Guide to the Joel Foreman documentary videotape collection, 1977-1988

Joel Foreman documentary videotape C0008


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Joel Foreman
Title Joel Foreman documentary videotape collection
Date 1977-1988
Physical Characteristics 24 linear ft.
Abstract This collection contains dozens of video cassette tapes and video reel tapes produced by former George Mason University English Professor Joel Foreman. Videotapes include Clapsaddle's own oral history; documentaries on the novelists William Styron, Rita Mae Brown, and Carlos Fuentes; the documentary series "The Southern Eastern Shore of Maryland" and "Thinking in the 20th Century"; and edited masters of the documentary "Women's Work."
Collection number C0008
Language English

Biographical Information

Joel Foreman is an English professor whose career has focused on digital media and distance learning. In the late 1970s Foreman produced and directed several broadcast documentaries featured in this collection, including documentaries on the novelists William Styron, Rita Mae Brown, and Carlos Fuentes. In the 1980s he began studying the diffusion and impact of electronic media. As a practitioner of video journalism Foreman produced a number of documentaries for public television, also included in this collection, including programs for the Arts and Entertainment Network, the Discovery Channel, and other outlets. In 1996 Foreman started building web-based learning environments to support his own distance courses on the subject of virtual organization. His publications include a collection of essays, The Other Fifties: Interrogating Mid-century American Icons (University of Illinois Press, 1997), and several articles on such diverse topics as cultural studies in the classroom, computer-generated graphics, and the filmic representation of organizational dynamics. His most recent research in networked and distributed learning environments was conducted for the National Security Agency, for which he co-directed a 2-year project to design, construct, and assess learning modules for virtual problem-solving teams. Recent publications include articles on game-based learning, digital writing courses, and virtual organization.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains dozens of video cassette tapes and video reel tapes produced by former George Mason University English Professor Joel Foreman. Videos include Jerry Clapsaddle's own oral history; documentaries on the novelists William Styron, Rita Mae Brown, and Carlos Fuentes; the documentary series "The Southern Eastern Shore of Maryland" and "Thinking in the 20th Century"; and edited masters of the documentary "Women's Work."

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Arrangement

Organized by subject and title.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There may be use restrictions on some of the videotapes.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the Jerry Clapsaddle papers.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Foreman, Joel.

Subjects:

Fiction--Authorship.
Women's studies.

Document Types:

Video recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joel Foreman documentary videotape collection, Collection #C0008, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Joel Foreman in 1989-2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

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