Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs
Audiovisual Records, 1979-1995 and undated
This accession consists of videotapes and some audiotapes, chiefly Public Service Announcements (PSAs) organized by the Office of Public Affairs, which are duplicate or master copies. The audiotapes are all reel-to-reel, whereas the videotapes vary from VHS to 3/4-inch to Beta.
Included are PSAs with celebrities such as Gregory Peck, Sandy Duncan, Pat Morita, Astronaut Guion Bluford, and Alex Haley. Many PSAs are geared to specific audiences, including Senior Citizens, African Americans, children, the handicapped and the Latino community. Several are in Spanish.
Other videotapes include the announcement of the appointment of Robert McC. Adams as Secretary of the Smithsonian, two tapes of the program Smithsonian World, an interview with Madeleine Jacobs, and America's Smithsonian in Los Angeles.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Adams, Robert McC. (Robert McCormick), 1926-
- Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003
- Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
- Morita, Pat, 1932-2005
- Bluford, Guion Stewart, 1942-
- Haley, Alex
- Jacobs, Madeleine
- America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1996-1998)
- Smithsonian world (Television program)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-103, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records