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Part II: Speeches and Writings File, 1960-2010 (continued)
BOX 215 Notes, 1993-1994
BOX 215 Research materials, 1987-1994
(5 folders)
BOX 216 (3 folders)
BOX 216 Chapter 13
BOX 216 Drafts, 1994
BOX 216 Interviews (Motorola, Japan), 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 216 Outline, 1993-1994
BOX 216 Research materials, 1989-1994
(3 folders)
BOX 216 Chapter 14
BOX 216 Drafts, 1994
BOX 217 Interviews (government, business, Boeing, Airbus, MHI), 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 217 Outline, 1993-1994
BOX 217 Research materials, 1991-1994
(7 folders)
BOX 217 Chapter 15
BOX 217 Drafts, 1994
BOX 217 Interviews (Sematech and industrial policy), 1993
BOX 218 Outline and notes, 1993-1994
BOX 218 Research materials, 1990-1994
(6 folders)
BOX 218 Chapter 16
BOX 218 Drafts, 1994
BOX 218 Outline, 1994
BOX 218 Research materials, 1991-1994
(2 folders)
BOX 219 (3 folders)
BOX 219 Chapter lengths (third drafts), 1994
Box: 219 Correspondence
BOX 219 Bach, Julian, 1994
BOX 219 General, 1995-1996
BOX 219 Medina, Kate, 1994-1996
(3 folders)
BOX 219 Excerpts, 1995-1996
BOX 219 Footnotes, 1994
BOX 219 Front flap, 1995
BOX 220 Interviews (Rohlen and Smyser), 1994
BOX 220 Interviews (white collar, Silicon Valley), 1993
BOX 220 Introduction
BOX 220 Drafts, 1994
(3 folders)
BOX 220 Outline and notes, 1994
BOX 220 Research materials, 1991-1994
(1 folder)
BOX 221 (9 folders)
BOX 221 Jamison Insurance Company, 1996
BOX 221 Manuscript critiques, 1994
BOX 221 Medina, Kate, notes, 1994
BOX 221 Op-ed articles, 1995
BOX 221 Organization, circa 1993
BOX 221 Part One, drafts, 1994
BOX 221 Part Two, drafts, 1994
BOX 221 Part Three, drafts, 1994
BOX 221 Part Four, drafts, 1994
BOX 221 Publicity, 1994-1995
BOX 222 Research materials and memos, Johnson, Steve, 1994-1995
BOX 222 Research materials, miscellany, 1990-1994
(3 folders)
BOX 222 Reviews, 1995-1996
BOX 222 Table of contents, 1994
BOX 222 Title, 1993-1994
BOX 223 The Russians (1976)
BOX 223 Correspondence
BOX 223 Fan mail, 1976-1989
(3 folders)
BOX 223 General, 1973-1989
BOX 223 Julian Bach Literary Agency, 1974-1985
(3 folders)
BOX 223 Reviews, 1980s
BOX 223 Who Stole the American Dream (2012), Wooster, Ohio, trip book, interviews and gathered materials, 2010
BOX 224-550 Part II: Television Productions, 1986-2009
Part II: Television Productions makes up the overwhelming majority of Part II of the collection, chronicling the many documentaries Smith created for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Frontline. These documentaries cover a variety of topics generally viewed through the lens of the American working class. Highlights include programs such as “Challenge to America,” which explores how the American economy, and especially automobile manufacturing, contrasts to the German and Japanese economies with regard to treatment of employees, and “Surviving the Bottom Line,” which continues such themes and explores the decision-making of chief executive officers and their effects on employees and the shift in education to better prepare workers for the American economy. “Making Schools Work” continues the theme of school reform, while “Juggling Work and Family” looks at the pressures of working class families balancing their jobs and family and the unions and corporations that are accommodating them. “Critical Condition” covers the healthcare industry and insurance companies’ conflict of profit-seeking versus providing care, especially regarding the chronically ill.
Smith’s other documentaries expand his focus beyond the working class while still exploring diverse American communities. “Across the River,” looks at community-building efforts in low-income neighborhoods in Washington D.C. “Seeking Solutions” examines community grassroots programs, including local responses to hate crimes in South Carolina. “Duke Ellington’s Washington,” a biography of jazz composer Duke Ellington, also documents the African American community of Washington D.C. “The People and the Power Game” investigates American politics and the influence of lobbyists and the media, as well as the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives and House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton’s presidential administration. Additional topics covered in his documentaries include retirement, campaign finance reform, Enron Corp., Wal-Mart, water pollution, Dave Brubeck, tax evasion, and investment banking.
This series contains a range of material used in the production of Smith’s television documentaries, including production bibles, interview transcripts, research files, segment planning documents, notes, correspondence, digital files, and printed matter. All recordings related to these productions were transferred to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Record Sound Division.
Arranged into 24 subseries, alphabetically by production.
BOX 224-239 "Across the River," 1990-1996
"Across the River" explores community-building efforts in low-income neighborhoods with high crime rates situated across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Organizations profiled in this documentary include the Alliance of Concerned Men, the Anacostia-Congress Heights Partnership, the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, the Parklands community, and mentorship programs at Draper Elementary School and Anacostia High School’s Public Service Academy. Research files documenting the missions and activities of the various organizations profiled in the film form a large part of this subseries. Interview transcripts and segment planning materials, which includes files related to a town-hall style community forum hosted by Smith, further illustrate the people involved in these grassroots efforts to revive Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. The Alliance of Concerned Men is also profiled in Smith’s documentary, "Seeking Solutions."
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type. The file structure of the digital content maintained as received.
BOX 224 Advisers, 1994-1995
(2 folders)
BOX 224 Awards, 1996
(2 folders)
DF Awards, digital files, 1996
Digital ID: mss62065_198_417
BOX 224 Carriage report, 1995
BOX 224 Clearances, 1995
BOX 224 Contacts, 1994-1995
BOX 224 Credits, 1995
DF Digital files, 1996
Digital ID: mss62065_198_161
BOX 224 Distribution and sales, 1996
BOX 224 Insurance, 1995
(1 folder)
BOX 225 (1 folder)
BOX 225 Interview transcripts
BOX 225 Alliance of Concerned Men, 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 225 Anacostia-Congress Heights Partnership, 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 225 Draper Elementary School and Anacostia High School Public Service Academy, Washington, D.C., 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 226 (1 folder)
BOX 226 Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 226 Parklands community, Washington, D.C., 1995
(4 folders)
BOX 226 Memoranda
BOX 226 General, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 227 General, 1994-1995
(2 folders)
BOX 227 Production, 1994
(2 folders)
BOX 227 Treatments, 1994-1995
(2 folders)
BOX 227 Music, 1995
BOX 227 Notes, 1995
(3 folders)
BOX 227 Photographs, circa 1995
BOX 228 Postproduction
BOX 228 Master tapes dubs and delivery, 1995
BOX 228 Roland House, 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 228 Proposals, 1994-1995
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