Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-223
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of the Smithsonian Video Collection. The Smithsonian Video Collection was a joint venture with Eastman Kodak Company to provide videos featuring Smithsonian Institution (SI) collections and research to the general public. A total of six one-hour programs were produced in 1989. "Supertour" was hosted by Dudley Moore and tours 14 SI museums with commentary by museum directors and curators regarding their collections. "First Ladies" documents the First Ladies of the White House and their unique roles as well as SI's collection of First Ladies' gowns, accessories, and furnishings. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" features the gems and minerals collection at the National Museum of Natural History. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" provides a tour of the National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia and visits experts who lead the fight to save species from extinction. "Creatures Great and Small" features dinosaurs and insects and is composed of new footage as well as footage from older films. "Flying Machines" documents the history of flight and features the National Air and Space Museum (Not documented in this accession). Materials include original footage, audiotapes, voice-overs, dubs, and final productions. .

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-223, 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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Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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