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Guide to the New Day Films Collection, 1969-2001

Summary

New Day Films is a United States filmmaker-run film distribution company that consists of more than 150 filmmakers. The company was founded in 1971 by four independent filmmakers in order to distribute their feminist films and to create a democratically run distribution cooperative. The co-founders are Amalie Rothschild, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Liane Brandon. Their ground-breaking films about the lives of women were among the earliest of the emerging women's movement. New Day's titles fall into a range of categories including women’s studies, multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment: mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The company's titles have won an Academy Award, Emmy Awards, Academy Award nominations and hundreds of awards at film festivals. Their films have been broadcast on PBS, HBO and other national networks. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10180
Title
New Day Films records
Date
1969-2001
Extent
32 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The New Day Films collection includes rental slips, correspondence between members, press articles, film files, meeting minutes, fundraising proposals, posters, publicity, catalogs, newsletters, and publications on New Day titles.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged by accession in their original order.

Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

Accession 2014-0208 is closed to research until 2030. Boxes 3 and 4 of Accession 2014-0091 are also closed to research.

Original audiovisual materials may require production of listening or viewing copies before use.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

How to Cite

[Identification of item], New Day Films collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Accession 2013-0165, 1969-1974

6 Film Elements for New Day founder Amalie R. Rothschild's films: "It Happens to Us" (1972) - Internegative -16mm mix magnetic track "Woo Who? May Wilson" (1969) -Internegative - 16mm Mic magnetic track "Nana, Mom and Me" (1974) - Internegative - 16mm mix magnetic track

2. Accession 2014-0017, 1971

2 16mm film reels of Julia Reichert and Jim Klein's "Growing Up Female" from 1971

3. Accession 2014-0091, 1969-1986

Boxes 3 and 4 of Accession 2014-0091 are closed to research.

Early rental and sales slips for Brandon's films (some pre-date New Day)
Box 1
New Day slips through 1979
Box 1
How to Prevent a Nuclear War film planning and research (Liane Brandon)
Box 2
How to Prevent a Nuclear War grant and fundraising information
Box 2
How to Prevent a Nuclear War production notes and correspondence
Box 2
How to Prevent a Nuclear War premiere and publicity
Box 2
How to Prevent a Nuclear War festival and screening information
Box 2
Once Upon a Choice releases, production and post-production notes (Brandon)

Materials in Box 3 closed to research.

Box 3
Once Upon a Choice fundraising proposal and grant information
Box 3
Once Upon a Choice
Box 3
Once Upon a Choice press and publicity flyers
Box 3
Articles about Brandon and films, screening information
Box 3
New Day correspondence and organizational notes, 1977-1986
Box 3
New Day correspondence and organizational notes, 1977-1986

Materials in Box 4 closed to research.

Box 4
How to Prevent a Nuclear War press and screenings
Box 4
Still photographs and flyers from Brandon's films
Box 4
New Day distribution presentations, 1975-1976
Box 4
Production notes, correspondence, festival and screening information, 1969-1974
Box 5
Copies and original releases of Lawsuits
Box 5
New Day flyers
Box 5
Copies of trademark letter
Box 5
Rental and sales slips for Brandon's films, 1973-1976
Box 6
New Day catalogs
Box 6
New Day poster, 1973
Box 6
Publications about New Day, New Day films, and Brandon
Box 6
Film flyers, 1974-1975
Box 6
Earliest sales and rental slips for Brandon
Box 7
New Day meeting notes, early 1970s
Box 7
New Day anniversary press and screenings
Box 7
Articles and publications on New Day and Liane Brandon
Box 8
New Day Films National Endowment for the Arts proposals, 1978-1980
Box 8
New Day Meeting Notes, 1979-1980
Box 9
New Day general business receipts, central office material, conference brochures, catalogs
Box 9
Rothschild New Day films including transcripts
Box 9
Rothschild correspondence files
Box 9
Contact sheet of New Day annual meeting group photographs
Box 9
New Day Films State of Siege dispute correspondence
Box 10
Film Bureau file
Box 10
Marlin Films, Canadian sub-distributor file, 1975-1980
Box 10
Rothschild's rental and sales invoices for her films
Box 10

4. Accession 2014-0208, 1983-2001

Materials closed to research until 2030.

Steering Committee meeting materials, 1984-2000
Box 11
Steering Committee conference calls,1986-2001
Box 11
Steering Committee conference calls, 1991-2001
Box 12
Steering Committee meeting materials, 1996-2001
Box 12
Annual Meeting materials, 1988-2000
Box 12
Annual Meeting materials, 1985-2001
Box 13
Chronological files, 1985-1999
Box 13
25th Anniversary Chronicle, 1995-1996
Box 13
Chronological files, 1999-2001
Box 14
State of the Co-Op reports,1984-1998
Box 14
General policies, 1984-2000
Box 14
Contracts, proposals, and reports, 1985-1997
Box 14
Adams and Goldberg, 1984-2001
Box 14
Task reports, 1996-2001
Box 14
New Day lists, 1988-2001
Box 14
National film market, 1986-1987
Box 15
Proposals/Agreements, 1987-1988
Box 15
Market profiles, 1988
Box 15
New film submissions, 1989
Box 15
Status changes, 1989-1997
Box 15
New submissions, 1989-1996
Box 15
Proposals, 1992-1994
Box 15
Booking, 1992
Box 15
Film pricing, 1992
Box 15
Status changes, 1992-1997
Box 15
USA Dubs/Recruitment/New Submissions/Preview, 1996
Box 15
Clip reels, 1996
Box 15
Video duplication, 1998
Box 15
Film and video catalogue, 1998-1999
Box 15
Promotional and marketing materials, 1987-2001
Box 15
Fulfillment, 1987-1993
Box 15
Outreach/Intake, 1997-2001
Box 15
Dubbing house, 1995-2000
Box 16
Shipping, 1986-1992
Box 16
Central office files, 1986-1997
Box 16
Cooper Report, 1986
Box 16
Member/Film status, 1986
Box 16
Booking procedures, 1988
Box 16
Employment agreements, 1988-1989
Box 16
Job descriptions, 1989
Box 16
Member lists, 1987-1995
Box 16
New Day member survey, 1993
Box 16
Recruitment, 1993-1997
Box 16
New Day member skills compilation, undated
Box 16
Budgets, financials, and accounting, 1984-1999
Box 16
Karol Media, 1984-1987
Box 16
Non-profit status, 1986-1987
Box 16
NVR grant, 1991
Box 16
New Day futures, 1992
Box 16
Shares/activity, 1992-1997
Box 16
Future scenarios, 1994
Box 16
Finances, 1999-2001
Box 17
Operations, 1985-1989
Box 17
NDEM, 1990-1991
Box 17
Regional anniversary events, 1995-1996
Box 17
Anniversary press kits, 1995-1996
Box 17
Anniversary tabloid, 1996
Box 17
New films, 1988
Box 17
Website project, 1995-2001
Box 17
Articles of Incorporation, 1983
Box 17
Phone Interviews, 1983
Box 17
Logistics, 1984
Box 17
Notes, ITRs, and agreements, 1984
Box 17
Final report, 1984
Box 17
Screening, 1984
Box 17
Transition, 1984
Box 17
Staffing/Structure Proposals, 1985
Box 17
Retreat, 1985
Box 17
Share survey notes, 1985
Box 17
Options, 1985-1986
Box 17
New Day new members' packet, 1986
Box 17
Correspondence, 1985-1987
Box 17
Conferences, 1985-1987
Box 17
Mailing lists, 1986-1987
Box 17
Sub-groups, 1986-1987
Box 17
ND leader, 1986-1987
Box 17
Coding, 1987-1988
Box 18
Planning, 1988
Box 18
Inside line, 1988
Box 18
West Glen, 1988
Box 18
Durrin with drama, 1988
Box 18
Doing it yourself, 1988
Box 18
Max Rottersman, 1989
Box 18
Activity/Transitions, 1988-1989
Box 18
Mondell Rutledge, 1989
Box 18
Response forms, 1989
Box 18
Prospectus, 1987-1991
Box 18
Correspondence, 1988-1992
Box 18
Reports, 1990
Box 18
Workshops , 1990
Box 18
Inside line, 1990
Box 18
Corporate bylaws, 1991
Box 18
Cooper Agreement, 1991
Box 18
20th Anniversary, 1991
Box 18
NDFM, 1991
Box 18
1st Night Circle, 1991
Box 18
Program panels, 1991
Box 18
NVR proposal, 1991
Box 18
Telemarketing pilot, 1992
Box 18
20th Anniversary, 1992
Box 18
Future plans, 1992-1993
Box 18
Cultural policy presentation, 1992
Box 18
Correspondence, 1992-1995
Box 18
Transit and media proposal, 1993
Box 18
Proposals, 1994-1998
Box 18
Big questions session, 1993
Box 18
25th Anniversary, 1996
Box 18
Resources, 1997
Box 18
Planning Retreat, 1998
Box 18
30th Anniversary, 2001
Box 18
Futures/Tech issues, 2001
Box 18
Thin Grey Line, 2001
Box 18
Business plan, undated
Box 18
Indie fulfillment networking, undated
Box 18
American Mosaic, undated
Box 18
Photograph of New Day Films members, ca. 1984
Box 20
Catalogs and newsletters, 1982-2001
Box 20
Film brochures and flyers, 1980-2001
Box 20
Study guides, 1980-1985
Box 20
 


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Provenance

The New Day Films collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013-2014, and 2016. The material in this collection was donated by Liane Brandon, Amalie Rothschild, and Gretchen Stoeltje. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, September, 2015.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2013-0165, 2014-0017, 2014-0091, 2014-0208.