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At Home with the Apes (Television program)
The Rebirth of Dinosaurs (Television program)
Hooray for Amelia! (Television program)
The Woolly Mammoth of Washington (Television program)
How Does Your Sculpture Grow? (Television program)
Diplomats in Buckskins (Television program)
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue (Television program)
A Festival of Animals (Television program)
What Lives in Your Lawn? (Television program)
Celebrations 'Round the World (Television program)
Horse Races on the Mall (Television program)
Living with the Eskimos (Television program)
A Modern Noah's Ark (Television program)
Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life (Television program)
Inside Meteorites (Television program)
From Fiddles to Banjos (Television program)
Corals in Captivity (Television program)
A Life with Aviation (Television program)
The Universe in a Box (Television program)
The Ultimate Model (Television program)
The Elephant's Tale (Television program)
Japan's Ceramic Treasures (Television program)
A Museum for the Community (Television program)
The World of Mathew Brady (Television program)
American Picture Palaces (Television program)
Time Capsule of the Revolution (Television program)
The Smithsonian's Giant Squid (Television program)
Faulkner: A Living Portrait (Television program)
Design for the People (Television program)
Video Astronomy (Television program)
France Meets New Jersey (Television program)
Ballooning's 200th Birthday (Television program)
The Art of Craft (Television program)
An Invasion of Painters (Television program)
Keeping Perfect Time (Television program)
Nature Through a Viewfinder (Television program)
The Precious Legacy (Television program)
Surgery is Painless (Television program)
Islam in Africa (Television program)
Big Ideas in Small Packages (Television program)
The 20,000 Year-Old-Man (Television program)
A Place for Touching (Television program)
Microscopes Make it Big (Television program)
The Plastic Historian (Television program)
Panda Playground (Television program)
More Than 'Whistler's Mother' (Television program)
Collecting the 'Stuff' of Politics (Television program)
The Golden Age of Aviation (Television program)
The Birdman of America (Television program)
Celebrating American Folklife (Television program)
Eyes on the Universe (Television program)
Strike up the Band (Television program)
An Ancient Game Reborn (Television program)
Past Visions of the Future (Television program)
That's Entertainment (Television program)
Our Violent Universe (Television program)
TR in Africa (Television program)
Outer Space Artist (Television program)
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television program)
Say It Ain't So, Wesley (Television program)
Black Artists in the 19th Century (Television program)
Mechanical Musical Marvels (Television program)
America's Castle (Television program)
The Vanishing Frontier (Television program)
Deep Sea Mysteries (Television program)
The Smithsonian's Model Shop (Television program)
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television program)
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television program)
The World's Biggest Camera (Television program)
The Tale of the Kite (Television program)
Treasures of African Art (Television program)
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television program)
Folklife '85 (Television program)
Advertising Yesterday and Today (Television program)
A Woman Ahead of Her Time (Television program)
The Old Country Post Office (Television program)
Magnificent Voyagers (Television program)
A Gallery for Today (Television program)
Balloon Astronomy (Television program)
Hollywood: Legend and Reality (Television program)
Black Wings (Television program)
Art in New Mexico (Television program)
At Home on the Road (Television program)
Folklife '86 (Television program)
The California Artist (Television program)
Brand New at the Zoo (Television program)
Discover Graphics (Television program)
Air and Space Anniversary (Television program)
Reaching Rural Africa (Television program)
At Mr. Hirshhorn 's Bequest (Television program)
A Smithsonian Holiday (Television program)
Russia: The Land and the People (Television program)
The Harlem Renaissance (Television program)
A Painter at Large (Television program)
From Field to Factory (Television program)
Second Nature (Television program)
Engines of Change (Television program)
Meet the Beetles (Television program)
Capturing the Spirit (Television program)
A Grasp of Reality (Television program)
Zoo Vets (Television program)
Spanning the Distance (Television program)
American Art Deco (Television program)
The Making of a Dinosaur (Television program)
Contemporary Expressions (Television program)
Remembering John La Farge (Television program)
Folklife Festival '87 (Television program)
Building a Biosphere (Television program)
Portrait of a Life (Television program)
Treasures Down Under (Television program)
African Splendors (Television program)
Dr. Sackler's Gift (Television program)
A Garden for All Seasons (Television program)
Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Television program)
Old and New Traditions (Television program)
From Reliable Sources (Television program)
A More Perfect Union (Television program)
Magellans of the Air (Television program)
Spineless Wonders (Television program)
King Herod's Dream (Television program)
Splendidly Stradivarius (Television program)
Different Drummers (Television program)
The Unseen Smithsonian (Television program)
New Deal Murals (Television program)
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Television program)
Folklife Exchange (Television program)
New Political Conventions (Television program)
Antietam Revisited (Television program)
Warming up to Reptiles (Television program)
Kalabari Kinetics (Television program)
Crossroads of Two Continents (Television program)
On the Air (Television program)
Cultural Crossroads (Television program)
The Jeweler's Eye (Television program)
The Perpetual Man Ray (Television program)
The Portraits of Isamu Noguchi (Television program)
African Sounding Forms (Television program)
Rocks in a Hard Place (Television program)
The Way to Independence (Television program)
Aloha, Hawai'i! (Television program)
A Continuity of Culture (Television program)
The Brush of Innocence (Television program)
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television program)
A Holiday Celebration (Television program)
A Touch of Glass (Television program)
Duke Ellington, American Musician (Television program)
Happy Birthday, National Zoo (Television program)
The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television program)
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
1981-1991, 1996, 1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes and audiotapes created during the production of "Here At The Smithsonian" ("HATS"), an eight volume series of television productions. The series was conceived by Nazaret Cherkezian, Director, Office of Telecommunications (1976-1986) and produced by Ann Carroll (Volumes I-IV) and John P. Meehan (Volumes V-VIII). Due to funding cuts, the series ceased production in 1989.

"HATS" was a series of short features, designed and produced for broadcast via commercial newscasts to disseminate information about Smithsonian Institution exhibitions and research activities. The features were short (no more than 2 minutes) and flexibly produced. Segments utilized split track audio allowing stations to use either the voice of their own newscaster or the voice provided by the Smithsonian; beginnings and ends of the features were left with extra video and audio, permitting fade-in and fade-out; and no one appearing on the features was identified on screen, allowing stations to use the fonts and typefaces normally used for their own newscasts. The brevity of segments and flexible style of production made them easy to insert anywhere in a newscast.

During the second volume (1983), it became apparent that public television stations were much more interested in using the features than commercial news stations. Eventually, the features were lengthened to three to four minutes to suit the public television format and further refined. Changes included the use of fade-in and fade-out to black; fully mixed audio tracks; and identification of all on-screen persons. Also, a standard musical theme, opening and closing sequences, and titling, were added.

Volume I (1982) includes "At Home with the Apes;" "The Rebirth of Dinosaurs;" "Hooray for Amelia!;" "The Woolly Mammoth of Washington;" "How Does Your Sculpture Grow?;" "Diplomats in Buckskins;" "Hooray for the Red, White and Blue;" "A Festival of Animals;" "What Lives in Your Lawn?;" "Celebrations 'Round the World;" "Horse Races on the Mall;" "Living with the Eskimos;" "A Modern Noah's Ark;" and "Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life."

Volume II (1983) includes "Inside Meteorites;" "From Fiddles to Banjos;" "Corals in Captivity;" "A Life with Aviation;" "The Universe in a Box;" "The Ultimate Model;" "The Elephant's Tale;" "Japan's Ceramic Treasures;" "A Museum for the Community;" "The World of Mathew Brady;" "American Picture Palaces;" "Time Capsule of the Revolution;" "The Smithsonian's Giant Squid;" "Faulkner: A Living Portrait;" "Design for the People;" "Video Astronomy;" "France Meets New Jersey;" "Ballooning's 200th Birthday;" "The Art of Craft;" and "An Invasion of Painters."

Volume III (1984) includes "Keeping Perfect Time;" "Nature Through a Viewfinder;" "The Precious Legacy;" "Surgery is Painless;" "Islam in Africa;" "Big Ideas in Small Packages;" "The 20,000 Year-Old-Man;" "A Place for Touching;" "Microscopes Make it Big;" "The Plastic Historian;" "Panda Playground;" "More Than 'Whistler's Mother';" "Collecting the 'Stuff' of Politics;" "The Golden Age of Aviation;" "The Birdman of America;" "Celebrating American Folklife;" "Eyes on the Universe;" "Strike up the Band;" "An Ancient Game Reborn;" "Past Visions of the Future;" "That's Entertainment;" "Our Violent Universe;" "TR in Africa;" "Outer Space Artist;" and "Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum."

Volume IV (1985) includes "Say It Ain't So, Wesley;" "Black Artists in the 19th Century;" "Mechanical Musical Marvels;" "America's Castle;" "The Vanishing Frontier;" "Deep Sea Mysteries;" "The Smithsonian's Model Shop;" "Keeping Orchids Alive;" "Something to Hang the Paint On;" "The World's Biggest Camera;" "The Tale of the Kite;" "Treasures of African Art;" "A Modern Noah's Ark" (repeat); "Restoring it to 'Wright';" "Diplomats in Buckskins" (repeat);" "Folklife '85;" "Advertising Yesterday and Today;" "Video Astronomy" (repeat);" "A Woman Ahead of Her Time;" and "The Old Country Post Office."

Volume V (1986) includes "Magnificent Voyagers;" "The Tale of the Kite" (extended); "A Gallery for Today;" "Balloon Astronomy;" "Hollywood: Legend and Reality;" "Black Wings;" "Art in New Mexico;" "At Home on the Road;" "Folklife '86;" "The California Artist;" "Brand New at the Zoo;" "Discover Graphics;" "Air and Space Anniversary;" "Reaching Rural Africa;" "At Mr. Hirshhorn 's Bequest;" "Corals in Captivity" (repeat); "A Smithsonian Holiday;" "Russia: The Land and the People;" "The Harlem Renaissance;" and "A Painter at Large."

Volume VI (1987) includes "From Field to Factory;" "Second Nature;" "Engines of Change;" "Meet the Beetles;" "Capturing the Spirit;" "A Grasp of Reality;" "Zoo Vets;" "Spanning the Distance;" "American Art Deco;" "The Making of a Dinosaur;" "TR in Africa" (repeat); "Contemporary Expressions;" "Remembering John La Farge;" "Folklife Festival '87;" "Building a Biosphere;" "Portrait of a Life;" "Treasures Down Under;" "African Splendors;" "Dr. Sackler's Gift;" and "A Garden for All Seasons."

Volume VII (1988) includes "Climbing Jacob's Ladder;" "Old and New Traditions;" "From Reliable Sources;" "A More Perfect Union;" "Magellans of the Air;" "From Field to Factory" (repeat);" "Spineless Wonders;" "King Herod's Dream;" "Splendidly Stradivarius;" "Different Drummers;" "The Unseen Smithsonian;" "New Deal Murals;" "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts;" "Folklife Exchange;" "New Political Conventions;" "Antietam Revisited;" "Warming up to Reptiles;" "Kalabari Kinetics;" "Crossroads of Two Continents;" and "On the Air."

Volume VIII includes "Cultural Crossroads;" "The Jeweler's Eye;" "Black Wings" (repeat); "The Perpetual Man Ray;" "The Portraits of Isamu Noguchi;" "African Sounding Forms;" "Rocks in a Hard Place;" "Zoo Vets" (repeat); "The Way to Independence;" "Aloha, Hawai'i!;" "A Continuity of Culture;" "The Brush of Innocence;" "Engines of Change;" "Tending a Sculpture Garden;" "A Holiday Celebration;" "A Smithsonian Holiday;" "A Touch of Glass;" "Duke Ellington, American Musician;" "Happy Birthday, National Zoo;" and "The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright."

Materials in this accession include original footage, segment masters, dub masters, dubs, interviews, and related materials on a variety of videotape formats and two reels of 1/4" audiotape.

Note: The original materials were created by the Office of Telecommunications. Some dubs that are part of this accession were made by its successor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions and Smithsonian Productions.

Note: Preservation copies of all episodes are located in Resv19, Boxes 5-8.
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 television programs  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-084, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Accession 08-084
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Aerial America (Television series)
All Dolled Up (Television series)
America Wild and Wacky (Television series)
America's Greatest Monuments (Television series)
America's Hangar (Television program)
America's Treasures (Television program)
America's Yellowstone (Television program)
Animal Winter Games (Television program)
Animals Aloft (Television program)
Apocalypse: The Second World War (Television series)
Arlington: Call to Honor (Television program)
Baby New at the Zoo (Television program)
Batwomen of Panama (Television program)
Shark Therapy (Television program)
The Big Blue (Television program)
Bomb, Bullets, and Fraud (Television program)
Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise (Television program)
cELLAbration Live! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins (Television program)
China's Forbidden City (Television series)
Critter Quest! (Television series)
Cutting Loose (Television program)
The D'Autremont Train Robbery (Television program)
The Da Vinci Detective (Television program)
Day of the Kamikaze (Television program)
Decoding Christianity (Television series)
Designing Dogs (Television program)
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Television program)
Eyewitness Kamikaze (Television program)
Flying with Condors (Television program)
Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story (Television program)
Ghost Cat: Saving the Clouded Leopard (Television program)
The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut (Television program)
The Golden Age of Zeppelins (Television program)
Goodwood: Race Car Legends (Television program)
Hidden Armor, Found Treasures (Television series)
History in HD (Television series)
Hover Racers: Flying on Air (Television program)
In Search of Santa Claus (Television program)
Insect Microcosm (Television program)
Into the Frozen Abyss (Television program)
The Leeper Mail Bomb (Television program)
Legend of the Crystal Skull (Television program)
Legendary Coins of the Smithsonian (Television program)
Light at the Edge of the World (Television series)
Lives that Changed the World (Television series)
Loose at the Zoo (Television program)
The Lost Gods (Television series)
Making the Monkees (Television program)
The Men Who Brought the Dawn (Television program)
Nature Tech (Television series)
Nick Baker's Weird Creatures (Television series)
Pandas in the Wild (Television program)
Play On, John: A Life in Music (Television program)
Picturing the President: George Washington (Television program)
Picturing the Presidents (Television program)
Portrait of Artistic Genius: Katsushika Hokusai (Television program)
The Real Story (Television series)
Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25 (Television program)
Saving Treasures (Television program)
SciQ (Television series)
The Sculpture Diaries (Television series)
Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef (Television program)
Sky View (Television series)
Smithsonian Spotlight (Television series)
Smithsonian's Weirdest (Television program)
Soul of a People: Writing America's Story (Television program)
Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution (Television series)
Stonehenge Deciphered (Television program)
Stories from the Vaults (Television series)
Street Monkeys (Television series)
The Supercar Story (Television program)
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Television program)
Thunderheads (Television program)
Tiger Tales (Television program)
Timewatch: D-Day: The True Story of Omaha (Television program)
Timewatch: The Rebel Pharaoh's Lost City (Television program)
Tomb Detectives (Television series)
Unbelievable Flying Objects (Television program)
The Ultimate Gun Room (Television program)
Unleashed: A Dogumentary (Television program)
The Vampire Princess (Television program)
Wanted: Anaconda (Television program)
When Pigs Fly (Television program)
White House Revealed (Television program)
Wings of Honor (Television program)
A Woman Among Wolves (Television program)
World’s Finest Cars: The Insider's Guide (Television program)
World's Smallest Planes (Television program)
Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways (Television program)
Zambezi (Television program)
Zoo Vets (Television program)
Smithsonian Welcome Video (Video recording : 2008)
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
1.25 cu. ft. (1.25 non-standard size boxes)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
United States -- History
United States -- Social life and customs
Descriptive Entry:
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. Series and programs include "Aerial America" "All Dolled Up;" "America Wild and Wacky;" "America's Greatest Monuments;" "America's Hangar;" "America's Treasures;" "America's Yellowstone;" "Animal Winter Games;" "Animals Aloft;" "Apocalypse: The Second World War;" "Arlington: Call to Honor;" "Baby New at the Zoo;" "Batwomen of Panama;" "Shark Therapy;" "The Big Blue;" "Bomb, Bullets, and Fraud;" "Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise;" "cELLAbration Live! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins;" "China's Forbidden City;" "Critter Quest!;" "Cutting Loose;" "The D'Autremont Train Robbery;" "The Da Vinci Detective;" "Day of the Kamikaze;" "Decoding Christianity;" "Designing Dogs;" "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden;" "Eyewitness Kamikaze;" "Flying with Condors;" "Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story;" "Ghost Cat: Saving the Clouded Leopard;" "The Ghosts of Duffy's Cut;" "The Golden Age of Zeppelins;" "Goodwood: Race Car Legends;" "Hidden Armor, Found Treasures;" "History in HD;" "Hover Racers: Flying on Air;" "In Search of Santa Claus;" "Insect Microcosm;" "Into the Frozen Abyss;" "The Leeper Mail Bomb;" "Legend of the Crystal Skull;" "Legendary Coins of the Smithsonian;" "Light at the Edge of the World;" "Lives that Changed the World;" "Loose at the Zoo;" "The Lost Gods;" "Making the Monkees;" "The Men Who Brought the Dawn;" "Nature Tech;" "Nick Baker's Weird Creatures;" "Pandas in the Wild;" "Play On, John: A Life in Music;" "Picturing the President: George Washington;" "Picturing the Presidents;" " Portrait of Artistic Genius: Katsushika Hokusai;" "The Real Story;" "Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25;" "Saving Treasures;" "SciQ;" "The Sculpture Diaries;" "Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef;" "Sky View;" "Smithsonian Spotlight;" "Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution;" "Smithsonian's Weirdest;" "Soul of a People: Writing America's Story;" "Stonehenge Deciphered;" "Stories from the Vaults;" "Street Monkeys;" "The Supercar Story;" "The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice;" "Thunderheads;" "Tiger Tales;" "Timewatch: D-Day: The True Story of Omaha;" "Timewatch: The Rebel Pharaoh's Lost City;" "Tomb Detectives;" "Unbelievable Flying Objects;" "The Ultimate Gun Room;" "Unleashed: A Dogumentary;" "The Vampire Princess;" "Wanted: Anaconda;" "When Pigs Fly;" "White House Revealed;" "Wings of Honor;" "A Woman Among Wolves;" "World's Finest Cars: The Insider's Guide;" "World's Smallest Planes;" "Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways;" "Zambezi;" and "Zoo Vets." Also included is the visitor welcome video created for the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. Materials are in electronic format.
Historical Note:
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.
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.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-011, Smithsonian Channel, Productions
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