Productions,
1976, 1985-1999

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-265
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1976, 1985-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Monumental Propaganda;" "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film;" "300 Years of American Papermaking;" "Woody Guthrie's Legacy;" "Phone Philm;" "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring;" "Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?;" "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory;" and "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World."
"Monumental Propaganda" is a 10 minute video that accompanied the 1994 Smithsonian Institution, International Center exhibition of the same name. "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film" is an 18 minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's 1984 exhibition titled "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future." "300 Years of American Papermaking" is an interactive video that accompanied the National Museum of American History exhibition of the same name. The exhibition commemorated the building of the first paper mill in the American colonies in 1690 near Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.), by William Rittenhouse and his partners; the men and women who contributed to the industry's astonishing growth; and the manifold utilitarian and artistic uses of paper products. "Woody Guthrie's Legacy" is a 16 minute video that accompanied the 2000 National Museum of American History exhibit, "This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie." "Phone Philm," was a companion film to "Person to Person," a 1976 exhibition in the National Museum of History and Technology, Electricity Hall, that marked the 100th anniversary of the telephone. "Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring" is a 7 minute video produced in 1985, most likely for use in an exhibition.
"Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News?" is a 30 minute video created for an Earth Day conference in April 1990, held in Washington, D.C., to encourage new strategies in reporting critical environmental stories in the news. It was only distributed to media professionals. The video was based on discussions at a meeting about the global environment, held in September 1989. "Thomas Edison and His Amazing Invention Factory" is a 28 minute film produced in 1979 to accompany the exhibition, "Edison: Lighting a Revolution" at the National Museum of History and Technology. The film was a biographical piece featuring the Thomas A. Edison, the invention of electric light, and the founding of research labs. It won the 1980 CINE Golden Eagle Award and musical commentary is by the Iron Clad Agreement. "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World" is a five video series written and narrated by Mexican writer and social commentator Carlos Fuentes that tells the story of Spanish and Latin American civilizations from the beginnings of history to the present. Each video was 59 minutes long and was recorded in both English and Spanish. The videos were presented by Sogetel in association with the Smithsonian Institution and Comisin? Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de Amrica (Spain). They were first aired in the United States on the Discovery Channel in conjunction with the Columbus Quincentenary. Materials include masters, protection masters, safety copies, dub masters, sound mixes, promos, and final productions.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-265, 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuentes, Carlos Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rittenhouse, William, 1644-1708 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comision Nacional del Quinto Centenario del Descubrimiento de America (Spain) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Discovery Channel (Firm) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sogetel (Firm) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iron Clad Agreement (Musical group) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Electricity Hall. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. International Center. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
300 Years of American Papermaking (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Columbus Quincentenary, 1992-1993 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison: Lighting a Revolution (Exhibition) (1980 : Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monumental Propaganda (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Person to Person (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
300 Years of American Papermaking (Video recording : 1990) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Covering the Environment: Front Page or Yesterday's News? (Video recording : 1990) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Men of Greatness, Feats of Daring (Video recording : 1985) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monumental Propaganda (Video recording : 1994) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phone Philm (Motion picture : 1976) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World (Video recording : 1991) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas A. Edison and his Amazing Invention Factory (Motion picture : 1979) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woody Guthrie's Legacy (Documentary film : 2000) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earth Day. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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