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Joel Sherzer:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Sherzer, Joel, 1942-
Title: Joel Sherzer Collection
Dates: circa 1980-1982
Extent: 5 document boxes (2.1 linear feet)
Abstract: The Joel Sherzer Collection consists of about 1,000 slides, contact sheets, and negatives relating to the International Conference on World Traditions of Puppetry and Performing Objects held in 1980 in Washington, D.C..
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00132
Language: English
Access:

Open for research. An advance appointment is required to view photographic negatives in the Reading Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: performingarts@hrc.utexas.edu




Acquisition:

All materials gift of Joel Sherzer, 1995, except the script for Le jeunesse d'Ogier le Danois which was donated by Don Harms in 2007.

Processed by:

Helen Adair, 2000, 2007; Daniela Lozano, 2012

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Joel Sherzer Collection is organized into two series: I. Puppetry Materials, 1980; and II. Crafts Fair Materials, 1982. Series I. constitutes the bulk of the collection and consists of about 1,000 color slides, contact sheets, and black and white negatives relating to the International Conference on World Traditions of Puppetry and Performing Objects held in 1980 in Washington, D.C. These materials are arranged according to an alphanumeric classification system, and detailed photo logs are filed with the slides and contact sheets. The photographers represented are Antonio Pasqualino, Corinne Kratz, Frank Proschan, Paula Johnson, and Stephanie Krebs. Series II. includes about 124 slides and three photos of a crafts fair in San Marcos, Texas, in 1982.

An advance appointment is required to view photographic negatives in the Reading Room. Please contact the Center before requesting this material: performingarts@hrc.utexas.edu


Eighty-nine audio cassettes, many of which were created by Joan Gross in conjunction with her fieldwork among puppeteers in Liege, Belgium, in 1982, were transferred to Ransom Center Sound Recordings Collection. Approximately 100 videotapes pertaining to performance traditions of the U.S., Canada, Europe/Sicily, and the Middle East/Asia were transferred to the Center’s Film Collection.