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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-063

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Production Records, 1876, 1975-1984

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Production Records
Dates: 1876, 1975-1984
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-063
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of the film "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition." This film accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was narrated by James Whitmore. In 1976, the film won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, and in 1978 it won four Emmys. Materials include correspondence, scripts, promotional materials, memoranda, newspapers, publications and color slides. Of particular note are two copies of "The Centennial Post" from December 31, 1876.

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This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of the film "Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition." This film accompanied the exhibition "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," which opened in the Arts and Industries Building in 1976, and documents the history of the Philadelphia Exhibition. It was narrated by James Whitmore. In 1976, the film won the CINE Golden Eagle Award, and in 1978 it won four Emmys.

Materials include correspondence, scripts, promotional materials, memorandum, newspapers, publications and color slides. Of particular note are two copies of "The Centennial Post" from December 31, 1876.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-063, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records

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Container List

Box 1

Celebrating a Century: The 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

1876 Script (2 folders)

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1876 Correspondence and Development (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

1876 Music

Box 1 of 2

Credits

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Production Stills, Photographer: Elizabeth Zerbe

Box 2 of 2