The Joris Ivens papers span the years 1936-1943 and encompass 1.0 linear foot. The collection consists
largely of correspondence with producer-director Herman Shumlin; correspondence related to Contemporary
Historians, Inc., and History Today film productions; Ivens's lecture and production notes; articles
written by Ivens; and two scrapbooks.
Joris Ivens was a European director, screenwriter, and film editor. Ivens left the Netherlands in 1936
for the United States. From 1937 to 1989 he made numerous films, including THE SPANISH EARTH (1937), THE
400,000,000 (1939), and THE POWER AND THE LAND (1940).
1 linear feet of papers.
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