Productions,
1981-1991, 1996, 1999

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-084
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1981-1991, 1996, 1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15.5 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of videotapes and audiotapes created during the production of "Here At The Smithsonian" ("HATS"), an eight volume series of television productions. The series was conceived by Nazaret Cherkezian, Director, Office of Telecommunications (1976-1986) and produced by Ann Carroll (Volumes I-IV) and John P. Meehan (Volumes V-VIII). Due to funding cuts, the series ceased production in 1989.
"HATS" was a series of short features, designed and produced for broadcast via commercial newscasts to disseminate information about Smithsonian Institution exhibitions and research activities. The features were short (no more than 2 minutes) and flexibly produced. Segments utilized split track audio allowing stations to use either the voice of their own newscaster or the voice provided by the Smithsonian; beginnings and ends of the features were left with extra video and audio, permitting fade-in and fade-out; and no one appearing on the features was identified on screen, allowing stations to use the fonts and typefaces normally used for their own newscasts. The brevity of segments and flexible style of production made them easy to insert anywhere in a newscast.
During the second volume (1983), it became apparent that public television stations were much more interested in using the features than commercial news stations. Eventually, the features were lengthened to three to four minutes to suit the public television format and further refined. Changes included the use of fade-in and fade-out to black; fully mixed audio tracks; and identification of all on-screen persons. Also, a standard musical theme, opening and closing sequences, and titling, were added.
Volume I (1982) includes "At Home with the Apes;" "The Rebirth of Dinosaurs;" "Hooray for Amelia!;" "The Woolly Mammoth of Washington;" "How Does Your Sculpture Grow?;" "Diplomats in Buckskins;" "Hooray for the Red, White and Blue;" "A Festival of Animals;" "What Lives in Your Lawn?;" "Celebrations 'Round the World;" "Horse Races on the Mall;" "Living with the Eskimos;" "A Modern Noah's Ark;" and "Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life."
Volume II (1983) includes "Inside Meteorites;" "From Fiddles to Banjos;" "Corals in Captivity;" "A Life with Aviation;" "The Universe in a Box;" "The Ultimate Model;" "The Elephant's Tale;" "Japan's Ceramic Treasures;" "A Museum for the Community;" "The World of Mathew Brady;" "American Picture Palaces;" "Time Capsule of the Revolution;" "The Smithsonian's Giant Squid;" "Faulkner: A Living Portrait;" "Design for the People;" "Video Astronomy;" "France Meets New Jersey;" "Ballooning's 200th Birthday;" "The Art of Craft;" and "An Invasion of Painters."
Volume III (1984) includes "Keeping Perfect Time;" "Nature Through a Viewfinder;" "The Precious Legacy;" "Surgery is Painless;" "Islam in Africa;" "Big Ideas in Small Packages;" "The 20,000 Year-Old-Man;" "A Place for Touching;" "Microscopes Make it Big;" "The Plastic Historian;" "Panda Playground;" "More Than 'Whistler's Mother';" "Collecting the 'Stuff' of Politics;" "The Golden Age of Aviation;" "The Birdman of America;" "Celebrating American Folklife;" "Eyes on the Universe;" "Strike up the Band;" "An Ancient Game Reborn;" "Past Visions of the Future;" "That's Entertainment;" "Our Violent Universe;" "TR in Africa;" "Outer Space Artist;" and "Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum."
Volume IV (1985) includes "Say It Ain't So, Wesley;" "Black Artists in the 19th Century;" "Mechanical Musical Marvels;" "America's Castle;" "The Vanishing Frontier;" "Deep Sea Mysteries;" "The Smithsonian's Model Shop;" "Keeping Orchids Alive;" "Something to Hang the Paint On;" "The World's Biggest Camera;" "The Tale of the Kite;" "Treasures of African Art;" "A Modern Noah's Ark" (repeat); "Restoring it to 'Wright';" "Diplomats in Buckskins" (repeat);" "Folklife '85;" "Advertising Yesterday and Today;" "Video Astronomy" (repeat);" "A Woman Ahead of Her Time;" and "The Old Country Post Office."
Volume V (1986) includes "Magnificent Voyagers;" "The Tale of the Kite" (extended); "A Gallery for Today;" "Balloon Astronomy;" "Hollywood: Legend and Reality;" "Black Wings;" "Art in New Mexico;" "At Home on the Road;" "Folklife '86;" "The California Artist;" "Brand New at the Zoo;" "Discover Graphics;" "Air and Space Anniversary;" "Reaching Rural Africa;" "At Mr. Hirshhorn 's Bequest;" "Corals in Captivity" (repeat); "A Smithsonian Holiday;" "Russia: The Land and the People;" "The Harlem Renaissance;" and "A Painter at Large."
Volume VI (1987) includes "From Field to Factory;" "Second Nature;" "Engines of Change;" "Meet the Beetles;" "Capturing the Spirit;" "A Grasp of Reality;" "Zoo Vets;" "Spanning the Distance;" "American Art Deco;" "The Making of a Dinosaur;" "TR in Africa" (repeat); "Contemporary Expressions;" "Remembering John La Farge;" "Folklife Festival '87;" "Building a Biosphere;" "Portrait of a Life;" "Treasures Down Under;" "African Splendors;" "Dr. Sackler's Gift;" and "A Garden for All Seasons."
Volume VII (1988) includes "Climbing Jacob's Ladder;" "Old and New Traditions;" "From Reliable Sources;" "A More Perfect Union;" "Magellans of the Air;" "From Field to Factory" (repeat);" "Spineless Wonders;" "King Herod's Dream;" "Splendidly Stradivarius;" "Different Drummers;" "The Unseen Smithsonian;" "New Deal Murals;" "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts;" "Folklife Exchange;" "New Political Conventions;" "Antietam Revisited;" "Warming up to Reptiles;" "Kalabari Kinetics;" "Crossroads of Two Continents;" and "On the Air."
Volume VIII includes "Cultural Crossroads;" "The Jeweler's Eye;" "Black Wings" (repeat); "The Perpetual Man Ray;" "The Portraits of Isamu Noguchi;" "African Sounding Forms;" "Rocks in a Hard Place;" "Zoo Vets" (repeat); "The Way to Independence;" "Aloha, Hawai'i!;" "A Continuity of Culture;" "The Brush of Innocence;" "Engines of Change;" "Tending a Sculpture Garden;" "A Holiday Celebration;" "A Smithsonian Holiday;" "A Touch of Glass;" "Duke Ellington, American Musician;" "Happy Birthday, National Zoo;" and "The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright."
Materials in this accession include original footage, segment masters, dub masters, dubs, interviews, and related materials on a variety of videotape formats and two reels of 1/4" audiotape.
Note: The original materials were created by the Office of Telecommunications. Some dubs that are part of this accession were made by its successor units, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions and Smithsonian Productions.
Note: Preservation copies of all episodes are located in Resv19, Boxes 5-8.

Notes
SI Records

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Prefered Citation
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cherkezian, Nazaret Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carroll, Ann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meehan, John P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
At Home with the Apes (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Rebirth of Dinosaurs (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hooray for Amelia! (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Woolly Mammoth of Washington (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
How Does Your Sculpture Grow? (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diplomats in Buckskins (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Festival of Animals (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
What Lives in Your Lawn? (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrations 'Round the World (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Horse Races on the Mall (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Living with the Eskimos (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Modern Noah's Ark (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raphael Soyer: An Art of Real Life (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inside Meteorites (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Fiddles to Banjos (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corals in Captivity (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Life with Aviation (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Universe in a Box (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Ultimate Model (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Elephant's Tale (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan's Ceramic Treasures (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Museum for the Community (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The World of Mathew Brady (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Picture Palaces (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time Capsule of the Revolution (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Smithsonian's Giant Squid (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faulkner: A Living Portrait (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design for the People (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video Astronomy (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
France Meets New Jersey (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ballooning's 200th Birthday (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of Craft (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
An Invasion of Painters (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeping Perfect Time (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nature Through a Viewfinder (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Precious Legacy (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Surgery is Painless (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Islam in Africa (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Ideas in Small Packages (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The 20,000 Year-Old-Man (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Place for Touching (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microscopes Make it Big (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Plastic Historian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panda Playground (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
More Than 'Whistler's Mother' (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collecting the 'Stuff' of Politics (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Golden Age of Aviation (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Birdman of America (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrating American Folklife (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eyes on the Universe (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Strike up the Band (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
An Ancient Game Reborn (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Past Visions of the Future (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
That's Entertainment (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Our Violent Universe (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
TR in Africa (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outer Space Artist (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn Museum (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Say It Ain't So, Wesley (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Artists in the 19th Century (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechanical Musical Marvels (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Castle (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Vanishing Frontier (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deep Sea Mysteries (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Smithsonian's Model Shop (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keeping Orchids Alive (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Something to Hang the Paint On (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The World's Biggest Camera (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Tale of the Kite (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures of African Art (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Restoring it to 'Wright' (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife '85 (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Advertising Yesterday and Today (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Woman Ahead of Her Time (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Old Country Post Office (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magnificent Voyagers (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Gallery for Today (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloon Astronomy (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollywood: Legend and Reality (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Wings (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art in New Mexico (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
At Home on the Road (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife '86 (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The California Artist (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brand New at the Zoo (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Discover Graphics (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Air and Space Anniversary (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reaching Rural Africa (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
At Mr. Hirshhorn 's Bequest (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Smithsonian Holiday (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russia: The Land and the People (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Harlem Renaissance (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Painter at Large (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Field to Factory (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Second Nature (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engines of Change (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meet the Beetles (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Capturing the Spirit (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Grasp of Reality (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo Vets (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spanning the Distance (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Art Deco (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Making of a Dinosaur (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Expressions (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Remembering John La Farge (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife Festival '87 (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Building a Biosphere (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait of a Life (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures Down Under (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Splendors (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dr. Sackler's Gift (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Garden for All Seasons (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old and New Traditions (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Reliable Sources (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A More Perfect Union (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magellans of the Air (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spineless Wonders (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King Herod's Dream (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Splendidly Stradivarius (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Different Drummers (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Unseen Smithsonian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal Murals (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folklife Exchange (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Political Conventions (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antietam Revisited (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warming up to Reptiles (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalabari Kinetics (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crossroads of Two Continents (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural Crossroads (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Jeweler's Eye (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Perpetual Man Ray (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Portraits of Isamu Noguchi (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Sounding Forms (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rocks in a Hard Place (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Way to Independence (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aloha, Hawai'i! (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Continuity of Culture (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Brush of Innocence (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tending a Sculpture Garden (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Holiday Celebration (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Touch of Glass (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duke Ellington, American Musician (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Happy Birthday, National Zoo (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Here at the Smithsonian (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Television -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary television programs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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