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 "The Art of Organic Forms" and "Ode to the Pinniped." "Art of Organic Forms" is 10 minutes in length and accompanied an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History comparing organic and artistic forms. The film was completed in 1969. "Ode to the Pinniped" is 6 minutes and 50 seconds in length and was featured in the Life in the Sea Hall. The film is told in the style of Lewis Carroll (narrated by Cyril Ritchard) and explores the life and times of the pinniped family. It was completed in 1974. Materials for both films include original camera negatives, soundtracks, A and B rolls, and prints.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898
- Ritchard, Cyril
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Life in the Sea Hall
- Art of Organic Forms (Motion picture : 1969)
- Ode to the Pinniped (Motion picture : 1974)
- Art and science
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Museum exhibits
- Documentary films
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-107, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Productions