Production Records,
1969-1979

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 296
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1969-1979
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20.8 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (10 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of master audio tapes for Radio Smithsonian programs 1-481, 1969-1978, and Smithsonian Galaxy editions 1-25, 1978-1979.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Radio Smithsonian began its weekly half-hour broadcasts in the summer of 1969. The program was carried by local radio stations in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and educational radio stations around the country and overseas. Broadcasts provided the public with information about the activities of the Smithsonian through discussions, interviews, lectures, music, and research activity reports. Programs featured Smithsonian staff as well as guest scientists, historians, politicians, artists, authors, and musicians.
Smithsonian Galaxy, a series of 2 1/2-minute radio features about the work of the Institution's curatorial, scientific, and research staffs, began production in 1978. The program was broadcast throughout the United States and overseas.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 296, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
Access Restriction
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if listening copies are not currently available. Listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Radio Smithsonian (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Galaxy (Radio program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Radio -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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