Productions, 1938-2009 and undated

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Consists of audio and visual materials produced during the creation of audio, video, film, and digital media productions. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996. Materials include camera original video and motion picture film; orginal sound recordings; production stills; sound mixes; sync rolls; A and B rolls; masters; dubs; cut shows; and related materials. Materials also include a small amount of supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications
  • Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1938
  • 1938-2009
  • 1938-2009 and undated

Restrictions & Rights

Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be available, but can be made for a fee



  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings
  • Audiotapes
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Videotapes
  • Color transparencies
  • Videodiscs
  • Electronic records
  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs

Local number

SIA RS01024

Physical description

  • 876.52 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
  • 140.24 cu. ft. processed holdings

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