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Press Clippings

Collection Creator:
Preloran, Jorge, 1933-2009  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-2005
Scope and Contents:
This series is comprised primarily of a set of binders that Prelorán had compiled that include: newspaper and magazine articles about Prelorán, reviews of his films, announcements of film screenings, film festival programs, awards, field notes, correspondence, and ephemera. Although Prelorán referred to these as 'press binders' they are more like scrapbooks due to the diversity of materials included.

Press clippings are primarily in Spanish and English, although there are several European publications as well. The correspondence overlaps with that of other series. Some notable correspondents included here are: Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Guggenheim Foundation, Richard Hawkins, Margaret Mead, Edward Larocque Tinker, and Colin Young. Ephemera includes airplane tickets, film festival passes, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award nomination certificate for Luther Metke at 94, and the invitation, menu, and other items from a 1985 White House State Dinner attended by Prelorán.

Please request the appendix from the archivist for an item-level inventory for this series.
Arrangement:
The material is organized in roughly chronological order, following Prelorán's arrangement. Some loose material that Prelorán had intended to add to the binders was integrated into this series.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.

Various copyrights and restrictions on commercial use apply to the reproduction or publication of film, video, audio, photographs, and the digital books.

Access to the Jorge Prelorán collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
The Jorge Prelorán films, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
HSFA.2007.10, Series 8
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Jorge Prelorán films
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2007-10-ref523

Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1974-1987
Scope and Contents note:
Printed materials include announcement postcards, catalogs, press releases, film festival programs, newspaper clippings, and posters. Folders are arranged alphabetically by type of material.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records 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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.leocast, Subseries 8.5
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 8: Castelli/Sonnabend Tapes and Films
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref14358

Film Festival Programs

Collection Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Music, Sports and Entertainment  Search this
Sidney, George, 1916-2002  Search this
Collection Donor:
Sidney, Corinne Entratter  Search this
Container:
Box 82, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with cotton gloves. Researchers may use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis and as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of the collection requires special appointment, please inquire; listening to LP recordings is only possible by special arrangement.

Special arrangements required to view materials in cold storage. Using cold room materials requires a three hour waiting period.

Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. All requests for permission to use these materials for non-museum purposes must be addressed directly to the Archives Center, and the Archives Center will forward the request to the copyright holder. Collection items are available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
George Sidney Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, gift of Corinne Entratter Sidney
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George Sidney Collection
George Sidney Collection / Series 3: Office Files and Personal Material / 3.1: Personal Material
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0867-ref1500

The Floating World: Masami Teraoka and His Art Documentary by Louise Lo, Presented by the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA)

Collection Creator:
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Includes correspondence, film festival program, and VHS of broadcast version of documentary.
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
2001-2003
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Citation:
Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Masami Teraoka papers
Masami Teraoka papers / Series 5: Project and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-teramasa-ref98

Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection

Creator:
Biren, Joan E.  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 13 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Programs
Advertising
Catalogs
Postcards
Date:
1931-2019
Summary:
Joan E. Biren (JEB) is an internationally recognized photographer and documentary artist. She assembled this collection as her Queer Film Museum. It consists of a variety of materials about and associated with queer films, both foreign and domestic.
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains material relating to lesbian-oriented motion pictures. The bulk of the collection consists of ephemera and film posters from theatrical releases in the United States. The collection also contains catalogues from video houses, film festivals, posters, and other material collected by Biren from on-line auction sites. Some of the items have Biren's annotations written within them. The collection contains material associated with United States releases and foreign releases. Production dates are year of first release. An oral history about the collection was conducted by intern Erin Walsh in 2019.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1: Posters and Ephemera, 1931-2010, undated

Series 2, Film Festival Programs, Queer Film Museum Files, and Related Material, 1975-2019, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Joan E. Biren (1944-), also known professionally as JEB, is an internationally recognized lesbian photographer and documentary artist. She grew up in Washington, D.C. graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1966. She later pursued graduate study at Oxford University and the American University. Biren was a vocal and out lesbian joining the women's liberation in the late 1960s and the lesbian movement in the early 1970s. A member of the Furies, she was an associate of authors Rita Mae Brown and Charlotte Bunch

Biren became known for her photographic documentation of late 20th century lesbian culture. Biren published two collections of her photography: Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians (1979) and Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front (1987). Biren pursued filmmaking in the 1990s through her company Moonforce Media, Inc. She produced and directed the documentaries, For Love and For Life (1990) about the 1987 March on Washington and A Simple Matter of Justice (1993), about the April 1993 March on Washington. She is the creator (writer, director, and producer) of the award-winning film, No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon (2003) on two pioneers of the LGBT movement.

Over many years she assembled a collection of ephemera and materials relating to queer film. One of the accepted definitions of the word queer is, "Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgendered people". "Queer film" may be defined as any film or televised entertainment that has as a part of its subject matter or story line anything having to do with or pertinent to homosexuality (male or female), bisexuality, or transgendered people. Biren named her collection the Queer Film Museum and it was displayed in her home. The sign she created and hung on the basement door leading downstairs to the display of her collection (and coincidentally her laundry room) was meant to be ironic and read, "JEB's Queer Film Museum, Dirty Pictures & Clean Laundry". Biren amassed her collection, mostly by purchase, over the course of many years.

Some of the titles in the collection classified as "queer" were not specifically produced with the homosexual audience in mind but have come to be identified with homosexual culture, Greta Garbo's 1931 film Queen Christina for instance.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Archives Center Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection (NMAH.AC.1146) contains an addendum of material donated by Biren in 2011.

Materials at Other Organizations

Collections of Joan E. Biren's personal and professional papers are located at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center in 2010 by Joan E. Biren.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Homosexuality  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Bisexuality  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Transgender people  Search this
Transvestites  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Lesbianism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 21st century
Posters -- 20th century
Programs -- 20th century
Advertising
Catalogs
Postcards
Citation:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection, 1931-2019, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1216
See more items in:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1216
Online Media:

Film Festival Catalogues Queer Film Museum Files and Related Material

Collection Creator:
Biren, Joan E.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-2010, undated
Scope and Contents:
Series 2, Film Festival Programs, Queer Film Museum Files, and Related Material, 1975-2010, undated, includes film festival catalogues and ephemera related to festivals. This series also contains reference files Biren compiled on the titles in her collection and queer film in general. This series includes a program from the Persistent Vision 2001 convention. The Reel Affirmations catalogues for the years 1993 and 1996 are annotated by Biren.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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.
Collection Citation:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection, 1931-2019, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1216, Series 2
See more items in:
Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1216-ref984

Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. Collection

Topic:
Asian art & culture (Unnumbered)
Creator:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Press releases
Picture postcards
Newspaper clippings
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1982-1997
Scope and Contents:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc., collection, which dates from 1982 to 1997 and measures .01 linear feet, documents an early era of Asian American art activism in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The collection includes flyers, photo postcards, clippings and newsletters, which highlight the organizations' activities aimed "to promote more positive and realistic images of Asian Pacific Americans through the arts and humanities, and to develop a greater appreciation ans awareness of Asian Pacific American art forms." Among the holdings is a program book from the first Annual Asian American Film Festival cosponsored by Gold Mountain Radio Collective and the Organization of Pan Asian American Women, Inc.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Asian Americans  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Film festival programs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Press releases
Picture postcards
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc., Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, gift of Wendy Lim.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-089
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-089
Online Media:

Africa in the picture : crisis? what crisis? : programma film festival sept 2009

Title:
Africa in the picture film festival sept 2009
Crisis? what crisis?
Author:
Africa in the Picture (Film festival) (2009 : Netherlands) author  Search this
Subject:
Africa in the Picture (Film festival) (2009 : Netherlands)  Search this
Physical description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Film festival programs
Place:
Africa
Netherlands
Date:
2009
Topic:
Motion pictures, African  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085996

Alive : film festival programme 2011 : alive & kickin' / AITP, Africa in the Picture

Title:
Africa in the picture : film festival : 2011
Alive & kickin'
Author:
Africa in the Picture (Film festival) (2011 : Netherlands) author  Search this
Subject:
Africa in the Picture (Film festival) (2011 : Netherlands)  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Film festival programs
Place:
Africa
Netherlands
Date:
2011
Topic:
Motion pictures, African  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085997

Festival international du cinéma d'Alger

Author:
All-African Cultural Festival (2nd : 2009 : Algiers, Algeria)) publisher  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ; 49 x 68 cm folded to 25 x 17 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Algeria
Algiers
Date:
2009
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Motion pictures, African  Search this
Film festival programs  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038497

Film programming : curating for cinemas, festivals, archives / Peter Bosma

Title:
Curating for cinemas, festivals, archives
Author:
Bosma, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Film festival programs  Search this
Film archives  Search this
Curatorship  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078347

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital : [program]

Author:
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital  Search this
Subject:
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital  Search this
Physical description:
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Environmental films  Search this
Film festival programs  Search this
Call number:
PN1993.42.U8 E58
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1009633

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