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Accession 06-250

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1970, 1995-1996, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1970, 1995-1996, undated
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 06-250
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of exhibition films. "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way" accompanied a 1970 retrospective of Rube Goldberg's work at the National Museum of History and Technology, titled "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times." Goldberg was an engineer, inventor, cartoonist, and sculptor. The second film accompanied an exhibition of the photography of Charles and Ray Eames. Also included are three additional films by Charles and Ray Eames, "Aquarium" and "Black Ships," and elements for a film, c. 1996, produced by Karen Loveland that was related to Charles and Ray Eames, titled "Toccata for Coy Contracts." Materials include original footage, negatives, stills, release prints, newsreels, interviews, sound mixes, sound effects, and video and audio transfers.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of exhibition films. "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way" accompanied a 1970 retrospective of Rube Goldberg's work at the National Museum of History and Technology, titled "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times." Goldberg was an engineer, inventor, cartoonist, and sculptor. The second film accompanied an exhibition of the photography of Charles and Ray Eames. Also included are three additional films by Charles and Ray Eames, "Aquarium" and "Black Ships," and elements for a film, c. 1996, produced by Karen Loveland that was related to Charles and Ray Eames, titled "Toccata for Coy Contracts." Materials include original footage, negatives, stills, release prints, newsreels, interviews, sound mixes, sound effects, and video and audio transfers.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-250, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

Eames Photography Exhibition, Smithsonian Newsreels, 16 mm (9 rolls)

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Eames Photography Exhibition, "Water Sports," 16 mm

Box 2 of 3

Eames Photography Exhibition, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 2 of 3

Eames Photography Exhibition, Color Master and Black and White Positive, Television Footage, 16 mm

Box 2 of 3

Eames Photography Exhibition, "Going Bye-Bye," Black and White Print, Silent, Eames Photo City: Television Sequence, 16 mm

Box 2 of 3

Eames Photography Exhibition, NASA Master, Do Nothing Machine, College Drawing, Flyswatting, Cartoons, Rube Goldberg Roll #1, 16 mm

Box 2 of 3

Rube Goldberg Footage, Stills, Face and Head, Toccata, 16 mm

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Eames Photography Exhibition, Smithsonian Newsreels, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 3 of 3

"Toccata for Coy Contracts," Pix Negative, Roll A, 16 mm

Box 3 of 3

"Toccata for Coy Contracts," Pix Negative, Roll B, 16 mm

Box 3 of 3

"Toccata for Coy Contracts," Transfer from 16 mm Internegative and Optical Soundtrack, 4:00, 3/23/1995, Betacam SP

Box 3 of 3

"Toccata for Coy Contracts," 3/7/1996, D8 cassette

Box 3 of 3

"Toccata for Coy Contracts," Sound Mix, Hi-8 cassette

Box 3 of 3

"Aquarium," Charles Eames, Print #60, 16 mm

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"Black Ships," Charles and Ray Eames, Cat. 9, Curriculum Films, Print #18, 16 mm

Box 3 of 3

"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," Release Print, 7:30, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 3 of 3

"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," Mix Track, 16 mm

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"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," Sound Effects (a la Rube Goldberg), 1/4" audiotape

Box 3 of 3

"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," Live Interview, Model Shop, 9/17/1970, 1/4" audiotape

Box 3 of 3

"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," Interviews, Roll 2, 1/4' audiotape

Box 3 of 3

"Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way," 1/4" transfer to 16 mm magnetic tape, 1/4" audiotape

Box 3 of 3