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Accession 02-202,  Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions,  Productions, 1987, 1989, 1991-1993, 1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions
Title: Productions
Dates: 1987, 1989, 1991-1993, 1997
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-202
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "American Encounters," "To Coexist: Diversity and Development," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet." "American Encounters" is a series of eight videos about Hispanic and Native American culture in New Mexico. The first five videos were produced in 1992 and shown in the permanent exhibition "American Encounters." These videos include "Pueblo Resistance" (14:14); "Many Voices" (9:29); "Hispanic Resistance" (11:20); "Matachines Spanish: Bernalillo" (8:19); and "Matachines Indian: San Juan" (8:01). In 1994, three 20-minute videos were added to the series to be distributed for educational purposes. These videos include "Only Death Will Take Me From This Place," a look at village life in northern New Mexico; "Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go," on the "lowrider" cars of New Mexico; and "Corn Is Who We Are," dealing with Pueblo Indian food. "To Coexist: Diversity and Development" was produced in 1989 for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The 30-minute program depicts how development professionals can take biological diversity into account when planning their projects. "Diversity Endangered" is a 10-minute video production demonstrating the interrelatedness of living organisms and the part that man plays in disturbing or preserving the crucial balance. The video was produced in 1987. "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet" is a 30-second public service announcement done by Robert Redford. This was possibly done in conjunction with "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" which Redford narrated. Materials in this accession include original video, dub masters, window dubs, edited masters, and sound mixes on 1" magnetic tape, 3/4" U-Matic tape, Betacam SP, digital Betacam, and DAT tapes. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "American Encounters," "To Coexist: Diversity and Development," "Diversity Endangered," and "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet." "American Encounters" is a series of eight videos about Hispanic and Native American culture in New Mexico. The first five videos were produced in 1992 and shown in the permanent exhibition "American Encounters." These videos include "Pueblo Resistance" (14:14); "Many Voices" (9:29); "Hispanic Resistance" (11:20); "Matachines Spanish: Bernalillo" (8:19); and "Matachines Indian: San Juan" (8:01). In 1994, three 20-minute videos were added to the series to be distributed for educational purposes. These videos include "Only Death Will Take Me From This Place," a look at village life in northern New Mexico; "Spreading Beauty Wherever I Go," on the "lowrider" cars of New Mexico; and "Corn Is Who We Are," dealing with Pueblo Indian food. "To Coexist: Diversity and Development" was produced in 1989 for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The 30-minute program depicts how development professionals can take biological diversity into account when planning their projects. "Diversity Endangered" is a 10-minute video production demonstrating the interrelatedness of living organisms and the part that man plays in disturbing or preserving the crucial balance. The video was produced in 1987. "The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet" is a 30-second public service announcement done by Robert Redford. This was possibly done in conjunction with "Our Biosphere: The Earth in Our Hands" which Redford narrated. Materials in this accession include original video, dub masters, window dubs, edited masters, and sound mixes on 1" magnetic tape, 3/4" U-Matic tape, Betacam SP, digital Betacam, and DAT tapes. Materials also include computer diskettes.

Access Restriction

Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-202, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions

Container List

Box 1

American Encounters. New Mexico. Reels 1-10. Altura Films 5/7/93. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 1 of 5

American Encounters. New Mexico. Re-Transfer of Camera Roll #2 and Herrera Interview Takes 2 and 3. Altura Films/ Smithsonian. 6/7/93. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 1 of 5

American Encounters. Hispanic Resistance/ Sheep herding. Reels 1 (60:00) and Reel 2 (30:00). 10/14/91. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 1 of 5

American Encounters. Matachines. Parts 1 and 2. (90:00). 9/12/91. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

American Encounters. Voices/ Pueblo Indians. 30:00. 3/10/92. Tapes 1-6 of 7. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 2 of 5

American Encounters. Pueblo Revolt' Scenic/ Barbed Wire Scenes. 4/21/92. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 2 of 5

American Encounters. Hispanic Resistance. Tapes 1-4, 7-8 of 8. 1/2/92. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 2 of 5

American Encounters. Hispanic Resistance Tape 17. B-Roll. 1/8/92. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 2 of 5

American Encounters. Low Riders: New Mexico Style. TRT 19:55. 4/4/97. Betacam SP Tape

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

American Encounters. Tapes 1-17. Window Dubs for TV Version. 1993. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

American Encounters. Tapes 1-32. Window Dubs for TV Version. 1993. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 4 of 5

American Encounters. Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico. PBS/CEN Version. TRT: 54:20. Edited Master. Digital Betacam Tape

Box 4 of 5

American Encounters. Sound Mix. 1997. DAT Tapes (2)

Box 4 of 5

American Encounters. Television Version. EDL Lists. Computer Diskettes (2)

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

American Encounters. Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico. PBS Version. TRT: 54:20. Edited Master. 8/8/97. Digital Betacam Tape

Box 5 of 5

American Encounters. Body Shop [Low Riders?]. Tapes 1-5. 3/4" U-matic Tapes

Box 5 of 5

The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet. with Robert Redford. :30 PSA. Public Affairs. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 5 of 5

Diversity Endangered. TRT 9:30. Dub Master. 1987. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 5 of 5

To Coexist: Diversity and Development. Dub Master from Betacam SP Edited Master. TRT: 29:07. 1/31/89. 1" Magnetic Videotape

Box 5 of 5

To Coexist: Diversity and Development. Transfer from SP Edited Master. TRT: 29:07. 2/2/89. 3/4" U-matic Tape

Box 5 of 5