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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-137

Smithsonian Productions

Production Records, 1980-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Production Records
Dates: 1980-2002
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-137
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Materials consist of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nihan 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 Overreacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of the 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."

Descriptive Entry

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."

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records

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Container List

Box 1

Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK):

New Year's Programs, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

TV Programs, "American Festival," 1993

Box 1 of 9

TV Programs, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

Programs, Preliminary, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

American Festival Exhibition, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

Publicity, 1994

Box 1 of 9

"America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit" (Heroes Program), 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

"America of Presidents," 1994-1994

Box 1 of 9

"American Inventions," 1994

Box 1 of 9

Freer Program, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

Music Programs, 1994

Box 1 of 9

Final Scripts, 50-Minute Programs, 1994

Box 1 of 9

Exhibition Program, 1993-1994

Box 1 of 9

Filming Bills, 1994

Box 1 of 9

Finishing, 1994

Box 1 of 9

Contract, 1993-1996

Box 1 of 9

"How We Discover" Exhibit Proposal, 1998

Box 1 of 9

Smithsonian Institution 150th Anniversary Bash, 1996

Box 1 of 9

150th Birthday Party, 1996

Box 1 of 9

Jazz and Big Band Videos, 1989-1992

Box 1 of 9

Dinosaurs Licenses, 1988

Box 1 of 9

Photographs and Negatives:

The National Zoo

Box 1 of 9

"The Flying Machines"

Box 1 of 9

"The First Ladies"

Box 1 of 9

Creatures, Great and Small

Box 1 of 9

"Gems and Minerals"

Box 1 of 9

Smithsonian Video Collection, 1990-1992

Box 1 of 9

SP Archive Research Study, 1996-1999

Box 1 of 9

Henninger Digital Audio, 1998-2001

Box 1 of 9

Jazz Smithsonian Website, 2001

Box 1 of 9

Box 2

"The Jazz Singers":

Radio Series, 1999-2002

Box 2 of 9

Articles

Box 2 of 9

Series Compilation

Box 2 of 9

"Memphis: Cradle of Rock & Soul" Radio Series, 1999-2002

Box 2 of 9

Budget, FY 2001

Box 2 of 9

American Treasure Houses, 1990-1998

Box 2 of 9

Hearst Entertainment:

"Irian Jaya" Program, 1993-1994

Box 2 of 9

A&E Network Public Relations, 1992-1995

Box 2 of 9

Muli Expedition, 1992

Box 2 of 9

"The Last Elephants of Tumbuktu," 1992-1994

Box 2 of 9

Wrap-Arounds, 1994

Box 2 of 9

"Mekong," 1995-1998

Box 2 of 9

"The Mississippi: River of Song":

Fundraising, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 9

Short Proposal, 1995

Box 2 of 9

Website, 1998

Box 2 of 9

Radio, 1997-2001

Box 2 of 9

Japan, 1999

Box 2 of 9

Marketing, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 9

Video Distribution (Acorn), 1998-2000

Box 2 of 9

Video Distribution (Adler Media), 2000

Box 2 of 9

Co-Production Contract, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 9

Box 3

Project Finances, 1997-1999

Box 3 of 9

Fundraising, 1996-1998

Box 3 of 9

Folkways CD, 1998-2000

Box 3 of 9

Publication, 1997

Box 3 of 9

Sponsor Agreements, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 9

Production, 1997-1998

Box 3 of 9

Public Broadcasting Service, 1996-2000

Box 3 of 9

Awards, 1998-1999

Box 3 of 9

Events, 1998

Box 3 of 9

Junkerman & Hiller, 1992-1996

Box 3 of 9

Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions Review, 1997-1998

Box 3 of 9

Smithsonian on the Air (SOA), 1994-1995 [two folders]

Box 3 of 9

"The Buried Mirror" Project, 1987-1991

Box 3 of 9

"The Buried Mirror" Promotion and Education

Box 3 of 9

"The Wilkes Expedition" Project, 1983-1985 [two folders]

Box 3 of 9

Box 4

"The Wilkes Expedition" Project, 1983-1985 [two folders]

Box 4 of 9

"The Global Environment: Are We Overreacting" Video Project, 1989

Box 4 of 9

Office of Telecommunications: OM825, 1985

Box 4 of 9

Paul Garber Program, 1982

Box 4 of 9

The Discovery Channel: "Invention," 1990-1997

Box 4 of 9

"The Nixon-Kennedy Debates," 1996

Box 4 of 9

"Smithsonian World," 1987-1997

Box 4 of 9

Smithsonian Video Collection:

Prop Rights, 1988-1989

Box 4 of 9

Programs, 1988-1990

Box 4 of 9

"Supertour" Production, 1988-1991

Box 4 of 9

Budgets, 1988-1989

Box 4 of 9

Personnel, 1988

Box 4 of 9

Marketing, 1988-1991

Box 4 of 9

Scripts, 1989

Box 4 of 9

Biodiversity Teleconference:

On Air, 1986

Box 4 of 9

Transcript, 1986

Box 4 of 9

Research, 1985

Box 4 of 9

Forum, 1985-1986

Box 4 of 9

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Exhibitions, 1986-1988

Box 4 of 9

Box 5

"In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists":

Promotion

Box 5 of 9

Premiere

Box 5 of 9

Titles, 1982

Box 5 of 9

Artists

Box 5 of 9

Awards, 1983

Box 5 of 9

Photo and Film Releases, 1981-1982

Box 5 of 9

Narration, 1982-1987

Box 5 of 9

SITES Film, 1981-1985

Box 5 of 9

"Yorktown," 1981-1984

Box 5 of 9

"The Work of Peace" (Treaty of Paris):

Production Contract, 1983

Box 5 of 9

Finishing, 1984

Box 5 of 9

Background, 1980-1983

Box 5 of 9

Research, 1983

Box 5 of 9

Photo Information, 1983-1984

Box 5 of 9

Music, 1984-1986

Box 5 of 9

Budget, 1983-1989

Box 5 of 9

Funding Proposals, 1982-1983

Box 5 of 9

Distribution, 1983-1986

Box 5 of 9

Treatments and Scripts

Box 5 of 9

Travel Correspondence, 1981-1983

Box 5 of 9

Publicity, 1982-1985

Box 5 of 9

Loans, c. 1983

Box 5 of 9

Scholarly Papers

Box 5 of 9

"Piano Grand!" and "Pianos 300":

Vendors, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Production Log, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Germany

Box 5 of 9

Footage, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Film Scripts [two folders]

Box 5 of 9

Archives, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Budget, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Story Development, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Release Forms

Box 5 of 9

Photo Information, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Log Sheets

Box 5 of 9

Documentary Vendors

Box 5 of 9

New Orleans

Box 5 of 9

Shoot Lists, 2000

Box 5 of 9

Box 6

Project, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Budget, 2000

Box 6 of 9

Japanese Distribution, 1999-2001

Box 6 of 9

Performance Gala, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

TV Development (preliminary), 1998-1999

Box 6 of 9

PBS, 2000-2001

Box 6 of 9

General Project File, 1996-1998

Box 6 of 9

Documentary: Pre-Production, 2000

Box 6 of 9

Documentary: Planning and Research, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Co-Production and Distribution Agreements, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Production and Distribution, 1999

Box 6 of 9

Gala/Talent, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Home Video and Compact Discs, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Education, 1999

Box 6 of 9

Production Team Contracts, 1999-2000

Box 6 of 9

Tape Logs

Box 6 of 9

Box 7

Pre-Production Gala, 1999 [three folders]

Box 7 of 9

Development: Gala, 1998 [two folders]

Box 7 of 9

Research, c. 1999 [six folders]

Box 7 of 9

Funding, 1999

Box 7 of 9

Budget, 1999

Box 7 of 9

Treatments and Formats, 1999 [three folders]

Box 7 of 9

Talent Contacts, 1999 [three folders]

Box 7 of 9

Box 8

Travel Correspondence/Information, 1999

Box 8 of 9

Danny Anker: Score Reader, 2000 [three folders]

Box 8 of 9

Documentary, 2000 [three folders]

Box 8 of 9

Rehearsal/Taping Sessions, 2000 [two folders]

Box 8 of 9

Robin J. Bertuca: Script Supervisor, 2000 [two folders]

Box 8 of 9

Tape Transcript, c. 1999 [two folders]

Box 8 of 9

Tape Master Script, 2000 [three folders]

Box 8 of 9

Wrap Book, 2000 [two folders]

Box 8 of 9

Fundraising, 1999-2000

Box 8 of 9

Production and Finishing, 2000-2002 [three folders]

Box 8 of 9

Box 9

Archival Rights, 2001-2002

Box 9 of 9

PBS Documentary, 2001

Box 9 of 9

Educational Materials

Box 9 of 9

NEA Grant, 2001

Box 9 of 9

British Broadcasting Service, 2001

Box 9 of 9

Documentary Funding, 1999-2001

Box 9 of 9

Gala Production Budget, 1999

Box 9 of 9

Gala Notes, 2000

Box 9 of 9

Correspondence and Notes, 1999

Box 9 of 9

EDL Long Version

Box 9 of 9

Piano 300 Anniversary Music

Box 9 of 9

"The Smithsonian Institution" (VIARC Film):

Permissions, 2001 [two folders]

Box 9 of 9

Shooting Schedule, 2001

Box 9 of 9

Working Files, 2001

Box 9 of 9

Logs and Shooting Signs

Box 9 of 9

"Here at the Smithsonian," Complete Listings

Box 9 of 9

OTC Organizational Chart

Box 9 of 9

"The Producer's Guide to the Hereafter" by Wesley Horner

Box 9 of 9

"The Last Boat Home," Contracts and Releases, 1971-1978

Box 9 of 9