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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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Cable 13 Videotapes 1976 - 1982
Creator
Cable 13 (Television station : Durham, N.C.)
Extent
18 Linear Feet, , 250 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
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.

Administrative Information

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In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

Use of this collection requires the creation of viewing copies from videotapes. However, University Archives does not have the equipment or the resources to make copies from U-Matic videocassettes or half-inch open reel video. To arrange for the creation of use copies from these formats, please contact University Archives staff. Although these recordings are now stored in a stable environment, their condition and playback quality is unknown.

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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

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.