Motion Pictures and Video Recordings, c. 1927-1950, 2001-2009

Usage Conditions Apply
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Consists of motion pictures and video recordings created by, acquired by, or about the Smithsonian Institution and its staff. Materials include a variety of film, videotape, and electronic formats.


Series Level Description


  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.


Numeric and unarranged

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1927
  • 1927-2009
  • c 1927-1950, 2001-2009

Restrictions & Rights

Viewing copies are not currently available for all films, but may be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details


  • Media programs (Education)
  • Special events


  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Video recordings
  • Videotapes
  • Electronic records
  • Compact discs
  • Digital versatile discs

Local number

SIA RS01488

Physical description

26.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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