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Video Free Earth Production Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2041

Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains videos, production files, general business files, personal and business correspondence, scripts, photographs, slides, and negatives. The material dates from 1983-89. The collection documents the work of late gay artist Jamie Walters. Walters scripted, directed, and performed numerous satirical pieces designed for video. His work was exhibited in a number of galleries, including the Tate Gallery in London. The collection documents the innovative development and exploration of video to produce artwork.

Dates

  • 1971-1991

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

The Video Free Earth Production Company was founded in 1982 as a broadcast and commercial videotape company, and the collection chronicles video work of Washington, D.C. dramatic and performance artists. The company was co-founded by Jamie Walters and Leonard Braverman.

Extent

18 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains videos, production files, general business files, personal and business correspondence, scripts, photographs, slides, and negatives. The material dates from 1983-89. The collection documents the work of late gay artist Jamie Walters.

Collection Organization

Organized in two series: Leonard Braverman papers, and Kenneth Rothschild papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Video Free Earth Production Company Collection was donated to the Gelman Library in 1996 by Mr. Kenneth Rothschild and Mr. Leonard Braverman. It is part of the Gay and Lesbian History Archives of the Special Collections Department.

Processing Information

This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address derogatory descriptive language. During that revision, description was not edited or removed, but additional information was provided to add context. The Historic Context note for this archival object explains the revision Videotapes: Compilation Tape no. 5 - 1 cassette (VHS). View the Pre-revision Feb. 2022 finding aid of Video Free Earth Production Company records to see the description prior to the revision.

Title
Guide to the Video Free Earth Production Company records, 1971-1991
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2022 February 28: Finding aid revised to include contextual information about the homophobic descriptive language found within this collection. See the processing note for more information

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America