Guide to the Film programs from East Germany, 1953-1978

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1998
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Film programs from East Germany, 1953-1978

Collection number: M0771

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1995
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Film programs from East Germany,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1978
Collection number: Special Collections M0771
Creator:
Extent: 5 linear ft. (ca. 1700 items)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased, 1995.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Film programs from East Germany, M0771, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Ca. 1700 film programs with the titles Progress Film Illustrierte (1953-1957) and Progress Film Programm (1957-1978, from #63/66 with additional title "Film für Sie"), both published by VEB Progress Film Vertrieb, Berlin, mostly 2 pages. The collection includes loose leaf index (ca. 28 pages) of films from 1969-1974, ca. 50 programs for children's films (1967-1970) as well as ca. 30 magazine-style catalogs for GDR and USSR feature film and made-for-TV film festivals. There are also approx. 85 volumes of the magazine Treffpunkt Kino (1970-1977), published by Progress Film Verleih Berlin.
Programs include such information as cast; director; film's country of origin; voiceover credits; photos; and plot summary, largely from an anticapitalist or antifascist perspective. Films represented are western as well as east bloc productions; some Asian films included. Genres range from romances, melodramas, light comedies, musicals, opera, and literary adaptations to westerns, adventure, spy stories, cold war themes, class relations and diatribes against capitalism. Children's films range from feature films to cartoons and hand puppet films and are largely Czech or East German in origin.
Western productions include American films such as Manche mögen's heiß (39/68), and Weißer Terror (125/65) about race relations and the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Urteil von Nürnberg (134/63). There are programs for English, Scottish, French, Italian, Austrian, as well as East German, Russian-Soviet, Georgian-Soviet, Yugoslavian, Czech, Hungarian, Rumanian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean films. Some collaborations are also included, such as French-Swedish and German [DEFA]-Swedish. Representative films from the east bloc are those extolling communism and socialism, including the Soviet production Das russische Wunder (31/63), as well as literary adaptations of Russian classics, including Krieg und Frieden (11/67 and 25/67). There are also many examples of films that expose the evils of western society, such as the Italian film Garantiert Jungfrau (101/69).
The magazine Treffpunkt Kino includes such features as descriptive reviews of films; film credits; Tatsachen und Tendenzen - DEFA in Potsdam-Babelsberg; Neue Kinderfilme; DEFA-Report; Auslandbericht.

Access Terms

DEFA
Motion pictures--East Germany.
Film fur Sie. Progress Film Illustrierte. Progress Film Programm. Treffpunkt Kino.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Progress Film Illustrierte 16/53-58/53

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3 programs
Box 1, Folder 2

Progress Film Illustrierte 37/54-90/54

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15 programs
Box 1, Folder 3

Progress Film Illustrierte 2/55-68/55

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15 programs
Box 1, Folder 4

Progress Film Illustrierte 70/55-102/55

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 5

Progress Film Illustrierte 2/56-44/56

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18 programs
Box 1, Folder 6

Progress Film Illustrierte 45/56-74/56

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18 programs
Box 1, Folder 7

Progress Film Illustrierte 76/56-113/56

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18 programs
Box 1, Folder 8

Progress Film Illustrierte 1/57-29/57

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14 programs
Box 1, Folder 9

Progress Film Illustrierte 30/57-68/57

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14 programs
Box 1, Folder 10

Progress Film Programm 57/57-128/57

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30 programs
Box 1, Folder 11

Progress Film Programm 9/58-49/58

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 12

Progress Film Programm 51/58-96/58

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 13

Progress Film Programm 97/58-128/58

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11 programs
Box 1, Folder 14

Progress Film Programm 3/59-76/59

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 15

Progress Film Programm 79/59-129/59

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19 programs
Box 1, Folder 16

Progress Film Programm 8/60-41/60

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 17

Progress Film Programm 43/60-73/60

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 18

Progress Film Programm 74/60-100/60

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20 programs
Box 1, Folder 19

Progress Film Programm 101/60-134/60

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23 programs
Box 1, Folder 20

Progress Film Programm 1/61-36/61

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25 programs
Box 1, Folder 21

Progress Film Programm 38/61-113/61

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25 programs
Box 1, Folder 22

Progress Film Programm 1/62-35/62

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17 programs
Box 2, Folder 1

Progress Film Programm 36/62-114/62

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16 programs
Box 2, Folder 2

Progress Film Programm 3/63-134/63

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20 programs
Box 2, Folder 3

Progress Film Programm 1/64-154/64

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25 programs
Box 2, Folder 4

Progress Film Programm 4/65-65/65

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25 programs
Box 2, Folder 5

Progress Film Programm 66/65-96/65

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25 programs
Box 2, Folder 6

Progress Film Programm 102/65-129/65

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17 programs
Box 2, Folder 7

Progress Film Programm 13/66-55/66

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19 programs
Box 2, Folder 8

Progress Film Programm 58/66-93/66

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20 programs
Box 2, Folder 9

Progress Film Programm 98/66-120/66

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18 programs
Box 2, Folder 10

Progress Film Programm 1/67-23/67

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20 programs
Box 2, Folder 11

Progress Film Programm 24/67-52/67

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20 programs
Box 2, Folder 12

Progress Film Programm 53/67-77/67

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25 programs
Box 3, Folder 1

Progress Film Programm 78/67-98/67

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25 programs
Box 3, Folder 2

Progress Film Programm 98/67-104/67

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13 programs
Box 3, Folder 3

Progress Film Programm 105/67-121/67

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21 programs
Box 3, Folder 4

Progress Film Programm 1/68-33/68

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 5

Progress Film Programm 34/68-65/68

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 6

Progress Film Programm 66/68-95/68

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 7

Progress Film Programm 96/68-118/68

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24 programs
Box 3, Folder 8

Progress Film Programm 1/69-30/69

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 9

Progress Film Programm 31/69-59/69

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 10

Progress Film Programm 60/69-88/69

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30 programs
Box 3, Folder 11

Progress Film Programm 89/69-121/69

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31 programs
Box 3, Folder 12

Progress Film Programm 1/70-28/70

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28 programs
Box 4, Folder 1

Progress Film Programm 29/70-52/70

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23 programs
Box 4, Folder 2

Progress Film Programm 53/70-76/70

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24 programs
Box 4, Folder 3

Progress Film Programm 2/71-32/71

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30 programs
Box 4, Folder 4

Progress Film Programm 33/71-50/71

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18 programs
Box 4, Folder 5

Progress Film Programm 51/71-70/71

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17 programs
Box 4, Folder 6

Progress Film Programm 1/72-29/72

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30 programs
Box 4, Folder 7

Progress Film Programm 30/72-49/72

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19 programs
Box 4, Folder 8

Progress Film Programm 50/72-71/72

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21 programs
Box 4, Folder 9

Progress Film Programm 72/72-96/72

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23 programs
Box 4, Folder 10

Progress Film Programm 1/73-26/73

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25 programs
Box 4, Folder 11

Progress Film Programm 27/73-55/73

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31 programs
Box 4, Folder 12

Progress Film Programm 56/73-82/73

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25 programs
Box 4, Folder 13

Progress Film Programm 83/73-105/73

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23 programs
Box 5, Folder 1

Progress Film Programm 1/74-26/74

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25 programs
Box 5, Folder 2

Progress Film Programm 27/74-50/74

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24 programs
Box 5, Folder 3

Progress Film Programm 51/74-85/74

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30 programs
Box 5, Folder 4

Progress Film Programm 1/75-30/75

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27 programs
Box 5, Folder 5

Progress Film Programm 1/76-30/76

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27 programs
Box 5, Folder 6

Progress Film Programm 1/77-23/77

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20 programs
Box 5, Folder 7

Progress Film Programm 24/77-47/77

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24 programs
Box 5, Folder 8

Progress Film Programm 2/78-29/78

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30 programs
Box 5, Folder 9

15 assorted catalogs 1970-1975

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Box 5, Folder 10

14 assorted catalogs 1976-1978

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Box 5, Folder 11

Progress Film Programm 1978, #1-7

Physical Description: [booklets]

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Box 5, Folder 12

loose leaf index for Progress Film Programme 1969-1974. Sozialistische Filmkunst pamphlet and Studiokino pamphlets 8/75-12/75

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Box 5, Folder 13

K16/17[sic]-K24/67

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6 children's film programs
Box 5, Folder 14

K1/68-K18/68

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17 children's film programs
Box 5, Folder 15

K1/69-K14/69

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13 children's film programs
Box 5, Folder 16

K1/70-K16/70

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13 children's film programs
Box 6

Kinder Treffpunkt Kino Filmkalender 1973

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Box 6

Treffpunkt Kino A/70-K/70

Physical Description: (10 magazines)

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Box 6

A/71-M/71

Physical Description: (11 magazines)

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Box 6

A/72-L/72

Physical Description: (11 magazines)

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Box 6

Festival des sowjetischen Films im Kino und Fernsehen der DDR. Aus Anlaß des 50. Jahrestages der Bildung der UdSSR 1972.

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Box 7

Treffpunkt Kino 1/73-12/73

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(10 magazines)
Box 7

Treffpunkt Kino 1/74-12/74

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(12 magazines).
Box 8

Treffpunkt Kino 1/75-12/75

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(12 magazines)
Box 8

Treffpunkt Kino 1-2/76-12/76

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(11 magazines).
Box 9

Treffpunkt Kino 1/77-9/77

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(7 magazines).