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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-205

Smithsonian Productions.

Productions, circa 1979-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions.
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1979-2001
Quantity: 5.14 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (3 film boxes)
Collection: Accession 14-205
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic tape, and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of films and videos for exhibitions at the National Museum of American History. Some materials may be footage of an exhibition or public program. In a few cases, neither the title of the video nor the exhibition is known. Materials include videotapes, film, magnetic tape, and audiotapes. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1996-1998, and the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996.

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Access Restriction

Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-205, Smithsonian Productions., Productions

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Container List

Box 1

300 Years of American Papermaking, Protection Master, 7/31/1994, 12:04, 1" magnetic tape

Box 1 of 7

Field to Factory, 8:36, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Field to Factory, Dub Master, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 7

Cylinder Press, 8/11/1997, 33:18, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Cylinder Press, Master, Camera Reels 1, 2, and 3 with Sync Sound, 7/2/1996, 35:42, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 7

Engines of Change, Tape 1, 1/29/1996, 60:00, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Engines of Change, Tape 2, 1/29/1996, 19:20, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Engines of Change, Master, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 7

Smithsonian Testing Materials, Kiosks 1 and 2, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Testing Materials, Kiosk 1 (29:00) and Kiosk 2 (29:00), Dub Master, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 7

Material World, Transfer from Off-line Master, 3/17/1988, 30:00, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 7

Smithsonian Lunch Counter Exhibit, 7/22/1999, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 7

Lunch Counter Exhibit, 7/22/1999, HDCAM

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Word of Mouth, Camera 1, Tapes 1 and 2, 10/22/1988, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

Word of Mouth, Camera 1, Tape 11, 10/22/1988, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

Word of Mouth, Camera 1, Norman Kennedy, Djimo Kouyate, and Oren Lyons, 10/21/1988, VHS

Box 2 of 7

Word of Mouth, Camera 2, Norman Kennedy, Djimo Kouyate, and Oren Lyons, 10/21/1988, VHS

Box 2 of 7

Word of Mouth: Norman Kennedy, 10/22/1988, VHS

Box 2 of 7

Science in American Life, Video Loops, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

Science in American Life, Module 3 Fine Cut, 1/9/1995, VHS

Box 2 of 7

Towboats, 9 shows ("An Introduction;" "Tows and Barges;" "Towboats;" "Towboat Technology;" "Piloting a Towboat;" "Working on a Towboat;" "Towboat Support;" "River Management;" "Locking Through"), 3/4" Straight Transfer from D1 Master, 1/10/1990, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

Towboats, Color Corrected, Pro-mix Split Tracks, 12/22/1989, VHS

Box 2 of 7

Towboats, Dub Master, Color Corrected with Opening Titles and Credits, 2/20/1990, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 7

Towboat Footage 1929, Black and White Silent, 5/3/1989, 41:00, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 7

John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive, 11/30/1995, 5:11, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive, Master, Betacam SP

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Rock and Soul, Tape 3, B. B. King, 12/9/1999, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 7

Social Roots of Rock and Soul, Edited Master, Captioned Version with Credits, 8/9/1996, 8:00, D-2

Box 2 of 7

300 Years of Papermaking, A Video Tour of Paper Manufacturing, 5/3/1991, 50:00, D-2

Box 2 of 7

300 Years of American Papermaking, Revised Edited Master for Dubbing, 7/12/1991, 12:04, D-2

Box 2 of 7

Thomas A. Edison and His Amazing Invention Factories, Submitted for 1979-1980 Washington Emmy Awards, 28:00, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 7

Parlor to Politics, Advocates/Parlor, Narration, Edit Work Tape, 5/28/1990, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 7

Parlor to Politics, Tape 2, 5/2/1990, Betacam

Box 2 of 7

Ipswich House (Within These Walls ), Audio archive, EDLS and Sound Files, 3/27/2001, D-8

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Information Age, Master, Tape 1, Betacam SP

Box 3 of 7

Information Age, Master, Tape 2, Betacam SP

Box 3 of 7

Information Age, Master, Tape 3, Betacam SP

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Information Age, Master, Tape 5, Betacam SP

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Information Age, Tape 1, 3/4" U-matic

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Information Age, Tape 2, 3/4" U-matic

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Information Age, Tape 3, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 7

Information Age, Tape 4, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 7

Information Age, Tape 5, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 7

Information Age Video Wall, 13:00, Betacam

Box 3 of 7

Jefferson Draft Desk (American Presidency), 7/22/1999, Betacam SP

Box 3 of 7

Jefferson Draft Desk, Original, 7/1999, HDCAM

Box 3 of 7

Jefferson Project, Raw Footage Elements, 7/14/1999, Digital Betacam

Box 3 of 7

Jefferson Project, Raw Footage Elements, Upconversion from Digital Betacam, 7/21/1999, 22:15, HDCAM

Box 3 of 7

Charlie Brown Exhibit Documentation, 4/17/1991, S-VHS

Box 3 of 7

Peanuts Exhibit Video, Edited Master, 9/17/1990, 11:22, D-2

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, 0:30 spot, 3/1/1979, 16 mm magnetic track

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Railroads, Color Reversal, 16 mm

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Railroads, Roll 1, 16 mm

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Indiana Engine Retrieval, Workprint, August 1979, 10:00, 16 mm

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Hawaiian Train Engine, Original, 16 mm

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Hawaiian Train Engine, Print, 16 mm

Box 4 of 7

Edison, A-Wind Color Reversal Intermediate, 16 mm

Box 4 of 7

Edison, Final Mix, 16 mm magnetic track

Box 4 of 7

Edison, Print, 28:00, 16 mm

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Information Age Video Wall, Eastman Color Negative, A-Roll, 35 mm

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

Information Age Video Wall, Eastman Color Negative, B-Roll, 35 mm

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Box 7

Information Age Video Wall, Eastman Color Negative, Insert Roll, 35 mm

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