This accession consists of videotapes and audio elements documenting Smithsonian orientation productions for the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC) created by Smithsonian Productions and its predecessor, the Office of Telecommunications. The first production, titled "The Smithsonian Institution," was completed in 1984 and was updated in 1989. The production was redone in the early 1990s and released as "Guide to the Smithsonian" in 1994 with Ira Michael Heyman, Secretary, narrating. A 2001 version replaced Heyman with Lawrence M. Small, Secretary, as narrator. Materials consist of 1" magnetic audio tapes, Betacam tapes, VHS, D-2, Digital8, digital audio tape, and 3/4" U-matics. Some materials are in electronic format.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-077, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
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.
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