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Motion Pictures and Videotapes

Extent:
5.38 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1938-1980 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of motion pictures taken by veterinarians, keepers, directors, and other staff at the National Zoological Park (NZP) for research and documentation purposes. These motion pictures, along with footage shot for television news and other programs, were kept by the Office of Education as part of their mission to disseminate information to the public.

The motion pictures depict the medical treatment, transport, feeding, and behavior of animals at NZP and other zoological parks; the activities of keepers and other zoo personnel; animal collecting expeditions and visits to foreign zoos by Lucile Quarry Mann and William M. Mann; and animal-related events at NZP. Also included is a reel-to-reel videotape on giant panda social and reproductive development, and a microfilmed report concerning the expansion of NZP. Films marked with an asterisk have been transferred to videotape and are available for viewing by researchers.
Restrictions:
Only selected motion pictures were copied to videotape for preservation purposes and are available for viewing by researchers.
Topic:
Giant panda  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 395, National Zoological Park. Office of Education, Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Identifier:
Record Unit 395
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Motion Pictures and Videotapes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0395

Smithsonian World, Records

Topic:
American Dream at Groton (Television program : 1988)
American Pie (Television program : 1986)
A Certain Age (Television program : 1991)
Crossing the Distance (Television program : 1984)
Designs for Living (Television program : 1984)
Desk in the Jungle (Television program : 1985)
Doors of Perception (Television program : 1991)
The Elephant on the Hill (Television program : 1991)
Filling in the Blanks (Television program : 1984)
From Information to Wisdom (Television program : 1991)
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (Television program : 1991)
Heroes and the Test of Time (Television program : 1985)
Islam (Television program : 1987)
The Last Flower (Television program : 1984)
The Living Smithsonian (Television program : 1988)
Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits (Television program : 1990)
On the Shoulders of Giants (Television program : 1986)
The Promise of the Land (Television program : 1987)
The Quantum Universe (Television program : 1990)
Selling the Dream (Television program : 1991)
Speaking Without Words (Television program : 1984)
Tales of Human Dawn (Television program : 1990)
Time and Light (Television program : 1984)
A Usable Past (Television program : 1984)
The Vever Affair (Television program : 1989)
Voices of Latin America (Television program : 1987)
The Way We Wear (Television program : 1988)
Web of Life (Television program : 1989)
Where None Has Gone Before (Television program : 1985)
The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Television program : 1986)
Zoo (Television program : 1990)
Smithsonian Treasures (Television program : 1987-1988)
Extent:
99.46 cu. ft. (97 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 16x20 boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1984-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of production elements and records, maintained by Sandra Wentworth Bradley, created for "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced by WETA-TV for broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service. The series consisted of 6 seasons, each with 5-7 episodes. Each episode ran approximately 1 hour. Season 1 (1984-1985) episodes include "Time and Light;" "Crossing the Distance;" "Speaking Without Words;" "Designs for Living;" "Filling in the Blanks;" "The Last Flower;" and "Desk in the Jungle." Season 2 (1985-1986) episodes include "Heroes and the Test of Time;" "A Usable Past;" "Where None Has Gone Before;" "On the Shoulders of Giants;" and "American Pie." Season 3 (1986-1987) episodes include "The Wyeths: A Father and His Family;" "Voices of Latin America;" "The Elephant on the Hill;" "The Promise of the Land;" and "Islam." Season 4 (1988-1989) episodes include "The Living Smithsonian;" "American Dream at Groton;" "The Way We Wear;" "Web of Life;" and "The Vever Affair." Season 5 (1990) episodes include "Zoo;" "A Moveable Feast;" "Tales of the Human Dawn;" Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits;" and "The Quantum Universe." Season 6 (1991) episodes include "Gender: The Enduring Paradox;" "Selling the Dream;" "From Information to Wisdom;" "A Certain Age;" and "Doors of Perception." This accession also includes records documenting episodes that were never completed and "Smithsonian Treasures," one and two hour versions of "Smithsonian World" that were created for commercial television.

Production records include budget reports, copyright records, intellectual property records, interview transcripts, editing logs, notebooks, scripts, production bibles, credits information, research files, correspondence, promotional materials, clippings, and related materials. Production elements include narration, dialogue, music, and related materials, for each episode, on 16 mm and, for promos, on videotape. This accession also includes final productions on a variety of videotape formats.
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
Television in education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Humanities -- Study and teaching  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Clippings
Picture postcards
Black-and-white photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-164, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Smithsonian World, Records
Identifier:
Accession 91-164
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Smithsonian World, Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa91-164

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Website Records

Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2016
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on July 27, 2016, and again on September 8, 2016, shortly after it was redesigned. Both versions of the website include information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, educational programs, and visiting as well as image galleries and press releases. Due to technical issues, some features, such as the live animal cams, do not function as expected. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-111, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 17-111
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-111

Records

Topic:
Zoogoer (Serial)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1967-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs collected by the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) for use or possible use in "Zoogoer" and other FONZ publications. The photographs were obtained from a variety of sources and most document National Zoological Park animals, staff, and facilities. Materials include prints, negatives, and transparencies.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos -- Employees  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-167, Records
Identifier:
Accession 16-167
See more items in:
Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-167

Audiovisual Recordings

Topic:
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage boxe)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
1971, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the film "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" which was created for display at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The film is the story of the evolution of the genus panther and 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. Two prints of different lengths are dated 1971 and may represent an earlier version of the film. Materials include film and videotapes.
Topic:
Evolution  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-160, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 16-160
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-160

Audiovisual Recordings

Extent:
51.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (13 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1974-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual recordings featuring the National Zoological Park (NZP) and its animals, staff, activities, events, research, medical procedures, and exhibitions. Some materials were created by NZP and others were created by news media and radio, television, and video production companies. Included in this accession are original footage, news segments, interviews with staff, public service announcements, B-roll footage, educational videos, television productions, and related media types. Materials include video as well as a small amount of film and audio and a study guide. Some materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Publicity  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Research  Search this
Zoos -- Employees  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Television programs  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Special events  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-064, National Zoological Park, Audiovisual Recordings
Identifier:
Accession 16-064
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Audiovisual Recordings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-064

Website Records

Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2015
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on April 17, 2015. It includes information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, educational programs, and visiting as well as image galleries and press releases. Live animal cams do not function properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-224, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 15-224
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-224

Website Records

Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2013
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the website of the National Zoological Park, including the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and the Friends of the National Zoo, as it existed on July 16, 2013. It includes information about exhibits, animals, conservation projects, membership, events, publications, visiting, and professional training as well as educational resources and image galleries. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Occupational training  Search this
Public relations  Search this
Publications  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoo animals  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-055, National Zoological Park, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 14-055
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa14-055

Website Records

Topic:
Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution (Website)
Forces of Change (Website)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Electronic records
Date:
2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of four websites maintained by the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as they existed in June and July 2011.

The education section of the main NMNH website, crawled on June 2, 2011, provides information about field trip planning, teacher workshops, and volunteer opportunities as well as lesson plans, activity worksheets, and links to online resources. Also included is information about facilities and exhibitions administered by the Office of Education and Outreach, including the Discovery Room, the Naturalist Center, the O. Orkin Insect Zoo, and the Butterfly Pavilion.

The "Butterflies and Plants: Partners in Evolution" website, crawled July 18, 2011, is dedicated to two permanent exhibitions, "Partners in Evolution" and the Butterfly Pavilion. The website includes information about the exhibitions, a butterfly identification guide, fact sheets, and press releases.

The "Forces of Change" website, crawled July 18, 2011, highlights climate change research and includes research findings, multimedia presentations, news stories, activity guides for teachers, and links to external resources, all organized by topic.

The Department of Paleobiology website, crawled July 20, 2011, includes multimedia educational presentations on a variety of topics as well as collection and staff information and links to external resources. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
School field trips  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Butterflies  Search this
Climatic changes  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-290, National Museum of Natural History, Website Records
Identifier:
Accession 11-290
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Website Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa11-290

Program Records

Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
circa 1992-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes collected and maintained by the Conservation and Research Center, Office of Education. Some videotapes document electronic field trips and other educational programs, primarily with Fairfax County Public Schools. Footage of some of those programs was also used in television programs. Many of these programs feature the NOAHS (New Opportunities in Animal Health Sciences) Center. Some videotapes in this accession were used as part of an educational program and may not have been produced by the National Zoological Park. In addition, this accession includes videotapes of television segments about the Conservation and Research Center or in which National Zoological Park veterinarians and zoologists were featured. Materials consist of VHS videotapes.
Topic:
Environmental education  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoos  Search this
School field trips  Search this
Zoos -- Educational aspects  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Zoo veterinarians  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-238, Conservation and Research Center (National Zoological Park) Office of Education, Program Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-238
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-238

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian world
American Dream at Groton (Television program : 1988)
American Pie (Television program : 1986)
A Certain Age (Television program : 1991)
Crossing the Distance (Television program : 1984)
Designs for Living (Television program : 1984)
Desk in the Jungle (Television program : 1985)
Doors of Perception (Television program : 1991)
The Elephant on the Hill (Television program : 1991)
Filling in the Blanks (Television program : 1984)
From Information to Wisdom (Television program : 1991)
Gender: The Enduring Paradox (Television program : 1991)
Heroes and the Test of Time (Television program : 1985)
Islam (Television program : 1987)
The Last Flower (Television program : 1984)
The Living Smithsonian (Television program : 1988)
A Moveable Feast (Television program : 1990)
Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits (Television program : 1990)
On the Shoulders of Giants (Television program : 1986)
The Promise of the Land (Television program : 1987)
The Quantum Universe (Television program : 1990)
Selling the Dream (Television program : 1991)
Speaking Without Words (Television program : 1984)
Tales of Human Dawn (Television program : 1990)
Time and Light (Television program : 1984)
A Usable Past (Television program : 1984)
The Vever Affair (Television program : 1989)
Voices of Latin America (Television program : 1987)
The Way We Wear (Television program : 1988)
Web of Life (Television program : 1989)
Where None Has Gone Before (Television program : 1985)
The Wyeths: A Father and His Family (Television program : 1986)
Zoo (Television program : 1990)
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
1984-1991, 1995-1998, 2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G. McCullough and co-produced by WETA-TV for broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service.

The series consisted of 6 seasons, each with 5-7 episodes. Each episode ran approximately 1 hour. Season 1 (1984-1985) episodes include "Time and Light;" "Crossing the Distance;" "Speaking Without Words;" "Designs for Living;" "Filling in the Blanks;" "The Last Flower;" and "Desk in the Jungle." Season 2 (1985-1986) episodes include "Heroes and the Test of Time;" "A Usable Past;" "Where None Has Gone Before;" "On the Shoulders of Giants;" and "American Pie." Season 3 (1986-1987) episodes include "The Wyeths: A Father and His Family;" "Voices of Latin America;" "The Elephant on the Hill;" "The Promise of the Land;" and "Islam." Season 4 (1988-1989) episodes include "The Living Smithsonian;" "American Dream at Groton;" "The Way We Wear;" "Web of Life;" and "The Vever Affair." Season 5 (1990) episodes include "Zoo;" "A Moveable Feast;" "Tales of the Human Dawn;" Nigerian Art - Kindred Spirits;" and "The Quantum Universe." Season 6 (1991) episodes include "Gender: The Enduring Paradox;" "Selling the Dream;" "From Information to Wisdom;" "A Certain Age;" and "Doors of Perception."

Materials include camera footage, film transfers, dubs, PAL dubs, credits, final productions, and promotions. There are a wide variety of videotape formats including 3/4" U-matic, VHS, Betacam SP, and Betacam. Also included in this accession is an interview with Arthur M. Sackler done by Smithsonian World staff on 3/4" U-matic videotape. Reference copies for some episodes are available.
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:
Television in education  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Humanities -- Study and teaching  Search this
History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Television -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-081, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 08-081
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-081

Productions

Topic:
Supertour (Video production)
Extent:
2.96 cu. ft. (4 document boxes) (1 tall document box) (1 film box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Date:
1989-1990
Descriptive Entry:
This accession contains audiovisual materials from "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection series. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include Betacam SP, VHS, D1 videotapes, and one 1/4 inch sound recording tape.
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:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-003, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 01-003
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-003

Productions

Topic:
Smithsonian video collection
Supertour (Video production)
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Date:
1988-1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of videotapes used in the production of "Supertour," part of the Smithsonian Video Collection. Hosted by Dudley Moore, the production tours 14 Smithsonian museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "Supertour" was produced by Andrew B. Ferguson and runs approximately 60 minutes. Materials include original camera footage, stills, window dubs, component edited master, edited master, and a reference copy, on an assortment of videotape formats including Betacam, Betacam SP, 3/4" U-matic, and VHS.
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:
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Natural history museum directors  Search this
Natural history museum curators  Search this
Natural history museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Aeronautical museums  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-217, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 05-217
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-217

Family learning in museums : the PISEC perspective / Philadelphia-Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative (PISEC)

Author:
Philadelphia-Camden Informal Science Education Collaborative  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 67 p. : ill., 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Education  Search this
Education--Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .F3 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_560380

Agency history, 1974-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience  Search this
Subject:
Madden, Joan  Search this
Chernay, Gloria J  Search this
McKie, Laura L  Search this
Werb, Shari Rosenstein  Search this
Tuggle, Donna  Search this
Easter, Carla  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education Naturalist Center  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education Discovery Room  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Naturalist Center  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience Q?rius  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience Naturalist Center  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience Discovery Room  Search this
O. Orkin Insect Zoo  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Discovery Room  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of Education and Outreach Q?rius  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Science--Study and teaching (Early childhood)  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00358
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_229621

Exhibit of Art Work from "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins"

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.5w 6.5h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Art work; Medium: Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Art in education  Search this
Zoo visitors  Search this
Pandas  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2007-0144
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11880

New Insect Order at NMNH

Author:
Di Loreto, James  Search this
Subject:
Miller, Scott E (Scott Everett)  Search this
Erwin, Nathan  Search this
Deering, Faith  Search this
Epstein, Marc E  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) O. Orkin Insect Zoo  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Entomology  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8"w x 10"h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Classification
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Namibia
Date:
May 3, 2002
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Databases  Search this
Science--International cooperation  Search this
Students  Search this
Animals  Search this
Women Scientists  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Taxonomy  Search this
Standard number:
2002-3349-02A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12853

Laura McKie

Author:
Minor-Penland, Laurie  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Discovery Room  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 4.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
1994
Topic:
McKie, Laura  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museum docents  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Children  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Women  Search this
Education--Museums  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-2210
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7098

Agency History, 2015-2021

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Museums, Education, and Research/Provost  Search this
Subject:
Skorton, David J  Search this
Davis, John 1961 September 24-  Search this
Gover, Kevin 1955-  Search this
Kurin, Richard 1950-  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Terra Foundation for American Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution American Women's History Initiative  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Open Access Initiative  Search this
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Fellowships and Internships  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Museums and Culture  Search this
Historic Deerfield, Inc  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Under Secretary for Museums and Research/Provost  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
2015
2015-2020
2015-2021
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Archival materials--Digitization  Search this
Library materials--Digitization  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00434
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404549

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