Production Records, 1876, 1963-2002

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Consists of records created by Nazaret Cherkezian, Director; Paul B. Johnson, Director; Karen Loveland, Director of Special Projects for the Office of Telecommunications; John Tyler, Radio Production Specialist and Audio Production Manager; Denise Freeland, Marketing and Promotion Specialist; Michele Turner, Associate Producer; Lisa H. Kaiser, Production Researcher; Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jean B. Quinnette, Associate Producer; John R. Paulson, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Media Project Development Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; and Sandra Wentworth Bradley, Executive Producer documenting the planning, development, and execution of film, video, television, and radio productions and audio recordings for general release, for accompaniment to exhibitions and exhibition halls, for training, and for television spots. Materials include memoranda, correspondence, and notes; production proposals and scripts; interview transcripts; production and post-production schedules; computer editing forms; editing, roll, tape, and audio time logs; music selections; tape catalogues; title lists; story boards; microphone lists; contracts, license agreements, and release forms; grant information; run sheets; air and interview schedules; program reports; budget summaries and expense reports; contracts; casting information; mailing lists for premieres; articles about videos; clippings; blueprints; press releases; fact sheets; contractor and intern files with project descriptions; color and black and white negatives and transparencies of credits; photographs; demonstration DAT tapes; and research materials.


  • Webb, Jacqueline Gales
  • Cherkezian, Nazaret
  • Quinnette, Jean B
  • Freeland, Denise
  • Johnson, Paul B
  • Brownstein, Elizabeth Smith 1930-
  • Meehan, John P
  • Loveland, Karen
  • Tyler, John
  • Kaiser, Lisa H
  • Turner, Michele
  • Schneider, Laura T
  • Paulson, John R
  • Bradley, Sandra Wentworth


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.


Alphabetic by subject, by production, and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1963
  • 1963-2002
  • 1876, 1963-2002

Restrictions & Rights

Records less than 15 years old with sensitive materials. Restricted for 15 years to researchers with written permission from the Chief Information Officer. Contact reference staff for details


  • Video recordings
  • Production and direction
  • Television
  • Intellectual property
  • Budget
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television--Production and direction
  • Video recordings--Production and direction
  • Radio programs


  • Drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Video recordings
  • Compact discs
  • Audiotapes
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Black-and-white transparencies
  • Color negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Picture postcards
  • Serials (publications)
  • Floppy disks

Local number

SIA RS00518

Physical description

  • 143.84 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 26.33 cu. ft. processed holdings

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