Series IX. PHOTOGRAPHS AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, ca.1960-2011 (#PD.1-PD.3, E.3, CD-105.1-CD-105.7, DVD-110.1-DVD-110.4, MP-77.1-MP-77.7, T-508.1-T-508.139, Vt-272.1-Vt-272.5)
Scope and Contents
Series IX, PHOTOGRAPHS AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, ca.1960-2011 (##PD.1-PD.3, E.3, CD-105.1-CD-105.7, DVD-110.1-DVD-110.4, MP-77.1-MP-77.7, T-508.1-T-508.139, Vt-272.1-Vt-272.5), includes publicity photographs, audiocassettes, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, and film. The audiovisual content covers all subject areas found in other series, including interviews of Griffin; poetry and book readings; presentations at conferences; lectures; classroom instruction; and readings and productions of Griffin's plays, including Voices, Thicket, and Thanksgiving. Of note is an 8 mm film made by Griffin when she was a teenager about capital punishment. Also of interest are audiocassettes of recorded interviews Griffin made as she was preparing research for A Chorus of Stones. Subjects of these interviews include survivors of the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima, and veterans and civilians who recount their wartime experiences. She also interviewed individuals who suffered nuclear radiation poisoning or who were involved in the nuclear energy industry. The interviews largely consist of personal stories and often touch upon issues of sexism and gender role expectations. This series is arranged by format, and chronologically within: photographs, compact discs, DVDs, film, audiocassettes (including reel to reels), and videotapes.
- Majority of material found within 1943-2015
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Extent46.7 linear feet ((108 file boxes, 3 card file boxes) plus 4 folio folders, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize folder, 3 photograph folders, 139 audiotapes, 5 videotapes, 7 CDs, 4 DVDs, 7 motion pictures, 3 objects, electronic records)
14.59 Megabytes (5 files)
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
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