Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-069
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1985-1998
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 produced by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. Productions in this accession include "Speak to My Heart," "Source of the Mekong" and "Lords of the Garden" [Smithsonian Expedition Specials], "Smithsonian Quest," "Making of Gone with the Wind," "Celebrations," "Wisconsin Pow Wow," and "Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner." "Source of the Mekong" was created in 1997 for A&E Television Networks from an expedition led by Michel Peissel to find the historical source of the Mekong in 1994. "Lords of the Garden" was also created with Hearst Entertainment for A&E Television Networks and follows anthropologist Paul Taylor to Indonesia to study the Korowai people of New Guinea. "Wisconsin Pow Wow" was created for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and presents a general treatment of a pow wow by the Ojibwa people in northern Wisconsin. It is the first part in a two video set. Part 2 is "Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People." "Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner" is a film by Paul Wagner for the Office of Folklife Programs and is a tribute to the life and work of the Turners, noted anthropologists and experts on the nature of myth and religious ritual. Materials include masters and copies on a variety of videotapes and 16mm films.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-069, 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
Peissel, Michel, 1937- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Paul Michael, 1953- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Edith L. B., 1921- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Victor Witter. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wagner, Paul Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hearst Entertainment (Firm) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Entertainment Network Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebration: The World of Victor and Edith Turner (Motion picture : 1987) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Celebrations (Video recording : 1992) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lords of the Garden (Television program : 1994) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Making of Gone with the Wind (Video recording : 1985) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Expedition Specials (Television program : c. 1994) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Source of the Mekong (Television program : 1997) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Speak to My Heart (Video recording : 1998) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wisconsin Pow Wow (Video recording : 1996) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audio-visual materials Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Expeditions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Videotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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