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Accession 96-103,  Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs,  Audiovisual Records, 1979-1995 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs
Title: Audiovisual Records
Dates: 1979-1995 and undated
Quantity: 7.5 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 96-103
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist 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 people 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.

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-103, Smithsonian Institution., Office of Public Affairs, Audiovisual Records

Container List

Box 1

Robert Adams Becomes New Secretary of Smithsonian, 1/23/1984, 3/4" Video, Metromedia News WTTG-TV

Box 1 of 8

Adams - Secretary of Institution, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Secretary Designate Dr. Robert Adams, 1/23/1984, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Secretary Designate Dr. Robert Adams, 1/23/1984, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Announcement of New Secretary, 1/23/1984, audiotape reel

Box 1 of 8

Automated Teller Maching, 9/30/1984, VHS, CBS Evening News, CBS-TV4

Box 1 of 8

Special Audiences: Out of Africa, El Smithsonian de Madrugada, Piense en el Smithsonian, Facilities for Handicapped Visitors, Smithsonian: An Institution (open version of close captioning), 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Coral Reef, Early Morning, Early Morning (Spanish), 1876, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Smithsonian Aerials (Ray Brown), View of Mall and Smithsonian Buildings, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), VHS

Box 1 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), VHS

Box 1 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), 5/22/1989, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Storyteller, 6/29/1989, 3/4" Video

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Ganged PSAs (All Workshop): Gregory Peck, Sandy Duncan, Disabled, Herencia Latina, Everyone, Senior Citizens, Multi-Heritage, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Ganged (2nd Dub), 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Ganged PSAs: Smithsonian is for Everyone (Black Families), Herencia Latina, Wish You Were Here (Seniors), Faces of the Smithsonian (Multi-Heritage), Once Upon a Time, Sights and Sounds of the Caribbean, Nomads, Redford, 11/3/1989, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Ganged PSAs: Early Morning, Think Smithsonian (Spanish), Handicapped Visitors, Spacearium (National Air and Space Museum), De Stijl (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), The Smithsonian - An Institution (with Gregory Peck), America's Memories (with Bob Hope), 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Ganged PSAs: Kids at the Smithsonian, Explore Your Heritage (with Guy Bluford), The Crowds are Gone, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, Facilities for Handicapped Visitors, Aditi, New Look at the Smithsonian, Harlem, Rise of the Black Church, Everybody, Herencia Latina, 4/10/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Senior Citizen PSAs: Faces of the Smithsonian and Wish You Were Here, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Ganged Seminar Tape, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Trip Planner PSA, 1982, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 9/24/1986, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 2/14/1991, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 10/21/1986, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 9/24/1986, 1" reel

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 9/24/1986, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

The Crowds Are Gone, 2/14/1991, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), 2 copies, VHS

Box 2 of 8

Once Upon a Time (with Pat Morita), 2 copies, 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Office of Telecommunications (OTC) Spots: 1977 General Spots, SI is for Kids, Frisbee Spot, Western Civilization, Bicentennial (Ripley), Bicentennial (Woman's Voice), Bicentennial (Man's Voice), 3/4" Video

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Explore Your Heritage (with Guy Bluford), 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

The Smithsonian is for Everyone, 4/14/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

The Smithsonian is for Everyone, 4/14/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Think Smithsonian, 5/18/1981, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Piense en el Smithsonian (Think Smithsonian)/Spanish, 5/25/1983, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Climbing Jacob's Ladder (with Alex Haley), 11/12/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Climbing Jacob's Ladder (with Alex Haley), 12/9/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Senior Citizens: Wish You Were Here, 4/24/1990, VHS

Box 3 of 8

Wish You Were Here, 4/24/1990, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

The Smithsonian: An Institution (with Gregory Peck), 5/27/1983, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

The Smithsonian: An Institution (with Gregory Peck), 2/15/1984, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

The Smithsonian Institution - America's Memories, 11/13/1985, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Smithsonian Family, 1/15/1979, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Kids at the Smithsonian (with Sandy Duncan), 1984?, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Faces of the Smithsonian, 7/27/1994, VHS

Box 3 of 8

Faces of the Smithsonian, 7/26/1994, 3/4" Video

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Accessibility/CC Faces of the Smithsonian, 9/27/1994, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

A New Look at the Smithsonian (English), 5/2/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

A New Look at the Smithsonian (Quad), 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

A New Look at the Smithsonian (Spanish), 5/2/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

A New Look at the Smithsonian, 9/4/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

A New Look at the Smithsonian, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Aditi: A Celebration of Life (2 copies), 4/10/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Selects 1-3 including Aerials and Zoo, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Selects 4-6 including Zoo, Anacostia and Gems/Jewelry, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Selects 7-9 including Museum of American History

Box 4 of 8

Smithsonian Aerials (Ray Born), Selects 10, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Remember When/Inventions, 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Nomads: Masters of the Eurasian Steppe, 1" reel

Box 4 of 8

Natural History Museum: Smithsonian Version (Nomads), 3/4" Video

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

National Museum of Natural History: Voyagers, 4/4/1986, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Herencia Latina, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Herencia Latina, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Herencia Latina (Spanish), 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Latino Heritage (English), 1" reel

Box 5 of 8

Latino Heritage PSA (English and Spanish), 7/14/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution - Handicapped (United Way's Multi-Media Presentation: Communicating in the 80s), 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Smithsonian Institution - Facilities for Disabled Visitors, 1982, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

The Smithsonian Institution - Accessibility PSA, 9/6/1991, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Accessibility - Disabled Visitors (Diane Pilgrim Version), 6/13/1991,

Box 5 of 8

Accessibility PSA, 9/6/1991, 1" reel

Box 5 of 8

Accessibility, 9/15/1994, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Sarod (1st cut), Sitar (2nd cut), Sitar (3rd cut), Shahnai (4th cut), audiotape reel

Box 5 of 8

SI/National Park Service: Antietam Excavation, 8/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Caribbean Festival Arts, 7/11/1989 (revised), 3/4" Video

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Biodiversity TV Spot - Narrative Tails, audiotape reel

Box 6 of 8

Redford PSA (edited), audiotape reel

Box 6 of 8

Redford PSA, 9/27/1989, VHS

Box 6 of 8

The Beauty and Diversity of Our Planet, 1" reel

Box 6 of 8

Learn More About the Earth, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Center for Plant Conservation: Endangered Plant Survey, 11/21/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Crossroads of Continents, 8/15/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Treasures of the National Air and Space Museum, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

National Museum of the American Indian: Chant, Eagle, 12/27/1994, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Martin Luther King, Jr., 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

African Art/Kids, 3/21/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

National Museum of American History: Cars, 3/22/1988, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Harlem Renaissance Exhibition, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, 12/11/1985, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Enola Gay, 11/27/??, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Ocean Planet Exhibition Opening Gala Video, 4/19/1995, VHS

Box 6 of 8

Middle East, 3/4" Video

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Campaign for the Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals, VHS

Box 7 of 8

Interview with Madeleine Jacobs, 9/4/1990?, 3/4" Video, 6 o'clock news, Channel 4

Box 7 of 8

Interview with Madeleine Jacobs, 7/23/1990, 3/4" Video, 10 o'clock news, Channel 5

Box 7 of 8

News Feed: Enid A. Haupt Garden/National Museum of African Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 9/27/1987, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Hollywood by Channels, 1985, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Hollywood

Box 7 of 8

Tropical Rainforests, Generic, Washington DC, VHS

Box 7 of 8

SI in LA: LA Convention Center, 12/6/1995, Beta

Box 7 of 8

Smithsonian World: American Dream at Groton, 3/4" Video, Smithsonian World Episode #402

Box 7 of 8

Smithsonian World: The Doors of Perception, Episode #605, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Anacostia/CNN Charlie Brown, 11/13/1990, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Stradivari, 7/30/1995, VHS, 60 Minutes, CBS

Box 7 of 8

Incredible Journey, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Charlie Brown Final, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Wow! Charlie Brown, 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Charlie Brown Special: The Smithsonian and the Presidency (2 copies), 3/4" Video

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Press Review, Quad, Jean Paul Carlian, 3/4" Video

Box 8 of 8

CNN - Nixon, 3/4" Video

Box 8 of 8