Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 00-132
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1982-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
36.54 cu. ft. (58 document boxes) (7.54 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
Here At The Smithsonian was a series of short features for television created and produced by the staff of the Smithsonian's Office of Telecommunications between the years 1982 and 1989. The series was designed for public dissemination of information about Smithsonian exhibition and research activities. Each year had a volume number [1982 (Volume I) through 1989 (Volume VIII)], within the volume were multiple editions (four to five), and multiple segments within each edition (three to six). Although some segments were repeated, they were often lengthened for a second broadcast. Features totaled 160 (including repeats).
This accession contains some of the original camera footage, all of the cut shows, and preservation masters of all of the cut shows. The initial features were written and shot by in-house staff using rented professional broadcast equipment, recorded on U-matic tape, rough cut on U-matic tape, then edited to 1-inch tape at a commercial post production house (first at FAX Productions in Bethesda, Maryland, then at Techniarts in Silver Spring, Maryland). Features were shot on Betacam beginning in 1987, and mastered to D-2 beginning in 1989. In 1987, post production work moved to Henninger Video in Arlington, Virginia.
Due to the long run of the series, different individuals were associated with the various functions including series producer, segment producer, and narrator. Those playing the largest roles in the development and refinement of Here At The Smithsonian were Ann Carroll (series producer, Volumes I - IV) and John P. Meehan (series producer Volumes V - VIII).

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SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
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Keywords
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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Motion pictures Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cherkezian, Nazaret Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carroll, Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meehan, John P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biosphere 2 (Project) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian's Model Shop (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tale of the Kite (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ultimate Model (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Unseen Smithsonian (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vanishing Frontier (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Way of Independence (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wooly Mammoth of Washington (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World of Matthew Brady (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Biggest Camera (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time Capsule of the Revolution (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
TR in Africa (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures Down Under (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures of African Art (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video Astronomy (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warming Up to Reptiles (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo Vets (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gallery for Today (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festival of Animals (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Building Biosphere (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reaching Rural America (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Past Visions of the Future (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Political Conventions (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nature Through a Viewfinder (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical Musical Marvels (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Country Post Office (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian's Giant Squid (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painter at Large (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horse Races on the Mall (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
What Lives in Your Lawn? (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Splendors (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Splendid Stradivarius (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collecting the Stuff of Politics (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Expressions (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals in Captivity (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossroads of Two Continents (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural Crossroads (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deep Sea Mysteries (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design for the People (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Different Drummers (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diplomats in Buckskins (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Discover Graphics (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dr. Sackler's Gift (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duke Ellington, American Musician (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engines of Change (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eyes on the Universe (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faulkner: A Living Portrait (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife '85 (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife '86 (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife Exchange (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife Festival '87 (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Continuity of Culture (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Facelift for Old Planes (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garden for All Seasons (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grasp of Reality (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holiday Celebration (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Life With Aviation (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modern Noah's Ark (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
More Perfect Union (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum for the Community (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Place For Touching (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Holiday (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Touch of Glass (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woman Ahead of Her Time (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising: Yesterday and Today (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Sounding Forms (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air and Space Anniversary (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aloha, Hawaii! (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Art Deco (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Picture Palaces (Motion picture : 1983) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Castle (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ancient Game Reborn (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invasion of Painters (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antietam Revisited (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art in New Mexico (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
At Home on the Road (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
At Home With the Apes (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloon Astronomy (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballooning's 200th Birthday (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Ideas in Small Packages (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Artists in the 20th Century (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Wings (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brand New at the Zoo (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Capturing the Spirit (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrating American Folklife (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France Meets New Jersey (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Fiddles to Banjos (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Field to Factory (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Reliable Sources (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Happy Birthday, National Zoo (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollywood Legend and Reality (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hooray for Amelia! (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
How Does Your Sculpture Grow? (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inside Meteorites (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Islam in Africa (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan's Ceramic Heritage (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Cornell: The Universe in a Box (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalabari Kinetics (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeping Perfect Time (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King Herod's Dream (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Living With the Eskimos (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magellans of the Air (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magnificent Voyagers (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meet the Beetles (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microscopes Make it Big (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
More than Whistler's Mother (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal Murals (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old and New Traditions (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Violent Universe (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outer Space Artist (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panda Playground (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait of a Life (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Remembering John La Farge (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocks in a Hard Place (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russia: The Land, The People (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Say it Ain't So, Wesley (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Second Nature (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spanning the Distance (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spineless Wonders (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strike Up the Bandstand (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surgery is Painless (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
That's Entertainment (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
20,000 Year Old Man (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art of Craft (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birdman of America (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brush of Innocence (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
California Artist (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Common Wealth of Massachusetts (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elephant's Tale (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden Age of Aviation (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harlem Renaissance (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jeweler's Eye (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Making of a Dinosaur (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painter at Large (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perpetual Man Ray (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plastic Historian (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Precious Legacy (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rebirth of Dinosaurs (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orchids Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteorites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Astronomy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Paleontology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reptiles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Squid Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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