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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 09-084

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1973, 1986, 1988, 1990, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1973, 1986, 1988, 1990, undated
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-084
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "Life and Times of Richard Allen;" and "Harlem Renaissance." "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," produced in 1973, deals with the history of African Americans in Oklahoma. The Smithsonian Institution may have repurposed all or part of this production from an Oklahoma television station. "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" is a videotape of a live teleconference of the same name held on March 16, 1988. "Life and Times of Richard Allen" accompanied an exhibition at the Anacostia Museum in 1990. Richard Allen was the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. "Harlem Renaissance" is a 15 minute film produced in 1986. It accompanied an Anacostia Neighborhood Museum exhibition of the same name. Materials include negatives, soundtracks, source tapes, masters, and related materials on film, videotape, and magnetic tape. Materials also include a videotape of exterior footage of the Anacostia Museum.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights;" "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution;" "Life and Times of Richard Allen;" and "Harlem Renaissance." "Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," produced in 1973, deals with the history of African Americans in Oklahoma. The Smithsonian Institution may have repurposed all or part of this production from an Oklahoma television station. "Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" is a videotape of a live teleconference of the same name held on March 16, 1988. "Life and Times of Richard Allen" accompanied an exhibition at the Anacostia Museum in 1990. Richard Allen was the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. "Harlem Renaissance" is a 15 minute film produced in 1986. It accompanied an Anacostia Neighborhood Museum exhibition of the same name. Materials include negatives, soundtracks, source tapes, masters, and related materials on film, videotape, and magnetic tape. Materials also include a videotape of exterior footage of the Anacostia Museum.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-084, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," A Negative Soundtrack, Roll 1, 1973, 16 mm

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"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," Color Negative, Roll 1, 1973, 16 mm

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"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," A Negative Soundtrack, Roll 2, 1973, 16 mm

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"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," Color Negative, Roll 2, 1973, 16 mm

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"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," A Negative Soundtrack, Roll 3, 1973, 16 mm

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"Through the Looking Glass Darkly: Struggle for Rights," Color Negative, Roll 3, 1973, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

"Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" (Teleconference), Master, Reel 1, 3/16/1988, 3/4" U-matic

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"Afro-Americans and the Evolution of a Living Constitution" (Teleconference), Master, Reel 2, 3/16/1988, 3/4" U-matic

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"Life and Times of Richard Allen," Richard Allen at McKinley School, Tape 1, 2/13/1990, Betacam

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"Life and Times of Richard Allen," Richard Allen at McKinley School, Tape 2, 2/13/1990, Betacam

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Box 2

"Life and Times of Richard Allen," Unedited with Cutaways, 3/4" U-matic

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"Harlem Renaissance," Source Tape, Tape 1, 10/29/1986, U-matic S

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"Harlem Renaissance," Master, 15:20, 11/24/1986, 1" magnetic tape

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Anacostia Exteriors, U-matic S

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