Productions,
circa
1990-1997

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA14-209
Creators:
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions.
Dates:
circa
1990-1997
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-209, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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.

Keywords
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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Fair Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seeds of Change (Exhibition) (1991-1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Encounters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Fair (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montserrat (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corn and Potato (Video recording : 1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Ways, New Visions: Hispanic and Native American Traditions in New Mexico (Video recording : 1997) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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