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Guide to the Cable 13 Videotapes, 1976 - 1982

Abstract

Duke Union Community Television (Cable 13), Duke's student-run television station, grew out of Freewater Films' video programming group, following the purchase of a television camera. Cable 13 was the first student-owned and student-run television station in the country. Cable 13 became an official committee of the Duke University Union in 1976. It broadcasts on the Duke campus cable system. The collection consists of approximately 250 U-Matic videocassettes and half-inch open reel videotapes of events recorded at and around Duke between 1976 and 1982. Interviews include William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Nikki Giovanni, Juanita Kreps, Joseph Kruzel, Henry Kyemba, Peter Orlovsky, Terry Sanford, and Daniel Schorr. Performances include Dance Black, the Duke Symphony Orchestra, the Duke Wind Symphony, the Firesign Theatre, Jerry Garcia, Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus, and Roger McGuinn and Thunderbyrd. Events include basketball, women's crew, football, soccer, volleyball, women's volleyball, and Joe College Weekend. English.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
UA.09.13.0008
Title
Cable 13 Videotapes
Date
1976 - 1982
Creator
Cable 13 (Television station : Durham, N.C.)
Extent
18 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The collection consists of approximately 250 U-Matic videocassettes and half-inch open reel videotapes of events recorded at and around Duke between 1976 and 1982. Interviews include William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Nikki Giovanni, Juanita Kreps, Joseph Kruzel, Henry Kyemba, Peter Orlovsky, Terry Sanford, and Daniel Schorr. Performances include Dance Black, the Duke Symphony Orchestra, the Duke Wind Symphony, the Firesign Theatre, Jerry Garcia, Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus, and Roger McGuinn and Thunderbyrd. Events include basketball, women's crew, football, soccer, volleyball, women's volleyball, and Joe College Weekend.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Accession A81-42

Each show or project was give a “volume” number when it was recorded. The volume number can refer to a single tape, or it can refer to multiple tapes that make up a show or project. That numbering system has been maintained, and tapes are stored in numerical order by volume number. To facilitate research and the location of tapes, all tapes are presented in this finding aid in alphabetical order by title with their corresponding box and volume numbers.

American Ballet. Page Auditorium, 1978 Feb. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 10
Volume 116
Anderson, Jack. Page Auditorium, 1976 Nov. 17
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 20
Another Saturday Night, undated.
( 3 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 97
Anything Goes, 1977 Apr. 20
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 96
Anything Goes: Student Locator, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 18
Anything Goes: Student Locator, undated
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 84
Arnold, Jim. Party, 1976 Nov. 19
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 25 min.)
Box 10
Volume 133
ASDU Candidates, 1977 Nov. 2
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 76
ASDU Presidential Forum, 1977 Nov. 9
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 75
ASDU Presidential Forum, 1978 Nov. 8
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 77
ASDU Symposium: Presidents, undated
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 1
Volume 5
As-Salaam Alaikum: Do You Thank Allah for Another Day, 1976 Nov. 29
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 10
Volume 117
Atlanta Ballet, 1978 Apr. 11
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 103
Barkin, Alan. Party, 1976 Oct. 31
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 11 min.)
Box 10
Volume 115
Basketball: Banks, Dennard, Scrimmage, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 118
Basketball: Duke vs. North Carolina State University, 1977 Jan. 22
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 4
Volume 36
Basketball: Duke vs. St. Josephs, 1977 Apr. 5
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 4
Volume 38
Basketball: Duke vs. UVA, 1977 Feb. 9
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 86
Basketball: Duke vs. Wake Forest University, 1977 Feb. 2
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 4
Volume 39
Basketball: Duke vs. Washington College, 1977 Nov. 29
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 5
Volume 40
Best Years of our Lives, 1977 Feb. 21
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 5
Volume 60
Bird, Tony, 1976 Nov. 23
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 9
Volume 105
Campbell, Will, 1977 Jan. 31
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 6
Volume 71
Celebration of Spring, 1976
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 119
Celebration of Spring, 1976
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 3
Volume 31
Celebration of Spring: Highlights, 1976
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 3
Volume 28
Celebration of Spring: Roving camera, crafts, 1976 Apr. 23
(3 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 3
Volume 29
Celebration of Spring: Various Groups, 1976 Apr. 23
(7 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 3
Volume 30
Citizen Flash, 1976
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 94
Cousins, Norman: Speech, Closing, UNC Survival Symposium, 1976 Apr. 2
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 16
Dance Black, 1980 Feb. 27
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 111
Dance Black Concert: Pamoja Sisi Kucheza, 1976 Mar. 18
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch, 1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 6
Dance Black: Essence of Black. Page Auditorium, 1976 Feb. 17
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 120
Doc on Docs: Anne Hodges, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 122
Documentary Idea, 1977
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 87
Duke Campaign '77: Candidate Advertising spots, 1977 Feb. 19
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 3
Volume 26
Duke Campaign '77: ASDU Election Forum, 1977 Feb. 2
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 74
Duke Dance, 1976 Nov. 16
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 13
Duke Dance: Leap Year Dance Show, 1976 Feb. 29
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 14
Duke Symphony, 1977 Oct. 14
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 5
Volume 58
Duke Symphony, 1978 Dec.
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 92
Duke Symphony Orchestra, 1977 Mar. 2
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 7
Duke Wind Symphony, 1977 Mar. 26
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 8
Duke Wind Symphony, 1977 Nov. 19
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 9
Durden, Robert, 1978 Mar. 10
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 10
Volume 123
Durham Street Fair and Toilet Tape, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 10
Volume 124
Election '76: Joel Smith interview, 1976 Nov. 2
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 125
Election '76: Terry Sanford interview, undated
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 126
Energy You Save May be your Own, 1977 Dec. 16
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 65
Fashion comes to Duke: Nina Hyde interview, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 127
Firesign Theatre, undated
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 5
Volume 59
Football: Duke vs. Clemson, 1976 Oct. 16.
(3 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 4
Volume 35
Football: Duke vs. NCSU, 1976
(3 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 4
Volume 33
Football: Duke vs. NCSU post-game show, 1976
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 4
Volume 34
Football: Duke vs. USC, 1976
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 4
Volume 32
Future of Public Broadcasting Seminar, 1979 Jan. 21
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 129
Galloping Guzzler, undated
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 83
Garcia, Jerry: Concert at Duke University, 1976 Apr. 5
( 3 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch (marked "EIAJ standard").)
Box 2
Volume 23
Giovanni, Nikki, 1977 Nov. 10
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 95
Gutman, Herbert. Panel Discussion, 1976 Nov. 8
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 15
H-Bomb Concert [Peter Holsapple and the H-Bombs], 1977 Mar. 18
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 100
Reference Copy: DVD. UA81-42-2.
Box 9
Herpes, 1977 Nov.
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 88
Hillside Commercials, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 10 min.)
Box 10
Volume 130
Hingston, Sandy: A Song in the Garden, undated
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 63
Hiss, Alger, 1977 Mar. 22
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 6
Volume 70
Homecoming. Wallace Wade Stadium, 1976
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 131
Housing Shortage at Duke, 1977 Oct. 26
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 93
Hungry for Change: Thoughts from a College Campus, 1982 June
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 112
Joe College: Springfest '77--bands, interviews, beer-chugging contest, 1977 Apr. 15
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 60 min.)
Box 10
Volume 134
Joe College: Saturday--Scenes, 1977 Apr. 16
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 15 min.)
Box 11
Volume 135
Joe College: Sunday--Interviews with Mark and Seth, 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 136
Joe College: Sunday--Preservation Jazz Co., 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 137
Joe College: Sunday--Roger McGuinn and Thunderbyrd, 1977 Apr. 17
(3 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 80 min.)
Box 11
Volume 138
Joe College: Sunday--Southwing and Preservation Jazz. Co., 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 139
Joe College: Sunday--Southwing, 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 140
Joe College: Sunday--Tall Dogs, 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 141
Joe College: Sunday--Tall Dogs, Roger McGuinn and Thunderbyrd, 1977 Apr. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 30 min.)
Box 11
Volume 142
Kennedy Interview, undated
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume none
Klesch, Gary, 1976 Nov. 3
(3 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 19
Kolisch and Kertzner Interviews, 1977 Sept. 29
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 3
Volume 27
Kolisch, John: Performance, 1977 Sept. 28
(3 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 57
Kreps, Juanita, and Amanda Smith, undated
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch, 1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 10
Kruzel, Joseph: Ford and Carter Foreign Policy, 1976 Oct. 5
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch, 1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 17
Kyemba, Henry: Interview, 1978 Feb. 14
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 67
Kyemba, Henry: Speech, question and answer session, 1978 Feb. 14
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 66
LITE Summer Games, 1982 June 26-27
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 114
Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus, 1977 Apr. 6
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 143
Lovejoy: Nuclear Energy Debate, undated
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 99
Mann, Glenn E. (Ted): Interview, 1982 July 5
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 113
Mathias, Charles, Senator: Panel Interview, 1977 Nov. 18
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 101
McAlister, Elizabeth, 1976 Apr. 2
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch, 1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 3
Volume 25
Nader, Ralph, 1976 Sept. 29
( 2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch (reel #1 of 3 missing).)
Box 5
Volume 46
New Performing Dance Co., 1976 Nov. 30
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 11
Paletz, David: Media in the Campaign, undated
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 3
Volume 24
Phelps, Jake: Director, University Union, 1978 Apr. 5
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 146
Pig Roast: Woods Scene, 1977 Nov. 14
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch. 15 min.)
Box 11
Volume 147
Pig Roast: Caldwell Community College, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 148
Pig Roast: Lost Tape #1, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 149
Pig Roast: Early Morning Sunrise, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume none
Pig Roast: Ride in Truck, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume none
Pigskin Profile, 1978 Oct. 8
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 9
Volume 102
Polo, M. W., undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 144
Primate Center, undated
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 91
Psychic Research: Mysteries of the Mind, 1977 Nov. 11
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 81
Pure Prairie League: Cameron Hall, 1977 Mar. 18
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 41
Reid , Robin: Interview by Chapel and interview with Larry in Jones Bldg, 1977 Dec. 5
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 10
Volume 132
Salamon, Lester: Domestic issues in the campaign, 1976 Oct. 19
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 22
Sanford, Terry: A talk with Terry Sanford, 1977 Oct. 17
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 64
Reference Copy: VHS. UA81-42-1.
Box 6
Schorr, Daniel: Major Speaker's address on the West Union Quad, 1976 Apr. 21
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 7
Volume 73
Schorr, Daniel: Panel Discussion, 1976 Apr. 21
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch. 45 min.)
Box 6
Volume 72
Sidey, Hugh, undated
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 2
Volume 21
Soccer II, 1976 Nov. 19
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch. 60 min.)
Box 11
Volume 150
Soccer: Duke vs. UNC-Wilmington, 1976 Oct. 19
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 42
Solitaire: Original Music by Dave Feinman and Bill Needell, undated
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 62
Storaska, Frederic, 1978 Sept. 15
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 78
Strategies for Human and Technological Progress: Global Ecological Agriculture, 1977 Mar. 16
(4 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 9
Volume 104
Toad the Mime, undated 1977 Feb. 13
( 2 videocassettes (U-matic).)
Box 6
Volume 61
Together After 20 Years, Part 1: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Peter Orlorsky at the UNC Chapel Hill Fine Arts Festival, 1977 Mar. 17
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 98
Town and Gown, 1977 Dec. 7
( 1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 8
Volume 93
Turner, Mrs., undated
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 11
Volume 151
UNC-Chapel Hill Lab Band and The Duke Jazz Ensemble, 1977 Feb. 8
(2 video reels; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 1
Volume 3
Volleyball: Duke vs. NCSU, undated
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 43
Volleyball: Women's Varsity UNCCH 1976 Oct. 26
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume 152
Ways of Life, 1977 Mar. 17
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 6
Volume 69
Wittles, Martha: Making the invisible visible, 1977 Apr. 12
(1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 82
Woman's Crew, undated
(1 videocassette (U-matic).)
Box 7
Volume 79
Woman's Crew, 1977 Nov. 28 and 1977 Dec. 6
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 9
Volume 106
Woman's Crew, 1977 Dec. 6
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume 153
Women's Tennis: Duke vs. UVA, 1976
(1 video reel; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 45
Women's Volleyball: Duke vs. UNC-Ch, North Carolina State Volleyball Tournament, 1976 Nov.
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 44
Women's Volleyball: Duke vs. ECU, 1977 Oct. 11
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume 154
Women's Volleyball, 1976 Oct. 19
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 5
Volume 47
Women's Volleyball: Duke vs. UNC-Ch, 1976 Oct. 11
(1 video reel; 7-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume 155
Yale Alleycats: Cambridge Inn. 1978 Mar. 22
(2 video reels; 5-inch, 1/2 inch.)
Box 12
Volume 156

Historical Note

Duke Union Community Television (Cable 13), Duke's student-run television station, grew out of Freewater Films' video programming group, following the purchase of a television camera. Cable 13 was the first student-owned and student-run television station in the country. Cable 13 became an official committee of the Duke University Union in 1976. It broadcasts on the Duke campus cable system.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cable 13 Videotapes, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The majority of the tapes in the Cable 13 Videotapes collection were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1981, accession number UA81-42. Some tapes were added to the collection after that date.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Dean Jeffrey, September 8, 2005