Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-132
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1979-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.58 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with shuttle radar imaging, and looked at the history of aerial and orbital views of the Earth, from camera-carrying pigeons to aircraft to satellites. "The Reel Jungle," 1988, was a companion film to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Exhibition, "Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure," which showed the myths and misconceptions that artists and filmmakers have created about tropical rainforests. The film won a 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award. "Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT Story," 1979, documented the construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope and its potential for scientific discovery. "Museums and Community," 1988, was a video released by the Office of Museum Programs, which was produced by the Smithsonian Kellogg Project in Museum Education to show how museums can become more involved in their communities. "Enter Life," a 1986 animated film, accompanied the National Museum of Natural History exhibition "The Earliest Traces of Life." The exhibition and film showed the critical stages thought to be involved in the establishment of living things on our planet based on Kenneth McCarn Towe's assessment of possible scenarios and probable hazards early life on Earth may have encountered. "Communication: It's More Than Sound," 1982, was a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing-impaired visitors. "Phone Philm," 1976, was a companion film to the National Museum of American History exhibition "Person to Person" in the Electricity Hall that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone.

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SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-132, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
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Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Looking at Earth (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tropical Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure (Traveling exhibition) (1988-1994) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Earliest Traces of Life (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Person to Person (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Mirrors on the Universe: The MMT story (Motion picture : 1979) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums and community (Video recording : 1988) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enter Life (Motion picture : 1986) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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