Description of the Collection
Call Number: SC0439
Hearts & Quarks production materials
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.
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Gift of Jane Wagner, 1993-1994.
Information about Access
This collection is open for research.
Ownership & Copyright
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is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research
and educational purposes.
HEARTS & QUARKS (SC0439). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
An overview of the film 'Hearts and Quarks' published 1989 Feb 1 in the Stanford newspaper (Campus Report ) is available in
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 Modern Technology, 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
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.