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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-209

Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions.

Productions, circa 1990-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions.
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1990-1997
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 14-209
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of videos marking the Quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World. "Montserrat" (8:15), "Crow Fair" (6:56), and "Corn and Potato" (2:16) all accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "Seeds of Change" which opened in 1991. "Montserrat" documents the history and culture of the island of the same name which is used in the exhibition to exemplify the effect of the sugar industry on native life. "Crow Fair" documents the Crow event, held annually in Montana since 1904, for which the horse (introduced by the Europeans) serves as a central symbol. "Corn and Potato" documents the introduction of New World crops to the Old World. "Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico" accompanied the permanent National Museum of American History exhibition "American Encounters" which opened to coincide with the Quincentenary in 1992. This particular video was not produced until 1997 and a version was made for distribution via the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Materials include videotapes, audiotape, and magnetic tape. Many of the videotapes are masters. Many of the materials were created by the predecessor unit, Office of Telecommunications.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of audiovisual elements created during the production of videos marking the Quincentenary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World.

"Montserrat" (8:15), "Crow Fair" (6:56), and "Corn and Potato" (2:16) all accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "Seeds of Change" which opened in 1991. "Montserrat" documents the history and culture of the island of the same name which is used in the exhibition to exemplify the effect of the sugar industry on native life. "Crow Fair" documents the Crow event, held annually in Montana since 1904, for which the horse (introduced by the Europeans) serves as a central symbol. "Corn and Potato" documents the introduction of New World crops to the Old World.

"Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico" accompanied the permanent National Museum of American History exhibition "American Encounters" which opened to coincide with the Quincentenary in 1992. This particular video was not produced until 1997 and a version was made for distribution via the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Materials include videotapes, audiotape, and magnetic tape. Many of the videotapes are masters. Many of the materials were created by the predecessor unit, Office of Telecommunications.

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Access Restriction

Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing/listening copies may not be 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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-209, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

Montserrat, Tape 1, Master, 12/26/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 1A, Master, 12/30/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 2, Master, 12/26/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 2A, Master, 12/30/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 3, Master, 12/26/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 3A, Master, 12/30/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 4, Master, 12/26/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 4A, Master, 12/31/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 5, Master, 12/26-27/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 5A, Master, 12/31/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 6, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 6A, Master, 12/31/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 7, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 7A, Master, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 8, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 8A, Master, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 9, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 9A, Master, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 10, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 10A, Master, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 11, Master, 12/27/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 12, Master, 12/27-28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 13, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 14, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 15, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 16, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 17, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 18, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 19, Master, 12/28/1990, Betacam SP

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Box 2

Montserrat, Tape 20, Master, 12/28-29/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 21, Master, 12/29/1990, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Tape 22, Master, 12/30/1990, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 23, Master, 12/30/1990, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 1, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 1A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 2, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 2A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 3, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 3A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 4, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 4A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 5, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 5A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 6, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 6A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 7, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 7A, 3/4" U-matic

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Box 3

Montserrat, Tape 8, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 8A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 9, 3/4" U-matic

Box 3 of 4

Montserrat, Tape 9A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 10, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 10A, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 11, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 12, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 13, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 14, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 15, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 16, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 17, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 18, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 19, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 20, 3/4" U-matic

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Box 4

Montserrat, Tape 21, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 22, 3/4" U-matic

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Montserrat, Tape 23, 3/4" U-matic

Box 4 of 4

Montserrat, 3/4" U-matic (2 videotapes)

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Montserrat, Master, Betacam SP

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Montserrat, Open Caption Master, 6/11/1991, Betacam SP

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Crow Fair, Master, Betacam SP

Box 4 of 4

Crow Fair, 3/4" U-matic

Box 4 of 4

Corn and Potato, Will Vinton, Dub Master, 10/9/1991, 2:16, Betacam SP

Box 4 of 4

American Encounters, Audio Archive, 3/9/1997, D-8 audiocassette

Box 4 of 4

Old Ways, New Visions, PBS/CEN Version, 8/8/1997, 54:20, 1" magnetic tape

Box 4 of 4