Guide to the Warner Cable Reston videotape collection, 1971-1997

Warner Cable Reston videotape C0139


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Contact Information:

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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University.Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Warner Cable Communications
Title Warner Cable Reston videotape collection
Date 1971-1997
Physical Characteristics 9.25 linear feet (19 boxes)
Abstract The collection is comprised of programming generated by Warner Cable Communications regarding Reston, Virginia, and aired on the Warner Cable Community Access Channel. Some of these productions were made under contract with various groups, such as Reston Association, Reston Homeowners Association, and Reston Players.
Collection number C0139
Language English

Historical Information

Reston is a planned community in Northern Virginia. Robert E. Simon, Jr. was the founder of Reston, he purchased the land with the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Hall in New York City in 1961. Cable came to Reston in the 1970s and featured 14 channels, the local Washington and Baltimore channels and a channel or two devoted to local weather and community programming. From the mid-70s through the mid-90s, the system was owned by Warner Cable (and, for a while, under the Warner-Amex name). Under Warner, the system capacity was expanded to 80 channels.

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Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of programming generated by Warner Cable Communications regarding Reston, Virginia, and aired on the Warner Cable Community Access Channel. Some of these productions were made under contract with various groups, such as Reston Association, Reston Homeowners Association, and Reston Players.

Series one is the only series in this small collection. The series includes a variety of different programs that were recorded onto 3/4 videotape cassettes. Some of the programs include, Reston Association elections and meetings. Others contain special programs about Reston, such as "A Place Called Reston" that aired in 1979.

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Arrangement

Organized into one series.

Series 1: Reston Television, 1971-1997 (Boxes 1-19)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Related Material

The Special Collections and Archives also holds the Planned Community Archives and other personal papers and organizational records that document Reston, Virginia and other planned communities.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Reston Association.
Warner Cable Communications.

Geographical Names:

Reston (Va.).

Subjects:

Theater--Virginia--Reston.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Warner Cable Reston Videotape Collection, Collection #C0139, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Warner Cable Communications of Reston, Virginia, in June of 1989.

Processing Information

The Warner Cable Reston videotapes collection was originally attached to the larger Planned Community Collection currently in the Special Collections and Archives. Beginning in 2008 the videos from Warner Cable Reston Videotapes were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections and Archives at George Mason University Libraries. The old box and folder numbers for each folder are also included as part of the new arrangement.

Processed in December 2008 by Emily Martin. EAD markup completed by Emily Martin in December 2008.

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Contents List

Series 1: Reston Television, 1971-1997
The videotape cassettes are recordings of various television programs that aired on Warner Cable in Reston, Virginia. Topics that are covered are Reston Association meetings and various shows put on by the Reston Repertory Theater.
Box Folder
1 1 A. Smith Bowman Interview 1980
155
2 A. Smith Bowman Historical Photos 1980
155
3 A. Smith Bowman Historical Photographs 1980
156
4 A. Smith Bowman 1980
155
5 A. Smith Bowman 1980
155
6 Bertie Poston Outside Walking 1980
156
Box Folder
2 1 "Country Music from the Country" National Folk Festival at Wolf Trap 1981
157
2 Dateline Reston-Governance for Reston (Part 1) 1988
162
3 Election 1985, the Delegate Debate Plum vs. Thoburn 1985
159
4 Election 1987 Pennino-Douglas Debate 1987
159
5 Election 1987 Pennino-Douglas Debate 1987
160
6 International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap 1981
153
Box Folder
3 1 International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap Farm Park 1981
155
2 Music is Medicine 1981
157
3 Reston Association Candidates Forum (Part 1) 1988
160
4 Reston Association Meeting (Part 3) 1988
162
5 Reston Association Meeting (Part 4) 1988
162
6 Reston Community Association (RCA) (no. 1) 1988
161
Box Folder
4 1 Reston Community Association (RCA) (no. 2) 1988
161
2 Reston Community Association (RCA) Meeting Special with Reston Land (Part 1) 1988
160
3 Reston Community Association (RCA) Meeting Special with Reston Land (Part 2) 1988
160
4 Reston Community Association(RCA) Meeting Special with Reston Land (Part 3) 1988
160
5 Reston Community Center Dedication 1979
154
2 copies available on VHS. DVD copy available.
6 Reston Community Center Dedication 1979
155
Box Folder
5 1 Reston Governance Forum (Part 1) 1988
162
2 Reston Governance Forum (Part 2) 1988
162
3 Reston Governance Forum (Part 3) 1988
162
4 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" 1978-1979
154
Available on DVD.
5 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" 1979
153
6 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" (no. 2) 1979
153
Box Folder
6 1 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" (no. 1) 1978-1979
155
Available on DVD.
2 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" (no. 2) 1979
155
Available on DVD.
3 Reston Repertory TV "A Place Called Reston" 1979
155
Available on DVD.
4 Reston Repertory Theater "In a Land That's Not Yours" by Bruce Zortman (Part 1) 1980
155
Available on DVD.
5 Reston Repertory Theater "In a Land That's Not Yours" by Bruce Zortman (Part 2) 1980
155
6 Reston Repertory Theater "In a Land That's Not Yours" by Bruce Zortman (Part 3) 1980
155
Available on DVD.
Box Folder
7 1 Reston Repertory Theater "In a Land That is Not Yours" by Bruce Zortman (Part 1) 1980
155
2 Reston Repertory Theater "In a Land That is Not Yours" by Bruce Zortman (Part 2) 1980
155
3 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 1) copy 1979
154
4 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 2) copy 1980
154
5 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 3) edited closing credits 1979
154
6 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 1) copy 1979
155
Box Folder
8 1 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 2) copy 1980
155
2 Reston Repertory TV "Patterns" (Part 3) Edited Closing Credits 1979
155
3 Reston Repertory TV "Pinnacles" Act I 1980
156
4 Reston Repertory TV "Pinnacles" Act II 1980
156
5 Reston Repertory TV "Pinnacles" Act III 1980
156
6 Reston Repertory "The Prodigal" (Part 1) Edit Master 1982
158
Box Folder
9 1 Reston Repertory "The Prodigal" (Part 2) Edit Master 1982
158
2 Reston Repertory "The Prodigal" Re-Edit (Part 1) 1987
159
3 Reston Repertory "The Prodigal" Re-Edit (Part 2) 1987
159
4 Reston Repertory "The Prodigal" Re-Edit (Part 3) 1987
159
5 Reston Repertory Television "Rape of Maria Perez" (Part 1) Edit Master 1981
157
6 Reston Repertory Theater "Rape of Maria Perez" (Part 2) 1981
157
Box Folder
10 1 Reston Repertory Theater "Rape of Maria Perez" (Part 2) Re-Edit Master 1982
157
2 Reston Repertory "Rape of Maria Perez" 1982
155
3 Reston Repertory "The Apprentice" by Sharon Loheu 1979
153
4 Reston Repertory "The Apprentice" by Sharon Cohen 1979
155
5 Reston Repertory Theater "The Stronger" by Strindberg 1978
153
6 Reston Repertory Theater "The Stronger" by Strindberg 1978
155
Box Folder
11 1 Reston Repertory "Tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that" 1970s
153
2 Reston Repertory "Tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that" 1970s
155
3 Reston Symposium-Keynote Address "Reston and the American Dream" by Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. 1985
31
4 Reston Symposium-Conference Address "New Towns in Perspective" by Paul D. Spreiregen (Part 1 of 2) 1985
31
5 Reston Symposium-Conference Address "New Towns in Perspective" by Paul D. Spreiregen (Part 2 of 2) 1985
31
6 Reston Symposium-Welcome and Orientation 1985
31
Box Folder
12 1 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session I (Part 1)-"Reston: New Town or Suburb?" 1985
32
2 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session I (Part 2)-"Reston: New Town or Suburb?" 1985
32
3 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session II (Part 1)-"The Inclusive Community: Housing and Population Diversity" 1985
32
4 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session II (Part 2)-"The Inclusive Community: Housing and Population Diversity" 1985
32
5 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session III (Part 1)-"The Planned Environment: Structural and Natural Beauty" 1985
32
6 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session III (Part 2)-"The Planned Environment: Structural and Natural Beauty" 1985
32
Box Folder
13 1 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session IV (Part 1)-"Community Institutions and Governance" 1985
32
2 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session IV (Part 2)-"Community Institutions and Governance" 1985
32
3 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session IV (Part 3)-"Community Institutions and Governance" 1985
33
4 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session V (Part 1)-"Will It Sell?" 1985
33
5 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session V (Part 2)-"Will It Sell?" 1985
33
6 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VI (Part 1)-"The Good Life: Cultural Educational and Recreational Opportunities" 1985
33
Box Folder
14 1 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VI (Part 2)-"The Good Life: Cultural, Educational and Recreational Opportunities" 1985
33
2 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VII (Part 1)-"Village and Town Centers: Shopping Centers or Urban Places?" 1985
33
3 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VII (Part 2)-"Village and Town Centers: Shopping Centers or Urban Places?"" 1985
34
4 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VII (Part 3)-"Village and Town Centers: Shopping Centers or Urban Places?" 1985
34
5 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VIII (Part 1)-"Final Workshop Reports and Consensus" 1985
34
6 Reston Symposium-Plenary Session VIII (Part 2)-"Final Workshop Reports and Consensus" 1985
34
Box Folder
15 1 Reston Symposium-Robert Simon Speech (Part 1) 1985
34
Available on digital format.
2 Reston Symposium-Robert Simon Speech (Part 2) 1985
34
Available on digital format.
3 Reston Town Center-Ground breaking (Part 1) 1988
161
4 Reston Town Center Ground breaking (Part 2) 1988
161
5 Reston Town Center Ground breaking (Part 3) 1988
161
6 Reston Town Center Ground breaking Edited 1988
161
Available on digital format.
Box Folder
16 1 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board (Part 3) 1988
160
2 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board (Part 1 of 2) 1988
163
3 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board (Part 2 of 2) 1988
163
4 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board Meeting (Part 1) 1989
163
5 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board Meeting (Part 2) 1989
163
6 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board Meeting (Part 3) 1989
163
Box Folder
17 1 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Candidate Forum (Part 1 of 2) 1989
163
2 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board Meeting (Part 2 of 2) 1989
164
3 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board (Part 1) 1989
164
4 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association Board (Part 2) 1989
164
5 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association (Part 1) 1989
164
6 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association (Part 2) 1989
164
Box Folder
18 1 Reston Town Meeting-Reston Association (Part 3) 1989
164
2 Reston Visitors Center Dedication 1982
158
3 Reston Visitors Center Dedication (no. 2) 1982
153
4 Seniors "Tom Currier" (1st half) and "Nancy Echols" (2nd half) 1982
158
5 Songs of Gospel-National Folk Festival 1981
157
6 Special-Jesse Jackson "I am Somebody" (Edit Master) 1986
159
Box Folder
19 1 "Tom Currier" as featured on "Seniors" 1982
158
2 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, January 1996
Available on VHS.
3 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, February 26, 1996
Available on VHS.
4 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, March 1996
Available on VHS.
5 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, January 27, 1997
Available on VHS.
6 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, February 24, 1997
Available on VHS.
7 Reston Citizens Association Board Meeting, April 21, 1997
Available on VHS.
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