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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 455

National Museum of American Art. Office of Public Programs

Audiovisual Records, circa 1979-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Office of Public Programs
Title: Audiovisual Records
Dates: circa 1979-1985
Quantity: 10.58 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Record Unit 455
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of audiotaped and videotaped interviews primarily conducted by Alison R. Abelson. In addition to extensive interviews with sculptor Reuben Nakian, the records also include interviews with former curator Jacob Kainen by Joshua C. Taylor, as well as various tapes on other art subjects, some produced by groups outside the Museum. Also included are a few edit notes and logs.

Historical Note

The Office of Public Programs was created in 1983 as part of the Division of Museum Programs (previously the Department of Education and later the Office of Educational Programs) established during the general reorganization of 1982 under Director Charles C. Eldredge. Alison R. Abelson served as Audiovisual Specialist in the Office of Education, 1980-1981. In 1982 she became Media Program Head; and in 1983 her title changed to Producer, Art Documentaries, where she served, 1983- .

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of audiotaped and videotaped interviews primarily conducted by Alison R. Abelson. In addition to extensive interviews with sculptor Reuben Nakian, the records also include interviews with former curator Jacob Kainen by Joshua C. Taylor, as well as various tapes on other art subjects, some produced by groups outside the Museum. Also included are a few edit notes and logs.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 455, National Museum of American Art. Office of Public Programs, Audiovisual Records

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Container List

Box 1

A70 T.C. 06:30

Box 1 of 12

T.C. on #1 00:00 - 8:00

Box 1 of 12

A57 T.C. 00:00

Box 1 of 12

Jacob Kainen Painting

Box 1 of 12

Jacob Kainen Painting/Interview I

Box 1 of 12

30 Kainen 4 Interview 19:00 - 22:30

Box 1 of 12

31 Kainen 5 Interview 6:30 - 14:30

Box 1 of 12

32 Unfinished Kainen End

Box 1 of 12

Kainen 10 Abelson Sound on channel 2

Box 1 of 12

A71 T.C. 07:00

Box 1 of 12

A59 T.C. 01:00

Box 1 of 12

A60 T.C. 01:30

Box 1 of 12

A61 T.C. 02:00

Box 1 of 12

A62 T.C. 02:30 Note: Anni Switched from Channel #2 to Channel #1

Box 1 of 12

A64 T.C. 03:30

Box 1 of 12

A65 T.C. 04:00

Box 1 of 12

A66 T.C. 04:30

Box 1 of 12

A68 T.C. 05:30

Box 1 of 12

A69 T.C. 06:00 National Museum of American Art Ahsou Abelson

Box 1 of 12

Box 2

Nakian #8 T.C. 03:30

Box 2 of 12

Nakian #6 T.C. 02:30

Box 2 of 12

Nakian #5 T.C. 02:00

Box 2 of 12

A7 Nakian Tape #2 Nakian Interview/Gallery

Box 2 of 12

Nakian #2 T.C. 00:30

Box 2 of 12

A5 Nakian Interview Courtyard #1

Box 2 of 12

Nakian #1 T.C. 00:00

Box 2 of 12

Kainen Taylor Interview

Box 2 of 12

Kainen-29

Box 2 of 12

Nakian #7 T.C. 03:00

Box 2 of 12

Kainen - Phillips 5

Box 2 of 12

Kainen - Phillips 4

Box 2 of 12

Kainen - Phillips 3 Sound on Channel 2

Box 2 of 12

Kainen - Phillips 2

Box 2 of 12

Kainen - Phillips 1, 12/12/1980

Box 2 of 12

Abelson Kainen 15

Box 2 of 12

Kainen Studio 14

Box 2 of 12

Kainen Studio 11

Box 2 of 12

Box 3

Nakian 3rd shoot photos

Box 3 of 12

Nakian Stills U6 2nd shoot

Box 3 of 12

Stills second shoot

Box 3 of 12

Nakian Stills second shoot UU

Box 3 of 12

#42 Nakian Stills, 1/22/1985

Box 3 of 12

#41 Nakian Stills, 1/22/1985

Box 3 of 12

Nakian Stills #40, 1/22/1985, Reuben's photos

Box 3 of 12

Nakian - Slides Reel 36E, 1/14/1985

Box 3 of 12

Nakian Tape 28 Still photographs

Box 3 of 12

Nakian Stills 51

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #21 T.C. 10:00

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #18 T.C. 08:30

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #17 T.C. 08:00

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #16 T.C. 07:30

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #15 T.C. 07:00

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #11 T.C. 05:00

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #10 T.C. 04:30

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #9 T.C. 04:00

Box 3 of 12

Nakian #9 T.C. 04:00

Box 3 of 12

Box 4

A12 Nakian #4 Gallery follow thru

Box 4 of 12

#27 Kainen - Lunn

Box 4 of 12

#25 Kainen - Lunn

Box 4 of 12

Kainen #13

Box 4 of 12

Kainen Studio Painting

Box 4 of 12

Adam's Art Photos #7

Box 4 of 12

Adam Slides #4

Box 4 of 12

Nakian U9

Box 4 of 12

A46 Nakian Slides 16:30

Box 4 of 12

Nakian #4 T.C. 01:30

Box 4 of 12

A8 Nakian Interview Tape #3

Box 4 of 12

Nakian #3 T.C. 01:00

Box 4 of 12

National Museum of American Art "NAKIAN" Master Dub, 4/22/1985

Box 4 of 12

A67 T.C. 05:00

Box 4 of 12

A63 T.C. 03:00

Box 4 of 12

A58 T.C. 00:30

Box 4 of 12

Adam Paintings #3

Box 4 of 12

Box 5

Werner Drewes

Box 5 of 12

Dissolve B Roll R/N

Box 5 of 12

Demo Tape 1. "Horse Races on the Mall"; 2. "Living with the Eskimos"; 3. "A Modern Noah's Ark"; 4. "Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life"

Box 5 of 12

Callaway Interviews, Gordon Parks, 2/10/1983

Box 5 of 12

Boris Anisfeld, 1879-1973, "I Am An Artist" Mack Gilman Producer/Director

Box 5 of 12

Labor Video Bulletin #20 Patricia Nix "Box Assemblages" The Work of Patricia Nix, 10/26/1981

Box 5 of 12

Straight Talk, Koffler - Art Collection, 10/22/1979

Box 5 of 12

DUB "Why Not a Woman"

Box 5 of 12

Box 6

American Artists in France

Box 6 of 12

Checkerboard Foundation, Inc. "Aaron Siskind," 10/18/1983

Box 6 of 12

Appalachian Art Air, 11/27/1981

Box 6 of 12

KTVU News Tape

Box 6 of 12

Photoprofiles Preview

Box 6 of 12

Photoprofiles, Ralph Steiner

Box 6 of 12

Reuben Nakian 27:50 offline fine cut

Box 6 of 12

Nakian Tape 27 Interview with Hilton Kramer, 11/1/1984

Box 6 of 12

"Nakian" Tape 30 Al Lerner (A), 11/1/1984

Box 6 of 12

"Nakian" Slides Tape 32, 11/2/1984

Box 6 of 12

"Nakian" Tape 26 Interview with Hilton Kramer, 11/1/1984

Box 6 of 12

"Nakian" Tape 29 Interview with Mr. Lerner

Box 6 of 12

"Nakian" Tape 31 Interview with Al Lerner, 11/1/1984 14:30

Box 6 of 12

Box 7

Visual Pioneers of the 19th Century: The World of Theodore Wores

Box 7 of 12

A Sense of Discovery; The National Museum of American Art Print #10

Box 7 of 12

Artists in France #3 in Time Code Burtin

Box 7 of 12

Artists in France #3

Box 7 of 12

Artists in France #4 Time Code Burn in Dub

Box 7 of 12

Visual Pioneers of the 19th Century: The World of Theodore Wores

Box 7 of 12

Kainen Master, Version 3

Box 7 of 12

Artist in Britt Dub #3

Box 7 of 12

Artist in Britt #1

Box 7 of 12

Artist in Britt #2

Box 7 of 12

Kainen - Lunn 28

Box 7 of 12

Kainen Visuals IV

Box 7 of 12

Kainen - Lunn 24

Box 7 of 12

Kainen Studio 12

Box 7 of 12

A20 "Nakian" Tape 33 Slides

Box 7 of 12

National Museum of American Art "Nakian" Tapes #13, 14, 15; Burn in Dub, 7/6/1984

Box 7 of 12

National Museum of American Art "State of the Arts"/Nakian; Tapes 4 & 5, Burn in Dub, 12/27/1984

Box 7 of 12

National Museum of American Art "Nakian" Tapes #7, 8, 9; Burn in Dub, 7/6/1984

Box 7 of 12

Box 8

A42 Nakian Tape 34 Slides 66-71

Box 8 of 12

AA Sample Children's Day-2

Box 8 of 12

Smithsonian Duplicate #10

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #13 T.C. 06:00

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #19 T.C. 09:00

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #22 T.C. 10:30

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #24 T.C. 11:30

Box 8 of 12

Nakian Master Soundbites

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #12 T.C. 05:30

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #14 T.C. 06:30

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #20 T.C. 09:30

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #23 T.C. 11:00

Box 8 of 12

Nakian #25 T.C. 12:00

Box 8 of 12

Nakian Narr.

Box 8 of 12

Children's Day

Box 8 of 12

Box 9

Seven tapes of - Gypsies in Life, American Artist in Brittany Normandy

Box 9 of 12

The Making of the Blue and the Gray

Box 9 of 12

Children's Day-1

Box 9 of 12

Appalachian Art

Box 9 of 12

The Blue and the Gray - The Way It Was

Box 9 of 12

Box 10

Artist in France Log 5

Box 10 of 12

AA/B & N Editing Log

Box 10 of 12

RN Editing Logs

Box 10 of 12

Current Edit Notes, 2/1985

Box 10 of 12

Isham Mix-2, Smithsonian "East & West - NMAA"

Box 10 of 12

"Seymour Lipton"

Box 10 of 12

Stamford, Conn "Nakian" - Audio only Roll #1

Box 10 of 12

Stamford, Conn "Nakian" Roll #2

Box 10 of 12

"Nakian" Stamford, Conn Roll #3

Box 10 of 12

Nakian Edited V.O.

Box 10 of 12

Tape 5 - Lipton 2

Box 10 of 12

King #2

Box 10 of 12

Smithsonian Institution - Credit Roll

Box 10 of 12

Box 11

Nakian-Abelson, narration 15 IPS - Tails

Box 11 of 12

Gypsies of Life Master 15ips Tails, Alison Abelson, Producer NMAA, c. 1983

Box 11 of 12

Nakian Narr., 3/23/1985

Box 11 of 12

Nakian - Abelson, EFX - Bird Noises

Box 11 of 12

Nakian 15 IPS Mono Tails

Box 11 of 12

Nakian Music

Box 11 of 12

Nakian - Abelson

Box 11 of 12

Box 12

Bono P1881 "Smithsonian" 1 Roll WTS-Parade

Box 12 of 12

Interview with Dr. Harry Rand, Curator and Chairman, Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture, National Museum of American Art

Box 12 of 12

"Celebration" Reel 1

Box 12 of 12

"Celebration" Reel 2

Box 12 of 12