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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Willard Van Dyke
RLIN number: NXCP88-A6
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood; freelance photographer in San Francisco, 1928-1935: f. 64 group, gallery manager, exhibitions; theater in New York, N.Y. during the 1930s; cameraman and director of documentary films, including "The River," "The City," "Valleytown," and "San Francisco"; Frontier Films, 1930s and 1940s: "Native Land," "China Strikes Back" and others; independent film producer, 1946-1958; television director for Robert Saudek's "Omnibus" and "20th Century"; Lowell Thomas; director, film department, Museum of Modern Art 1965-1975; head, film department, State University of New York at Purchase, 1973-1977; seminars on Robert J. Flaherty from 1965; film as social commentary; differences between cinematography and photography; music and documentaries: work of Aaron Copland, Marc Blitzstein and others; reminiscences of Edward Weston, Pare Lorentz, Ralph Steiner, Irving Jacoby, John Grierson, Lowell Thomas, Richard Leacock, Walter Cronkite and others.
Extent: Transcript: 523 leaves, Tape: 19 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open; certain pages closed. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1980 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Van Dyke, Willard, 1906-1986
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1906
Speaker occupation: Filmmaker and producer
Age at speaking: 74
Document date: 1980
Interviewer: Hogenson, Barbara
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Documentary films; Motion picture producers and directors; North America; Photography; Television broadcasting; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cinematographers; Cinematography; Museums and moving-pictures; United States--Social conditions--20th century; Van Dyke, Willard, 1906-1986
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020235-15677