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Oral history interview with James Wentzy

Interviewee:
Wentzy, James  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Names:
ACT UP (Organization)  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System) -- Students  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Arena, Tony  Search this
Brown, Arch  Search this
Buckingham, David  Search this
Carlomusto, Jean  Search this
Dee, James, 1950-  Search this
Ellis, Darrel  Search this
Farber, Robert, 1948-1995  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Maletta, Lou  Search this
Moore, Patrick, 1962-  Search this
Santinire, Vincent  Search this
Schnabel, John  Search this
Tam, Ho, 1962-  Search this
Extent:
15 Items (Sound recording: 15 sound files (5 hr., 13 min.), digital, wav)
164 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 January 23-March 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview with James Wentzy, conducted 2017 January 23-March 31, by Cynthia Carr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Wentzy's home and studio in New York, New York.
Wentzy speaks of his childhood in South Dakota; studying filmmaking at Southern Illinois University; moving to New York and shooting commercial films in the late 1970s; working and homesteading in the photography studio of James Dee; the beginning of the AIDS crisis; being diagnosed with HIV in 1990; his participation in and extensive documentation of ACT UP meetings, actions, and demonstrations; his place in the genealogy of AIDS activism; and his body of film and television work. Wentzy also recalls Darrel Ellis, Alanna Heiss, Arch Brown, James Dee, Robert Farber, Ho Tam, John Schnabel, Patrick Moore, Lou Maletta, Tony Arena, Vincent Satinire, David Buckingham, Jean Carlomusto, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
James Wentzy (1952- ) is a cinematographer, documentary filmmaker, and artist in New York, New York. Cynthia Carr (1950- ) is a writer in New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wentzy17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wentzy17

Oral history interview with Edmund Rudolph Teske

Interviewee:
Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Barnsdall, Aline, 1882-1946  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1980 May 27-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edmund Rudolph Teske conducted 1980 May 27-30, by Susan C. Larsen, for the Archives of American Art.
Teske speaks of his family background; his early interest in photography, acting and music; Jane Addams' Hull House; working in A. George Miller's commercial photography studio; aspiring to be a cinematographer; establishing the first photographic workshop at Taliesin North; photographing Chicago "in the spirit of Atget"; development of his technique; his subject matter; solarization and other printing processes; and his series, "Song of Dust". He recalls Aline Barnsdall, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Frank Lloyd Wright, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Edmund Teske (1911-1996) was a photographer from Los Angeles, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Topic:
Photography -- Printing processes  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.teske80
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-teske80

[Roger Brown, Richard Hunt, John Hegarty] [videorecording] / Archives of American Art, produced by American Film House ; exec. producer, Dennis Barrie ; producers, Linda Abramsky and Ralph Graham ; director, cinematographer, Charles Cirgenski

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Names:
American Film House  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Abramsky, Linda  Search this
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Cirgenski, Charles F.  Search this
Graham, Ralph  Search this
Hegarty, John, 1938-  Search this
Hunt, Richard, 1935-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (videocassette (45 min.), sd., col., 3/4 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
Dennis Barrie, Midwest director of the Archives of American Art, narrates three separate documentaries about Chicago artists, including painter Roger Brown, sculptor Richard Hunt, and realist painter John Hegarty. Version combines three separate 15 min. video productions on one cassette.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Birmingham, Mich. : American Film House, 1983.
Provenance:
A film by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.archamea2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-archamea2

Oral history interview with Edmund Rudolph Teske, 1980 May 27-30

Interviewee:
Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Barnsdall, Aline  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography -- Printing processes  Search this
Photographers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11859
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212098
AAA_collcode_teske80
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212098

[Cinematographers], [caption no. 1724? : photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Two men with motion picture camera on tripod, man, two women, two children standing nearby.
Local Numbers:
RSN 18167
General:
In box 3.1.70 [227A].
Yellowing severely.
Orig. no. A-2.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Photographers -- 1890-1920  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1890-1920 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18165-18288
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref14601

See F.P. 23' Sir Frances [sic?] L.C. Flood, new British High Commissioner (no royalty) [on envelope] [half-stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Flood, Francis L.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-1/2" x 3-3/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Flood being filmed by cinematographer amid deep snowbanks.
Local Numbers:
RSN 19112

AC0143-0019112.tif (AC scan number)
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 3.1.73 [220B], moved from [181].
Severely damaged? Yellowing slightly.
Orig. no. 44X46R
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Snow  Search this
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 18987-19120
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref15528

La Aportacion Humanistica de Jack Delano [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Tufino, Rafael  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Names:
Delano, Jack  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Collection Collector:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 71 x 50.6 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Date:
1984
Scope and Contents:
This commemorative poster celebrates Jack Delano's contribution to the humanities in Puerto Rico as an artist, photographer, cinematographer, and composer. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000034.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.37 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / 1.2: Theme Weeks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref913
Online Media:

Delegate

Published by:
MelPat Associates, American, 1965 - 1986  Search this
Created by:
C. Melvin Patrick, American, died 1985  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 7/16 × 9/16 in. (27.5 × 21.4 × 1.5 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1984
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Dance  Search this
Fraternal organizations  Search this
Fraternities  Search this
Government  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Labor  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Political organizations  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Sororities  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Anne B. Patrick and the family of Hilda E. Stokely
Object number:
2012.167.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a99826b2-563a-492a-9d22-e03c2c02f99c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.167.18
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Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records

Creator:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis  Search this
Names:
Fisher, Morgan, 1942-  Search this
Friedman, Roberta  Search this
Gehry, Leslie  Search this
Gerry, Lyn  Search this
Halpern, Amy  Search this
Möritz, William  Search this
O'Neill, Beverly  Search this
O'Neill, Pat, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1981
Summary:
The scattered records of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis date from 1976 to 1981 and measure 1.1 linear feet. Founded in 1975, the organization offered a venue for avant-garde and experimental film as well as special merit documentaries. The records consist of scattered business and administrative records, including member information, the constitution, and by-laws; one folder of correspondence; various notes; printed materials; and a large number of files on filmmakers.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered records of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis date from 1976 to 1981 and measure 1.1 linear feet. The records consist of scattered business and administrative records, one folder of correspondence, various notes, printed materials, and a large number of files on filmmakers and cinematographers.

Scattered business and administrative records include the constitution and by-laws of the organization, founding information, contracts, member information, film rental documents, and film screening schedules. Resumes are found for Oasis members Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Leslie Gehry, Lyn Gerry, Amy Halpern, Beverly and Pat O'Neill, and William Moritz.

There is one folder of scattered correspondence dating from circa 1977-1981, financial notes, meeting notes, and program notes. Printed materials include announcements and posters, printed articles written by members, clippings, press releases, and film programs.

The largest series consists of compiled files on filmmakers and cinematographers, most of whom showed at the Oasis. Files contain a variety of materials, such as clippings, reviews, programs, biographies, and notes.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into five series:

Series 1: Scattered Business Records, 1976-1981 (Box 1; 13 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1977-1981(Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Notes, circa 1979-1980 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1976-1981 (Box 1, OV 2; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 5: Filmmakers' Files, 1976-1981 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)
Historical Note:
The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis was founded by a group of independent filmmakers, critics, and theorists in March 1976. The mission of the non-profit organization was to provide a southern California venue for mostly experimental and avant-garde film.

The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis operated as a member group, and in addition to showing film, offered the opportunity for new and established filmmakers to interact and exchange ideas, and to promote cinematography as a fine art. The Oasis held film screenings about twice monthly in the gallery of the Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art. Although most of the films were experimental or avant-garde, the members also showed some feature films and documentaries considered to be particularly important. The Oasis served as the only regular screening venue in Los Angeles at which new and unknown filmmakers could show their works. The Oasis was dissolved in 1981.

Members and founders of the Oasis included Paul Arthur, Roberta Friedman, Leslie Gehry, Lynn Gerry, Amy Halpern, Tom Lesser, Sandy Matthews, Beverly O'Neill, Pat O'Neill, Magdalena Rangel, Tim Shepard, Grahame Weinbren, Susan Rosenblum, Brent Wilcox, Diana Wilson, David Wilson and Arlene Zeichner.

The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis showed films by Kenneth Anger, Bruce Baillie, John Baldessari, Stan Brakhage, Rudy Burckhardt, Bruce Conner, John Cornell, Maya Deren, Jules Engel, Morgan Fisher, Oskar Fischinger, Hollis Frampton, Robert Huot, Larry Jordan, Fernand Leger, William Moritz, Susan Pitt, Hans Richter, Michael Snow, Chick Strand, John Whitney, and Emerson Woelffer, among others.
Provenance:
Amy Halpern, one of the founders of the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis donated the records in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Cinematographers  Search this
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Citation:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1976-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.losangei
See more items in:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-losangei

Filmmaker and Artists Files

Collection Creator:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-1981
Scope and Contents note:
Found here are files about filmmakers, cinematographers, and other film artists that showed at the Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis. There are also a few files relating to specific film programs held at the Oasis. Files may include a variety of scattered clippings, reviews, programs, biographies and notes. See the Index for Series 1 for a list of all film screenings held by Oasis.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records, 1976-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.losangei, Series 5
See more items in:
Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-losangei-ref52

Aerobatic Flight

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-08-12T20:33:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_qYqs4kCa7NY

Love is the Message: An Evening with Arthur Jafa

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-03-16T18:18:23.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_yOYd_IAPIe0

This Videographer Strikes Gold with a Dwarf Minke Whale

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-02-02T16:30:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_3_JZ0F-UFuI

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D Trailer

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-06-23T14:40:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Film & Animation  Search this
See more by:
smithsoniantheaters
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
smithsoniantheaters
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_eCawutT0M7g

Arthur Jafa, Steve Coleman, and surprise performance by Kokayi- Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-01-31T22:28:31.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_F5o8gcrrCxM

Camera, Motion Picture, Cine-Kodak Special, 16mm

Materials:
Metal
Glass
Coating
Dimensions:
Overall: 21 × 1.6 × 36.8cm, 8.2kg (8 1/4 in. × 5/8 in. × 1 ft. 2 1/2 in., 18lb.)
Approximate (Magazine; Detached): 21 × 3.5 × 12.7cm, 0.5kg (8 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 5 in., 1lb.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020304000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9404b6e54-da58-4fa4-b5dc-cbf3a7e97199
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020304000
Online Media:

Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020301000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97649a9f2-0205-4c34-a639-7ca98714ecc1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020301000

Camera, Motion Picture, Bell & Howell, Eyemo, 35mm

Materials:
metal and glass
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Credit Line:
Gift of Judy Scholl.
Inventory Number:
A20020302000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90c3598a2-5c40-46c6-bf25-abc2198962c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20020302000
Online Media:

Oral history interview with James Wentzy, 2017 January 23-March 31

Interviewee:
Wentzy, James, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Carr, C.  Search this
Subject:
Arena, Tony  Search this
Brown, Arch  Search this
Buckingham, David  Search this
Carlomusto, Jean  Search this
Dee, James  Search this
Ellis, Darrel  Search this
Farber, Robert  Search this
Heiss, Alanna  Search this
Maletta, Lou  Search this
Moore, Patrick  Search this
Santinire, Vincent  Search this
Schnabel, John  Search this
Tam, Ho  Search this
ACT UP (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Southern Illinois University (System)  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17464
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387864
AAA_collcode_wentzy17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387864
Online Media:

George C. Coudert photographs from Brazil

Photographer:
Coudert, George C.  Search this
Extent:
14 Negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Tenharim  Search this
Parintintín (Parintintin)  Search this
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Amazonia  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Amazonas (Brazil)
Date:
1924
Summary:
Photographs made by George C. Coudert among the Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) communities in Brazil during a 1924 expedition.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 14 negatives shot by George Coudert among the Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) communities along the Rio dos Marmelos in the Amazonas State in Brazil. These were made during an expedition to collect rare bird specimens on behalf of the Zoological Gardens of Philadelphia. According to his original negative sleeves, the expedition stayed six days in the Madeira region to study the indigenous people in the area. Images include portraits of Tenharim and Parintintín (Parintintin) men, women, and children, often posed in groups outside of dwellings and along the river. The photographs were made in 1924 and were likely shot on nitrate. The negatives were transferred to safety film (acetate) in the 1960s when the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation conducted a large scale photograph conservation project. Contact prints were also made at this time.
Catalog numbers: N09121-N09134
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
George C. Coudert (1884-1955) was a photographer and cinematographer. Born in France, Coudert moved to the United States as a young child and attended school in Newark, New Jersey. Thought he started his career as a photographer, he moved into film and worked as cinematographer for most of his career. In the 1920's, Coudert went on several expeditions to South America serving as the photographer. In 1924 he travelled to Brazil on a rare bird catching expedition for the Zoological Gardens of Philadelphia, along with Joseph McGoldrick, Rudolphe Meyer De Schauensee, Henry Norris and Alec Eesso. Eventually, Coudert moved to California where he lived out the rest of his life.
Provenance:
It is still unclear how this collection came to the Museum of the American Indian, though it was likely a donation around 1924-1925 based on the catalog numbers.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu). Some images restricted for cultural sensitivity.
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George C. Coudert photographs from Brazil, Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.133
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-133

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