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Harry Smith papers, 1888-2010, bulk 1987-1990

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Smith (Harry) papers
Series VI. Film projects, 1947-2003 29.91 Linear Feet (32 boxes)
Selected video recordings from Series VI. (Digitized versions available on-site only)

Consisting of most of the extant films Smith made during his life.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order in three subseries: films by Smith, Mahagonny, and films about Smith.
Series VI.A Films by Harry Smith, 1947-circa 1979 7.92 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Including a commercially available dvd of the films. Films are otherwise unavailable until reformatting is complete. Please contact repository regarding access.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
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Box 98 F1 Unidentified (Film #1), 1947
1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
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100 F3 Early abstractions, 1956
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99 F2 Film #1, 2, 3, 1956
1 film reel (7 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. Print.
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100 F3 Film #1-5, 7, 10 1956
1 film reel (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm. Print. Can: 12.5 in. dia.; reel: 12.25 in. dia.
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130 V64 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in., 1987
Early Abstractions No. 10 1956
MP4 video (3:30 min.).
Heaven and Earth Magic, 1964, 1999/2007
See also Series IV, VI, and VII.
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101 F4 1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm., 1964
Only one reel of the two reel film Smith made.
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130 V67-70 1 videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. 1999
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143 V154 1 videodisc (DVD) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in., November 2007
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102 F5 Late Superimpositions, 1964
1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
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103-105 F6-F8 Untitled animation of Seminole patchwork (Film #15), 1966/2001
3 film reels (? min.) : si., col. ; 16 mm.
1 film reel : si., col. ; 16 mm. Internegative. 1966 restored 2001
Can: 7 1/8 in. dia.; core: 6 in. dia.
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107 F10 Mirror Animation (extended version), 1979
1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
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108 F11 Film #22, 197?
1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
Selected films of Harry Smith
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143 V162 DVD
Commercially available 2013 transfer of films #1-5, 7 and 10: Early Abstractions; Film 11: Mirror Animations; Film #14: Late Superimpostion; and Film #15: Untitled Animation of Seminole Patchwork: 1 videodisc (DVD) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note: this DVD is also listed in Series VII. Videos, 1964-2007.
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82 Cover of DVD
Series VI.B Mahagonny, 1970-2002, undated 17.83 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Materials to do with Smith's creation of Mahagonny and other materials regarding the film's significance and restoration. Includes also the film itself in 35 mm and a dvd version of it.
Arrangement
Arranged by media.
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14-16, ff. 1** Notes and scripts
Notes, lists of numbers, film elements, and photocopies of the original scripts in scroll form.
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33-35 Photographs, transparencies, and slides,
Photographs in black and white of the script scrolls of Mahagonny, views of Smith working with the original scrolls, as well as stills from the film in color prints, transparencies, and slides.
Sound elements, 1970-2002
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49 R3-R5 3 sound tape reels (? min.): analog, ? ips, ? tracks, stereo?; 5 in. tape.
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85 C504-C510 7 sound cassettes: digital
Mahagonny, 1970-2002
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113-125 F16-F23 Film
17 film reels (?min.) : sd?., col. ; 35 mm.
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143 V160-V161 DVDs undated
2 videodiscs (DVD) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Reformatted from 35mm internegative.
box
82 Cover of DVDs
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126 F34 Simon Lund, Restoring Mahagonny, 2002
Video, May 8, 2002
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127 V31-V34 4 videocassettes (mini digital) : sd., col. ; 1/4 in.,
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128 V58 1 videocassette (mini digital) : sd., col. ; 1/4 in., undated
Inserts for film.
Series VI.C Films by others, 1950-2003 4.16 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Films about Harry Smith.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
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109-112 F12-15 Jordan Belson, Autobiography, circa 1950/2001-2003
4 film reels (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
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106 F9 M. Henry Jones, Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel, 1985
1 film reel (? min.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.


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