AT&T/Bell Film Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0684
Creators:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company
Information, Technology and Society, Div. of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1942-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
39 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Thirty-nine 16mm films on various subjects relating to telephone systems and communications, such as pole worker safety; party line etiquette; the transition from silent film to sound film; and the application of satellites, lasers and transistors to sound communication.

Arrangement
Arrangement
4 series: Series 1, Promotional Films; Series 2, Scientific/Educational Films; Series 3, Corporate/Technical Training Films; Series 4, Acquired Films.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection donated by Division of Information, Technology and Society, National Museum of American History.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers must view videotape copies or make special arrangements with audiovisual archivist.,Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
AT&T/Bell Film Collection, 1942-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
These films, along with numerous others which were dispersed to different collections, were transferred to the Archives Center by the Division of Information, Technology and Society in 1999.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrial safety Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lasers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Satellites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound film Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
telephone Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Training films Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Transistors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives