Production Records,
1980-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-137
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1980-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession includes records documenting the film, video, and radio production activities of Paul B. Johnson, Director. Material consists of correspondence and memoranda; production proposals; information on the Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)-Smithsonian Institution collaborative television project; budget summaries; information on the Smithsonian Video Collection; contracts; release and rights forms; videotapes of Lawrence M. Small's installation as Secretary, and his first press conference; research articles, fundraising, marketing, and awards information; production scripts; shooting schedules; and special events information.
Productions documented in these records include "The Jazz Singers," "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul," "River of Song: A Musical Journey Down the Mississippi River," "River of Song: Music Along the Mississippi," "The Buried Mirror," "The Global Environment: Are We Overacting," "Smithsonian World," "In Open Air: A Portrait of American Impressionists," "Yorktown," "The Work of Peace," "Piano 300," "Piano Grand!," "Here at the Smithsonian," "The Flying Machines," and "The Smithsonian Institution." NHK-SI productions include "America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit," "America of Presidents," and "American Inventions."

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-137, Smithsonian Productions, Production Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Johnson, Paul B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Small, Lawrence M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nihon Hoso Kyokai Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Singers (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Roll (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buried Mirror (Proposed television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Global Environment: Are We Overreacting? (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yorktown (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Work of Peace (Television program : 1984) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piano 300 (Video recording : 2000) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piano Grand! (Television program : 2000) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution (Documentary film) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America of the Braves: The Dark and Bright Sides of the Frontier Spirit (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America of Presidents (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Mississippi: River of Song (Radio program : 1999) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Inventions (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian video collection Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flying Machines (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Mississippi: River of Song (Television program : 1999) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian World (Television program : 1984-1991) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Television -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Intellectual property Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contracts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary television programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary videos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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