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Creative Conflict: the Method of Joint Inquiry (1964)

16 Mar
Director  John Louis Wallen
Producer  John Louis Wallen
Contributors
Length  35 Minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:  none
Call # Film Mc83
Genre  Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Good/Fair (faded)
Oregon-related  Yes

Notes:

John Louis Wallen was a Psychologist from Harvard and Ohio State who produced this straightforward lecture-style film in the 60s. Little production value, might have been shot on a tripod/with a stationary camera.

Why Must our Elderly Die Alone? (1977)

16 Mar
Director  Bill Maddron
Producer  Bill Maddron
Contributors
Length  29 Minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:   This film suggests how and why we must regain some of the age-old meaning and richness of the experience of dying. Intended for health care professionals, the dying, and their families and friends
Call # Film Mc246
Genre
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Protected?
Physical condition  Fair (faded, some acid detection)
Oregon-related  Yes

Notes:

Retired local printer Bill Maddron learned and began to share his work in film through the University and other local resources. He is concerned with the changing attitudes towards death and aging in society. Here’s  a Register Guard article from ’78.

Observing Basketball Skills: Analysis of Techniques for the Teacher and Coach (1955)

16 Mar
Director
Producer  Iowa State University
Contributors
Length  33 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:  none
Call # Film Mc18
Genre  Instructional, Sports
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Good/Fair
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

May be part of a larger series of films (3 reels), as suggested on University of Iowa’s website which lists Iowa’s university system’s extensive productions and holdings from these early educational films.

Masturbation, Men (1979)

16 Mar
Director
Producer  MMRC
Contributors
Length  18 Minutes
B&W/Color  Color
UO Library Catalog description:
Adult male demonstrates masturbation techniques.
Call # Film Mc338
Genre  Documentary, Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Protected
Physical condition  Poor (extreme perforation damage, warp, fading)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

The Multi-Media Resource Center produced a few films in our collection, including this educational, or at least objectively documentative look at male masturbation. Was unable to watch with sound (had to thread the film backwards and watch in reverse due to perf. damage) so I don’t know about credits at the start or the narration. Some of our other holdings from this production company are missing from our collection.

Sixteen in Webster Groves (1966)

16 Mar
Director
Producer  Arthur Barron, Carousel Films
Contributors  Charles Kuralt
Length  47 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:
In addition to presenting the opinions, attitudes and goals of teenagers in an affluent suburban community, the results of which shocked the nation, this CBS News survey relates the source of these values.
Call #  Film Md21
Genre  Documentary
Rare  Yes
Online  Yes, http://vimeo.com/12658300
Copyright status  Protected
Physical condition  Fair (faded, some acid)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

“16 In Webster Groves was a 1966 award-winning documentary one-hour TV special produced by CBS News focusing on the experiences of adolescents growing up and living in Webster Groves, Missouri, United States.

Produced by Arthur Barron and narrated by Charles Kuralt, the program was inspired by a survey conducted by the University of Chicago. It showed the middle-American, middle-class town to be a superficially friendly, prosperous, progressive, religious, charitable, arts-and-education oriented bedroom community whose adolescent culture, with the complicity (and, by inference, example and encouragement) of the adult population, was in fact clique-ridden, status-oriented, hypercompetitive, hypocritical, prejudiced, and materialistic. In stark contrast to the popular view in the mid-1960s that young people were rebelling against the values of their parents, the program depicted the Webster Groves teenagers as unimaginative and conformist. One sixteen year old girl, for example, declares that her dream is to live in a house down the street from the one she lives in now. That interview, and others with a cross section of sixteen-year-olds in the community, including minorities and exchange students, and consensual filming of their normal activities, both in school and at recreation, provided the content of the program.”

Above text and online streaming available at: http://vimeo.com/12658300

Interview regarding Arthur Barron and the circumstances surrounding this documentary: http://stfdocs.com/blog/comments/16_in_webster_groves_a_verite_treatment_of_middle_america/

We have a black and white print.

A Campus and Its People (1962)

15 Feb
Director
Producer
Contributors  J407 class
Length  27 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:  Produced by motion picture photography class of the School of Journalism, University of Oregon.
Call #  Film Mc82
Genre  Documentary
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Fair (perf. scratches, yellow emulsion, slight warp)
Oregon-related  Yes

Notes:

Student-made film showing the University of Oregon campus and its diverse student body. Covers architecture, common pastimes, graduate students, married life on campus, and through interviews shares a number of unified opinions; on the struggles a student faces, and on the unique appeal of the U of O, its campus, and especially “its people.”

The Mongols of Central Asia (1928)

15 Feb
Director
Producer  Pathé Science Series
Contributors  Harvard University Department of Anthropology
Length  11 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:  1 reel of 1, si., archival positive.
Call #  FILM Ma17
Genre  Documentary
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Fair (tight wind, acid detection, slight warp)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

Early part of a series of Harvard-Pathé films listed here as ‘pioneering ethnographic film.’ Other holding in WorldCat is at Library of Congress.

The Key (1957)

15 Feb
Director  Nat Campus, Don Haldane
Producer  Harry Milt, National Association for Mental Health (US)
Contributors
Length  29 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:
Call #  FILM Mc57
Genre  Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Good (slight warp, emulsion faded)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

Cinematic opening, dramatic score. Voice-over narration uses dramatic and personal language to confront public attitudes on mental illness and ‘modern’ psychiatric wards. Use of characters and constant reminder of “people”; our patient “Moira,” “my ward,” and the “three-quarter million . . . crowding our hopsitals” – more patients than other illnesses combined. This film would have served to assuage concerns surrounding psychiatry, the increasingly popular visual format and cinematic tailoring an opportunity to convincingly show rather than tell, of the modern practices of an oft-maligned field and the familiarity and humanity of the modern patient.

School in Centreville (1950)

15 Feb
Director  Bill Clifford
Producer  Southern Educational Film Production Service
Contributors  Ledford Carter (writer, editor), Roy Marcato (photographer), National Education Association of the United States Dept. of Rural Education
Length  20 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:  1 film reel, sd.
Call #  FILM Mb47
Genre  Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Fair (warp, acid detection, emulsion scratches)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

Classroom footage with voice-over narration seemingly intended for education students. Rural setting is an avenue for examples in tying classroom studies to community concerns. Emphasizes “common problems” and “individual differences,” and that “children need lots of opportunities to think for themselves,” tying farm-community examples to a demonstrated lesson plan.

Gathering and Preparation of Native Foods (1930)

15 Feb
Director  Board for Anthropological Research
Producer  Board for Anthropological Research
Contributors  N.B. Tindale (cinematographer)
Length  10 Minutes
B&W/Color  B&W
UO Library Catalog description:  1 reel, si.
Call #  FILM Ma64
Genre  Documentary
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Public Domain
Physical condition  Fair (slight warp, acid detection)
Oregon-related  No

Notes:

Part of a larger series of films produced during expeditions from 1926-1966 under the BAR. This MacDonald Downs expedition marked the beginning of “active filming” of these expeditions according to cinematographer N.B. Tindale. More details on these films is available here. Though no other copies exist in WorldCat, the South Australian Museum Archives linked hold the masters and seem to have payed mind to preservation and duplication.

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