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Productions

Topic:
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1979, 1986
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of 16mm film and 1" videotape documenting the 1979 production, "Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," a companion film to the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution." The 28 minute film was a biography featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. The film won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award. Musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement.
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.
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Documentary films  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Videotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-120, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-120
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-120

Productions

Topic:
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
Field to Factory: The Urban North (Video recording : 1987)
Cylinder Press (Video recording : 1996)
Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Video recording : 1987)
Testing Materials (Video recording : 1988)
Science in American Life (Video recording : c. 1992)
Towboats (Documentary film : 1989)
John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive (Documentary film : 1981)
Thomas A. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factory (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
5.14 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 film boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1979-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic tape, and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996.
Restrictions:
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
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Historical museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-205, Smithsonian Productions., Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-205
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-205

Productions

Topic:
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1979
Descriptive Entry:
These records consists of film and sound elements for the film, "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory." This 28 minute film was made 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 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.
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:
Documentary films  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Documentary films
Audiotapes
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-134, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-134
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-134

Productions

Topic:
Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition (Motion picture : 1976)
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
Definitive Treaty of Peace Between Great Britain and the United States (1783 September 3)
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories (Motion picture : 1979)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Place:
United States -- History. Revolution, 1775-1783
Date:
circa 1976-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition," "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory," "Work of Peace," and "Yorktown."

"Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition" accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was narrated by James Whitmore. In 1976, the film won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, and, in 1978, it won four Emmy Awards.

"Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories," produced in 1979, is a companion film to the exhibition "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of American History. The 28 minute film was a biography featuring the invention of electric light and the founding of research labs. The film won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award.

"Work of Peace" is a 30 minute television program about the Treaty of Paris of 1783. The program had its national premiere on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network. It won the Silver Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York, the Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle, and second place in the 1985 National Educational Film Festival.

"Yorktown" was produced by Guggenheim Productions Inc. with oversight from the Office of Telecommunications. The 28 minute film was completed and released in 1982, and was created to commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown, the final battle of the American Revolution. The film features the bicentennial re-enactment of the battle.

Materials include videotapes, a reel-to-reel audiotape, and reels of 16 mm film and soundtrack. Some materials are masters.
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:
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Yorktown, Battle of, 1782.  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-207, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 14-207
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-207

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