Client Profiles

Preserving Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka at S.F. State October 1984

Founded at San Francisco State College (now SFSU) in 1954 by English professor Ruth Witt-Diamant, the San Francisco Poetry Center has been recording and archiving tapes of its public events for nearly six decades. This clip is from a 1984 reading by poet Amiri Baraka, who passed away this year. He reads his poem...

Preserving NOVAC

NOVAC Cable Master (no date)

New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) is the longest continuously running media-arts 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Southeastern US. This clip is from NOVAC's collection of early PSAs which were produced to education New Orleans residents on issues ranging from renters rights to dealing with police brutality.

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Preserving Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke "The Hampshire Show" (1974)

Exhibition documentation from what Clarke describes in her notes  as "The Hampshire Show," at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Each 30-minute reel from "The Hampshire Show" tapes focuses on a different critical step in the process of participatory...

Preserving the Videofreex

Lanesville TV: Truck wreck (1974)

Footage from the Videofreex, a pioneering video collective who used the Sony Portapak for countercultural video projects from 1969 to 1978. Starting in 1972, Lanesville TV was the first pirate...

Preserving Ruth Page

Ruth Page. Below are stills from this preservation work as well as quotes taken from...

Preserving The Kitchen

The Beastie Boys, Live Performance

The Kitchen is a non-profit art space in New York City originally founded in 1971 in Greenwich Village. It takes its name from its original location in the kitchen of the Mercer Arts Center...