Port Washington Public Library Gallery Talks

Collection Data

Description
The Port Washington Public Library produced "Gallery Talks" during which photographers, filmmakers and videographers were interviewed and gave screenings and slide presentations of their work. This collection contains audio and video recordings of the interviews and talks, slides used during the presentations, and files of printed material on the artists.
Names
Port Washington Public Library (Port Washington, N.Y.) (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1971 - 1995
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 4793
Topics
Motion picture producers and directors
Photographers
Photography
Public libraries -- Cultural programs
Port Washington Public Library (Port Washington, N.Y.)
Genres
Interviews
Filmed interviews
Photographs
Ephemera
Video recordings
Lectures
Filmed lectures
Notes
Biographical/historical: In 1970, a New York State Council on the Arts grant enabled the Port Washington Public Library to originate a video project in which volunteers were trained to produce videotapes of community events. From 1970 to 1980, they produced over one thousand tapes. A few of these recordings were cleaned and copied onto VHS for the Library's Centennial Celebration by independent video maker David Shulman. Between 1980 and 1987, NYSCA funding supported the continuation of the video project. Most of the five hundred tapes produced during this period are of interviews and gallery talks presented in conjunction with exhibitions at the Port Washington Public Library. There are also videos acquired from outside sources and produced by other companies.
Content: The Port Washington Public Library produced "Gallery Talks" during which photographers, filmmakers and videographers were interviewed and gave screenings and slide presentations of their work, unually in conjunction with exhibitions at the Library's gallery. This collection contains video and audio recordings of the interviews and talks, slides used during the presentations, documentaries screened at the Library, and artist files. The artist files contains resumes, vitae, biographies, brochures, flyers, clippings, postcards and catalogs about the artists and their work.
Physical Description
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (7 boxes, 371 media originals)
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21586962
MSS Unit ID: 4793
Archives collections id: archives_collections_4793
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d8f099c0-587f-0136-3b08-5f2bb65e9b9e
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