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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 03-029

Smithsonian Productions

Production Records, 1984-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Production Records
Dates: 1984-2002
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 03-029
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes the records of Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist, primarily documenting her work on "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," an educational film to acquaint American audiences with the historical and cultural significance of Japanese Gardens and their importance to Japan's landscape; and the production "The Haupt Garden," an orientation video about the Victorian garden to be shown in the Children's Room at the Smithsonian 'Castle' Building. The records also include information about other productions such as "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture; "Search for the Tunguska Meteorite," a documentary film about the 1908 explosion in Siberia of a large meteorite; "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," an educational television program exploring music along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans; "Piano 300," an exhibition video celebrating three centuries of people and pianos; and the "Smithsonian Video Collection," an educational video series focusing on the Smithsonian Institution's collections and research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes pertaining to production, proposals, interviews, and meetings; budget summaries; shoot logs; production schedules, scripts, and credits; contracts, releases, and agreements; footage requests; newspaper clippings and articles regarding productions; special program and symposium information; and research information.

Descriptive Entry

This accession includes the records of Laura T. Schneider, Audio-Visual Production Specialist, primarily documenting her work on "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden," an educational film to acquaint American audiences with the historical and cultural significance of Japanese Gardens and their importance to Japan's landscape; and the production "The Haupt Garden," an orientation video about the Victorian garden to be shown in the Children's Room at the Smithsonian 'Castle' Building. The records also include information about other productions such as "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture; "Search for the Tunguska Meteorite," a documentary film about the 1908 explosion in Siberia of a large meteorite; "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," an educational television program exploring music along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to New Orleans; "Piano 300," an exhibition video celebrating three centuries of people and pianos; and the "Smithsonian Video Collection," an educational video series focusing on the Smithsonian Institution's collections and research.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-029, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records

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Container List

Box 1

Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden

Festivals and Screenings, 1992-1992

Box 1 of 6

Funding, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 6

Niki Gatos: Sound Editor, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 6

Peter Grilli, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 6

Insurance, 1990

Box 1 of 6

"In Motion" Article, 1992-1993

Box 1 of 6

Event Invitations, 1992

Box 1 of 6

Japan Avenue Article, 1990-1991

Box 1 of 6

John Junkerman, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 6

Kajima Corporation/Vision

Box 1 of 6

Toshio Murayama, c. 1990-1991

Box 1 of 6

Music, 1991-1992

Box 1 of 6

Guy Perry, 1990-1994

Box 1 of 6

Sen. Strom Thurman, 1992

Box 1 of 6

Resumes, c. 1990s

Box 1 of 6

Request for Footage, 1993-1995

Box 1 of 6

Retreat, 1990

Box 1 of 6

Symposium: "The Role of Artist in Contemporary Japan," 1994

Box 1 of 6

Scouting, 1990

Box 1 of 6

Memoranda and Production Information, 1989

Box 1 of 6

Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, 1993

Box 1 of 6

William Anderson, 1991

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Book on Japanese Gardens, 1991

Box 2 of 6

Balsmeyer and Everett, 1992

Box 2 of 6

Georges Borchardt, Inc., 1992-1994

Box 2 of 6

Bruce Arthur Coats, 1990-1991

Box 2 of 6

Newspaper Clippings, c. 1990

Box 2 of 6

Budget, 1990-1992

Box 2 of 6

Bruce Arthur Coats: Article

Box 2 of 6

John S. Conner, 1990-1993

Box 2 of 6

Film Contracts, 1990

Box 2 of 6

Correspondence, 1989-1997

Box 2 of 6

Credits, c. 1992

Box 2 of 6

European Showings, 1996

Box 2 of 6

FAX Correspondence, 1990-1991 [three folders]

Box 2 of 6

Script, 1991

Box 2 of 6

Symposium: "The Life of the Japanese Garden," 1990

Box 2 of 6

Norris Brock Johnson, 1989

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Laura T. Schneider: Notes, c. 1990 [three notebooks]

Box 3 of 6

Sponsor Credits and Artwork

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence, 1989-1995

Box 3 of 6

"Ancient Japan" Video/Mercury Productions, 1992

Box 3 of 6

Daniel Bailes, 1988

Box 3 of 6

"The Educated Eye" Slide/Tape Program, 1990-1991

Box 3 of 6

Lemelson Center RFP, 1998

Box 3 of 6

Museum Architecture Film: Articles, 1992-1994

Box 3 of 6

Museums Television Series: Correspondence and Notes, 1991-1994

Box 3 of 6

Photography Television Special (Profiles in Photography), 1995-1996

Box 3 of 6

Unapix Entertainment, Inc., 1994-1996

Box 3 of 6

NMAA Videos: Latino Art and Culture in the U.S., 1995

Box 3 of 6

Horticulture Film, 1987-1993

Box 3 of 6

Smithsonian World, 1992-1993

Box 3 of 6

The Haupt Garden

General, 1990-1994 [four folders]

Box 3 of 6

Audience Survey, 1987

Box 3 of 6

Budget, 1988-1990

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence, 1986-1994

Box 3 of 6

Expenses, 1985-1989

Box 3 of 6

Interviews, 1986

Box 3 of 6

Shooting Logs, 1985

Box 3 of 6

Meetings and Telecons, 1985-1989

Box 3 of 6

Memoranda, 1985-1991

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Funding, 1985-1991

Box 4 of 6

Credits, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Editing, 1988

Box 4 of 6

Flat Art, 1989-1995

Box 4 of 6

Mount Vernon Photographs

Box 4 of 6

Music and Narration, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 6

Releases, 1985-1988

Box 4 of 6

Research, c. 1989

Box 4 of 6

Script and Notes, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Dumbarton Oaks Script, 1989

Box 4 of 6

Haupt Garden Script, 1989-1993

Box 4 of 6

Mt. Vernon Script, 1989-1990

Box 4 of 6

Stan Hywet Hall and William Paca House, 1986-1987

Box 4 of 6

Transcripts

Box 4 of 6

NMAfA Orientation Video, 1997-1998

Box 4 of 6

The Asia Society, 1993

Box 4 of 6

Capitol Video Communications, 1992-1993

Box 4 of 6

King Cotton Project, 1999

Box 4 of 6

DVD News, 1999

Box 4 of 6

Imation Corporation, 1996

Box 4 of 6

Kellogg Film: Credits and Treatment, 1988-1989

Box 4 of 6

Millennium Project, 1999

Box 4 of 6

The Mississippi: River of Song, 1992-2000

Box 4 of 6

Land and Landscape in American Art, 1995-1996

Box 4 of 6

Spotted Owlet Project, 1998

Box 4 of 6

Natural History, 1998

Box 4 of 6

Office of Sponsored Projects, 1994

Box 4 of 6

Piano 300, 2000

Box 4 of 6

Portrait Gallery, 1999

Box 4 of 6

Public Television International, 1993-1995

Box 4 of 6

PMI/Home Vision, 1993-1998

Box 4 of 6

John Zaso, 1995

Box 4 of 6

Smithsonian 150th Anniversary, 1996

Box 4 of 6

Visitors, 1993

Box 4 of 6

Volcano Film, 1993

Box 4 of 6

Women Explorers, 1997-1998

Box 4 of 6

Ancient Japan, 1992

Box 4 of 6

Cooper-Hewitt Projects, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Flag Project, 1999-2000

Box 5 of 6

Heart Film, 1994

Box 5 of 6

The Historables, 1998

Box 5 of 6

Japan Society: New York and Regional, 1992-1993

Box 5 of 6

Lumivision Co., 1993-1994

Box 5 of 6

Addie Moray, 1993-1994

Box 5 of 6

NMAI Film, 1993-1994

Box 5 of 6

Tibet, 1993-1997

Box 5 of 6

Women's History Month, 1998-1999

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence, 1994-1998

Box 5 of 6

HATS Program (HMSG Outdoor Sculpture), 1989

Box 5 of 6

Islamic Calligraphy Film, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 6

Memoranda, 1984-1991

Box 5 of 6

OMP Correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 5 of 6

PBS National Narrowcase Service, 1984

Box 5 of 6

OTC Committees, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 6

SI Archives Seminar re: Audio Visual Collections, 1987

Box 5 of 6

SI Media Board, 1987

Box 5 of 6

Storage and Access Committee, 1994

Box 5 of 6

EPL Project, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Requests for Information, 1998-1999

Box 5 of 6

Smithsonian Video Collection, 1997

Box 5 of 6

Schuerhoff and Associates, 1999

Box 5 of 6

SP Current Projects, 1998-1999

Box 5 of 6

Accessibility, 2000

Box 5 of 6

Allied Digital Technology, 1997-2000

Box 5 of 6

Crystal Productions, 2000-2002

Box 5 of 6

David Driskell Video, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Video Order Forms, 2000

Box 5 of 6

Video Requests, 1998-2000

Box 5 of 6

West Point Project, 2001

Box 5 of 6

EPL, 1990-2000

Box 5 of 6

EPL: Film Inventory, 1988-1997

Box 5 of 6

National Geographic Television, 1993

Box 5 of 6

Action Sports Adventure

Box 5 of 6

Second Line Search

Box 5 of 6

Hot Shots/Cool Shots, Inc.: Contract, 1994-1997

Box 5 of 6

Hot Shots/Cool Shots, Inc.: Correspondence, Meetings, Notes, 1989-1999 Sheets and Negatives, 1990-1992 [four folders]

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Hot Shots/Cool Shots, Inc.: Logs, c. 1989-1995

Box 6 of 6

Footage Requests, 1989-1994

Box 6 of 6

Footage Requests, 1995-2000

Box 6 of 6

Footage Representatives: Research and Grant, 1992-1993

Box 6 of 6

Film and Video Inventories, 1990-1991

Box 6 of 6

Smithsonian World, c. 1984-1991

Box 6 of 6

Smithsonian Press, 1995

Box 6 of 6

Smithsonian Video Collection: "Gems" Script, 1988

Box 6 of 6

Unapix Entertainment, 1995-1997 [two folders]

Box 6 of 6

Unapix Agreement, 1997

Box 6 of 6

Tunguska Meteorite Film, 1994-1995

Box 6 of 6

Hot Shots/Cool Shots, Inc: Footage Logs, 1994-1995

Box 6 of 6

"Dream Window" Project: Clippings and Awards, 1992

Box 6 of 6

"Dream Window" Project: Video, 1997

Box 6 of 6

Museum Architecture Film: Proposal, 1995

Box 6 of 6

The Virtual Smithsonian, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 6

"Dream Window" Project: Contact

Box 6 of 6