Recordings, 1984-1999

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Consists of records that document events and programs created and sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates (TSA). Both audio and video tapes are contained in the collection. The bulk of the recordings were made by entities other than the Smithsonian Institution; i.e., Columbia Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS); the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC) affiliates; and the United States Information Agency (USIA); for broadcast purposes. A copy was made and forwarded to the TSA, Office of Public Affairs. A brief synopsis of the activities represented in the collection can be found in the Smithsonian Associate magazine. Additionally, some of the audio tapes were made by Smithsonian Productions for broadcast over Radio Smithsonian. The events represented in the collection are many and varied including, annual festivals, film series, speakers and interviews; and other program highlights. Materials include audio cassettes and videotapes.


  • United States Information Agency
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • Columbia Broadcasting System, inc


Series Level Description


  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1984
  • 1984-1999


  • Public relations
  • Publicity
  • Museum outreach programs
  • Museums
  • Museums--Public relations


  • Audio cassettes
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA RS00853

Physical description

3 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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