Productions,
1970, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1996, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-075
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1970, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1996, undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of films and videotapes related to educational programming. Productions include "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian;" "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma;" "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" and "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants." "Museums: Where Learning is Fun" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education on an unknown date. "Around the Clock at the Smithsonian" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1970. It is 28 minutes in length and presents a typical day of activities at Smithsonian Institution museums. "Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma" was produced in conjunction with the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1972. It is 28 minutes in length and explores the role of museums in modern society. The film features Secretary Sidney Dillon Ripley. "Communication: It's More Than Sound" was produced in 1982 as a training film for guards, information desk personnel, and docents for assisting hearing impaired visitors. It is 9 minutes, 18 seconds in length. "Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants" was produced in 1980 and describes the process of creating artificial plant life for museum exhibitions. Materials include release prints on 16 mm and final copies and dubs on U-matic S. Materials also include a final mix on 16 mm for "Museums: Where Learning is Fun;" an audio protection copy on 1/4" audiotape for "Communication: It's More Than Sound;" sync audio on 1/4" audiotape for "Leaf Making;" an original master of an interview regarding accessibility on DAT; and U-matic S videotapes related to other educational outreach efforts.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-075, 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.

Keywords
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Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums: Where Learning is Fun (Motion picture) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Around the Clock at the Smithsonian (Motion picture : 1970) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum: A Modern Urban Dilemma (Motion picture : 1972) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Communication: It's More Than Sound (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leaf Making: Or the Secret Life of Museum Plants (Motion picture : 1980) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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