Production Records,
1981-1989

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 00-114
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document the planning, development, and execution of television productions for the "Here at the Smithsonian" (HATS) series. Also included are developmental materials for ideas that were not carried through to a full production, as well as material relating to singular projects unrelated to HATS. Subject matter for the HATS series were wide and varied, including: orchids, Frank Lloyd Wright, insects, aviation, kites, ballooning, Duke Ellington, jewelry, and the National Zoo.
The "Here at the Smithsonian" series was aired nationwide over the Public Broadcasting System between 1982-1989. Productions were created to highlight and or record significant Smithsonian anniversaries and events, holidays, special projects, major exhibitions, or areas of unique or special interest.
Some of the earliest records may have been created by Ann Carroll who served as Series Producer for HATS (1981-1985; volumes I-IV). However, the bulk of the records were created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio Visual Production Specialist, and Series Producer for HATS (1986-1989; volumes V-VIII). Please note that Carroll and Meehan acted as producers on both the series and segment level during the time of the series.
Materials include contracts, correspondence, editing logs, memoranda, notes, research material, scripts, and tape logs.
NOTE: See accession 00-132 for the video tapes of the above referenced productions.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-114, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Meehan, John P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sandved, Kjell Bloch, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carroll, Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Postal Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inside Meteorites (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan's Ceramic Heritage (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strike Up the Bandstand (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
That's Entertainment (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising: Yesterday and Today (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Wings (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air and Space Anniversary (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals in Captivity (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Holiday (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King Herod's Dream (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal Murals (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo Vets (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brush of Innocence (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holiday Celebration (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings -- Direction and production Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary television programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Papermaking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Intellectual property Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orchids Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Entomology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballooning Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jewelry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picture postcards Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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