Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-180
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1978-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.58 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of image and sound elements from the documentary "Reunions: Memories of an American Experience." The film focused upon certain "vital oldsters" who represent the creative drive and excellence of the American past. Two 16 mm versions of the documentary were produced in cooperation with the Office of Exhibits Central and, featured interviews with Harold Doolittle (also known as "Jimmy" Doolittle) the pioneering aviator and, Gustav Tafel, who, at the time, was the nation's largest manufacturer and exporter of homeopathic medicines. The two versions consisted of: one 28-minute pilot for general entertainment and education featuring both Doolittle and Tafel and, another 29-minute educational documentary on Tafel. Voices and persons featured, other than Doolittle and Tafel, include: Burgess Meredith, Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Reagan; and Donald S. Lopez of the National Air and Space Museum. Materials include original camera negatives, 1/4" audiotapes, 16 mm release prints, 16 mm color reverse internegatives, 3/4" U-matic tapes, 16 mm and 35 mm prints, and one folder of transcripts for the opening narration and wild sound summary of the Doolittle interview.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-180, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tafel, Gustav Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lopez, Donald S., 1923-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reagan, Ronald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reunions: Memories of an American Experience (Documentary film : 1979) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aviation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homeopathy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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