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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Passage to Power Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Giannini, John
Title: Passage to Power Collection
Abstract: 16mm sync rolls and original negative film and audio tape for John Giannini's 1983 documentary Passage to Power.
Accession No.: 2012-281
Extent: 10 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Giannini began his career as an army combat photographer in Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty. He went on to cover major events worldwide for such publications as The New York Times, Life, Time, and Newsweek, as well as working for international photo agencies. He became the first Agence Press-France (APF) staff photographer to be based in China and continues to produce pieces for the video division of APF.

In addition to the documentary Passage to Power, Giannini produced ABC Nightline’s Taking the Beach and worked on other productions such as The Gates of Heaven, Where the Heart Roams, N is a Number, Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem, and Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing Shen Chern.

[Adapted from Giannini’s biography (www.spaghettifarm.tv/bio.html)]

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Scope and Contents

16mm sync rolls and original negative film and audio tape for the 1983 documentary with the working title Passage to Power. The film chronicles the first convention of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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Restrictions

Access Restriction:

Collection may not be accessed without written permission of donor.

Use Restriction:

Most of this collection is stored off-site. Contact repository in advance for retrieval.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Passage to Power Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

Box
2.325/F265 Stored on-site at SRH:
Passage to Power ¾-inch videotape
Box
2.325/R55.1 45 record: Michael J. Martin and Tim Holiday perform “Who Are the Names on the Wall?” and “I Ain’t Here Alone,” Windmill Productions, 1982.
Box
2012-281/1 Stored off-site at LSF:
¼-inch audio reels
Box
2012-281/2 ¼-inch audio reels
16mm positive film
Box
2012-281/3-7 16mm positive film
Box
2012-281/12 16mm positive film
Box
2012-281/8 16mm positive film
16mm negative film
Box
2012-281/8-11 16mm negative film

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