Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-013
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1992-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audio and video elements created during the production of the radio series "Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" and videos for the exhibition "Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads."
"Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul" is a 13-part radio documentary featuring oral histories and music from the National Museum of American History's collection of recordings. The programs were narrated by Cybill Shepherd and aired in the fall of 2000.
"Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads" was jointly produced by the National Museum of American History and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and permanently resides in Memphis. The exhibition, which opened in 2000, traces the emergence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues music in Memphis from 1930-1975, from its rural traditions and working class influences. Smithsonian Productions produced a number of videos for use in this exhibition.
Much of the material in this collection consists of interviews and recordings of musicians on DAT or 3/4" U-matic videotape. Materials also include interviews of historians, voiceovers, rough cuts, and final cuts.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-013, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Access Restriction
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA.; Contact reference staff for details.

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Shepherd, Cybill, 1950- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rock 'n' Soul: Social Crossroads (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memphis: Cradle of Rock and Soul (Radio program : 2000) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Music -- History and criticism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Rhythm and blues music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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