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Accession 06-247

Smithsonian Productions

Productions, 1987-1993, 2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Productions
Dates: 1987-1993, 2000
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 06-247
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Quadrangle" and "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" as well as an assortment of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions. "Quadrangle" documents the construction of the Quadrangle building and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The video includes interviews with Sidney Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle; and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art as well as footage of budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and the construction site. "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" was produced to accompany the traveling exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection," mounted by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions Service. The 12 minute video was completed in 1989. Audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions include films used in exhibitions, general audio used in the museum, and interviews.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Quadrangle" and "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" as well as an assortment of audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions. "Quadrangle" documents the construction of the Quadrangle building and discusses the importance of the collections to be exhibited there. The video includes interviews with Sidney Dillon Ripley, Secretary; Jean Paul Carlhian, Architect of the Quadrangle; and Sylvia H. Williams, Director of the National Museum of African Art as well as footage of budget hearings, the groundbreaking ceremony and party, meetings, and the construction site. "Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright" was produced to accompany the traveling exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Preserving an Architectural Heritage, Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection," mounted by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions Service. The 12 minute video was completed in 1989. Audiovisual materials related to the National Museum of American History and its exhibitions include films used in exhibitions, general audio used in the museum, and interviews.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-247, Smithsonian Productions, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Quad Time Lapse," 3/4" U-matic

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"Quad Time-Lapse," 2:20, 9/28/1993, 3/4" U-matic

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"Quadrangle Construction," Transfer from Film, 11/2/1987, includes Haupt Garden installation footage, 3/4" U-matic

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"Quad Time-Lapse," Film Transfer Master, 2:20, 9/28/1993, D2 cassette

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"Frank Lloyd Wright," PSA, Generic Edit Master, 0:30, 12/4/1989, Betacam SP

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"Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright," 12:00, VHS

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"Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright," Dub, VHS

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"Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright," 12:09, 10/10/1989, 3/4" U-matic

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"Preserving an Architectural Heritage: The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright," Dub Master, 3/4" U-matic

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National Museum of American History, "Pin Machine" (2:06) and "Gunstock Lathe" (2:17), 9/20/2000, Betacam SP

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National Museum of American History, Chancellor/Epilogue Migration/Exit, 25:16, 9/20/2000, Betacam SP

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National Museum of American History, Interviews/Calling Stations Audio, 11:16, 9/20/2000, Betacam SP

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National Museum of American History, "Full Speed Ahead" and "Advocate," 9/20/2000, Betacam SP

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National Museum of American History, "Rural South" (2:40) and "Urban Factories" (2:30), 9/20/2000, Betacam SP

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