Video and Multimedia Production Services photos
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 148
The Video and Multimedia Production Services photos (1956-1977; 0.95 cubic feet) document the activity and productions of this IT-unit on Purdue’s campus in the mid-twentieth century. Programs featured in the collection include: Continental Comment (1960-1969), Pathways of Childhood, Linguistic Training for Handicapped, All in Your Mind (1959), Politics in Perspective (1964), Half Time (1969), Money Matters, Consumer Spotlight, Any Gal Can as well as instructional materials compiled by English 100, Education 249, Entomology, and Electrical Engineering 317. Whereas the majority of individuals in the photographs are unidentified, some of the identified individuals in the collections include Presidents of the University Arthur G. Hansen and Frederick L. Hovde, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson, Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-WA; (1973), Farm Director Bill Anderson, Irene Stevens, Carolyn McNamara, Jim Miles, Bill Fuller, Jack Forbes, Trena Lewis, various Purdue faculty across departments as well as VMPS staff members Bill Ditsler, John Oppy, Ray Wolf, and Bob Senders. Of particular interest might be the commencement slides of the graduation class of 1969. This collection may be useful for researchers interested in university media productions, especially as it relates to the visual preservation of particular events and moments. Types of materials include: photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets, slides, and framed photographs.
- 1956 - 1977
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
- Video and Multimedia Production Services (Organization)
0.95 Cubic Feet (This collection is housed in a 1/2-size letter manuscript box, a letter manuscript box, and a flax box. )
Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting the activities of Purdue’s Video and Multimedia Production Services from 1956 to 1977.
The Video and Multimedia Production Services (VMPS) is Purdue University's central video-production unit. As an integral part of the Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP), it produces a wide range of promotional, instructional, and educational video and multimedia projects, for which it uses state-of-the-art technology. Other services provided by VMPS include digital editing, classroom and conference recording, 3D animation and compositing, and remote-location video recording. It also maintains the university's only broadcast-television studio.
Source: “Information Technology.” Purdue University. 2017. Web. 18 October 2017. https://www.itap.purdue.edu/communications/video/index.html.
The collection is arranged in three series:
- Productions, 1956-1977 (0.3 cubic feet). This series consists of photographs documenting some of the popular and long-lived productions conducted by the Video and Multimedia Production Services. Of particular interest might be the visual documentation of the Continental Comment program, which spans from 1960 to 1969. Materials in the series are arranged topically and alphabetically.
- Miscellaneous Productions and Staff Photographs, 1956-1977 (0.45 cubic feet). This series consists of photographs and negatives as well as enlarged framed photographs documenting unidentified productions, staff members and studio inventories. Of particular interests might be the photographs featuring well-known public figures such as Senator Henry M. Jackson (D-WA) and Secretary of Agriculture Benson as well as Purdue presidents Hansen and Hovde. The folder titles and contents have been retained.
- Negatives and Slides, 1956-1977 (0.2 cubic feet). This series consists of negatives, contact sheets, and slides documenting various productions and programs conducted by the Video and Multimedia Production Services, including slides of Purdue’s campus scenery and university buildings. Of particular interest might be the slides pertaining to a “Welcome to Purdue” presentation and Purdue’s 1969 Commencement.
Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
- Video and Multimedia Production Services photos
- Jennifer Sdunzik
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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