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Finding Aid to the Paul Freeman Video Project and Papers
BANC MSS 2001/71 cz andMotion Picture 961 D  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Bay Area Rock Art Research Association - Organizational History
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Paul Freeman Video Project and Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1975-2006
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2001/71 cz and

    Motion Picture 961 D
    Creator: Freeman, Paul, 1928-
    Extent: Manuscript materials: 3 boxes (1.2 linear ft.)

    Video materials: 58 videocassettes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Series 1 contains video cassettes of field trips to rock art sites in California and elsewhere with supporting documentation. Series 2 contains video and files regarding Ethnopsychiatry, a term coined by George Devereux, which reflects Freeman's professional interests in Transcultural Psychiatry, and his avocational interests in rock art, archeology, anthropology, and ethnology. Series 3 contains correspondence, notes, and research materials, chiefly relating to Freeman's book, The Rock Art Lithographs of Lala Eve Rivol.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Paul Freeman video project and papers. BANC MSS 2001/71 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Bill Sonin Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 97/52 cp

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library. The Video cassette call number which corresponds to each file folder is identified at the beginning of each video contents listing and should be paged with the folder.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Rivol, Lala Eve, 1912 or 13-
    Federal Art Project
    Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--Antiquities
    Indian art--West (U.S.)
    Petroglyphs in art
    Rock paintings in art
    Lithography, American--West (U.S.)
    Artists--California

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Rivol, Lala Eve, 1912 or 13-
    Freeman, Paul, 1928-
    Bay Area Rock Art Research Association
    Bay Area Rock Art Research Association archive

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Bay Area Rock Art Archive was given to The Bancroft Library by Paul Freeman for the Bay Area Rock Art Research Association in 2001. Additions were made in May and October 2005 and in 2006.

    Bay Area Rock Art Research Association - Organizational History

    Established in 1983, Bay Area Rock Art Research Association (BARARA) is an avocational association of professionals and amateur enthusiasts who share a dedication to rock art conservation, research and education in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. BARARA publishes a bi-annual newsletter, organizes field visits to rock art sites, sponsors the Bay Area Rock Art Conservation and Education Fund, the Bay Area Rock Art Archive at the UC Berkeley Bancroft Library, and other rock art conservation activities.
    The Rock Art Video Project was compiled and edited by Paul Freeman with the help of Ed Jones. The material to be edited consisted of Super 8 mm movie film from the 1980s, VHS videotapes from the early 90s, then Hi 8, and finally Digital 8 video.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Paul Freeman Video Project and Papers, 1975-2006, contains video cassettes of field trips to rock art and Petroglyph sites in California and elsewhere with supporting documentation. Series 2 contains video cassettes and files regarding Ethnopsychiatry. The term Ethnopsychiatry was coined by George Devereux, and reflects Paul Freeman's professional interests in Transcultural Psychiatry, and his avocational interests in rock art, archeology, anthropology and ethnology. Series 3 contains correspondence, notes, and research materials, chiefly relating to Freeman's book, The Rock Art Lithographs of Lala Eve Rivol.
    Series 3 includes copies of correspondence, reports, inventories, and a few copyprints of images done in 1936-1938 by Rivol and others in the Lithograph Project, part of the Work Project Administration's Federal Art Project, based in San Francisco under Joseph A. Danysh, advisor. Of interest is Freeman's correspondence, 1977-1997, with the artist, Eve [Rivol] Zuehlsdorff, whom he located living in Minnesota, in which she describes her work and the art scene in San Francisco in the 1930s.
    Arrangement of first two series follows Paul Freeman's original index with some modifications to conform with standard library procedures. The finding aid lists the contents of the video cassettes and the corresponding file folders contain indexes and supporting material for use with the cassettes. Appendix 1, located in the finding aid copy in the Bancroft reading room contains Paul Freeman's Index which includes expanded information about contents of videos. Both cassette and folder should be paged and used together.
    The collection forms a part of the Bay Area Rock Art Research Association Archive.