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Accession 02-212

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, circa 1968-1970; 1978; 1982-1983; 1985-1987; 1994-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1968-1970; 1978; 1982-1983; 1985-1987; 1994-1995
Quantity: 13.04 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes) (1 film box)
Collection: Accession 02-212
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials documenting 13 productions created by Smithsonian Productions. 1) "The Sawyer and His Mill" was a 1969 exhibition film shown in the National Museum of American History's Agriculture Hall. The 4:50 minute film compared ancient and modern sawmills. It won the Bronze Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York. 2) "Shells and the Animals Inside," 1978, was a 20-minute educational film that looked at imagination as a learning technique. 3) "Kaleidoscope of Cowries" was a 4-minute exhibition film that displayed the beauty of cowry shells. It was designed for a mirrored projection area. It won the Silver Medal at the 1981 International Film and TV Festival of New York. 4) "From Clay to Kiln," 1968, was a 4:30 minute exhibition film that demonstrated basic pottery making techniques. 5) "City of the Dead" was a 3:30 minute exhibition film shown in the Hall of Western Civilization at the National Museum of Natural History. The 1978 film documented the Smithsonian dig at Bab Edh-Dhra, a 5000-year-old burial site in Jordan. 6) "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath a Leaf" was a 28:05 minute exhibition video produced in 1982 that provided an intimate view of insect and aquatic life including close-up footage of animal behavior seldom seen by the naked eye. 7) "Welcome to Whipple" was a video orientation guide to the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins. 8-9) "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens" was a 1989 exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History that also traveled with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Two titles-"Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes" and "Eruption of Kilauea"-were likely produced in conjunction with this exhibit. 10-11) "The Volcano Surtsey" and "Volcano - Original Footage" are two titles that are likely associated with an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called "Volcanoes and Volcanism," 1970. 12) "Starfish" was a 7 minute exhibition film produced in 1970 concerning crown-of-thorns starfish depredating the Great Barrier Reef. 13) "Magnificent Voyagers" was a 30-minute educational film about the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, chronicling the voyage and the United States' entry into the world's scientific community. The film won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle award.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials documenting 13 productions created by Smithsonian Productions. 1) "The Sawyer and His Mill" was a 1969 exhibition film shown in the National Museum of American History's Agriculture Hall. The 4:50 minute film compared ancient and modern sawmills. It won the Bronze Medal at the International Film and TV Festival of New York. 2) "Shells and the Animals Inside," 1978, was a 20-minute educational film that looked at imagination as a learning technique. 3) "Kaleidoscope of Cowries" was a 4-minute exhibition film that displayed the beauty of cowry shells. It was designed for a mirrored projection area. It won the Silver Medal at the 1981 International Film and TV Festival of New York. 4) "From Clay to Kiln," 1968, was a 4:30 minute exhibition film that demonstrated basic pottery making techniques. 5) "City of the Dead" was a 3:30 minute exhibition film shown in the Hall of Western Civilization at the National Museum of Natural History. The 1978 film documented the Smithsonian dig at Bab Edh-Dhra, a 5000-year-old burial site in Jordan. 6) "Beyond the Ocean, Beneath a Leaf" was a 28:05 minute exhibition video produced in 1982 that provided an intimate view of insect and aquatic life including close-up footage of animal behavior seldom seen by the naked eye. 7) "Welcome to Whipple" was a video orientation guide to the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins. 8-9) "Inside Active Volcanoes: Kilauea and Mount St. Helens" was a 1989 exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History that also traveled with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Two titles "Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes" and "Eruption of Kilauea" were likely produced in conjunction with this exhibit. 10-11) "The Volcano Surtsey" and "Volcano - Original Footage" are two titles that are likely associated with an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History called "Volcanoes and Volcanism," 1970. 12) "Starfish" was a 7 minute exhibition film produced in 1970 concerning crown-of-thorns starfish depredating the Great Barrier Reef. 13) "Magnificent Voyagers" was a 30-minute educational film about the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, chronicling the voyage and the United States' entry into the world's scientific community. The film won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle award.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-212, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

The Sawyer and His Mill. 16mm A-Roll and B-Roll

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The Sawyer and His Mill. 1969. 16mm Opt. Trk

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Titles (2 Rolls). 16mm Color Print

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Sawmill and Railroad. 16mm ECO Color Print

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Sawmill. 16mm ECO Color Print

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Sawmill - Original Selected Takes. 16mm Color Print

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Sawmill Technology - Early and Modern. 16mm B&W Print

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The Sawyer and His Mill. 35mm I/N (S-1 and S-2); 35mm S/T 1969

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Final Mix. 16mm Mag Trk

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The Sawyer and His Mill. 16mm Release Print

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Box 2

The Sawyer and His Mill. Sawmill Music. 1/2" Original Audiotape

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The Sawyer and His Mill. Original Music. 5/15/69. 1/4" Audiotape

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The Shells and the Animals Inside. Master Mix. Mag Trk. 16mm film

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The Shells and the Animals Inside. Safety Mix Copy. 7/25/78. 1/4" Audiotape

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Box 3

Shells and the Animals Inside. with Pamela Brooke. Resident Associate Program. The Discovery Room, National Museum of Natural History. 1978. Titles. Work Print. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Roll 1A. Work Print. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Stories. Work Print and Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Science #2. Work Print and Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Reels 1-9 (Mobile and Close-ups). Work Prints. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Reels 1, 2, 3. Mobile. Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Geoffry's Story #3. Work Print and Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Snail's Pace #3. Work Print and Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. No Cutaways. Work Print. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Work Print. 16mm film

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Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Mag Trks (3 rolls) and Work Print (1 roll). 16mm film

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Box 4

Shells and the Animals Inside. 1978. Mag Trks (2 rolls). 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. A, B, C Rolls. 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. A& B Rolls. Original Ekta. 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Soundtrack (2 rolls). Opt. Trk. 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Soundtrack. Mag Trk. 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Maps (2 rolls). Original 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Shells (2 rolls). Original 16mm film

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Box 5

Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Patterns and Titles (3 rolls). Original 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Original 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Roll #43. Original 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Work Print and Music Mag Trk. 1970. Original 16mm film

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Kaleidoscope of Cowries. Roll #5. A and B Rolls. 16mm film

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From Clay to Kiln. Release Prints (2 copies). 4 1/2 minutes. 16mm film

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City of the Dead: Jordan Excavation. Print. 16mm film

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Box 6

Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf. 9/15/82. Dub. 3/4" U matic Videotape

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Beyond the Ocean, Beneath the Leaf. 10/15/82. 1" Magnetic Videotape

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Welcome to Whipple. An orientation guide to the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. Dub. 3/4" U matic Videotape

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Inside Hawaiian Volcanoes. PAL Dub. 25:23 minutes. 12/16/95. Betacam SP Tape

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Box 7

Volcano - Original Footage. No Title. Eco Original (2 Rolls). circa 1968. 16mm film

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Volcano - Original Footage. Works Prints (2 Rolls). circa 1968. 16mm film

Box 7 of 15

Volcano - Original Footage. Camera Original Negatives (3 Rolls). circa 1968. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. 27 minutes. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. Volcano. "Stills for Volcano." Camera Original Negative. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. Volcano. Print #3. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. Volcano. Color Reversal Master. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. Volcano. Print #1 and Print #2. 16mm film

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Eruption of Kilauea 1959-1960. Volcano. Original Ekta Prints (3 Rolls). 16mm film

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Box 8

The Volcano Surtsey. McClean Production for the North Shore News Inc. 1963 eruption. 16mm Release Print

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Infestation. Original Narration. John Flynn. June 24, 1970. 1/4" Audiotape

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Infestation. Release Print with Sound. 16mm film

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Infestation. Titles. 16mm film

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Infestation. Prints (2 Rolls). 16mm film

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Crown of Thorns Starfish Infestation. Color Reversal Print. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Narration. Dialog and Misc. Music A and B. 16mm Mag Trks

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Box 9

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Original Camera Negatives. Rolls 1-19. 1986. 16mm film

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Box 10

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Original Camera Negatives. Rolls 20-40. 1986-1987. 16mm film

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Box 11

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Original Camera Negatives. Rolls 41-44; 48-53; 101-109. 1986-1987. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. A and B Rolls. 16mm film

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Box 12

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. B-Wind Soundtrack. 16mm Opt. Trk

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. 14 minutes. Exhibition Film Prints (2 copies). 1985. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. A, B, and C Rolls. 1987. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. I/P (B-Wind). 1987. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Mix Track. 16mm Mag Trk

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Interpositive. 16mm film

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Box 13

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Reference Prints (3 copies). 28:40 minutes. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. "Wilkes." Original Camera Rolls 1 and 2. Dr. Eyer Collecting in Fincastle, Virginia. June 1983. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. "Wilkes." Camera Rolls 1 and 2. Work Print. Dr. Eyer Collecting in Fincastle, Virginia. June 1983. 16mm film.

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. "A" Negative Soundtrack. 1-21-86

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. "A" CRI. 1-21-86. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Interpositive. 16mm film

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. 1987. 1/4"Audiotapes

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Box 14

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Film Transfer Master. 28:00. 3/23/89. 1" Magnetic Tape

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Reference Copies (3 copies). 3/4" U matic Tapes

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. Reference Copies (2 copies). VHS Tapes

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Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. 28:00. 12/1/94. Arts and Entertainment/ The History Channel. Betacam SP Tape

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Box 15

Magnificent Voyagers: The US Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842. 4 Track Mix Master. 9/16/87. 35mm film

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