Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-154
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of laserdiscs from the Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection. The Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection tells the stories behind the Smithsonian Institution's greatest art, history, and science collections, and introduces the curators of its unique possessions and hidden treasures. Titles from the Collection in this accession include "Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth;" "Insects: The Little Things That Run the World;" "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo;" "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video;" and "First Ladies: Symbols for a Nation." All titles are approximately 60 minutes long and were released on laserdisc in 1989. Some titles were later reformatted and released as part of the Smithsonian Video Collection.
"Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth" is narrated by James Whitmore and compares the dinosaurs of the movies to the real story as told by scientists. The program features an excavation in progress and the National Museum of Natural History, Hall of Paleontology. "Insects: The Little Things That Run the World" is narrated by James Earl Jones and demonstrates the stunning ways insects have evolved and adapted to survive for eons while so many other animals have become extinct, and why scientists consider insects to be the most successful living organism on earth. The program features the National Museum of Natural History, Insect Zoo as well as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the National Zoological Park. "National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo" takes viewers on a magical tour of the Smithsonian Institution's living animal collection and focuses on scientific study and conservation. The program features the National Zoological Park. "Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video" takes viewers behind the scenes to the spectacular gem and mineral collection. The program features the National Museum of Natural History, Gem and Mineral Hall. "First Ladies: Symbols for a Nation" allows viewers to learn what it is really like to be a First Lady. The program features Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower as well as the National Museum of American History, Hall of First Ladies.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-154, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
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Keywords
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Whitmore, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reagan, Nancy, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eisenhower, Julie Nixon Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, James Earl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carter, Rosalynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Insect Zoo Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Gem and Mineral Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.) First Ladies Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Hall of Paleontology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoo: The Zoo Behind the Zoo (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gems and Minerals: The Ultimate Rock Video (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Laserdisc Collection Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dinosaurs: Fantastic Creatures That Ruled the Earth (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insects: The Little Things That Run the World (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
First Ladies: Symbols of a Nation (Video recording : 1989) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Collection management Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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