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Amos Vogel papers, 1896-2001, bulk 1960-1990

Series I: Cinema 16, 1914-1996

Series I consists of records documenting the creation and day-to day-maintenance of the independent film organization Cinema 16 from its inception until its dissolution in 1963. The records provide insight into the daily work needed to promote the society, procure the various films, and operate in a successful and sustainable manner. The series is arranged in three subseries: Administrative Records, Correspondence, and Program Notes. Please note that the records are not limited to the lifetime of the organization; however, but also document the effect that Cinema 16 had on later groups and film societies.

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Subseries I.1: Administrative Files, 1914-1994

Subseries 1 contains general administrative records about the workings of the society. Special events, such as the Children's Cinema, a series dedicated to providing unusual and unique films to children, and the "field trips" to the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York are documented here. This subseries also holds administrative records concerning other related film projects conducted by Amos and Marcia Vogel during the lifespan of the society as well as articles and interviews with the founders.



Box 1 Folder 1 General, 1947-1976


Box 1 Folder 2 The Archive Film Society, 1961


Box 1 Folder 3 Articles by Amos Vogel, 1948-1963, 1984-1990, 1948-1963, 1984-1990


Box 1 Folder 4 Articles by Others, 1948-1963, 1976-1995, 1948-1963, 1976-1995


Box 1 Folder 5 Charles Theatre, 1960-1962


Children's Cinema



Mapcase 15-K-5 Banner



Box 1 Folder 6 Correspondence, 1958


Box 1 Folder 7 to 8 Film Catalogues and Listings, undated, 1949-1959, undated, 1949-1959, (2 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 9 Finances, 1958-1959


Box 1 Folder 10 Printed Material, 1958


Box 1 Folder 11 Program Notes, 1958


Box 1 Folder 12 Publicity and Mailing Lists, 1958


Box 1 Folder 13 Cinema 16 Retrospective, 1991-1994



Box 2 Folder 1 The Creative Film Awards, 1956-1960


Box 2 Folder 2 Deren, Maya, 1946, 1956, 1946, 1956


Box 2 Folder 3 Display Book Material, 1949


Box 2 Folder 4 Distribution Lists, undated, 1986, undated, 1986


Education


Box 2 Folder 5 An Anti-Catalog , 1977


Box 2 Folder 6 "Before the Revolution,", 1980s


Box 2 Folder 7 The Cinema 16 Film Center at The New School, 1954-1956


Box 2 Folder 8 "Film: Landmarks of a Visual Art"--Pratt Institute, 1962


Box 2 Folder 9 "The Independent Film" Lecture Series, undated


Box 2 Folder 10 "New Frontiers in the Cinema"--New York University, 1950


Experimental Film Catalogue


Box 2 Folder 11 General, undated, 1954-1963, undated, 1954-1963


Box 2 Folder 12 Contracts, 1954-1967


Box 2 Folder 13 Finances, 1950-1962


Box 2 Folder 14 Printed Material, undated, 1950-1963, undated, 1950-1963


Box 2 Folder 15 Publicity, 1950-1957


Box 2 Folder 16 Feature Film Society, undated


Box 2 Folder 17 Film-Makers Cooperative, undated, 1961-1963, undated, 1961-1963


Box 2 Folder 18 "Free Cinema from Great Britain," 1956 or 1957, 1956, 1957


Box 2 Folder 19 Fund for Adult Education, undated, 1948-1951, undated, 1948-1951


Box 2 Folder 20 The Future of Film as Art Conference, undated



Box 3 Folder 1 George Eastman House Trip, 1955-1957


Box 3 Folder 2 George Eastman House Trip, 1958


Box 3 Folder 3 Griffith, Richard, 1959-1963


Box 3 Folder 4 to 5 MacDonald, Scott, 1982-1989



Box Index 1 Master List of Films, undated, 1914-1963, undated, 1914-1963


Museum of Modern Art



Box 3 Folder 6 General, 1961-1962


Box 3 Folder 7 Budgets, 1962


Box 3 Folder 8 Programming, 1961 or 1962, 1961, 1962


Box 3 Folder 9 Other Film Societies, 1947-1948


Box 3 Folder 10 Pickpocket , 1962-1963


Printed Material


Box 3 Folder 11 General, undated, 1940-1991



Box 4 Folder 1 "Art in Cinema,", 1946


Box 4 Folder 2 Brochures, 1951-1962


Box 4 Folder 3 Filmwise 2: Maya Deren , 1960s


Box 4 Folder 4 "The Mystery of Rashomon", 1952


Box 4 Folder 5 Press Releases, 1947-1970, 1986-1991, 1947-1970, 1986-1991


Box 4 Folder 6 Programming, 1949-1963


Box 4 Folder 7 Publicity, 1947-1956


Box 4 Folder 8 Summary--Cinema 16, 1947-1963, 1985-1986, 1947-1963, 1985-1986


Box 4 Folder 9 Summary--New York Film Festival, 1963-1968


Box 4 Folder 10 Supplementary Series, 1947-1948


Box 4 Folder 11 Technical Notes, 1950s


Box 4 Folder 12 Tourtelot, Madeline, 1962-1963


Subseries I.2: Correspondence, 1947-1996

Letters found in this subseries are between Amos Vogel and various film distributors, Cinema 16 members, potential guest speakers, such as Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang, film makers, and fans. There are also documents held in this subseries that are about specific individuals, rather than correspondence with. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by either the last name of the individual and institution or by the topic, for example "Art in Cinema."


Box 4 Folder 13 General, undated, 1948-1981, 1996, undated, 1948-1981, 1996



Box 5 Folder 1 Anderson, Lindsay, 1956-1958


Box 5 Folder 2 Anger, Kenneth, 1947-1964


Box 5 Folder 3 Arnheim, Rudolf, 1956-1958


Box 5 Folder 4 "Art in Cinema,", 1947-1955


Box 5 Folder 5 Bachmann, Gideon, 1955-1959


Box 5 Folder 6 Belson, Jordan, 1949-1957


Box 5 Folder 7 Belson-Conger, Jane, 1960-1966


Box 5 Folder 8 Berenger, Jean, 1950-1957


Box 5 Folder 9 Biographic Cartoon Films Ltd., 1957


Box 5 Folder 10 Brakhage, Stan, 1956-1966


Box 5 Folder 11 British Transport Films, 1956-1957


Box 5 Folder 12 Broughton, James, 1947-1950


Box 5 Folder 13 Buñuel, Luis, 1954-1956


Box 5 Folder 14 Burkhardt, Rudolph, 1948-1955


Box 5 Folder 15 Cage, John, 1951


Box 5 Folder 16 Card, James, 1953-1958


Box 5 Folder 17 Cassavetes, John, 1959-1960


Box 5 Folder 18 Cavalcanti, Alberto, 1955-1957


Box 5 Folder 19 Cinema , 1947


Box 5 Folder 20 Cinema 16, Inc., 1953-1960



Box 6 Folder 1 Cinémathèque Française, 1948-1953


Box 6 Folder 2 Clarke, Shirley, 1955-1956


Box 6 Folder 3 Cocteau, Jean, 1957


Box 6 Folder 4 Contemporary Films, Ltd., 1958-1962


Box 6 Folder 5 Cornell, James, 1948-1957


Box 6 Folder 6 Cornell Study Center, 1983


Box 6 Folder 7 Creative Film Foundation, 1954-1956


Box 6 Folder 8 Crockwell, Douglass, 1948-1950, 1966, 1948-1950, 1966


Box 6 Folder 9 Crosby, Caresse, 1954


Box 6 Folder 10 Dreyer, Carl Theodore, 1956-1957


Box 6 Folder 11 Ehrhardt, Alfred, 1957


Box 6 Folder 12 Filmaufbau, 1956-1957


Box 6 Folder 13 Film Culture , 1955-1960


Box 6 Folder 14 Film Forum, 1954


Box 6 Folder 15 Film Polski, 1949-1950


Box 6 Folder 16 Flaherty, Robert and Frances, 1947-1957


Box 6 Folder 17 Forces et Voix de France, 1950-1955


Box 6 Folder 18 Form Letters, undated, 1959-1961


Box 6 Folder 19 Frank, Robert, undated


Box 6 Folder 20 Haanstra, Bert, 1957


Box 6 Folder 21 Haamid, Alexander, 1948-1954


Box 6 Folder 22 Hitchcock, Alfred, 1955-1956


Box 6 Folder 23 Kees, Weldon/Kees, John, 1956-1958


Box 6 Folder 24 Kluge, Alexander, 1962-1963


Box 6 Folder 25 Kramer, Stanley, 1954-1955


Box 6 Folder 26 Kuhn, Rodolfo, 1958



Box 7 Folder 1 Lang, Fritz, 1956-1958


Box 7 Folder 2 Lee, Francis, 1947-1948


Box 7 Folder 3 Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, 1976


Box 7 Folder 4 The Living Theatre, Inc., 1955


Box 7 Folder 5 London Film Society, 1950s


Box 7 Folder 6 Lorentz, Pare, 1955


Box 7 Folder 7 Maas, Willard, 1949-1957


Box 7 Folder 8 Macgowan, Kenneth, 1949-1956


Box 7 Folder 9 Markopoulos, Gregory, 1947-1949


Box 7 Folder 10 Markopoulos, Gregory, 1950-1966


Box 7 Folder 11 Marx, Groucho, 1955


Box 7 Folder 12 Mazetti, Lorenza, 1957-1958


Box 7 Folder 13 McLaren, Norman, 1948-1949


Box 7 Folder 14 Mock, Flora, 1956-1957


Box 7 Folder 15 Museum of Modern Art, 1950-1956, 1976, 1950-1956, 1976


Box 7 Folder 16 Peterson, Sidney, 1947-1953


Box 7 Folder 17 Putteman, Peter, 1958


Box 7 Folder 18 Reisz, Karel, 1957-1958


Box 7 Folder 19 Renoir, Jean, 1952-1953


Box 7 Folder 20 Resnais, Alain, 1957


Box 7 Folder 21 Richter, Hans, 1951-1955


Box 7 Folder 22 Rohauer, Raymond, 1953-1963


Box 7 Folder 23 Roos, Jorgen, 1950


Box 7 Folder 24 Rose, Tony, 1956-1957


Box 7 Folder 25 Schapiro, Meyer, 1950



Box 8 Folder 1 Stark, Leonard, 1948


Box 8 Folder 2 Storck, Henri, 1950-1951


Box 8 Folder 3 Tourtelot, Madeline, 1955-1960


Box 8 Folder 4 Tregillus, Leonard, 1949-1952


Box 8 Folder 5 Turner, Leslie, 1955


Box 8 Folder 6 Tyler, Parker, 1948-1957


Box 8 Folder 7 Varda, Agnes, 1957-1958


Box 8 Folder 8 Vesely, Herbert, 1957


Box 8 Folder 9 Vickrey, Robert, 1954-1955


Box 8 Folder 10 Vidor, King, 1954-1955


Box 8 Folder 11 Vishniac, Roman, 1955


Box 8 Folder 12 Vorkavich, Slavko, 1949-1956


Box 8 Folder 13 Weiss, Peter, 1956-1964


Box 8 Folder 14 Whitney, John, 1948


Box 8 Folder 15 Wright, Basil, 1957


Box 8 Folder 16 Wynn Jones, Stuart, 1957-1958


Box 8 Folder 17 Young, Christopher, 1950-1957


Box 8 Folder 18 Zinnemann, Fred, 1954-1957


Subseries I.3: Program Notes, 1947-1963

Subseries 3 is composed of programs handed out at each Cinema 16 screening. The pamphlets span the entire existence of Cinema 16 and present a detailed overview of the types of films Vogel chose. These programs provided basic information concerning each film such as the titles, dates of creation (and release if of interest), and biographies of the directors and actors. More importantly, the film is placed within an historical context and oftentimes briefly analyzed for the audience. Information about future screenings and upcoming special events were also listed in the program notes.


Box 8 Folder 19 1947 October-December


Box 8 Folder 20 1948 February-December


Box 8 Folder 21 1949 February-December


Box 8 Folder 22 1950 January-December


Box 8 Folder 23 1951 January-December


Box 8 Folder 24 1952 January-December


Box 8 Folder 25 1953 January-April


Box 8 Folder 26 1953 October-1954 May


Box 8 Folder 27 1954 October-1955 May


Box 8 Folder 28 1955 October-1956 May



Box 9 Folder 1 1956 October-1957 May


Box 9 Folder 2 1957 October-1958 May


Box 9 Folder 3 1958 October-1959 May


Box 9 Folder 4 1959 October-1960 May


Box 9 Folder 5 1960 October-1961 May


Box 9 Folder 6 1961 October-1962 May


Box 9 Folder 7 1962 October-1963 May