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Record Unit 588

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1974-1983

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1974-1983
Quantity: 10.14 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (8 tall document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 588
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of master audiotapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 482-533, 1979, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 26-76, 1979-1981; and audiotapes of Smithsonian special events, concerts, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings, 1974-1983.

Historical Note

Radio Smithsonian began its weekly half-hour broadcasts in the summer of 1969. The program was carried by local radio stations in the metropolitan Washington, D. C., area and educational radio stations around the country and overseas. Broadcasts provided the public with information about the activities of the Smithsonian, through discussions, interviews, lectures, music, and research activity reports. Programs featured Smithsonian staff as well as guest scientists, historians, politicians, artists, authors, and musicians.

Smithsonian Galaxy, a series of 2 1/2-minute radio features about the work of the Institution's curatorial, scientific, and research staffs, began production in 1978. The program was broadcast throughout the United States and overseas.

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 482-533, 1979, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 26-76, 1979-1981; and audio tapes of Smithsonian special events, concerts, lectures, interviews, symposia, and openings, 1974-1983.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 588, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Series 1

Smithsonian Galaxy

Box 1

Edition 26, November 29, 1979

"A study in Survival" (Afro-American folk culture, John Vlatch)

Box 1 of 19

"Carving Our Past" (photos of ancient Swedish rock carvings with photographer Pehr Hasselrot)

Box 1 of 19

"The Eye of Eisenstaedt" (Repeat, with famed photographer)

Box 1 of 19

"Solving Crimes for the FBI" (Smithsonian anthropologist Larry Angel)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 27, December 13, 1979

"The Christmas Star" (astronomer Von Del Chamberlin)

Box 1 of 19

"Painting Indians on the Frontier" (Repeat, with Eugene Ostroff)

Box 1 of 19

"The Story of the Teddy Bear" (Repeat, with Herb Collins)

Box 1 of 19

"Doctors in Space" (Aerospace medicine, Drs. Rufus Hessberg and George Shafer)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 28, December 26, 1980

"Films - Soviet-Style" (Slava Zuckerman, former Soviet film maker)

Box 1 of 19

"Century of Ceramics" (Garth Clark on Renwick exhibit)

Box 1 of 19

"The World of Isaac Bashevis Singer" (talking about himself)

Box 1 of 19

"Beetle-mania" (Douglas John, head of Bone Preparation Lab at Museum of Natural History)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 29, January 10, 1980

"As Time Goes By" (co-author of "Casablanca" screenplay, Howard Koch)

Box 1 of 19

"Pathways to the Gods" (astronomer Gerald Hawkins on Nasca Desert in Peru)

Box 1 of 19

"Faster than Sound" (Chuck Yeager, who first broke sound barrier)

Box 1 of 19

"Moths: Out of the Closet" (entomologist Donald Davis)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 30, January 24, 1980

"All that Glitters" (gold, with John Sampson White, curator)

Box 1 of 19

"Off the Pedestal" Margaret Christman on 1890s women)

Box 1 of 19

"Be your own Power Company" (local energy efforts with David Morris)

Box 1 of 19

"The Medicine Man" (traveling medicine shows with Michael Harris, curator)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 31, February 7, 1980

"Valentine Lore" (curator John Hoffman)

Box 1 of 19

"There Goes the Sun!" (total eclipse, with Thomas Callen)

Box 1 of 19

"Costumes by Edith Head" (early days of costume design, with a master)

Box 1 of 19

"Black Pilots: Fighting on Two Fronts" (Lt. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis on black pilots during World War II)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 32, February 21, 1980

"Be Historical - Write Letters!" (Garnett McCoy, on National Letter-Writing Week)

Box 1 of 19

"Scientists' Hot Line" (Scientific Event Alert Network, with Lindsay McClelland)

Box 1 of 19

"Rugs for Your Walls" (Ryijy rugs with Finnish designer Kirsti Rantinen)

Box 1 of 19

"Chasing Meteorites" (Smithsonian scientist Edward Henderson)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 33, March 6, 1980

"Here Comes the Sun!" (vernal equinox heralding coming of spring with Von Del Chamberlin)

Box 1 of 19

"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement" (from symposium)

Box 1 of 19

"The Nation's Memory" (about Museum of History and Technology with director Roger Kennedy)

Box 1 of 19

"Capetown to Cairo: 1932" (a look at new book on long-ago trip to Africa, Olivia's African Diary)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 34, March 20, 1980

"A Love of Kites" (Repeat, with Paul Garber)

Box 1 of 19

"Move Over, Robert Fulton" (invention of steamboat, with Melvin Jackson)

Box 1 of 19

"Backyard Astronomer" (Repeat, with Grote Reber on radio telescope)

Box 1 of 19

"First Ladies' Gowns" (curator Margaret Klapthor)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 35, April 3, 1980

"Project Pandas" (naturalist George Schaller)

Box 1 of 19

"The S.S. Pussiewillow II" (British inventor/sculptor Rowland Emmett on new creation at Smithsonian)

Box 1 of 19

"The Story of Clocks" (with curator Silvio Bedini)

Box 1 of 19

"Professional Beachcomber" (whales, with marine mammalogist Charles Potter)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 36, April 17, 1980

"The Nation's Attic" (exhibit at Museum of History and Technology with Ted Park and Ben Lawless)

Box 1 of 19

"Mightier than the Photograph" (scientific illustrator George Venable)

Box 1 of 19

"Tropical Paradise in Arctic" (new explorations with Leo Hickey)

Box 1 of 19

"The Luck of a Aviator" (aviation pioneer Faye Wells)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 37, May 1, 1980

"The 'Cinderella' Science" (climatologist Stephen Schneider)

Box 1 of 19

"Circus Time! at the Smithsonian" ("human blockhead" Melvin Burkhart at Smithsonian circus)

Box 1 of 19

"What a Difference a Degree Makes" (climatologist Stephen Schneider)

Box 1 of 19

"Harpsichords: The French Connection" (with maker William Dowd)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 38, May 15, 1980

"The Christy Girl" (illustrations of Howard Chandler Christy with Michael Lawson)

Box 1 of 19

"Living a Three-Ring Circus" (Mary Ruth Herriott, horse act at Smithsonian circus)

Box 1 of 19

"Tips on the Art Market" (investor/collector Gerald Schneider)

Box 1 of 19

"Let the Sun Shine In" (Radiation Biology Laboratory experiments with sun's energy with director William Klein)

Box 1 of 19

Edition 39, May 29, 1980

"Aero Show, Circa 1913" (curators Tom Crouch and Claudia Oakes)

Box 1 of 19

"Made in Scandinavia" (Georg Jensen Silversmithy, from Renwick exhibition, with Erik Lassen and Adreas Mikkelson)

Box 1 of 19

"On a Merry go Round" (carousels with Barbara Charles)

Box 1 of 19

"The Misunderstood Iguana" (Dr. Stanley Rand, of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)

Box 1 of 19

Box 2

Edition 40, June 12, 1980

"Inside Mt. St. Helens" (from Smithsonian seminar)

Box 2 of 19

"Wildlife of Mt. St. Helens" (Fred Martinson of Washington State Game Department)

Box 2 of 19

"Victorian Treasure Reborn" (Arts and Industries building wins design award, with architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen)

Box 2 of 19

"The First Stewardesses" (with one of them, Jessie Carter Bronson)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 41, June 26, 1980

"Why the Fourth of July?" (with curator Herb Collins)

Box 2 of 19

"With Strings Attached" (Papa Manteo's marionettes, at World Puppetry Conference)

Box 2 of 19

"The Mysterious Giant Squid" (marine biologist Clyde Roper)

Box 2 of 19

"The Only Way to Cross" (ocean liners with John Maxtone Graham)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 42, July 10, 1980

"A Modern-Day Noah" (Front Royal curator of birds, Guy Greenwell)

Box 2 of 19

"Joan Miro's Expanding Vision" (art commentator Rosamond Bernier)

Box 2 of 19

"America's Stonehenge" (Indian astronomy with two experts)

Box 2 of 19

"Plants and the Sun" (Radiation Biology Lab's Bert Drake)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 43, July 24, 1980

"China's King Tut" (Thomas Lawton, director of Freer Gallery)

Box 2 of 19

"Agent of Fortune" (Rajah Korie, at Smithsonian circus)

Box 2 of 19

"Remembering \ul Cheaper by the Dozen" (two of the Gilbreth children, remembering parents)

Box 2 of 19

"Inventory of Americana" (Carol Shull, keeper of the National Historic Register, about it)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 44, August 6, 1980

"Catch a Falling Star!" (meteor shower with Von Del Chamberlin)

Box 2 of 19

"A Child's View of Appalachia" (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service exhibit of Appalachian photographs with Wendy Ewald)

Box 2 of 19

"It's a Clown's Life!" (clowns at Smithsonian circus)

Box 2 of 19

"Mt. St. Helens - Coming Back to Life" (Lowell Parsons, Washington State Game Department)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 45, August 21, 1980

"Opera for Everybody" (Museum of History and Technology performance NYC Opera)

Box 2 of 19

"Bringing up Falconx"

Box 2 of 19

"Hair" (Cooper-Hewitt)

Box 2 of 19

"Tool of Archeologists" (Carbon Dating Lab)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 46, September 4, 1980

"A Festival of Frisbees"

Box 2 of 19

"Shine On Harvest Moon"

Box 2 of 19

"An Un-convention-al Historian" (Herb Collins at Democratic Convention)

Box 2 of 19

"All About Ants" (James Lynch, Chesapeake Bay Center)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 47, September 18, 1980

"Remembering Scott and Zelda" (Scottie Fitzgerald Smith)

Box 2 of 19

"Celebrating Supermarkets" (Terry Sharrer)

Box 2 of 19

"Shoeing Clowns" (from Smithsonian Circus)

Box 2 of 19

"The 'Front Talker' " (from Smithsonian Circus)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 48, October 2, 1980

"Now Appearing - Charlie McCarthy"

Box 2 of 19

"Harvesting the Sea" (Aquaculture)

Box 2 of 19

"The Critics' Critic" (John Canaday)

Box 2 of 19

"Binturongs and Marmosets" (Front Royal)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 49, October 16, 1980

"The Conquest of Land" (National Museum of Natural History exhibit)

Box 2 of 19

"Presidential Losers" (Fred Voss, National Portrait Gallery)

Box 2 of 19

"Art - Japanese-Style" (Freer)

Box 2 of 19

"Treasures in Rocks" (Conquest of Land)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 50, October 30, 1980

"Smithsonian Animal Farm" (Front Royal)

Box 2 of 19

"Chet Atkins Presents" (at National Museum of American History)

Box 2 of 19

"The Gift of Gab" (Auctioneer at Folklife festival)

Box 2 of 19

"The Golden Age of Gardening" (James Buckler)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 51, November 13, 1980

"Why Not A Woman?" (Belva Lockwood - National Portrait Gallery)

Box 2 of 19

"Like Mama Used to Make" (Georgians at Folklife Festival)

Box 2 of 19

"Clothes Make the Muppets, Too!" (with designer Calista Hendrickson)

Box 2 of 19

"Inside the Air and Space Museum" (Noel Hinners)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 52, November 27, 1980

"Buckaroos in Paradise"

Box 2 of 19

"Voyage to Saturn" (Richard Berendzen)

Box 2 of 19

"Talking for Fun and Profit" (Folklife "talkers")

Box 2 of 19

"An Ancient Instrument Plays Again" (viola da gamba)

Box 2 of 19

Edition 53, December 10, 1980

"Cards from Christmas Past"

Box 2 of 19

"The Story of the Teddy Bear" (repeat)

Box 2 of 19

"Carols - Not Just for Christmas"

Box 2 of 19

"The Christmas Star" (repeat)

Box 2 of 19

Box 3

Edition 54, December 22, 1980

"Eisenstaedt's Germany"

Box 3 of 19

"Art for the People" (Webfoot and Bunchgrassers - Renwick)

Box 3 of 19

"The Finnish Touch" (Folklife Festival - Birchbark weaver)

Box 3 of 19

"The Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 55, January 7, 1981

"Reflections on the Presidency" (George Reedy)

Box 3 of 19

"America's Birdman" (Roger Tory Peterson)

Box 3 of 19

"The Nation's Attic" (repeat)

Box 3 of 19

"Tiffany's Treasures"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 56, January 21, 1981

"New Eyes on African Art" (Warren Robbins)

Box 3 of 19

"Extra! Extra!" (Folklife Festival newspaper vendor)

Box 3 of 19

"A Clockwork Universe"

Box 3 of 19

"Amazing Asteroids" (National Air and Space Museum)

Box 3 of 19

Edition 57, February 4, 1981

"The Russian Revolution - In Art" (Avant-Garde show - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Box 3 of 19

"Valentine Lore"

Box 3 of 19

"The Presidents of February" (Herb Collins)

Box 3 of 19

"Inside a Finnish Sauna" (Folklife Festival)

Box 3 of 19

Edition 60, March 17, 1981

"Nature's Wake-Up Call" (hibernation)

Box 3 of 19

"Up Up and Away" (ballooning)

Box 3 of 19

"New Hampshire's for Crafts"

Box 3 of 19

"Diving for the 'Indiana'"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 61, April 1, 1981

"'Joan (Mondale) of Art'"

Box 3 of 19

"Vanishing Jungles"

Box 3 of 19

"An Extraordinary Gem" (giant tourmaline)

Box 3 of 19

"Dueling In America"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 62, April 15, 1981

"Controlling Pollution, Naturally" (linked to Coral Reef, National Museum of Natural History)

Box 3 of 19

"A President in Love" (Woodrow Wilson book)

Box 3 of 19

"Go Fly a Kite" (Kite festival)

Box 3 of 19

"Art for All" (American prints, 1930-1950)

Box 3 of 19

Edition 63, April 29, 1981

"The Space Shuttle's Next Flight"

Box 3 of 19

"Masters of Tap Dance"

Box 3 of 19

"Today's Zoos: A Last Refuge"

Box 3 of 19

"Eisenstein and Griffith"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 64, May 13, 1981

"Sino-Smithsonian Science" (Secretary Ripley)

Box 3 of 19

"Pioneers of Gospel" (Roberta Martin Singers)

Box 3 of 19

"Great American Gardens"

Box 3 of 19

"Arthur Fiedler's Pops"

Box 3 of 19

Edition 65, May 27, 1981

"Apes Get a New Home" (Ape House)

Box 3 of 19

"A High Flying Cookbook"

Box 3 of 19

"Boomerangs Are Back"

Box 3 of 19

"The King of Science Fiction" (Ray Bradbury)

Box 3 of 19

Edition 66, June 10, 1981

"Paying Tricks on Your Ears" (sound effects)

Box 3 of 19

"The Nine Nations of North America" (book)

Box 3 of 19

"A Curator's Dream" (new military history collection)

Box 3 of 19

"Chronicler of the Gold Fields" (Bret Harte - National Portrait Gallery)

Box 3 of 19

Edition 67, June 24, 1981

"The Other Thomas Jefferson"

Box 3 of 19

"Mating the Pandas"

Box 3 of 19

"From Slave to Scholar" (Anna J. Cooper, Anacostia)

Box 3 of 19

"Facelift for an Aging Elephant" (National Museum of Natural History)

Box 3 of 19

Box 4

Edition 68, July 8, 1981

"Pedigree of the Hot Dog"

Box 4 of 19

"Treasure of the Quicksilver Galleons"

Box 4 of 19

"China's Panda Crisis"

Box 4 of 19

"Arts of the Mamluks"

Box 4 of 19

Edition 69, July 22, 1981

"The Re-creation of Baseball"

Box 4 of 19

"Anatomy of a Thunderstorm"

Box 4 of 19

"Champions of American Sport"

Box 4 of 19

"At Home with the Porpoise"

Box 4 of 19

Edition 70, August 5, 1981

"Big Bees-ness in Utah" (Utah State Symbol)

Box 4 of 19

"Vaudeville Dances Back" (Dancer Hal LeRoy)

Box 4 of 19

"Harvesting the Sea"

Box 4 of 19

"History from the Hall of Fame" (Baseball Historian)

Box 4 of 19

Edition 71, August 19, 1981

"Diplomats in Buckskins" (Indians in Washington)

Box 4 of 19

"Heads Up for Baseball" (Baseball Helmets)

Box 4 of 19

"Jets on the Wall" (Airplane Murals)

Box 4 of 19

"Focusing on Nature" (repeat)

Box 4 of 19

Edition 72, September 2, 1981

"Remembering Joe Hirshhorn"

Box 4 of 19

"Heroes of Black Baseball"

Box 4 of 19

"Exploring Inner Space" (Scanning Electron Microscope)

Box 4 of 19

"How fleeting Is Fame!" (Forgotten Celebrities)

Box 4 of 19

Edition 73, September 16, 1981

"The Showboat Kid" (Betty Bryant, Showboat Veteran)

Box 4 of 19

"The Art of Animation"

Box 4 of 19

"Living in Paradise (Tui de Royal Moore, Galapagos Resident)

Box 4 of 19

"Flight of the 'Vin Fizz"' (First Cross-Continental Flight)

Box 4 of 19

Edition 74, September 30, 1981

"Planes from the Palette" (Photorealists Paint Airplanes)

Box 4 of 19

"The Stradivari Cello"

Box 4 of 19

"Living History" (Barbara Lane-Brown's Yorktown Recreations)

Box 4 of 19

"Lords of the Jungle" (Repeat)

Box 4 of 19

Edition 75, October 15, 1981

"When the French Were Here"

Box 4 of 19

"Riding the 'John Bull'"

Box 4 of 19

"What a Difference a Degree Makes" (repeat)

Box 4 of 19

"The Spirit of Clara Barton"

Box 4 of 19

Edition 76, October 28, 1981

"Remembering Edith Head"

Box 4 of 19

"Perfect in Her Place"

Box 4 of 19

"Biography of the B-52"

Box 4 of 19

"Down on the Colonial Farm"

Box 4 of 19

Series 2

Radio Smithsonian

Box 4

Spring Quarter, 1979

Number 482:

Box 4 of 19
"Forty Years in the Editor's Chair." Recently-retired Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins shares memories of his career.
"Diving in the Galapagos." A husband-wife team of Smithsonian biologists describe their research off the coasts of the islands made famous by Darwin.

Number 483:

Box 4 of 19
"An evening of Duets," featuring singers Jan DeGoelani and Leslie Guinn, with Gilbert Kalish playing the Paderewski Steinway Grand. Music by Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms.

Number 484:

Box 4 of 19
"A Man of Two Cultures." Eminent British author Lord C. P. Snow surveys the gap between the arts and the [sciences?].
"The Eye of Eisenstaedt." A talk with Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous Life magazine photographer, often called the "father of photo-journalism."

Number 485:

Box 4 of 19
"The Time of Our Lives." A look at and behind the best covers created for Time magazine, with Marc Pachter, historian at the National Portrait Gallery.
"Everyone Can Fly (almost)." A visit to the new General Aviation Gallery at the National Air and Space Museum, where visitors can get a start on learning to fly in flight simulators.

Number 486:

Box 4 of 19
"Oh, Kay!" Gertrude Lawrence and the original cast perform the 1926 Gershwin hit in a new Smithsonian production. Host: Martin Williams, Smithsonian Jazz Program.

Number 487:

Box 4 of 19
"Battle of Britain" Two World War II aces - Stanford Tuck of Great Britain and Adolph Galland of Germany look back on the harrowing days when they were enemies.
"White on White" A look at the art of Ben Nicholson, a central figure in British painting for over 50 years, and now the subject of a major retrospective in the U.S.

Number 488:

Box 4 of 19
"On Jupiter and Mars." A tour of the National Air and Space Museum's new "Exploring the Planets" gallery, with acting director Melvin Zisfein.
"Artist of Mystery." A look behind the strange and haunting images of the eccentric American painter Louis Eilshemius.

Box 5

Number 489:

Box 5 of 19
"Telling Lives." Two authors, Doris Kearns and Leon Edel, explore the interplay of fact and imagination in writing biography.

Summer Quarter, 1979

Number 495:

Box 5 of 19
"Henry Moore at 80." A comprehensive look at the work of the noted British sculptor, who celebrated his 80th birthday last year. Guest is Abram Lerner, Director , Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
"Music Machines USA." A sampling of mechanical music-makers, from barrel organs, to music boxes to cylinder phonographs, all taken from the Smithsonian collections.

Number 496:

Box 5 of 19
"The Many Sides of Jackson Pollock." A fresh look at this controversial painter, who revolutionized American Art.
"In Concert." The Smithsonian Chamber Players perform music by Handel, using authentic 18th-century instruments.

Number 497:

Box 5 of 19
"What's in a Name?" The centuries-old controversy over naming the features of the moon, with Farouk El-Baz of the National Air and Space Museum.
"Dear Dr. Freud..." The Einstein-Freud correspondence and the light it sheds on Einstein's character, with Professor Peter Gay of Yale University.

Number 498:

Box 5 of 19
"Out of Africa." The saga of Africans sold into slavery, from the Atlantic voyage through the abolitionist movements and the founding of Liberia, as seen in a new exhibit at the Anacostia Museum.
"What to Put in a Box?" A tour of the Smithsonian's new Joseph Cornell Study Center, which houses many of the objects that inspired the artist's celebrated boxes.

Number 499:

Box 5 of 19
"Drama in the Depression." The energy and innovation of the Federal Theatre Project, with John O'Connor, author of a new book on the subject.
"Abstracts in Metal." Sculptor Seymour Lipton, one of the giants of abstract expressionism, talks about his art.

Number 500:

Box 5 of 19
"Remembering Alexander Calder." The artist's sister, Margaret Calder Hayes, talks about her brother's achievements - from massive mobiles to miniature jewelry and toys.
"The Art of Glass." Artist Dale Chihuly describes how he creates his delicate blown-glass cylinders and baskets, inspired by Indian designs.

Number 501:

Box 5 of 19
"Einstein's Universe." The first of two programs exploring Einstein's life and his impact on the contemporary world. Today's guests include Lord C. P. Snow.

Number 502:

Box 5 of 19
"Einstein's Universe," Part II. A look at the profound influence of Einstein's work on the world of science. Featured are Linus Pauling and Harry Woolf, Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, Einstein's home base in his later years.

Box 6

Number 503:

Box 6 of 19
"Pompeii AD 79." A look at a civilization preserved in ashes for 2,000 years, as seen in a new exhibit now touring the country.
"Master of Electronic Music." Highlights from a lecture/demonstration by Morton Subotnick, with a sampling of "Sky With Clouds," a voice-activated electronic composition.

Number 504:

Box 6 of 19
"Radiation: What We Should Know." The human effects of low-level radiation, discussed by Dr. Edward P. Radford, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, and Dr. Victor P. Bond, Associate Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
"Life in an English Country House." This cornerstone of English society is explored by Oxford University Professor Mark Girouard, author of a new book on the subject.

Number 505:

Box 6 of 19
"Exploring Our Environment." A tour of the Smithsonian's Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies, with its varied research and study programs for both adults and children.
"A Conversation With Jessica Tandy." Distinguished actress Jessica Tandy, currently starring in The Gin Game, discusses her career with Washington Post Drama Critic Emeritus Richard Coe.

Number 506:

Box 6 of 19
"Return to Albion." A look at Americans over the past 200 years who chose to live in England, as seen in a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.
"The Phillips Collection in the Making." The story of the U.S.'s oldest museum of modern art, founded by Duncan Phillips in 1918.

Number 507:

Box 6 of 19
"Buildings Reborn." The many issues involved in finding new uses for old buildings, as explored in a recent major symposium at the Smithsonian.

Fall Quarter, 1979

Number 508:

Box 6 of 19
"Travels with Hockney." British artist David Hockney talks about his work, often inspired by the frequent trips he has taken - from Egypt to Los Angeles
"Space Policy: Today and Tomorrow." Two noted authorities on space law discuss some of the questions that will face us when people move into "the last frontier."

Number 509:

Box 6 of 19
"The MMT Story." A visit to Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, where the revolutionary Multiple Mirror Telescope recently began operation.

Number 510:

Box 6 of 19
"Whoopee!" Highlights of the 1928 Ziegfeld hit starring Eddie Cantor, from a new Smithsonian album. Host is Martin Williams, director of the Smithsonian Jazz and American Culture program.

Number 511:

Box 6 of 19
"The Harmonious Craft." A sampling of beautifully hand-crafted musical instruments, including recorders, clavichords, and guitars, featured in an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery.
"Life in Sculpture." A look at the vibrant portrait sculptures of Jo Davidson - from Senator George Norris to film maker Robert Flaherty, correspondent Ernie Pyle to writer Gertrude Stein.

Number 512:

Box 6 of 19
"A Conversation with Louise Nevelson." The great sculptor, internationally known for her remarkable wooden "environments," talks about her career.
"Shooting from the Skies." Two masters of aerial photography relate how they achieve their spectacular shots.

Number 513:

Box 6 of 19
"A Man of Two Cultures." Eminent British author Lord C. P. Snow surveys the gap between the arts and the sciences.
"The Eye of Eisenstaedt." A talk with Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous Life magazine photographer often called "the father of photo-journalism."

Number 514:

Box 6 of 19
"Battle of Britain." Two World War II aces - Stanford Tuck of Great Britain and Adolph Galland of Germany - look back on the harrowing days when they were enemies.
"White on White." A look at the art of Ben Nicholson, a central figure in British painting for over 50 years, and now the subject of a major retrospective in the U.S.

Number 515:

Box 6 of 19
"Earth's Last Frontier." Two authorities on ocean policy, including Ambassador Elliot Richardson, U.S. representative to the Law of the Sea Conference, examine the area's complex interweaving of science and politics.
"America's 'First' Modern Painter." The poignant story of Alfred H. Maurer, who broke with naturalism for a revolutionary style accepted by few.

Number 516:

Box 6 of 19
"Dynamics of Evolution." A tour of the National Museum of Natural History's new Hall of Evolution, the first of its kind in the country.
"Best of the West." A look at the art of the First Western States Biennial Exhibition, with Joshua Taylor, director of the National Collection of Fine Arts.

Number 517:

Box 6 of 19
"Ten Years Since Tranquility Base." A look back at the achievements of Apollo 11, and the impact of that first manned landing on the moon, including personal reminiscences by the astronauts who took part.

Box 7

Number 518:

Box 7 of 19
"Diving for Gold" Mendel Peterson, the former director of the Smithsonian's Underwater Exploration Project and an expert in the field, recounts his adventures seeking the remains of sunken treasure ships.
"American Art-New Directions." The extraordinary diversity of contemporary American art, as seen in a new exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Number 519:

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"Sounds of the 'Duke.'" Highlights of a new Smithsonian album featuring the music of Duke Ellington's Orchestra, circa 1940.

Number 520:

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"Who Came Before Columbus?" Two prominent anthropologists explore the controversies surrounding the pre-history of North America.
"Pioneer in Metal." A look at the work of David Smith, one of the foremost American sculptors of this century, and one of the first to use industrial materials.

Winter Quarter, 1979

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"Life in a Coral Reef." A look behind-the-scenes at the Museum of Natural History, where scientists have put together a living coral reef in an 1800-gallon tank.
"Before Broadway." The first century of the American theater, as reflected in an exhibition of prints capturing many of the most memorable stars of the day.

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Japan Today." Highlights of the recent major symposium exploring the culture and changing life patterns of Japan.

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"Photographer of the West." The great photographer Ansel Adams reflects on the sources of his inspirations.
"Families in America." The family past and present is examined by the two editors of a new book, called Kin and Communities, which grew out of a recent Smithsonian symposium.

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"Lords of the Jungle?" A visit to the Washington home of some extremely rare lions and tigers, and a look at what is being done to help preserve them.
"Time's Entertainment." From George M. Cohan to Diane Keaton - how TIME magazine covers have portrayed the stars of the arts and entertainment worlds over the last decades.

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"Dylan Thomas: The Man and the Myth." British actor and educator David Ponting, who has performed his one-man show on Dylan Thomas to much acclaim in both Europe and the U.S., talks about the poet.
"Music by Bach," played as he would have heard it by members of the Aston Magna Foundation.

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"The Child in America." In celebration of the Year of the Child, a look at the changing roles and images of children over the past 200 years.

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"Art of Africa" A visit to the newest member of the Smithsonian's family of museums, the Museum of African Art.

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"Battle of Midway." Three men who played pivotal roles in this World War II battle, including Capt. George Gay, the sole surviving member of the famous Torpedo Squadron, look back at what is now called the turning point of the war in the Pacific.
"Fantastic Illustration." A look behind the charming and sometimes bizarre illustrations of the late Victorian era, including those of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Rackham, as reflected in a recent Smithsonian exhibition.

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"1979 Festival of American Folklife." Highlights of this year's Folklife Festival, featuring the sounds of Caribbean carnivals, medicine shows, and the joys and trials of our most recent immigrants, the Vietnamese.

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"The 'First' Abstract Expressionist." A look at the passionate, lyrical paintings of the Armenian-born artist, Arshile Gorky, whose brilliant career was cut short by tragedy.
"Russia's American Empire." The saga of Russia's forays into Alaska and as far south as Hawaii with S. Frederick Starr, Secretary of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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"The Great Crash and Its Art." A look at the collapse of the stock market, 50 years ago this fall, and the dynamic art that emerged from its aftermath.

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"And There Was Light!" A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the invention of the light bulb, and how Edison's brainstorm was translated into a nationwide power system.
"Buildings for a Capital." James Goode, author of a new book on Washington's destroyed buildings, examines some of the unique and peculiar structures that went up simply because Washington was the capital city.

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"Crafts of Black Americans." A survey of the rich history of Afro-American crafts from wood carving to graveyard decoration as seen in a new exhibition at the Museum of History and Technology.

Series 3

Smithsonian Galaxy Editions 26-76; Radio Smithsonian Programs 482-533

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Cassettes

11/15/1978 - "Battle of Britain" (2)

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12/1981 - Interview with Merce Cunningham

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7/16/1981 - Larry Rivers lecture at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG)

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6/30/1981 - Interview with Von O'Hain, Whittle, and muralist Keith Farrell at National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

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Undated - Interview with artist Kenneth Schnellson

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4/19/1982 - Queen Beatrix of Netherlands at White House and SI re: DeStijl art exhibition at SI

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8/3/1982 - Evening with Artist Raphael Soyer at HMSG

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1983 - Interview with artist Isamu Noguchi

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1982 - Interview with Art Molella of National Museum of American History (NMAH) staff re: FDR's use of media

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10/1983 - Interview with Glenn Seaborg, discoverer of plutonium (Including audio of "Quiz Kids" radio program)

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Undated - Material relevant to excavation of Woolly Mammoth remains at Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland

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Reel Tapes (10 inch)

6/3/1974 - Washington Consort

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11/25/1974 - Jan Degaetani and Gilbert Kalish (2 tapes)

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12/7/1975 - Jazz Piano Workshop

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5/16/1976 - Jean Hakes et. al. (2 tapes)

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5/12/1975 - "Music for a While" (2 tapes)

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11/18/1977 - Plank Road String Band (2 tapes)

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1/5/1975 - Jazz Piano Workshop

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1/27/1974 - String Band Concert (Tape 1 of 2)

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1/27/1974 - String Band Concert (Tape 2 of 2)

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2/4/1974 - 50th Anniversary of Woodrow Wilson's death - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS)

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3/25/1977 - Carla Hubner (2 tapes)

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3/27/1977 - Carla Hubner (2 tapes)

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1/9/1977 - Jazz Piano Workshop

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5/22/1977 - Hoagy Carmichael Concert (2 tapes)

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6/11/1982 - Lecture by photographer Berenice Abbott (With Lillian Hellman) (2 tapes)

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5/15/1981 - Memorial Service for Joshua Taylor, director of National Museum of American Art (NMAA)

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5/6/1979 - The Broadway Revue (2 tapes)

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1981? - Kurt Weill (2 tapes)

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11/1981 - Naughty Marietta - Dubs of Digital Masters (Tapes 1-2 of 4)

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11/1981 - Naughty Marietta - Dubs of Digital Masters (Tapes 3-4 of 4)

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6/15/1980 - Lecture by Art Critic John Canaday

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11/13/1981 - American Poetry set to music - National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Portraits in Motion

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3/1976 - Tapes recorded at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) by VOA (Tapes 1-2 of 4)

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3/1976 - Tapes recorded at STRI by VOA (Tapes 3-4 of 4)

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3/20/1981 - The Revue in America

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1/12/1980 - Saturday Live - Music of Rural Mississippi (2 tapes)

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10/26/1981 - Lecture: The Music of GW's Time

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7/5/1976 - Menuhin School Concert (2 tapes)

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3/18/1977 - Tommy and Wayne Jarrell - Folk Concert

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5/20/1981 - Kitty Carlisle Hart - Doubleday

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12/15/1981 - Beverly Sills - Doubleday

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7-inch Reel Tapes:

Undated - WTOP Features (6 tapes - 1 is 5-inch)

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Undated - Endangered Languages (3 tapes)

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Undated - Muses Flee Hitler

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3/1982 - Poetry in Motion - Mary Averett Seelye

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1978 - William Billings by Jim Morris

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Undated - Dub of Russian Avant Garde slide show

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9/1980 - Tap Dancers at the Duke Ellington School (Tape 1 of 2; 5-inch)

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9/1980 - Tap Dancers at the Duke Ellington School (Tape 2 of 2; 5-inch)

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3/1978 - Carl Scheele on Bing Crosby (3 tapes)

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1/1975 - "World Food Policy" - WWICS (2 tapes)

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8/1980 - Interviews with Larry Rivers and Helen Frankenthaler

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Undated - John Kinard TV PSA's for Anacostia Museum

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6/22/1981 - Reagan comments on Sports Heroes - White House

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3/1981 - "U.S. and Europe in the 80's" - WWICS

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10/1977 - Raphael Soyer and Josh Taylor

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6/4/1980 - National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Presentation on Mt. St. Helen's eruption

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Undated - Orchestration (2 tapes)

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7/19/1978 - Dedication ceremony - Isis

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5/1980 - Audio from National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Early Flight Hall (5-inch)

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8/1983 - Audio of NASM Balloon puppet show (5-inch)

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7/20/1978 - Rosalyn Carter's gown presentation (5-inch)

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2/1978 - Sociobiology Debate (3 tapes)

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8/1981 - Red Cross Actualities

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8/1982 - Bill Malone Country Music Narration

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8/1979 - WMAL Galaxy Sample

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Undated - Sample Tapes (3 tapes)

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