A Finding Aid to the First Art Film Festival in America Sound Recordings, 1951, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.firsart
Creators:
First Art Film Festival in America (1951 : Woodstock, N.Y.)
Dates:
1951 Sept
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:
The First Art Film Festival in America sound recordings measure 0.6 linear feet and date to 1951. The recordings on seven sound tape reels are of a symposium sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association, American Federation of the Arts and Film Advisory Center. Participants are Alfred Frankfurter, Bartlett Harding Hayes, Jr., Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Herbert Matter, Curt Oertel, Nathan Resnick, Aline Saarinen, and Ralph Wickiser. The panel for the first day of the symposium concerned the subject "Art Film: Aesthetic and Production" and day two concerned " Art Films: Use and Distribution."

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The First Art Film Festival in America sound recordings measure 0.6 linear feet and date to 1951. The recordings on seven sound tape reels are of a symposium sponsored by the Woodstock Artists Association, American Federation of the Arts and Film Advisory Center. Participants are Alfred Frankfurter, Bartlett Harding Hayes, Jr., Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Herbert Matter, Curt Oertel, Nathan Resnick, Aline Saarinen, and Ralph Wickiser. The panel for the first day of the symposium concerned the subject "Art Film: Aesthetic and Production" and day two concerned " Art Films: Use and Distribution."

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.
Series 1: Panel Discussions, 1951 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2020.
Existence and Location of Copies
All of the sound recordings in the collection were digitized for research access in 2009 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Terms of Use
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Preferred Citation
First Art Film Festival in America sound recordings, 1951. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oertel, Curt Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Resnick, Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wickiser, Ralph L. (Ralph Lewanda), 1910- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayes, Bartlett H., 1904-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frankfurter, Alfred M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodstock Artists Association (Woodstock, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Federation of Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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