Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Productions, circa 1969-1974
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "Census: Accounting for the Nation" and "Environmental Jazz Room."
"Census: Accounting for the Nation" is a 5-minute film completed in 1974 shown as part of the 1976 exhibition, "We the People." The film is a history of the census animated by Film Polski. Materials include 16 mm and 35 mm release prints, 35 mm negatives, 35 mm music, 35 mm narration, and 35 mm final audio mix.
"Environmental Jazz Room" is a 4-minute film finished in 1969, shown as part of an exhibition about New Orleans jazz bands. Materials include 16 mm original camera rolls, 16 mm prints, and 1/4" audiotape. A few 16 mm preservation copies are also included.
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Film Polski
- We the People (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
- Census: Accounting for the Nation (Motion picture : 1974)
- Motion pictures. -- Production and direction
- Environmental Jazz Room (Motion picture : 1969)
- Museum exhibits
- Documentary films
- New Orleans (La.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-171, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Productions