Special Collections Unbound

Cine Accion 2004

Cine Acción, a Window into Latino Film History

September 26, 2017
by Adan Griego

San Francisco Bay Area cinephiles can enjoy an ongoing series of film festivals throughout the year showcasing a variety of themes (animation, film noir, LGBT, silent film) that supplement mainstream commercial productions. Latino movies are no exception.

In 1980 Cine Acción was founded in San Francisco “on the principle that Latin American cinema must be promoted in the United States and that Latinos in the U.S. must be actively encouraged to produce media.” It became one of the pioneering independent film festivals in the United States and for over 25 years Cine Acción captured a creative energy that provided a space for unheard Latino film voices.

Russell and Sigurd Varian audiorecordings added to the Internet Archive

September 14, 2017
by Jenny Johnson

The Stanford University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of 19 audiorecordings from the Russell and Sigurd Varian Papers. This digitization is a result of our most recent round of collaboration with the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP). The CAVPP assists repositories by coordinating and funding digitization of materials deemed to be of “statewide significance” and at risk of loss due to physical condition and format obsolescence.

Africa Today 1975

Small Treasures in the John Marcum Papers (Part 4)

June 7, 2017
by Franz Kunst

Welcome to part four of our week-long venture into the John Marcum papers. In the midst of revolution and upheaval, many African countries found themselves courted by both East and West in a proxy Cold War. Naturally, much of the battle was fought with propaganda, and these items reflect the urgency and tension of those times.

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