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  • Welcome | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    years on the Wisconsin faculty Michele wrote or edited co Read more WCFTR Partners with UW SLIS TLAM Group and Oneida Nation on Film Project Since 2013 the WCFTR has been collaborating with the Tribal Libraries Archives and Museums class and student group on a project to process a collection of film materials belonging to the Oneida Cultural Heritage Department The Tribal Libraries Archives and Museums TLAM course is designed to facilitate a participatory learning experience through presentations readings service Read more Screenwriter Director David Koepp Visits WCFTR The Communication Arts Department hosted director and screenwriter David Koepp in early March to introduce three screenings at the UW Cinematheque and to meet with faculty and students from the department A native of nearby Pewaukee Wisconsin Koepp started his career with an independent film APARTMENT ZERO before his first big writing assignment JURASSIC PARK In addition he Read more Rick Prelinger in person February 20th and 21st WCFTR is proud to co present two very special lecture and screening events with archivist writer filmmaker and outsider librarian Rick Prelinger this weekend in Madison WI Looking Up From the Read more Harold Mayer and Lynne Rhodes Mayer Film and Papers Donation The WCFTR is pleased to announce that Harold Mayer and Lynne Rhodes Mayer UW Madison BA 47 have donated their collection of film and professional papers to the archive The material consists of over 200 film video and Read more Explore the Exhibits In 2007 the WCFTR developed a pilot project that would provide authoritative scholarly websites focused on WCFTR collections that combine well researched information with digitized selections of primary source materials from our archives Access We believe that one of the most important gateways into understanding American culture is the original records of its creators particularly in the field

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  • About Us | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    records of the American film industry between 1930 and 1960 American popular theater in the 1940s and 1950s and American television from the 1940s to the 1970s One of the most important gateways into understanding American culture is the original records of its creators particularly in the field of drama and audiovisual media Each year hundreds of scholars from around the world as well as creative artists and the interested public consult our archives and produce important works that draw on the information and visual materials contained in our collections Our staff can assist researchers looking for materials The WCFTR actively collects the papers and audiovisual materials of individual producers directors writers actors and other key personnel in the production of U S audio visual state culture Collecting areas we are most interested in developing Film and television production records Independent producers directors and writers Collections with social action significance Innovators in the media field Housed in the Wisconsin Historical Society s Library Archives Division the WCFTR is one of the world s most accessible archives and is regularly visited by researchers from around the world Research undertaken in its collections has revolutionized the scholarship of American cinema theater and television The WCFTR is a participating member of FIAF the International Federation of Film Archives enabling us to borrow filmed material from major archives for UW Cinematheque screenings The WCFTR in turn loans its prints for screenings at events organized or sponsored by other FIAF member archives Both the UW Cinematheque and Communication Arts Department offer important outreach activities that draw on the Center s collections and expertise The WCFTR also partners with the UW School of Library and Information Studies to provide training opportunities for enrolled students in the Archives and Records Management for a Digital Age program Paid

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  • News | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    three screenings at the UW Cinematheque and to meet with faculty and students from the department A native of nearby Pewaukee Wisconsin Koepp started his career with an independent film APARTMENT ZERO before his first big writing assignment JURASSIC PARK In addition he wrote DEATH BECOMES HER THE PAPER MISSION IMPOSSIBLE and wrote and directed STIR OF ECHOES GHOST TOWN and a WCFTR staff favorite PREMIUM RUSH Rick Prelinger in person February 20th and 21st by siteadmin on Tue 02 17 2015 13 36 WCFTR is proud to co present two very special lecture and screening events with archivist writer filmmaker and outsider librarian Rick Prelinger this weekend in Madison WI Looking U Harold Mayer and Lynne Rhodes Mayer Film and Papers Donation by ajsloper on Wed 01 21 2015 10 36 The WCFTR is pleased to announce that Harold Mayer and Lynne Rhodes Mayer UW Madison BA 47 have donated their collection of film and professional papers to the archive Meredith Smith Receives Trewartha Undergraduate Honors Research Grant by siteadmin on Fri 12 12 2014 10 11 Communication Arts student Meredith Smith has received a Trewartha Undergraduate Honors Research Grant After the application process the grant was awarded to Smith for her excellent senior thesis which explores Hollywood costume designer Dorothy Jeakins career in the 1960s While her thesis is still in progress the grant will provide Smith with 1 500 to cover the expendable supplies travel expenses and related costs needed to complete her research Jean Mitry Awards to Susan Dalton and Paul Spehr by vikepley on Tue 10 28 2014 15 39 The annual Jean Mitry Award is given out each fall at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival The award honors individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the preservation and appreciation of the world

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  • History | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    coups in this collecting area was the deposit of the National Broadcasting Company NBC papers in 1958 That collection the only accessible archive of a major network in the US though NBC did eventually donate other records to the Library of Congress currently holds over 600 boxes of papers and more than 3000 recordings tracing the development of broadcasting from the early 1920s into the late 1960s Other broadcast holdings out of hundreds include the collection of the National Association of Broadcasters the papers of the mother of soap opera Irna Phillips creator of The Guiding Light and many others and scripts and papers of Paul Rhymer creator of the long running radio program Vic and Sade In 1960 the UW s Speech and Theater department formed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research in order to expand the archives into other areas of media culture with the mission to collect papers and other materials documenting 20th century performing arts With an initial focus on American theater the WCFTR quickly expanded its collecting priorities to include film and television This approach to collecting provided scholars a unique opportunity to view production records along with the finished film or television program In film hundreds of individual artists and production companies donated their historical records including the enormous United Artists collection containing virtually every film including features shorts and cartoons released by Warner Bros RKO and Monogram studios between 1930 and 1950 and much more More than a thousand boxes of paper records support the visual materials with business legal and creative documentation spanning four decades Many individual stars writers directors and producers are represented as well such as Kirk Douglas Agnes Moorehead John Frankenheimer and Edna Ferber along with a cluster of holdings from the Red scare era Hollywood Ten

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  • WCFTR Collections Blog | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    Early Career Steven Starr Papers Photos and Flat Graphics Slide Shows Edith Head Papers 1934 1965 Radio Pioneers in Madison Kirk Douglas Papers Projects Access Donate Archive Search You are here Home About Us WCFTR Collections Blog About Us News History Blog WCFTR Partners The staff and students at the WCFTR maintain a collections blog with updates on work and projects taking place around the archive Check back frequently WCFTR

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  • Relationship between WCFTR and the Wisconsin Historical Society | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    before statehood and chartered in 1853 it is the oldest American historical society to receive continuous public funding By statute it is charged with collecting advancing and disseminating knowledge of Wisconsin and of the trans Allegheny West The Library Archives division supports the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society by acquiring preserving and providing access to an immense collection of published and unpublished material documenting the history of North America second only to the Library of Congress The Archives provide access to collections of unpublished materials about the history of Wisconsin and a wide array of topics related to North American history These collections include letters diaries organization records state and local government records photographs films oral histories and many other kinds of unique materials documenting American history The Mass Communications History Collections were established in 1955 to document the importance of the mass media in 20th century American life The collections include the papers of hundreds of important individuals corporations and professional organizations in the fields of journalism broadcasting advertising and public relations These collections document mass communications on both the national level and in the state of Wisconsin Our holdings include the records and papers of the National Broadcasting Company NBC Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Foote Cone Belding Bruce Barton John W Hill National Educational Television David Brinkley Charles Collingwood Joseph Harsch H V Kaltenborn Clark Mollenhoff Howard K Smith more than 30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and many other individuals and organizations In 1960 the WHS cooperated with the Department of Communication Arts at that time the Department of Speech and Theater to form the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research The WCFTR s job was to identify significant potential donors of collections that would enhance and support the research and teaching

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  • Collections | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research may study more than a century of cinema radio television and theater through moving images visual materials and manuscripts Collections donated by some of Hollywood s most renowned directors producers screenwriters and actors often augmented by viewing copies of their most significant works provide complementary documentation for both the art and business of Hollywood s Golden Age as well as more modern

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  • Film | wcftr.commarts.wisc.edu
    1970s or Taiwanese films from the late 1970s 1990s the WCFTR has all of this and so much more Collection highlights include 2 000 16mm reference prints of feature films from Warner Brothers RKO and Monogram Pictures virtually every feature released by these studios between 1931 and 1949 1500 Vitaphone short subjects 300 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons from 1926 to 1949 270 Soviet features and documentaries made from the 1950s to the 1970s Over 120 Taiwanese feature films The collections of influential independent filmmakers Shirley Clarke Emile de Antonio Lionel Rogosin Richard Kaplan Jill Godmilow and Lewis Jacobs Costume sketches by Academy Award winners Edith Head and Dorothy Jeakins Over 2 million publicity stills pressbooks posters and lobby cards One of the things that makes the WCFTR unique is that researchers can not only view films they can also in many instances utilize original documents created by the studios or creative personnel behind the productions The United Artists collection details every aspect of the company s operation including corporate minutes financial records production and distribution costs overseas operations producer s records and legal matters Manuscript collections of individuals such as Dalton Trumbo Kirk Douglas Walter Wanger Emile de

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