Austin History Center

Austin Coffee House Show Video Collection

An Inventory of the Austin Coffee House Show Video Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cuny, Eugene S.
Title: Austin Coffee House Show Video Collection
Dates: 1995 - 1999
Abstract: The collection contains DVDs which represent a sample of the video programming produced by the donor Eugene Cuny in collaboration with David Arnsberger and Robert 'Bart' Bartley, called The Austin Coffee House Show. These were interview shows featuring a varied assortment of guests, including local artists, celebrities and politicians. The shows were aired on Austin Public Access TV between 1995 and 1999.
Identification: AR.2013.001
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 box containing 15 discs)
Location: Archives Video Collection Room G22
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Austin Coffee House Shows were produced at the Public Access facilities between 1995 and 1999 by Eugene Cuny in collaboration with David Arnsberger and Robert ‘Bart’ Bartley. Initially known as Studio 4A Productions when produced at the Time Warner studios off Mopac, but later changed to Four Star Productions when productions moved to East Austin headquarters of ACTV. David Arnsberger was the primary host for most of the shows. He was a member of the Uranium Savages, and promoter of SPAM-O-RAMA, so he had many contacts within the artistic community. The set was designed to make the guests feel at ease at the same time aiming for an edgy look. Guests were chosen to span the cultural map of Austin. They included artists, musicians, writers, and others such as Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona, KXAN producer Jim Swift, City of Austin Councilmember Max Nofziger, and several others.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 15 DVDs which represent many of the shows in the series called “The Austin Coffee House Show”, produced between 1995 and 1999. These were half hour interview shows which aired on Austin public access TV. Interviews were carried out by David Arsberger, Gene Cuny (as Chase Sanborn), Robert ‘Bart’ Bartley (as Bart Starbuck), and John Fox (as Max Wellhouse). Interviewees include: Guy Juke, Max Nofziger, Richard Garriott, Jim Franklin, James White, Jim Swift, John Kelso, Chris Wall, Kerry Awn, Cleve Hattersley, Tim O’Connor, Tim Jones, Terry Lickona, Turk Pipkin, Ed Van Der Voort, Casey Monahan, Joe Nick Patoski, Micael Priest and others.


There is one box containing 15 DVDs.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all Users.

Restrictions on Use

None. Donor would like to be informed of any commercial usage of this footage.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Arnsberger, David.
Awn, Kerry.
Baker, Gene.
Bartley, Robert "Bart".
Boothe, Terry.
Bush, Laura.
Carter, Bob.
Conaughton, Mary.
Cuny, Gene.
Denberg, Jody.
Dominguez, Shirley.
Ellinger, Jim.
Farrabee, Mary Margaret.
Fox, John.
Francis, Mike.
Franklin, Jim.
Garriot, Richard.
Harrigan, Stephen.
Hattersly, Cleve.
Hickerson, "Crazy" Carl.
Hickerson, "Crazy" Carl.
Inglis, Adriene.
Jaroschy, Michael.
Jones, Tim.
Juke, Guy.
Kanady, John.
Kelso, John.
Krizan, Kim.
Lickona, Terry.
Lively, Bob.
Macdonald-Dean, Marla.
Martenic, Steve.
Monahan, Casey.
Nelson, Willie.
O'Connor, Tim.
Patoski, Joe Nick.
Perella, Marco.
Perkoff, David.
Pierce, Jo Carol
Pipkin, Turk.
Poth-Aleman, Joy.
Priest, Micael.
Roddy, Ted.
Schaefer, Daniel.
Snuff, Artley.
Stevens, David.
Swift, Jim.
Thibadeaux, Cressendra.
Van Der Voort, Ed.
Wall, Chris.
White, James.
Austin American-Statesman.
Capital City Playhouse.
Chaski (Musical group).
Daniel Schaefer Y Los Choferes (Musical group) .
David Perkoff and the Time Travelers (Musical group).
Esther's Follies (Theater company).
Greasy Wheels(Musical group) .
KLRU-TV (Television station: Austin,Tex.).
KOOP Radio. (Radio station,: Austin,Tex.)
KXAN-TV (Television station: Austin,Tex.).
Skyview Baptist Kitchen Band (Musical group).
Ted Roddy and the Teardrops (Musical group).
Texas Arts Commission.
Texas Book Festival.
Texas Film Commission.
Texas Monthly, Inc.
Uranium Savages (Musical Group).
6th Street, (Austin, Tex.).
Armadillo World Headquarters.
Austin (Tex.).
Backyard, The.
Broken Spoke.
Granite Studios.
Austin (Tex)--Popular Culture-20th Century.
Austin City Limits.
Computer Games.
Historical Austin.
Luckenback 4th July Picnic.
Music Venues.
Music-Texas-20th Century.
Texas Book Festival.

Related Material

AR.2001.005 Jenny Clark Video Collection

AR.2007.027 Let the People Speak Video Collection

Separated Material

Some paperwork describing the nature of the show and information on the contents of the discs was added to AF Television – Austin Coffee House Show T0700 (27)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

DVDs donated by the producer of the programming.

Preferred Citation

Austin Coffee House Show Video Collection (AR.2013.001). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #:DO/2013/002

Donation Date:12/28/2012

Processing Information

Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Tim Hamblin/ February 2013

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing and description of the materials in the collection.

Austin Coffee House Show

Box Disc
1 1 Guy Juke, Steve Martenic, Albert "Huff" Huffstickler, 1995
2 Max Nofziger, Richard Garriott, 1995
3 Skyview Baptist Kitchen Band: Ol’ Tyme Religion Music Performance, Marco Parella, Jim Franklin, 1995-1996
4 Cressandra Thibadeaux, James White, David Stephens, Jim Swift, 1995-1996
5 John Kelso, Chris Wall, Laura Bush with Mary Farrabee, Kerry Awn, 1995-1996
6 Steve Martenic, Mary Conaughton, Cleve Hattersley, Tim O'Connor, 1995-1996
7 Chaski, Bob Lively, Tim Jones, Terry Boothe, 1995-1996
8 Gene Baker, Terry Lickona, Daniel Schaefer (Y Los Choferes), Turk Pipkin, 1995-1996
9 Stephen Harrigan, Ed Van Der Vort, Kerry Awn, Ted Roddy and the Teardrops, 1995-1996
10 Casey Monahan, Joy Poth-Aleman, Joe Nick Patoski, Bob Carter, 1995-1996
11 "John Kelso Walks His Dog", John Canady with Mike Francis, 1995-1996
12 Marla Macdonald-Dean, Michel Jaroschy, Jo Carol Pierce with Guy Juke, Guy Juke, 1995-1996
13 Kim Krizan, David Perkoff and the Time Travelers, Jim Ellinger, 1995-1996
14 Micael Priest (Pt. 1), Michael Priest (Pt. 2), Shirley Dominguez, Artley Snuff, 1995-1996
15 Jody Denberg, "Crazy" Carl Hickerson, 1995-1996