Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-093
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1978-1990
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's exhibition titled "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" (1984). "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" features the collections and work of the Archives of American Art to document the history of American art and artists (1986-1989). "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" (1981-1982) was produced for television to complement "American Impressionism," a traveling exhibition mounted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). "Clockwork Universe" is a film that accompanied the National Museum of American History's exhibition, "The Clockwork Universe," highlighting German clocks and automata. The video "Folk Art" (1990), highlights American folk and folk artists represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collections. Materials include the original motion picture footage, video footage, and sound.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-093, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
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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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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From Reliable Sources (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clockwork Universe: German Clocks and Automata, 1550-1650 (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Television production) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk Art (Video recording : 1990) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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