Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Production Records, 1980-2002
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television project; budget summaries; information on the Smithsonian Video Collection; contracts; release and rights forms; videotapes of Lawrence M. Small's installation as Secretary, and his first press conference; research articles, fundraising, marketing, and awards information; production scripts; shooting schedules; and special events information.
Productions documented in these records include "The Jazz Singers," "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "The Buried Mirror," "The Global Environment: Are We Overacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists," "Yorktown," "The Work of Peace," "Piano 300," "Piano Grand!," "Here at the Smithsonian," "The Flying Machines," and "The Smithsonian Institution." NHK-SI productions include "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "America of Presidents," and "American Inventions."
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Johnson, Paul B.
- Small, Lawrence M.
- Nihon Hoso Kyokai
- Jazz Singers (Radio program)
- Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Roll (Radio program)
- Buried Mirror (Proposed television program)
- Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989)
- In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
- Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982)
- Work of Peace (Television program : 1984)
- Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000)
- Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000)
- Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film)
- America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program)
- America of Presidents (Television program)
- The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999)
- American Inventions (Television program)
- Smithsonian video collection
- Here at the Smithsonian (Television program)
- Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989)
- The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999)
- Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991)
- Television -- Production and direction
- Radio programs
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Intellectual property
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Radio -- Production and direction
- Documentary films
- Documentary television programs
- Documentary videos
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records