Aldo Leopold papers

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Series: IV: MOVING IMAGES.
Note: All are VHS recordings except for #800, a mini-VHS video.
Subseries: Miscellaneous and Multiple Topics
Box   2
Video   #865
Log Church Ceremony: “Settlers' Sunday,” 1986 August 17
Scope and Content Note: Old organ music, Christian service, Maennerchor sings hymns, and short interviews with several people after the service.
Box   2
Video   #801
“Live at Five” Television news report on New Glarus
Scope and Content Note: On location news coverage at Volksfest and footage of New Glarus main street, discussion of the Swiss heritage of the town.
Box   1
Video   #803
Swiss vocal and instrumental musical groups, 1989 May 6
Scope and Content Note: Men's choir, alphorn playing, yodeling, and footage of public dance to Bavarian/Alpine/Swiss music.
Box   1
Video   #804
Stills of New Glarus
Scope and Content Note: 13 minutes of video documenting New Glarus signs and buildings that represent Swiss Heritage (i.e. Swiss coat of arms, Swiss-Aire Motel, Swiss Miss Lace Factory). Also, black and white historical photos of the town and townspeople.
Box   1
Video   #805
Still Images of New Glarus
Scope and Content Note: No commentary just a two-minute clip of photos of old maps, early immigrants, illustrations of Gilbert Ott and Schiller. Approximately 10 images.
Box   2
Video   #860
Interview with Millard Tschudy, 1986 August 17
Scope and Content Note: Tschudy is a local historian, director of the Heidi play, on the Tell Board of Directors and acted in both the German-language and English-language Tell plays (same interview found on audiocassette 1).
Box   2
Video   #861
Interviews with New Glarus Community Members, 1986 August 17
Scope and Content Note: Interview with Frida who has played Heidi's blind grandmother for 21 years. Interview with Frida's husband and a woman who directed the Heidi play for six years. Last interview with older Swiss man, Herman Feller Jr., who was the president of the Maennerchor, started Volksfest, and wrote the history of the New Glarus Maennerchor (this interview is also on audiocassette 12).
Subseries: Polkafest
Box   1
Video   #806
Polkafest, 1988 May 14
Scope and Content Note: Kick-off, fundraising event for tourist season in New Glarus. Interviews with Dennis Streiff, Ron Foster (Lions Club member), Hans Lenzlinger (Chairman of Polkafest), Swiss woodcarver Jonas Felisi, gift shop owner Jeanine Bafel, and a museum volunteer.
Box   1
Video   #807
Polkafest
Scope and Content Note: Continued music and dancing (only 5 minutes of footage).
Subseries: Heidi
Note: Also see video #897 listed below with the Wilhelm Tell materials, and videos #860 and #861 listed above with the Miscellaneous materials.
Box   2
Video   #822
Heidi Play, 1986 June 27
Scope and Content Note: Play performance at New Glarus High School Auditorium. Backstage and dress rehearsal. Footage of downtown - library, church, restaurants, bank, tourists, flags, and Swiss Crests. Interviews with Kristine and Randy, two Heidi cast members; a Heidi understudy and her mother; and other cast and audience members. Opening scenes of Heidi play.
Box   2
Video   #823
Heidi Play, 1986 June 27
Scope and Content Note: Play from the beginning. Same footage as video #825 only from a center stage perspective.
Box   2
Video   #824
Heidi Interviews, 1986 June 28
Scope and Content Note: Ten-minute footage of interview with man whose daughter was a former Heidi, and an interview with two women tourists from Illinois (interview also found on audiocassette 2).
Box   2
Video   #825
Heidi Play, 1986 June 28
Scope and Content Note: Pre-performance organ music, crowd gathering, opening remarks by M.C. Peter Etter, and recording of the play.
Box   2
Video   #832
Heidi Festival, 1986 June 28
Scope and Content Note: Scenes from the Heidi play and interview with audience members from Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Chicago (Ilene and Hans Zeits) during intermissions. Interviews with Linda Schiesser, a vendor selling Heidi dolls; Elda Schiesser, who does Alpine paper cutting and is a Historical Society member (interviews also found on audiocassettes 7 and 10). Footage of musical acts from the Little Switzerland Festival (same festival footage as video #833).
Box   2
Video   #849
Interviews during Heidi Festival, 1986 August 3
Scope and Content Note: Interviews with Willi, who played Heidi's grandfather for 22 years and is president of the Heidi play (interview also found on audiocassettes 2 and 3). Paul Grossenbacher gives a public tour of exhibits in the Hall of History at the Swiss Historical Village Museum, then gives a private interview discussing history of the Tell play. Also, zoom views of museum exhibits.
Subseries: Little Switzerland Festival
Box   2
Video   #827
Little Switzerland Festival, 1986 June 28
Scope and Content Note: Last two performances: duet yodelers and choreographed flag throwing, held in the evening after the Heidi play. Only 8 minutes long.
Box   2
Video   #833
Little Switzerland Festival, 1986 June 28
Scope and Content Note: Views of arts and crafts booths/grounds, and of main street architecture. Interviews with tourist, Swiss visiting musicians at the New Glarus Hotel restaurant, and a young woman who worked in Switzerland. Footage of the Little Switzerland Festival (same as video #832).
Subseries: Volksfest
Note: See also video #801 listed above with the Miscellaneous materials.
Box   2
Video   #831
Volksfest: last four performances, 1986 August 3
Scope and Content Note: Only 10 minutes.
Box   2
Video   #850
Volksfest, 1986 August 3
Scope and Content Note: The first 11 of the 15 musical performances in the program: New Glarus Band, Maennerchor, Swiss dancers, alphorns, yodeling, Monroe Swiss Singers, Polka band, Maypole dance, and German-American women folk singers from Milwaukee.
Box   2
Video   #851
Volksfest, 1986 August 3
Scope and Content Note: Same footage of Volksfest's performances 6 through 11 as on video #850, only from a more left-of-stage angle.
Box   2
Video   #852
Volksfest plus Tours of Hall of History and Swiss Historical Village, 1986 August 3
Scope and Content Note: Paul Grossenbacher's Hall of History tour (same as video #849 but from a different camera angle and more zoom views of exhibits). Interview with local historian Margaret Duerst (also found on audiocassette 7). Tour of Swiss Historical Village (log cabin, replica log church and cemetery, cheese factory, two one-room school houses, blacksmith shop, and fire station). Footage of Volksfest performances one through six (same as video #850).
Subseries: Wilhelm Tell
Note: See also video #860 listed above with the Miscellaneous materials, and video #849 listed with the Heidi videos.
Box   1
Video   #800
Wilhelm Tell Play, 1999 September 4
Physical Description: a mini-VHS video 
Box   2
Video   #802
Interviews
Scope and Content Note: 6 minutes worth of interviews with unidentified residents of New Glarus and actors in the Tell play.
Box   2
Video   #896
Tell Interviews, 1986 August 24
Scope and Content Note: Views of New Glarus historical marker, church, and commemorative statue. Interview with Howard and Marilyn Christensen who had roles in the Tell play. Howard started the Bavarian Brass Band and sings with the Maennerchor (same interview as audiocassette 8). Footage of the Tell rehearsal/picnic. Interview with man about his role in Tell.
Box   2
Video   #897
Interviews with performers, 1986 August 24
Scope and Content Note: Interviews with Dennis Streiff -- reflections on his roles as actor and director of the Tell play. Interviews with two former Heidi actresses, Don Ott, Rudy, Peter, Hans, and Mike Roberts (same interview is found on audiocassette 4). Also, interview with Pastor Bob (Robert Mutton) (also found on audiocassette 5).
Box   1
Video   #900-903, 905
English-language Wilhelm Tell Play, 1986 August 30
Box   1
Video   #906-909
German-language Wilhelm Tell Play, 1986 August 30
Box   1
Video   #1249
German-language Tell Picnic and Rehearsal, 1987 September 5
Scope and Content Note: Footage of picnic, picnic grounds, surrounding landscape, and practice scenes from the play.
Box   1
Video   #1250
The Tell 50th-Anniversary Parade on New Glarus's Main Street, 1987 September 5
Scope and Content Note: Bavarian Brass Band plays while crowd waits for parade to begin, alphorn players, flag bearers, high school marching bands, floats, politicians, queen pageant winners, veterans, Swiss folk musicians, girls' bell choir, mostly Swiss themes and folk costume, yodelers, Shriners, and usherettes with flags.
Box   1
Video   #1251
Tell Parade, 1987 September 5
Scope and Content Note: Same as video #1250 only much better angle/quality.
Box   1
Video   #1253
Wilhelm Tell Play Backstage, 1987 September 5
Scope and Content Note: Short interviews and documentation, costuming and play preparation, views of audience.
Box   1
Video   #1261
German-language Tell Backstage, 1987 September 12
Scope and Content Note: Interview with 5-10 young girls in play and older actors. Interview after play with Johnny, a Swiss travel agent, members of his travel group, and Nicole, the group's tour guide (interviews found on audiocassette 5 as well).
Subseries: Schwingfest
Box   1
Video   #1266
Schwingfest Swiss wrestling matches, 1987 September 20
Scope and Content Note: Open air and in sawdust pits. Switzerland's five top amateur wrestlers, plus university students from Madison and Canada. Interview with Hans Lenzlinger, who organized the event. Interview with two wrestlers from UW-Madison. Traditional awards ceremony.