A Practical Introduction to Videohistory: The Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Terri A. Schorzman
Krieger Publishing Company, 1993 - Photography - 243 pages
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This book provides a history of the Smithsonian Videohistory Program, including its establishment as a formal pan-Smithsonian research program and its relationship with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It also surveys written literature and similar projects, addresses videohistory as a methodology by exploring the application of videohistory in historical research (based on 22 Smithsonian projects), and provides an overview of technical and archival issues. In addition, the appendixes provide a summary of all Smithsonian videohistory projects, as well as samples of documents needed for undertaking a videohistory project.

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Contents

Producing Visual Evidence
19
Technical Criteria and Archival
47
The Evaluation of Videohistory
79
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