Description of the Collection
Call Number: SC0439
Hearts & Quarks production
3.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection consists of original 16mm film negatives (with 3/4
inch video copies), audio tapes, and transcripts of interviews with Dr. Norman Shumway
and Prof. Sidney Drell and of a conversation between Shumway and Drell.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Gift of Jane Wagner, 1993-1994.
Information about Access
This collection is open for research.
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HEARTS & QUARKS (SC0439). Department of Special Collections and University
Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
An overview of the film 'Hearts and Quarks' published 1989 Feb 1 in the Stanford
newspaper (Campus Report ) is available in the respositroy.
Jane Wagner received her B.Sc and M.Sc in political sociology from the London School of
Economics . She completed her master's degree in documentary film production at Stanford
University in 1988. Her thesis film, Hearts & Quarks, has been screened at the
20th International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland; the 39th
International Film Festival in Berlin; the National Educational Film Festival; and the
Montreal International Festival of Women's Films.
HEARTS & QUARKS, a film about the ethics and application of modern science and
technology, was Jane Wagner's masters thesis project for the Dept. of Communications
Documentary Film Program at Stanford. It features interviews with physicist Sidney Drell
and heart surgeon Norman Shumway.
Description of the Collection
Hearts & Quarks, Two Perspectives on
, addresses questions raised by the applications and effects
of science in our society; it focuses on the careers of two Stanford University
scientists, Sidney Drell and Dr. Norman Shumway. Prof . Drell , a theoretical physicist
and arms control expert, is deputy director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center;
Dr. Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant in 1968, is chairman of
cardiovascular surgery at the Stanford Medical Center. The film combines interviews with
historical and contemporary footage.
This collection of production materials includes the l6mm film negatives (with 3/4 inch
video copies) of Wagner's interviews with Drell and Shumway and of a conversation
between Drell and Shumway; audio tapes of the above as well as class and operating room
sounds and the narration; and logs and transcripts.
Drell, Sidney D., (Sidney David), 1926-
Shumway, N. E. (Norman Edward), 1923-2006
Science--Moral and ethical aspects.
Technology--Moral and ethical aspects.