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Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record

Author: Robert MacNeilJames A MichenerBarbara Wertheim TuchmanDaniel J BoorstinVartan GregorianAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : American Film Foundation, 1987.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : Beta : VHS tape : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert MacNeil; James A Michener; Barbara Wertheim Tuchman; Daniel J Boorstin; Vartan Gregorian; Council on Library Resources.; Library of Congress.; National Endowment for the Humanities.; American Film Foundation.
OCLC Number: 19713224
Notes: Cataloged from contributor's data.
Credits: Camera, Erik Daarstad ; editor, William T. Cartwright ; music, Jean-Pierre Tibi.
Performer(s): Robert MacNeill.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col.
Other Titles: On the preservation of the human record.
Responsibility: Council on Library Resources, Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities ; producer, director, Terry Sanders ; screenwriters, Ben Maddow, Terry Sanders.

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A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian.

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