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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-114

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Production Records, 1981-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Production Records
Dates: 1981-1989
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 00-114
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and execution of television productions for the "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS) series. Also included are developmental materials for ideas that were not carried through to a full production, as well as material relating to singular projects unrelated to HATS. Subject matter for the HATS series were wide and varied, including: orchids, Frank Lloyd Wright, insects, aviation, kites, ballooning, Duke Ellington, jewelry, and the National Zoo. The "Here at the Smithsonian" series was aired nationwide over the Public Broadcasting System between 1982-1989. Productions were created to highlight and or record significant Smithsonian anniversaries and events, holidays, special projects, major exhibitions, or areas of unique or special interest. Some of the earliest records may have been created by Ann Carroll who served as Series Producer for HATS (1981-1985; volumes I-IV). However, the bulk of the records were created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio Visual Production Specialist, and Series Producer for HATS (1986-1989; volumes V-VIII). Please note that Carroll and Meehan acted as producers on both the series and segment level during the time of the series. Materials include contracts, correspondence, editing logs, memoranda, notes, research material, scripts, and tape logs. NOTE: See accession 00-132 for the video tapes of the above referenced productions.

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This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and execution of television productions for the "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS) series. Also included are developmental materials for ideas that were not carried through to a full production, as well as material relating to singular projects unrelated to HATS. Subject matter for the HATS series were wide and varied, including: orchids, Frank Lloyd Wright, insects, aviation, kites, ballooning, Duke Ellington, jewelry, and the National Zoo.

The "Here at the Smithsonian" series was aired nationwide over the Public Broadcasting System between 1982-1989. Productions were created to highlight and or record significant Smithsonian anniversaries and events, holidays, special projects, major exhibitions, or areas of unique or special interest.

Some of the earliest records may have been created by Ann Carroll who served as Series Producer for HATS (1981-1985; volumes I-IV). However, the bulk of the records were created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio Visual Production Specialist, and Series Producer for HATS (1986-1989; volumes V-VIII). Please note that Carroll and Meehan acted as producers on both the series and segment level during the time of the series.

Materials include contracts, correspondence, editing logs, memoranda, notes, research material, scripts, and tape logs.

NOTE: See accession 00-132 for the video tapes of the above referenced productions.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-114, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records

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Container List

Box 1

Mail Script - Draft #1

Box 1 of 4

Mail P.O's

Box 1 of 4

Mail on the Move ("Moving America's Mail" - temporary exhibition)

Box 1 of 4

Paper - Edit Lists ("Paper Making"

Box 1 of 4

Paper - Script

Box 1 of 4

Paper - Footage

Box 1 of 4

Paper - P.O.'s and Budget

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Museum Videos

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Music

Box 1 of 4

Mail - General Museum Background

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Fox/Movietone

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Budget, etc.

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Truck Logos

Box 1 of 4

Mail - General background information

Box 1 of 4

Mail - United States Postal Service

Box 1 of 4

U.S. Mail - Thaxon & Green

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Outs

Box 1 of 4

Mail - To Do

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Grumman

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Script

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Stock Footage

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Images

Box 1 of 4

Mail - Stills

Box 1 of 4

Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW)

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Sources

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Longer Film

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Credits

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Audio Tapes

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Budget, Contracts - Robert Pierce Productions

Box 1 of 4

FLW - 10/1988 Site Check Michigan

Box 1 of 4

FLW - 1/1989 Michigan Shoot

Box 1 of 4

FLW - 7/1989 Shoot A2, Michigan

Box 1 of 4

FLW - Transcripts and Log

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) - Treatment Script

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Stock Footage

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Thank You's

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Betty Teller (Equipment)

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Domino's Collection (Background)

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Notes from Meetings

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Inter-OTC Memos

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Exhibition Info.

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Background on Houses

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Roland House

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Still Photos

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Background & General - MAH (Museum of American History)

Box 2 of 4

FLW - Renwick

Box 2 of 4

Here at the Smithsonian (HATS) - Henniger Video

Box 2 of 4

Techniarts, Inc.

Box 2 of 4

HATS - Costs, Budget

Box 2 of 4

HATS - PBS Info.

Box 2 of 4

HATS - Field Production

Box 2 of 4

Dinosaurs

Box 2 of 4

HATS - General Administration

Box 2 of 4

HATS - Vol. IV, Ed. 1, Ed. 2

Box 2 of 4

HATS - Open/Close Signature Project

Box 2 of 4

HATS - 1988 Season

Box 2 of 4

Art in New Mexico

Box 2 of 4

Harlem Renaissance

Box 2 of 4

Folklife, 1986

Box 2 of 4

Sackler's Gift

Box 2 of 4

Tiffany Paperwork

Box 2 of 4

Folklife, 1989

Box 2 of 4

Folklife Festival, 1988

Box 2 of 4

Jeweler's Eye

Box 2 of 4

HATS - Notes Vol. VI, Eds. 1&2, Vol. VII, 1

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Here at the Smithsonian (HATS) - Ideas

Box 3 of 4

HATS - King Herod's Dream

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Japanese Amererican

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Coral Reefs , Vol. V, Ed. 4

Box 3 of 4

HATS - NASM (National Air and Space Museum) 10th Anniversary

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Works Progress Administration (WPA) Art - New Deal Murals - Vol. VII, Ed. 3

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Biosphere

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Black Wings, Vol. V, Ed. 2

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Future, Bandstand, Vol. III, Ed. 4

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Meteorites, Vol. II, Ed.4

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Holiday, Vol. V, Ed. 5

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Entertainment - Vol. III, Ed. 4

Box 3 of 4

HATS (series) - Vol. VIII, Ed. 3, (Aloha, Hawai'i!; A Continuity of Culture; The Brush of Innocence; Engines of Change; and Tending a Sculpture Garden)

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Wright Flyer - Vol. IV, Ed. 3

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Noguchi

Box 3 of 4

HATS - African Instruments

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Stradivarius

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Ellington

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Crossroads

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Political Collection

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Antietam

Box 3 of 4

HATS - American Indian

Box 3 of 4

HATS - NPG (National Portrait Gallery)

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Gems

Box 3 of 4

HATS - HMSG (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) Bequest, Vol. V, Ed. 4

Box 3 of 4

HATS - TR Expedition, Vol. III, Ed. 5, and bonus repeated Vol. VI, Ed. 3

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Insect Zoo, Vol. VI, Ed. 1

Box 3 of 4

HATS - At Home on the Road, Vol. V, Ed. 2

Box 3 of 4

HATS - 1988 Holiday - Kwanza Shoot

Box 3 of 4

HATS - SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Bateman

Box 3 of 4

Arneson

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Ballooning

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Discover Graphics

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Renwick, Vol. V, Ed. 1

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Orchids

Box 3 of 4

HATS - Kites

Box 3 of 4

Squids, Sanved, Af. Islam

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Scripts - Zoo Story

Box 4 of 4

Notes - Zoo Story

Box 4 of 4

Logs - Zoo Story

Box 4 of 4

Here at the Smithsonian (HATS) - Carolyn

Box 4 of 4

Jean Quinnette

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. IV, Ed. 2

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. IV, Ed. 3

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. III, Ed. 5

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. III, Ed. 3

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. II, Eds.1&2

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. II, Eds.3&4

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. I, Eds.3&4

Box 4 of 4

HATS - Vol. I, Eds.1&2

Box 4 of 4

Concerts/Live Broadcasts - 1981-1982

Box 4 of 4

Concerts - Active Broadcast Series Ideas

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Concert Series

Box 4 of 4

Concerts - Piano in America Series

Box 4 of 4

Yorktown Tape Duplication

Box 4 of 4

CAL - Conservation Analytical Laboratory

Box 4 of 4

Folkways

Box 4 of 4

Rural Electrification Act - REA

Box 4 of 4

Jerome Kern

Box 4 of 4

On the Road to the White House

Box 4 of 4

Holiday Celebrations - 1983

Box 4 of 4

The Precious Legacy

Box 4 of 4

Airships

Box 4 of 4

Al Jolson

Box 4 of 4

Endangered Plants

Box 4 of 4

Miscellaneous Information/Notes

Box 4 of 4

National Air and Space Museum

Box 4 of 4

Hollywood: Legend and Reality

Box 4 of 4

Folklife, 1990

Box 4 of 4

Past Programs/Interviews/Meehan Radio

Box 4 of 4

RS (Radio Smithsonian) - Ideas

Box 4 of 4

RS - Scripts

Box 4 of 4

Dead Projects

Box 4 of 4