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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-180

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1978-1979

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1978-1979
Quantity: 6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 02-180
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of image and sound elements from the documentary "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience." The film focused upon certain "vital oldsters" who represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. Two 16 mm versions of the documentary were produced in cooperation with the Office of Exhibits Central and, featured interviews with Harold Doolittle (also known as "Jimmy" Doolittle) the pioneering aviator, and Gustav Tafel, who, at the time, was the nation's largest manufacturer and exporter of homeopathic medicines. The two versions consisted of: one 28-minute pilot for general entertainment and education featuring both Doolittle and Tafel and, another 29-minute educational documentary on Tafel. Voices and persons featured, other than Doolittle and Tafel, include: Burgess Meredith, Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan; and Donald S. Lopez of the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include original camera negatives, 1/4" audiotapes, 16 mm release prints, 16 mm color reverse internegatives, 3/4" U-matic tapes, 16 mm and 35 mm prints, and one folder of transcripts for the opening narration and wild sound summary of the Doolittle interview.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of image and sound elements from the documentary "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience." The film focused upon certain "vital oldsters" who represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. Two 16 mm versions of the documentary were produced in cooperation with the Office of Exhibits Central and, featured interviews with Harold Doolittle (also known as "Jimmy" Doolittle) the pioneering aviator and, Gustav Tafel, who, at the time, was the nation's largest manufacturer and exporter of homeopathic medicines. The two versions consisted of: one 28-minute pilot for general entertainment and education featuring both Doolittle and Tafel and, another 29-minute educational documentary on Tafel. Voices and persons featured, other than Doolittle and Tafel, include: Burgess Meredith, Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan; and Donald S. Lopez of the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include original camera negatives, 1/4" audiotapes, 16 mm release prints, 16 mm color reverse internegatives, 3/4" U-matic tapes, 16 mm and 35 mm prints, and one folder of transcripts for the opening narration and wild sound summary of the Doolittle interview.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-180, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Mr. Tafel. Rolls 1-5 and 7-14. 1/4" Original Audio Tapes.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Rolls 1-7. 16mm.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - General Doolittle. Original Camera Negative Rolls 8-12. 16mm.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Doolittle. "Maritime." Original Camera Negative and Dupe Negative Rolls 13-16. 16mm.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Doolittle. Original Camera Negative Rolls 18-21. 16mm.

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Box 2

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Rolls 22-23. 16mm.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Rolls 25-31. 16mm.

Box 2 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Rolls 32-36. 16mm.

Box 2 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Boericke and Tafel. Original Camera Negative Rolls 37-39 (3/2/78). 16mm.

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Jimmy Doolittle. 16mm Dupe Negative Roll 40; 16mm Original Camera Negative Roll 41 (6/8/78).

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Rolls 42-45.16mm.

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Tafel. 16mm Original Camera Negative Roll 46; Jimmy Doolittle. 16mm Dupe Neg Roll 47.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Roll 48. 16mm.

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Roll 50. 16mm.

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Original Camera Negative Roll 54 (9/11/78); Dupe Negative Roll 55. Nat. Archives. Original Camera Negative Roll 56 (8/25/78). 16mm.

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Gustav Tafel Only (3/8/79). 16mm Release Print.

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle - Tafel. 16mm Release Print (3/8/79).

Box 3 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle - Tafel. 16mm Release Print.

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Box 4

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 16mm Release Print (3/8/79).

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 16mm Release Print.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. "WPA: Then and Now." Sarah Beach Interview. 16mm Camera Original Negative.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. "WPA: Then and Now." Sarah Beach Interview. 16mm Work Print.

Box 4 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 16mm Mag Trk.

Box 4 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (Full Show). 16mm CRI #1.

Box 4 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (Full Show). 16mm CRI #2.

Box 4 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (Full Show). 16mm Mag Trk.

Box 4 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (Railroad). 16mm ECN.

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (Opening Sequence with Smithsonian Castle). 10/30/78. 35mm and 16mm Prints.

Box 5 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle - Tafel. Dialogues A and B. 16mm Mag Trks.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle - Tafel. Narration. 16mm Mag Trk.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle - Tafel. Music. 16mm Mag Trk.

Box 5 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Wild Sound (Out-takes of Interview with Doolittle and Air and Space Museum Curator Donald Lopez). Rolls 1-3. 16mm.

Box 5 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Mr. Tafel. Rolls 1-4 (4/6/78). 1/4" Original Audio Tapes.

Box 5 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Interview with Sara Beach. 1/4" Original Audio Tape.

Box 5 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandma - Sarah Beach. Rolls 1 and 2. 1/4" Original Audio Tapes.

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Opening (12/12/78). 16mm Dupe Neg Trk.

Box 6 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Opening (12/12/78). 16mm Dupe Neg #1 and #2.

Box 6 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. Rolls 1 and 2. 16mm Original Camera Negative.

Box 6 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa - Ford/Reagan Convention (1976). Rolls 1-4. 16mm.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. 3 Rolls. 16mm Original Camera Negative.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa. 16mm Original Camera Negative.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Foxy Grandpa (6/22/77). 16mm

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ECN.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. General Dolittle. Rolls 1-5. 1/4" Original Audio Tapes.

Box 6 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Narration by Larry Lewman (Long Version). 1/4" Original Audio Tape.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. "Homeopathic." Narration by Larry Lewman. 1/4" Original Audio Tape.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. First of five minutes. 1" Dub of

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Master.

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Box 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. "Homeopathy." (8/11/78). 16mm Mag Trk Mix.

Box 7 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Doolittle and Tafel. Burgess Meredith. 10/78. 1/4" Original Audio Tape.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 3/4" U-matic Tape.

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Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Opening Intro to Foxy Grandpa Pilot. 3/4" U-matic Tape.

Box 7 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 30:00 minutes. Tape 1 of 3, 3/4" U-matic Tape.

Box 7 of 7

Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. 27:00. 3/4" U-matic Tape.

Box 7 of 7

Folder - Reunions: Memories of an American Experience. Transcripts for Opening Narration; Wild Sound Summary of Doolittle Interview.

Box 7 of 7