Productions,
circa 1963-1989

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 587
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1963-1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
17.9 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (5 film boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of 16mm motion picture films produced by the Office of Telecommunications (OTC) and its predecessors, the Smithsonian Museum Service, the Office of Public Information, and the Office of Public Affairs. Also included are films created by outside producers in collaboration with OTC. Included are black and white and color films, workprints, and silent films. Of special interest are films of Smithsonian special events, bureaus, facilities, equipment, exhibitions, openings, and staff; films of politicians and celebrities at the Smithsonian including Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; films from the 1966 National Broadcasting Corporation series THE SMITHSONIAN; and Smithsonian-produced films The Leaf Thieves, 1963, which documents the planning and fabrication of a proposed rain forest exhibition in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and The Smithsonian's Whale, 1964, which concerns the construction of a 92-foot model blue whale in NMNH.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 587, 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 copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Lady Bird, 1912-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shepard, Alan B. (Alan Bartlett), 1923-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Museum Service Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Information Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Broadcasting Company, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
British Broadcasting Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ascent of Man (Television program) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leaf Thieves (Motion picture : 1963) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian's Whale (Motion picture : 1964) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Television -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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