Finding Aid for the James Tartan Film Collection 1960 - 1985

Processed by Michael Stone.
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
UCLA
Chicano Studies Research Center Library
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Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544
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URL: http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Tartan Film Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1960 - 1985
Collection number: 4
Creator: Tartan, James 1928 - Present day
Extent: 5 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This is a collection of director / actor Jim Tartan's public service short films. Of particular interest are his films: Murals of Aztlan and his documentary of the arts group Los Four.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
Physical location: This collection is located at UCLA's Film and Television archive in Hollywood.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

Access for UCLA faculty and student reasearchers by prior arrangement with the UCLA Film and Television Archive. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/

Publication Rights

For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Tartan Film Collection, 4, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Chicano Studies Research Center by James Tartan in 2003. Deed of Gift on file at the Chicano Studies Research Center, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA.

Biography

James Tartan has been a staple for years as an actor in televison dramatic series as well as a producer director of short films and Public Service Announcements.

Scope and Content

This is a collection of director / actor Jim Tartan's public service short films. Of particular interest are his films: Murals of Aztlan and his documentary of the arts group Los Four.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Video elements
  • Series 2. Film elements

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

James Tartan
Los Four
Murals
Murals of Aztlan


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Messages in Clay

produced by Bronson Films; 6 minutes.
Box 1, Folder 2

James Tartan Film Collection July 1978

Physical Description: 16mm Film and soundtracks

Scope and Content Note

Treasures of Mexico

English and Spanish versions; tied together and separated

Spanish internegative + A wind track

English internegative + A wind track

A; B and C original rolls
Box 1, Folder 3

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: Color 16mm film

Scope and Content Note

Walk the First Step; completed film
Box 1, Folder 4

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

The Gang; completed film
Box 1, Folder 5

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Low Rider; completed film
Box 1, Folder 6

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

El Carro Nuevo; completed film

2 copies
Box 1, Folder 7

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Los Four; completed film

4 copies
Box 1, Folder 8

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Film / (PSA)

Scope and Content Note

Public Service Announcements

Spanish Heart Attack

Spanish Child

Adoptions
Box 2, Folder 1

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Have Another Drink, Ese; completed film
Box 2, Folder 2

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Under One Roof; completed film
Box 2, Folder 3

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Physical Exam; completed film with Spanish Narration. (on core)

Physical Exam; print
Box 2, Folder 4

James Tartan Film Collection n.d.

Physical Description: !6mm film work print and magnetic sound track

Scope and Content Note

Sue's Chicano Gang / Drug footage
Box 3, Folder 1

James Tartan Film Collection ca. 1981

Physical Description: 16mm Film soundtracks

Scope and Content Note

Murals of Aztlan:

Three (3) Scotch 3M Magnetic Film boxes with various magnetic soundtracks.
Box 3, Folder 2

James Tartan Film Collection ca. 1981

Physical Description: 16mm Film / workprints and soundtracks

Scope and Content Note

Murals of Aztlan:

Seven (7) boxes

V.O #1 and 2

Prod. I and II

Prod. III and music rack

Original color negative A and B rolls

Loops and cue sheets
Box 3, Folder 3

James Tartan Film Collection ca. 1981

Physical Description: 16mm Color Film

Scope and Content Note

Murals of Aztlan:

completed film and short version of the film
Box 3, Folder 4

James Tartan Film Collection 22 July 1981

Physical Description: 35mm film print

Scope and Content Note

Murals of Aztlan [final print]
Box 4, Folder 1

James Tartan Film Collection 15 Jan. 1976

Physical Description: Ampex 406 polyester audio tape

Scope and Content Note

Low Riders film score produced by Ray Manzarek
Box 4, Folder 2

James Tartan Film Collection 1 Nov. 1979

Physical Description: Beta video cassette

Scope and Content Note

Walk the first Step and Breakthrough (2 copies)
Box 4, Folder 3

James Tartan Film Collection 10 Aug. 1988

Physical Description: One inch video tape

Scope and Content Note

Video master tapes:

Los Four and Murals of Aztlan