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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-120

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group

Productions, circa 1985-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1985-1995
Quantity: 22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-120
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators. Productions document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe. Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.

Descriptive Entry

The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe.

Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-120, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

Einstein USA

Box 1 of 22

Burt Cardon, SR 4, 16mm film and mag track

Box 1 of 22

Relativity loop from SR7, 16mm film and mag track

Box 1 of 22

Seagle's 2nd newspaper, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Newspaper, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Stamp, camera roll 20, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Big Al, 16mm film and mag track

Box 1 of 22

God, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

"Joint's closing - Beer", 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Rodney Hudson, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Ben Halley, 16mm mag track

Box 1 of 22

Galaxy, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Cartoon - Rebecca's shoot, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Tongue and titles, acceptable, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Old tongue test, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Syntone II, 16mm mag track

Box 1 of 22

Compilation, 16mm mag track

Box 1 of 22

Optical color negative, 16mm film

Box 1 of 22

Miscellaneous, 16mm film (2 rolls)

Box 1 of 22

Box 2

Mix cue sheets

Box 2 of 22

Images (2 folders)

Box 2 of 22

Final mix, 35mm mag track

Box 2 of 22

"The Black Hole" - Sound effects and music with slates, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Music, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Gravity's warpings, roll 1, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Gravity's warpings, roll 2, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 1 - Bart Cardon, May 4, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 2 - Bart Cardon, May 4, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 3 - Rodney Hudson, May 5, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 4 - Bart Cardon, second session, May 13, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 5 - Bart Cardon, second session, May 13, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Recording 6 - Ben Halley and Bart Cardon, American National Theatre, May 14, 1986, 1/4" audiotape

Box 2 of 22

Production Records, 1985-1986 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 22

Box 3

Burt Cardon, SR1, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Burt Cardon, SR2, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Burt Cardon, SR5, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Cardon/Halley, 16mm mag track

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EP, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Track 1, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Track 2, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Track 3, 16mm film

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Track 4, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Dinks, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Twinkles, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Picture, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Mix, 16 mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Black hole, 16mm mag track

Box 3 of 22

Miscellaneous, 16mm film

Box 3 of 22

Camera roll 3, 16mm negative

Box 3 of 22

Camera roll 30, 16mm negative

Box 3 of 22

Box 4

Color corrected print, 16mm color positive

Box 4 of 22

15 cents, 16mm color positive

Box 4 of 22

Bubbles Festival

Box 4 of 22

Reel 1, Pix code HHHA, CR1, 16mm film

Box 4 of 22

Reel 2, Pix code HHHB, CR 2-3, 16mm film

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Reel 3, Pix code HHHC, CR 4-6, 16mm film

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Reel 4, Pix code HHHD, CR 7-9, 16mm film

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Reel 5, Pix code HHHE, CR 9-11, 16mm film

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Reel 6, Pix code HHHE, CR 12-14, 16mm film

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Box 5

Reel 7, Pix code HHHG, CR 15-17, 16mm film

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Reel 8, Pix code HHHH, CR 15, 18-20, 16mm film

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Reel 9, Pix code HHHJ, 16mm film

Box 5 of 22

Reel 11, Pix code HHBB, 16mm film

Box 5 of 22

Reel 1, Track code HHHA, CR 1, 16mm mag track

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Reel 2, Track code HHHB, CR 2-3, 16mm mag track

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Reel 3, Track code HHHC, CR 4-6, 16mm mag track

Box 5 of 22

Reel 4, Track code HHHC, CR 7-9, 16mm mag track

Box 5 of 22

Reel 5, Track code HHHE, CR 9-11, 16mm mag track

Box 5 of 22

Box 6

Reel 6, Track code HHHF, CR 12-14, 16mm mag track

Box 6 of 22

Reel 7, Track code HHHG, CR 15-17, 16mm mag track

Box 6 of 22

Reel 8, Track code HHHH, CR 15, 18-20, 16mm mag track

Box 6 of 22

Reel 9, Track code HHHJ, 16mm mag track

Box 6 of 22

Reel 11, Track code HHBB, 16mm mag track

Box 6 of 22

Camera rolls 1-3, 16mm negative

Box 6 of 22

Camera rolls 4-6, 16mm negative

Box 6 of 22

Camera rolls 7-9, 16mm negative

Box 6 of 22

Camera rolls 10-12, 16mm negative

Box 6 of 22

Box 7

Camera rolls 13, 15, 16, 16mm negative

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Camera rolls 17-19, 16mm negative

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Camera rolls 20-22, 16mm negative

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Camera rolls 23-25, 16mm negative (2 cans)

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Camera rolls 26-28, 16mm negative

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Camera roll 32, 16mm negative

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Camera rolls 31, 33, 16mm negative

Box 7 of 22

Camera rolls 34, 35, 36, 16mm negative

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Congress 88

Box 7 of 22

Taut Strings - Reels 1-9, 16mm negative

Box 7 of 22

Box 8

Congress 90

Box 8 of 22

Camera rolls 1-3, 16mm negative

Box 8 of 22

Camera rolls 4-5, 16mm negative

Box 8 of 22

Molecules in Space animation, 16mm negative (3 cans)

Box 8 of 22

Parallax 5

Box 8 of 22

Audio masters, Reels 1-60, 1/4" audiotape

Box 8 of 22

Final narration, 1/4 audiotape

Box 8 of 22

Voice over with Jim, audiocassette

Box 8 of 22

Box 9

Roll 1, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 9 of 22

Roll 2, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 9 of 22

Roll 3, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 9 of 22

Roll 9, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 9 of 22

Roll 10, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 11, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 12, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 13, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 14, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 15, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 16, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 16, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 17, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 18, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 19, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 20, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 21, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 24, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 9 of 22

Roll 25, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 10

Roll 4, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 5, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 6, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 7, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 8, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 22, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 23, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 28, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 29, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 30, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 38, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 39, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 42, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 43, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 11

Roll 34, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 11 of 22

Roll 35, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 36, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 37, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 40, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 41, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 44, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 45, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 46, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 47, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 48, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 49, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 50, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 12

Roll 26, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 27, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 31, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 32, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 33, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 57, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 58, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 59, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 60, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 61, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 62, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 63, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 64, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 65, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 66, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 67, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 72, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 12 of 22

Roll 73, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 13

Roll 51, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 52, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 53, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 54, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 55, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 56, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 68, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 69, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 70, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 71, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 13 of 22

Roll 74, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 75, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 13 of 22

Rolls 76-80, Camera originals, 16mm color negative

Box 13 of 22

Roll 81, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 13 of 22

Roll 82, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 13 of 22

Box 14

Rolls 94-97, Camera originals, 16mm color negative

Box 14 of 22

Roll 98, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 14 of 22

Roll 99, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 14 of 22

Rolls 100-102, Camera originals, 16mm color negative

Box 14 of 22

Roll 103, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 104, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 105, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 106, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 107, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 108, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 109, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 110, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 111, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 112, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 113, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 14 of 22

Roll 115, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 15

Roll 83, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Roll 84, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 85, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Rolls 86-89, Camera originals, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Rolls 90-92, Camera originals, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 93, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 114, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 116, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 117, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 118, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 119, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 120, Camera original, 16mm color negative

Box 15 of 22

Roll 121, Camera original, 16mm color negative

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Box 16

Sound reel 1, dub, 16mm mag track

Box 16 of 22

Sound reel 2, dub, 16mm mag track

Box 16 of 22

Sound reel 3, dub, 16mm mag track

Box 16 of 22

Mix, reel 1, 1989, 1/4" audiotape

Box 16 of 22

Mix, reel 2, 1989, 1/4" audiotape

Box 16 of 22

Mix, reel 3, 1989, 1/4" audiotape

Box 16 of 22

Final narration, reel 1, 1989, 1/4" audiotape

Box 16 of 22

Narrative pick-ups, 1989, 1/4"audiotape

Box 16 of 22

Folder - Shot list

Box 16 of 22

Box 17

Music bridge - Composer, Javier Pico, September 11, 1989, 1/4" audiotape

Box 17 of 22

Reel 3 - Music, A and B roll master, 16mm film

Box 17 of 22

Reel 3 - Ambience A, A and B roll master, 16m film

Box 17 of 22

Reel 3 - Ambience B, A and B roll master, 16m film

Box 17 of 22

"Opening" (M1) and "Tango" (M5), Jim Latham, 1/4" audiotape

Box 17 of 22

Folder - Music and sound notes

Box 17 of 22

Folder - Rerecording cue sheets

Box 17 of 22

Formation of the Moon

Box 17 of 22

Rolls 1-3, Camera originals, 16mm color positive

Box 17 of 22

Rolls 4-7, Camera originals, 16mm color positive

Box 17 of 22

Rolls 8-11, Camera originals, 16mm color positive

Box 17 of 22

Rolls 12-15, Camera originals, 16mm color positive

Box 17 of 22

Print from A and B rolls, 1990

Box 17 of 22

Folder - Roll list

Box 17 of 22

Box 18

Rolls, 16mm negative (2 cans)

Box 18 of 22

Project Xerox

Box 18 of 22

Roll 1 - Andrew Ory, May 1, 1987, 1/4" audiotape

Box 18 of 22

A Galaxy is Born

Box 18 of 22

Reels 1-2, Camera negative, 16mm color negative

Box 18 of 22

Ox Test

Box 18 of 22

Reel 1, Camera negative

Box 18 of 22

Slice of the Universe

Box 18 of 22

Roll 1, camera negative, 16mm color negative

Box 18 of 22

Roll 3, camera negative, 16mm color negative

Box 18 of 22

Ostro

Box 18 of 22

Computer generated images, camera negative

Box 18 of 22

Galaxy Genesis

Box 18 of 22

Reel 1, Camera negative

Box 18 of 22

Smithsonian Maps the Universe

Box 18 of 22

Roll 1, original camera negative, 16mm color negative

Box 18 of 22

Cameron animation titles and models, 16mm color negative

Box 18 of 22

Roll, 16mm color positive

Box 18 of 22

Sound, 16mm mag track

Box 18 of 22

Geller narration, Roll 4, 16mm mag track

Box 18 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 1, wild sound, 16mm mag track

Box 18 of 22

Box 19

Geller interview, Roll 2, wild sound, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 3, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 5, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 6, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 7, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller interview, Roll 8, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Geller outs, 16mm mag tack

Box 19 of 22

Geller narration and wild sound, 16mm mag track

Box 19 of 22

Box 20

Private Universe Project

Box 20 of 22

Session 1, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:00:31, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 20 of 22

Session 2, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:20:56, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 20 of 22

Session 3, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:23:00, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 20 of 22

Session 4, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:22:38, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 20 of 22

Box 21

Session 5, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:19:14, April 3, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 21 of 22

Session 6, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:28:29, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 21 of 22

Session 7, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:26:35, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 21 of 22

Session 8, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:24:02, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 21 of 22

Session 9, Closed captioned master, TRT: 1:21:52, March 29, 1995, 1" videotape

Box 21 of 22

Box 22

Miscellaneous

Box 22 of 22

Inflationary U. - Alan Lightman voiceover track, 16mm mag track (2 cans)

Box 22 of 22

The Black Hole - Animation, camera original reversal, 16mm film (2 cans)

Box 22 of 22