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The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) is one of the world’s major archives of research materials relating to the entertainment industry. It maintains over three hundred collections from outstanding playwrights, television and motion picture writers, producers, actors, designers, directors, and production companies. Materials preserved include historical records and personal papers; twenty thousand motion pictures, television shows, and videotapes; two million still photograp...



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Source 35 mm nitrate film Description Home movie footage from about 1937-1938 including scenes of couples traveling on the "Cast Daylight" train of the Southern Pacific Railroad with footage of scenery, including the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. Also included are a group of men visiting Treasure Island, the site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. The reel concludes with footage of Madison, Wisconsin from 1943. Included are scenes of people on State Street, of the...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, silent film, California, San Francisco, Wisconsin,...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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by Clarke, Wendy
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Part of Wendy Clarke's New York Tapes project. 
Topics: new york, immigrants, religion, coming to america, politics, culture, stages of life, NYC, New York...
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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by Clarke, Wendy
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Participants face the camera and talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences r elated to love for exactly three minutes. Part of video artist Wendy Clarke’s Love Tape series. These videos were created outside the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
Topics: love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description 1972 visit to Sarah Lawrence University by Shirley Clarke. This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "SARAH LAWRENCE VISIT, also: part of "The Connection" an Elvis move & Carousel off TV." Call Number VCA 435 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, Sarah Lawrence College
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...
Community Texts
by Smith, Hartford, Jr.
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Correspondence related to Hartford Smith, Jr.’s media appearances.
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, detroit, education, social work, radio, television
Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description A tape from Shirley Clarke's early experiments in video art, which resemble a personal autobiography. Notes on tape container: "April 19 nite of Ricky visit but not of Ricky. 1. Jose Soltero & his assistant Alicia from Argentina. I do teaching, they tape. 2. Harry arrives and Sandy. She & I tape. 3. Harry does his Eurthmy(?) thing & gets hungry (medium rare quickly). Best part is we're double taping (Me on other camera) I talk...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, videoart, videodiary, Harry Smith, Ricky Leacock, Jose...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Learning Corporation of America; John H. Secondari Productions, Ltd.
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Source: 16mm projection print Call number: CD 133 Description: This contrasting study of farm life in Wisconsin and southeastern Hungary follows one family in each rural area through a daily routine. The American family owns its own farm; the Hungarian family is part of a cooperative. Members of the families comment on how their farms operate and what they find satisfying in their lives. Fundamental differences in attitudes and the organization of the farms are explored are explored in light of...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, educational film, Wisconsin, farming
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description A tape from Shirley Clarke's early experiments in video art, which resemble a personal autobiography. Notes on tape container: "Makeup - Magic two. Fri May 13 1971. Original S&W [Shirley & Wendy] - then Nancy." Genre Experimental; Video Art; Video Diary Call Number VCA 797 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, video diary, Shirley Clarke, Wendy Clarke
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by Tee Pee Video Space Troupe
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...
Radio Programs Contributions
by Smith, Hartford, Jr.
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Seeds of Discontent  was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions on...
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Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Marc Blitzstein
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Marc Blitzstein plays the piano and sings the song "Nickel Under the Foot" from his 1937 opera Cradle Will Rock .
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, Marc Blitzstein, Cradle Will Rock, Federal Theatre...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by William Steuber
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Source 16 mm film Description   An experimental film from around 1939 about a boy owning a bicycle and learning the proper safety rules on the road. Genre Public service announcement Collection Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Collection  
Topics: Wisconsin, film, silent film, public service announcement, bike safety, Madison, safety, bikes
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description A tape from Shirley Clarke's early experiments in video art, which resemble a personal autobiography. Notes on tape container: "Morris at Ornette's art show opening." Genre Experimental; Video Art; Video Diary Call Number VCA 441 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, video diary, Ornette Coleman
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by Tee Pee Video Space Troupe
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, Flaherty...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke
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by Tee Pee Video Space Troupe
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, Shirley Clarke
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description A tape from Shirley Clarke's early experiments in video art, which resemble a personal autobiography. Segments of this tape were recorded off television. Notes on tape container: "Jonas Mekas visit. Harry comes by before Ricky visit.  1. 12 p.m. April 15th -- Jonas dares to come by but won't talk. I tape him not with set up -- (as I planned) but with camera in my arms I sneak a few shots. 2. Ricky visit RED 1. " Genre Experimental;...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, video diary, Shirley Clarke, Ricky Leacock,...
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race
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by Tee Pee Video Space Troup
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race
Community Audio
by Smith, Hartford, Jr.
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This recording of a 1969 sensitivity session for public services employees in Michigan features a roleplaying exercise and discussion. The roleplay is an interview with a person receiving job search assistance, and the discussion covers topics such as dealing with anger and hostility and how to communicate most effectively with clients.
Topics: social work, employment, detroit
Community Video
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Short video documenting the work of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research's 4K film scanner. 
Topics: film history, tv history, archives, scanner, wisconsin
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by Tee Pee Video Space Troupe
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, John Lennon,...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description The Angels of Light (by Shirley Clarke, Hibiscus, and Angel Jack). Some mad, merry, musical moments from tapes made at the Experimental TV Lab designed to reveal how that favorite form of American entertainment-the musical comedy-can be given a new and unique form when it is interfaced in a "live" video mix  ith the possibilities of electronic color, chroma key, etc., to create some extraordinary, beautiful visual images. Content is...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, Angels of Light, Experimental...
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by Clarke, Wendy
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, Wendy...
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by Clarke, Wendy
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Participants face the camera and talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to love for exactly three minutes. Part of video artist Wendy Clarke’s Love Tape series. These videos were created outside the World Trade Center buildings in New York City in 1980.
Topics: love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Clarke, Wendy
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Participants face the camera and talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to love for exactly three minutes. Part of video artist Wendy Clarke’s Love Tape series. These videos were created outside the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
Topics: love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought,...
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race, education
Community Audio
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This recording from the Children’s Charter of the Courts of Michigan, Inc., a nonprofit organization with the goal of improving judicial services to children., summarizes a project titled The Child’s View of the Juvenile Court and Its Related Services. The project comprised interviews with 271 young people with experience in the court system about their perspectives on the conduct of law enforcement officers, and this tape compiles many of their responses.
Topics: children, courts, law enforcement, michigan, wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch
Radio Programs Contributions
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Community Audio
by Smith, Hartford, Jr.
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This recording of a session for employment services workers in Michigan features a wide-ranging discussion on how to best help applicants. Topics include employment counseling, when applicants may need referral to another agency or type of assistance, and the possibility of hopeless applicants.
Topics: social work, employment, detroit
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Lewis B. Sebring Jr., Alice P. Sebring
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Source: 16mm Kodachrome original Call number : FH 367-368 Description: Amateur travelogue of an extensive trip to Australia photographed and produced by "The Traveling Sebrings," Lewis B. Sebring, Jr. and Alice P. Sebring. Lewis B. Sebring, Jr. was a journalist and war correspondent for the New York Herald-Tribune, who reported on combat in the Southwest Pacific Area theater during World War II. The trip documented in this film, which they referred to also as "An Odyssey to...
Topics: travelogue, home movie, amateur, Australia, wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, John Lennon,...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description A tape from Shirley Clarke's early experiments in video art, which resemble a personal autobiography. Segments of this tape were recorded off television. Notes on tape container: "Yoko & John Party hold. Recycled with Paul Ryan's video tape. This is interesting beacuse of your showing Paul Ryan's tape. 1st part is home movie tape stuff at a party for John & Yoko." Genre Experimental; Video Art; Video Diary Call Number VCA 803...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, video diary, Shirley Clarke, John Lennon, Yoko...
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by Clarke, Wendy
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Participants face the camera and talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences  related to love for exactly three minutes. Part of video artist Wendy Clarke’s Love Tape series. These videos were created outside the World Trade Center buildings in New York City in 1980.
Topics: love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought,...
Community Texts
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1966 to 1968 documents relating to the planning, production, and distribution of  Seeds of Discontent . The radio documentary series explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit
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1967 to 1968 correspondence, script drafts, and other documents relating to  Seeds of Discontent , a radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to...
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by Hollywood Division of the Arts, Sciences and Professions Council
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A filmstrip created by the Hollywood Division of the Arts, Sciences and Professions Council meant to educate the public about the first amendment violations committed by the House Un-American Activities Committee. It also delves into the complicity of the major studio heads in the Committee's effort to humiliate and blacklist members of the Hollywood creative community. The strip concludes with a plea for viewers to fight back against McCarthyism with letter writing campaigns and other forms of...
Topics: filmstrip, mccarthyism, huac, blacklist, hollywood ten, wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaerresearch,...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description 1972 visit to Sarah Lawrence University by Shirley Clarke. This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "SARAH LAWRENCE VISIT, also: part of "The Connection," an Elvis movie & Carousel off TV." Call Number VCA 436 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, Sarah Lawrence College, video art
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by Lampert, Pauline
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Short documentary video profiling the ways in which the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) is using its film scanner to preserve and share files and TV history. 
Topics: film scanner, faye emerson, film history, archives, libraries
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description March 27, 1980 lecture at New York University by Shirley Clarke. Call Number VCA 625 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, New York University
Community Texts
by Smith, Hartford, Jr.
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A special tribute and award from the City of Detroit for the formation of the Federal Metro College, designed to help women and minorities employed in government.
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, detroit, race, education
Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description 1972 visit to Sarah Lawrence University by Shirley Clarke. This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "SARAH LAWRENCE VISIT, also: Moment in Love." Call Number VCA 438 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, Flaherty...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Seeds of Discontent was a 1968 radio documentary series that explored discontented social groups and organizations attempting to improve their conditions in American society. Created by Hartford Smith, Jr. and Wayne State University’s WDET in Detroit, the series addressed topics including race relations, civil rights, poverty, youth, and crime. Smith’s connections with the community as a social worker allowed him to record hours of interviews with people about their lives and their opinions...
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Photographs documenting parts of Hartford Smith, Jr.’s career, especially the production of the radio series  Seeds of Discontent , and newsletters and clippings related to Smith’s work and interests.
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Proposals for a documentary television series on urban problems produced by Seeds of Discontent, Inc. Formed after the radio series of the same name, the organization Seeds of Discontent, Inc. was established to create meaningful programs communicating the realities of American society, particularly the experiences of minority groups.
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Short video documenting the work of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research's 4K film scanner. 
Topics: film history, tv history, archives, scanner, wisconsin
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
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Faye Emerson Show
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Participants face the camera and talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences related to love for exactly three minutes. Part of video artist Wendy Clarke’s Love Tape series. These videos were created outside the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.
Topics: love tapes, love, emotions, feeling, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought,...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Sometime in 1971 Shirley Clarke conceived of a group of artists, known as the Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, drawn from the full compass of disciplines, who would develop new skills for a new art. She appropriated the model of the jazz ensemble: videographers would improvise, trading images back and forth. Tee Pee members included Wendy Clarke (Shirley’s daughter), Bruce Ferguson, Shridhar Bapat, Susan Milano, Elsa Morse, DeeDee Halleck; and...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe,...