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Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 6: Broadcast Materials , 1973-2001
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

Broadcast materials consist of a variety of sound and video productions including radio and television programs featuring Benton, documentaries, promotional videos, and exhibition-related programs. Material is on two sound cassettes and ten videocassettes (U-matic and VHS).
Television footage includes an interview conducted by Paul Turner for a special program on KQED celebrating their Auction Art Awards from 1973-1975, news footage from the installation of the public sculpture
Folded Circle-Arc
from WQAD in Illinois, and an interview for WDAF-TV about Benton's exhibition in Halls' Gallery in Kansas City. A radio program is also found from Frankfurt's local radio, in German, about his work during the early 1980's in Germany.
Additional video programs include a distribution copy of a documentary about Dr. Wennesland, for which Benton did a short interview; an extended interview conducted by George W. Neubert in relation to Benton's work between 1964-1974; and a California State University production where Fletcher Benton discusses his kinetic work with professor Jim McManus. The latter tape also includes a short video about computer artist Grace Hertlein.
Good Time to be West
is a documentary about twelve California sculptors and the relationship between their work and the region.
American Artists in Jewelry
is a short documentary about the exhibition held at the Gilman Baker Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida, in which Benton and DeWain Valentine participated, among other artists.
The Lollipops: A Kinetic Sculpture by Fletcher Benton
includes an interview with Benton talking about his sculpture and its mechanical operations. There is also one sound cassette that contains the soundtrack from an unidentified television program with an interview of Benton.
Television and radio programs are filed first in the series, followed by documentaries and exhibition-related material. Additional audiovisual material includes a home movie in series 1, Biographical material, studio and artwork documentation in series 7, Photographs and Moving Image Materials, and raw footage and production materials for a documentary in series 9,
An American Artist
video recordings.
Description Container Select
Television Interview, KQED , 1975
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate; handwritten note on the cassette: "KQED TV Interview 1975 Benton"
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
Original; handwritten note on original cassette: "KQED"
6
17
Television News Footage of Installation of
Folded Circle-Arc
(1980), Muscatine, IA, 1980
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
Original; handwritten note on the original box: "News Story and Video Footage Shot by WQAD TV Moline, ILL. Fletcher Benton Sculpture, Stanley Consultants, Muscatine, Iowa, September 12, 1980"
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate; hadwritten note on the cassette: "Benton Sculpture Installation Muscatine, Iowa, 1980"
6
18
Radio Interview and Other Broadcast Material, Hessischer Rundfunk Hr2 (Frankfurt), 1981
1 Sound cassette
Handwritten note on cassette: "Hess Rundfunk2. Programm, Prisma. 10 July 1981"
1 Sound cassette
Handwritten note on cassette: "Hess. Rundfunk II / 7.1.81. Portrait des amerikanisieren bildhauer Fletcher Benton. von J. Leisegang"
6
19
Television Interview, WDAF (Kansas City, MO) , 1997
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Handwritten note on box: "Halls Interview. WDAF TV CHANNEL 4 KANSAS CITY (FOX) 04/10/97 12:00PM NEWS"
6
20
Dr. Wennesland, An Icon Among the Beats
, By Gerd Hennum, 2001
1 videocassettes (vhs)
6
21
Fletcher Benton: Selected Works 1964-74
International Video Corporation . Dessaisset Art Gallery and Museum. , 1975
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
Original
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate
6
22
Introduction to Art. Part One: Fletcher Benton, kinetic artist / Part Two: Grace Hertlein, computer artist
, 1973-1975
1 videocassettes (u-matic)
Original
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate
6
23
Good Time to be West
, 1984
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate material; original not found with collection
7
1
American Artists in Jewelry
, circa 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
7
2
The Lollipops: A Kinetic Sculpture by Fletcher Benton
, circa 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
7
3
Sound from Unidentified Television Interview, undated
1 Sound cassette
7
4

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