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Northwest Film Forum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ACC 2017-08

Abstract

UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. These mostly educational films were produced by both smaller, independent companies and major filmmaking entities during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Topics range from concerns about overpopulation to the function of human organs to divorce and racial prejudice. Many of the films deal with mental health, child development, and the health of the environment.

Dates

  • 1930-2000 (bulk 1960-1980)

Extent

19 Linear Feet (163 films, 19 boxes)

Abstract

UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. These mostly educational films were produced by both smaller, independent companies and major filmmaking entities during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Topics range from concerns about overpopulation to the function of human organs to divorce and racial prejudice. Many of the films deal with mental health, child development, and the health of the environment.

Physical Location

Materials stored offsite; 30 days prior notice required. Contact the Historical Audiovisuals Program for more information.

Access Restrictions

Unprocessed collection. Access requires production of viewing copies; 30 days prior notice required. Contact the Historical Audiovisuals Program for more information.

Copyright Information

These items may be under copyright protection. Please ask copyright owner for permission before publishing. Contact the Reference Staff for details regarding rights.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Northwest Film Forum is a Seattle, Washington nonprofit film and arts center. It presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. The Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers, with access to space, equipment, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. In 2016, the Foum began to search for a new home for its large collection of 16mm educational and instructional films. The National Library of Medicine selected more than 160 films with health and medical themes to add to its collection.

Collection Summary

These 163 films were produced for educational, instructional, and entertainment purposes. Their focus is health, broadly defined, inclduding environmental, workplace, community, family, and individual health. Notable are several films that examine the work of B.F. Skinner, the Ascent of Man series about evolution, and many titles that address child development and the unique stressors children may face.

Provenance

Gift, Northwest Film Forum, 20170712, Accession 2017-08

General

Processed by
Gabrielle Barr
Processing Completed
2018
Encoded by
Sarah Eilers

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English

Source

Title
Finding Aid to the Northwest Film Forum Collection, 1930-2000 (bulk 1960-1980)
Status
Unverified Partial Draft
Author
Gabrielle Barr
Date
2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latn
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English
Edition statement
1.0

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Historical Audiovisuals Collection Collecting Area

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