and the baroque style of architecture. "The Price of Freedom" (Program 4) follows the path of the freedom fighter Simon Bolivar and the ramifications of their won freedom. "Unfinished Business" (Program 5) discusses the enormous changes in Spain, Latin America, and Hispanic communities.

Materials include release prints on VHS in English and Spanish, Spanish-language voice-overs on 1" magnetic tape, and edited master and submaster for a promotional video about the series.
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:
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Latin Americans  Search this
Don Quixote (Fictitious character) in art  Search this
Architecture, Baroque  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-026
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-026

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