Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This accession consists of 18 video elements (1" magnetic masters, Beta masters, dubs and burn-ins, VHS copies); and 4 audio elements (1/4" audiotapes) documenting the interactive video, "300 Years of American Papermaking," that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown, PA, by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Rittenhouse, William, 1644-1708
- National Museum of American History (U.S.) -- Exhibitions
- 300 Years of American Papermaking (Exhibition) (1990-1991: Washington, D.C.)
- 300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990)
- Interactive video
- Museum exhibits
- Documentary videos
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-130, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions