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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-075

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1970, 1972, 1980, 1982, 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, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1996, undated
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-075
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of films and videotapes related to educational programming. Productions include "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian;" "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma;" "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" and "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants." "Museums: Where Learning is Fun" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education on an unknown date. "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1970. It is 28 minutes in length and presents a typical day of activities at Smithsonian Institution museums. "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1972. It is 28 minutes in length and explores the role of museums in modern society. The film features Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley. "Communication: It's More Than Sound" was produced in 1982 as a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing impaired visitors. It is 9 minutes, 18 seconds in length. "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants" was produced in 1980 and describes the process of creating artificial plant life for museum exhibitions. Materials include release prints on 16 mm and final copies and dubs on U-matic S. Materials also include a final mix on 16 mm for "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" an audio protection copy on 1/4" audiotape for "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" sync audio on 1/4" audiotape for "Leaf Making;" an original master of an interview regarding accessibility on DAT; and U-matic S videotapes related to other educational outreach efforts.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of films and videotapes related to educational programming. Productions include "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian;" "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma;" "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" and "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants." "Museums: Where Learning is Fun" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education on an unknown date. "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1970. It is 28 minutes in length and presents a typical day of activities at Smithsonian Institution museums. "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1972. It is 28 minutes in length and explores the role of museums in modern society. The film features Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley. "Communication: It's More Than Sound" was produced in 1982 as a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing impaired visitors. It is 9 minutes, 18 seconds in length. "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants" was produced in 1980 and describes the process of creating artificial plant life for museum exhibitions. Materials include release prints on 16 mm and final copies and dubs on U-matic S. Materials also include a final mix on 16 mm for "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" an audio protection copy on 1/4" audiotape for "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" sync audio on 1/4" audiotape for "Leaf Making;" an original master of an interview regarding accessibility on DAT; and U-matic S videotapes related to other educational outreach efforts.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-075, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Museums: Where Learning is Fun," Final Mix, 16 mm

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"Museums: Where Learning is Fun," Release Print, 16 mm (2 cans)

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"Museums: Where Learning is Fun," Release Print with Captions, 16 mm

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"Around the Clock at the Smithsonian," Release Print, 28:00, 1970, 16 mm (2 cans)

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"The Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma," Release Print, 28:00, 1972, 16 mm (2 cans)

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Box 2

Educational Outreach, Tape 11, 15:00, 3/22/1982, U-matic S

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Educational Outreach, Tape 12, 15:00, 3/22/1982, U-matic S

Box 2 of 2

"Communication: It's More Than Sound" ("Hearing Impaired), Dub, U-matic S

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"Communication: It's More Than Sound," Protection Copy, 4/23/1982, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 2

"Leaf Making," Description of Resin Stack Making at North Capitol Street, Sync, 2/5/1980, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 2

Interview with Mary Masters, Accessibility, Original Master, 5/26/1996, DAT

Box 2 of 2