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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 593

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Production Records, circa 1977 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Production Records
Dates: circa 1977 and undated
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 593
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of photographs of OTC Director, Nazaret Cherkezian, circa 1977; OTC staff member William C. Grayson, circa 1977; and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory staff member James C. Cornell, Jr., writer of the OTC film "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story." Also included are photographs of the Emmy award received by OTC for the television show "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary", and images from the OTC film "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience".

Historical Note

Nazaret Cherkezian served as Director of the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) from 1976 to 1987. William C. Grayson was Special Coordinator of the Office of Telecommunications in 1976, and later became Senior Telecommunications Specialist from 1977 to 1980 (deceased April 15, 1980). James Cornell was Manager of Publications at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1979.

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of photographs of Cherkezian, circa 1977; Grayson, circa 1977; and Cornell, writer of the OTC film "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story."Also included are photographs of the Emmy award received by OTC for the television show "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary," and images from the OTC film "Reunion: Memories of an American Experience."

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 593, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records

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Container List

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Folder 1 Historic photographs from "Reunion: Memories of an American Experience," produced by Karen Loveland during the late 1970s. Loveland was then with the Office of Exhibits Central Motion Picture Unit.

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Folder 2 Nazarel Cherkezian, c. 1977. Portraits of Cherkezian. Pictures of Cherkezian and William C. Grayson, both holding an Emmy Award for the documentary "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary." Contact Sheets and Negatives.

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Folder 3 William C. Grayson, c. 1977. Portrait of Grayson. Picture of Grayson and Cherkezian, both holding an Emmy Award for the documentary "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary." Negatives.

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Folder 4 James Cornell, c. 1979. Portraits of Cornell, writer of the film "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story." Negatives.

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Folder 5 Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Emmy Award to "The Smithsonian Institution with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary" (1977). Photographs of the Emmy Award. Negatives.

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