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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-258

Smithsonian Productions

Productions, circa 1970-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Productions
Dates: circa 1970-2002
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 17-258
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of elements created during the production of audiovisual materials for exhibition and events at the National Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of American History. Materials include prints, dubs, soundtracks, narration, and related materials on film, audiotapes, videotapes, and data cartridges. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996, and Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1997-1998.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of elements created during the production of audiovisual materials for exhibition and events at the National Museum of History and Technology and the National Museum of American History. Materials include prints, dubs, soundtracks, narration, and related materials on film, audiotapes, videotapes, and data cartridges. Some materials are in electronic format. Smithsonian Productions was previously known as the Office of Telecommunications, 1976-1996, and Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, 1997-1998.

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Access Restriction

Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. 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 17-258, Smithsonian Productions, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

"Uncle Sam," Benjamin W. Lawless, Print, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 1 of 2

Presidential Campaign Spots, We the People Exhibition, Optical Soundtrack, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Presidential Campaign Spots, We the People Exhibition, Composite Black and White, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Benjamin W. Lawless's Retirement Show, Original, circa 1981, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Benjamin W. Lawless's Retirement Show, B-wind Soundtrack, circa 1981, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Hall of News Reporting, Black and White Negative, 35 mm

Box 1 of 2

Hall of News Reporting, Roll 1, Black and White Negative, 35 mm

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

"Rest from Pain," Pain and Its Relief Exhibition, Print, circa 1983, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2

"Hail to the Chief," Original, Print, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2

"Library of Congress Paper Film Collection," Hall of Photography, Answer Print, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2

"Talking Train," Color Answer Print, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2

"Ship Captain," Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, Ektachrome Original, 1975, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 2 of 2

"Ship Captain," Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, Dialogue, Magnetic Track, 1975, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 2 of 2

"Ship Captain," Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, Optical Soundtrack, 1975, 16 mm (2 rolls)

Box 2 of 2

"Energy Conversion," Electricity Hall, Print, 16 mm

Box 2 of 2

Museum of History and Technology, Dub, 0:32, 3/11/2002, VHS

Box 2 of 2

Museum of History and Technology, Dub, 0:33, 3/21/2002, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"Peril on the Sea," Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, Dub, 11:18, 3/11/2002, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"Full Speed Ahead," Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, Dub, 6:45, 3/11/2002, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"Museum of American History," 1:40, 3/11/2002, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"Rural Life in Mississippi," 21:00, 5/18/1994, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"The Electronic Smithsonian," Dub, 6:43, 5/17/1995, VHS

Box 2 of 2

"Who Would Have Thought," Museum of History and Technology Orientation Film, Narration by Bob Davis, 1/4" reel to reel audiotape

Box 2 of 2

"Who Would Have Thought," Museum of History and Technology Orientation Film, Mixed Track, 1/4" reel to reel audiotape

Box 2 of 2

"There's No Business Like Show Business: Irving Berlin Centennial," 12:25, 6/27/1988, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 2

Museum of History and Technology, 0:32, 2/8/2002, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 2

Smithsonian Museum of History and Technology, 0:33, 2/19/2002, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 2

"Peril on the Sea," 11:18, 2/1/2002, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 2

"Full Speed Ahead," 6:45, 2/1/2002, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 2

Family Car Exhibit, 6/18/1997, D-8 data cartridge

Box 2 of 2

Spencer R. Crew, D-8 data cartridge

Box 2 of 2

Electricity Corner, Reel 1, Joan Rabins, 1/4/1977, 1/2" open reel videotape

Box 2 of 2

Electricity Discovery Corner, 1/2" open reel videotape

Box 2 of 2