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Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research

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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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 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 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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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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, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, Angels of Light, Experimental...
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,...
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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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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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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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Clarke, Wendy
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The New York Tapes project was  commissioned by The New-York Historical Society and documented the residents, places and members of the community including the New York Yankees, Coney Island, Central Park, an Irish pub, Lebanese and other Arab-Americans in Brooklyn, the Fulton Fish market, the Department of Sanitation, a housing project in Harlem and many more. Created by Wendy Clarke using techniques she pioneered on  The Love Tapes  project.
Topics: new york, food, immigrants, religion, coming to america, politics, culture, stages of life, NYC,...
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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...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race
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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, Humanity, Mind and body, Emotions, Human Beings, Monologues, Thought and...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description The Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York was an annual event that began in 1963 as an open forum for the emerging experimental music scene in New York City. Shirley Clarke participated in the 8th annual event with her pioneering video installation, "Video Ferris Wheel." This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "Note: inserts for inserts of "AS IF(?)" done with cart in front...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, Avant Garde...
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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  with 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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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, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought, thinking,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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, David Cort, Shirley Clarke,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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,...
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by United Productions and sponsored by the Wisconsin State Journal
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Source 35 mm film Description  A circa 1933 Hal Roach pastiche that follows the very simple chase film format popularized decades before in early cinema. Madison children stage an attack on an “Eat-More Ice Cream” man, who turns the tables on his aggressors, chasing the kids through the historic streets of Mansion Hill and then past a string of local businesses (Wadham's Greasing Pagoda, the Olympic Restaurant, the Capital Arcade, Sweet's Food Shop, Madison Cafeteria, Hult-Capitol Garage,...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, silent film, Wisconsin, Madison, local business,...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Part one of an episode of All About TV hosted by Steve Scheuer. The topic is The Future of Television and the panelists include Shirley Clarke, filmmaker, Rene Berger, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Vilem Flusser, Professor of Communications at the University of Sao Paulo. Described on the tape case as follows: "02/14/1974. All about TV panel show. Part 1 one. Flusser, Clarke, Berger, Scheuer." Genre...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, television, Shirley Clarke, Steve Scheuer, Rene Berger,...
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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...
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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
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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,...
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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...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit
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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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Escalator Over the Hill (or EOTH) is mostly referred to as a jazz opera, but it was released as a "chronotransduction" with "words by Paul Haines, adaptation and music by Carla Bley, production and coordination by Michael Mantler", performed by the Jazz Composer's Orchestra. It was recorded over three years (1968 to 1971). This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "1. Carla...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, shirleyclarke, video, artistvideo, videoart, opera
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Tee Pee Video Space Troupe
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description 30 minute version of Marion Scott for dance project. Call Number VCA 628 Forms part of the Shirley Clarke papers, 1936-1983 Preserved by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR)
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, dance, Shirley Clarke
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Harold Mayer Productions
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Source 16 mm Description Shows young people at work, on the street, voting, and in a variety of other situations. Stresses the importance of registering to vote and the significance of the youth vote in both local and national elections. Original rock score. Preservation History Tellin' the World was preserved through a National Film Preservation Foundation grant in 2019 Genre Public service announcement Collection Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, voting, public service announcement, young adults,...
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description Part two of an episode of All About TV hosted by Steve Scheuer. The topic is The Future of Television and the panelists include Shirley Clarke, filmmaker, Rene Berger, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Vilem Flusser, Professor of Communications at the University of Sao Paulo. Described on the tape case as follows: "02/14/1974. All about TV panel show. Part 1 one. Flusser, Clarke, Berger, Scheuer." Genre...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, television, Shirley Clarke, Steve Scheuer, Rene Berger,...
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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 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  with 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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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...
The New York Tapes 1990: A Video Portrait of New York as Told by its People was commissioned by The New-York Historical Society and documented the residents, places and members of the community including the New York Yankees, Coney Island, Central Park, an Irish pub, Lebanese and other Arab-Americans in Brooklyn, the Fulton Fish market, the Department of Sanitation, a housing project in Harlem and many more. Created by Wendy Clarke using techniques she pioneered on The Love Tapes project.
Topics: new york, food, immigrants, religion, coming to america, politics, culture, stages of life, NYC,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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,...
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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
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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
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by Theta Delta Chi; Royce, Henry "Hank"; Tuttle, Fordyce "Clif"
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Source 35 mm nitrate film Description Campus Smiles uses a playful tone to document the faculty, student body, and life at UW-Madison during the early 1920s. This documentary short is a compelling chronicle of the local culture at one of the nation’s largest universities and offers a glimpse into the undergraduate sphere of the immediate post-WWI era. In it, humorous intertitles penned in early twentieth-century American slang introduce campus personalities and comment on social events. Genre...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, silent film, Wisconsin, Madison, documentary,...
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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
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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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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,...
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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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  with 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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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, Tee Pee Video Space Troupe, Angels of Light, Experimental...
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, humanity, human beings, monologues, mind and body, thought, thinking,...
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Boleslaw Jozef Przedpelski
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Source: 8mm reversal film Call number: EA 200 Description: Unedited, silent 8mm color home movie documenting Wisconsin Good Neighbor Day, an event in service of the farm of Frank Flees and his family, organized by Dr. B.J. Przedpelski, the associate county agent for Marathon and Portage counties, held on September 11, 1951. Mr. Flees and his family were in need of assistance on their farm after an accident left Mr. Flees blind in one eye and a farm loan he applied for was refused, and when Dr....
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, film, Wisconsin, home movie, 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,...
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...
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...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, radio, documentary, detroit, race
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...
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: "Ricky comes to visit sees video for the 1st time. Day sunlight excellent." Genre Experimental; Video Art; Video Diary Call Number VCA 346 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, Ricky Leacock, Shirley Clarke
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
by Willard Pratt, Theron Moser
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Source: digitized from VHS transfer Call number: VHB 980 Description Amateur film documenting the 1940 state corn husking contest at the Oscar W. Gutknecht farm in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Includes scenes of the contest; shots of the cars arriving and parked on the surrounding fields; bands; children's carnival rides; and crowd scenes. Segments of each contestant husking include shots of his "bangboard" which gives his name, country, and number of pounds he husked Genre:...
Topics: corn husking, Wisconsin, home movie, amateur, Richland Center,...
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
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 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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Source 8 mm Description Home movie of one of TV's earliest primetime game shows, Johnny Olson's Fun for the Money , shot by an audience member. Genre Home movie Collection Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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by Clarke, Shirley
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Source 1/2 inch open reel videotape Description The Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York was an annual event that began in 1963 as an open forum for the emerging experimental music scene in New York City. Shirley Clarke participated in the 8th annual event with her pioneering video installation, "Video Ferris Wheel." This footage was shot by Shirley Clarke, and is described on the tape case as follows: "The first trip of the ferris wheel. I tape myself on way there." Call...
Topics: wisconsincenterforfilmandtheaterresearch, video art, installation art, Shirley Clarke, Avant Garde...
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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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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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 videotape Description   Notes from video box: June 1971. Vertical -2-. !. Lazer burn alone on tube (hold). 2. Joan ... (hold) Lionel Rogosin. 4. Horizontal no lazer. Andy Mann visits on his birthday (hold). Genre Experimental Collection Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Collection  
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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)
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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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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,...
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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.
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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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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 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...
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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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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...
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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)
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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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