Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, 1982-1983, 1987
This accession includes 16mm and 35mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, videotapes, and cassette recordings documenting the construction of the Quadrangle museum complex and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The materials document interviews with S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle; and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). Materials also document budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and the construction site.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001
- Williams, Sylvia H.
- Carlhian, Jean Paul
- Quadrangle (Documentary film : c. 1984)
- Museum buildings
- Architectural design
- Smithsonian buildings
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Documentary videos
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Documentary films
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-026, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions