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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Arrangement

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

Ken Zarker Video Collection:

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Zarker, Ken
Title: Ken Zarker Video Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1986-1987
Abstract: This collection represents Ken Zarker's work from 1986-1987 when he was the Media Project Director for the Texas Environmental Coalition (TEC) and a producer for Access Austin.
Identification: AR.2005.043
Quantity: 2 linear feet (21 U-matic 3/4" videotapes)
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

Biographical Note

Ken A. Zarker was a television producer and director in the Austin, TX, area. He worked as media project director for the Texas Environmental Coalition. He also worked as a producer, director, and production assistant for various productions (many of them covering environmental issues) at local public-access television station Access Austin. Zarker, who was awarded a certificate of excellence by Austin Community Television in 1992, also produced videos for the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, and he is featured in the texanslegacy.org conservation history series.

In late 2005, Ken moved from Austin to accept a position with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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The collection contains 21 U-matic 3/4" videotapes. Three tapes contain footage of an Earth First! Rally from February 23, 1987, featuring speakers Dave Foreman, Jane Morris, and Ned Fritz, as well as music from Bill Oliver. There is also footage of an Earth First! Burger King protest from 10/02/1986; a presentation on acid rain featuring Margaret Campbell and Jane Morris; and several people addressing environmental issues. Eleven tapes contain recordings of speakers and a symposium from the April 20, 1990, Earth Day events in Austin.

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Arrangement

Arranged by show title.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Anderson, Dave.
Bravden, Jim.
Campbell, Margaret.
Chavez, Cesar.
Dubose, Patricia.
Foreman, Dave.
Fritz, Ned.
Hightower, Jim.
Irvin, Robert.
Jackson, James.
Jenal, Jim.
Lineberger, Libby.
Main, Bill.
Moll, Gary.
Maraniss, Linda.
Morris, Jane.
Skinner, Nancy.
St. Clair, Myrtle.
Tolar, Deborah.
Uncle Clem.
Zbylot, Phillip.
Organizations:
CARE (Citizens Against Ruining The Environment).
Earth First!
Burger King.
Subjects:
Activism.
Conservation.
Earth Day.
Ecology.
Environment.
Farming.
Forestry.
Global Warming.
Marine issues.
Ozone depletion.
Pesticides.
Recycling.
Southern pine beetle.
Water issues.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
San Jacinto County
Document Types:
U-matic 3/4" videotapes

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Biography: Zarker, Ken
  • AF Earth Day E0400 (20)
  • AF Earth, I Care E 0400 (11)
  • AF Earth First! E 0400 (28)
  • AF Ecology (General) E 0400
  • AF Ecology Action E0400 (3)
  • AF Environmental Charter Amendments E0400 (36)
  • AF Environmental Compliance Reporter, Inc P 9700 (31)
  • AF Environmental Detection Agency B7100 (194)
  • AF Recycling Centers E0400 (18)
  • AF SOS Ordinance O2000 (12)
  • AF SOS Action P5410 (25)

Manuscripts and Archives


  • AR.2001.005 Jenny Clark Video Collection

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Separated Material

A few documents were added to the AF Biography file: Zarker, Ken

Several videotapes (especially AMPEX brand) were deaccessioned because they were unplayable.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Collection donated by Ken Zarker.

Preferred Citation

Ken Zarker Collection (AR.2005.043). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2005/116

Donation Date: 12/19/2005

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Scott Hollis/Tim Hamblin/September 2013. Encoded by Roger Simon.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Tape
1 1 Earth First! rally. Dave Foreman, 1987
2 Earth First! rally. Jane Morris, Ned Fritz, Dave Foreman, Bill Oliver, 1987
3 Earth First! rally. Dave Foreman, Ned Fritz, 1987
4 Earth First! Burger King protest, 1986
5 Earth First! presentation on acid rain. Margaret Campbell, Jane Morris, undated
6 James Jackson discusses pine beetle infestation. Raw footage of plants/trees, undated
7 Raw footage of plants, nature, clear cutting, undated
8 Unidentified man discusses Southern pine beetle infestation, undated
9 Myrtle St. Clair discusses conservation, Uncle Clem, undated
10 James Jackson discusses shearing and windrowing, undated
11 Earth Day speakers. Nancy Skinner, Jim Jenal, 1990
12 Earth Day speakers. Jim Jenal, Gary Moll, 1990
13 Earth Day speakers. Libby Lineberger, Robert Irvin, 1990
14 Earth Day speakers. Jim Hightower, 1990
15 Earth Day speakers. Cesar Chavez, 1990
16 Earth Day speakers. Cesar Chavez. Gary Keith, 1990
17 Earth Day symposium. Patricia Dubose, 1990
18 Earth Day symposium. Phillip Zbylot, 1990
19 Earth Day symposium. Dave Anderson, Jim Bravder, Deborah Tolar, 1990
20 Earth Day symposium. Citizens Against Ruining The Environment (CARE). ACC. Bill Main, 1990
21 Earth Day symposium. Linda Maraniss, 1990

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