Guide to the Willie Varela Papers, ca. 1960-1995

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Guide to the Willie Varela Papers, ca. 1960-1995

Collection number: M0785

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:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Willie Varela Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1995
Collection number: Special Collections M0785
Creator: Varela, Willie.
Extent: 6.5 linear ft.
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] Willie Varela Papers, M0785, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

A prolific and noted Super-8 filmmaker, programmer, and advocate. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Varela's extensive public programming as founder and director of SWAMP-El Paso (Southwestern Alternative Media Project) became the subject of a bitter censorship struggle, receiving national attention. Since the mid-1980s, his work has become increasingly political and since 1992 he has turned to Hi-8 video as well as narrative. Throughout his career, Varela's work has explored social space and cultural identity from the perspective of a deeply historical understanding of both experimental film/video and Chicano culture in South Texas.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts and publications of essays in support of Super-8 film and of the media arts, scripts, notebooks, clipping files, exhibition flyers and books, journal publications, audiotapes of interviews (four of Varela, three by Varela of Paul Sharits, Stan Brakhage, and Andrej Zdravic), and videotapes.

Access Terms

Anger, Kenneth.
Baillie, Bruce.
Barrie, Dianne.
Brabner, Wendy.
Brakhage, Stan.
Broughton, James.
Cannon, Terry.
Clancy, Patrick.
Dick, Vivienne.
Doberman, Gary.
Doby, Alex.
Espana, Frances Salome.
Friedman, Adele.
Friedrich, Su.
Gamboa, Harry, Jr.
Gardner, Chris.
Gerstein, David.
Gekiere, Madeline.
Gottheim, Larry.
Gidal, Peter.
Greenfield, Amy.
Guttenplan, Howard.
Haslanger, Martha.
Herrera, Raul Lopez.
Hudina, Chuck.
Huot, Robert.
Jost, Jon.
Keller, Marjorie.
Kilchesty, Albert.
Kren, Kurt.
Kuchar, George.
Lattanzi, Barbara.
Lee, David.
Lerman, Richard.
Lerner, Jesse.
Lipzin, Janis.
Lyon, Danny.
MacDonald, Scott.
Mekas, Jonas.
Murphy, J.J.
Nava, Greg.
Poe, Amos.
Posner, Bruce.
Rubin, Peter.
Sabal, Robert.
Scaff, Bill.
Schneemann, Carolee.
Schneider, Rosalind.
Sharits, Paul.
Sondheim, Alan.
Strand, Chick.
Vasquez, Gustavo.
Vasulka, Woody.
Vigil, Carmen.
White, John.
Zdravic, Andrej.
Canyon Cinema Cooperative.
Creative Arts Public Service Program.
Encounter Cinema.
Santa Barbara Independent Film Museum.
Mexican American art.
Mexican Americans.
Audio tapes.
Motion picture plays.
Video recordings.


Container List

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE--PEOPLE FILES

Box 1, Folder 1

Anger, Kenneth.

 

2 SWAMP letters 9/7/80 & 9/17/80

 

2 letters 9/22/80 & 11/15/80

Box 1, Folder 2

B., Beth and Scott.

 

"BB Movies" (film reviews/screenings) 1978-1981

 

"Present B Movies" (film reviews) 1979-1980

 

1 letter n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Baillie, Bruce.

 

3 postcards 10/2/84, 11/17/84, & 9/27/85

Box 1, Folder 4

Barrie, Dianne.

 

Filmography 1969-1979

 

Reviews of films 1974-1979

 

1 b.w. photograph signed "Fondest Regards - Mizz 'B'"

 

(Frame blowup from "My Version of the Fall" 1978)

 

7 letters 4/26/79 - 5/20/83

 

4 postcards n.d., 8/29/79, 9/17/79, 2/12/80

 

3 flyers "Exquisite Peril is Our Eternal Truth" n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Brabner, Wendy.

 

3 letters 1/17/82, 10/3/82, & 12/2/82

 

1 biography n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Brakhage, Stan.

 

25 letters 1/28/80 - 4/16/90

 

9 postcards 5/2/81 - 11/1/92

 

1 b.w. photograph of Stan Brakhage 5/23/88

 

1 b.w. photograph of Anton Brakhage 4/16/90

 

2 color photographs of unidentified children n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Brakhage, Stan

 

10 letters 3/10/76 - 11/20/79

 

Articles on Stan Brakhage 11/24/77 - 4/23/78

 

Film reviews 1978-1980

 

2 postcards 3/15/79 & 11/16/79

 

"Film Culture" subscription flyer n.d.

 

1 biography n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Brakhage, Stan

 

7 letters 1/67 - 5/30/85

 

1 article on Stan Brakhage n.d.

 

2 napkins with hieroglyphics and writing n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Brakhage, Stan

 

3 b.w. photographs of Stan & Jane Brakhage at SWAMP 10/11/79

 

1 photo-reproduction of infant's head n.d.

 

3 "Brakhage Films" catalogs n.d.

 

4 color photographs of Brakage filmstrips n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph "Still from Blue Moses" n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph "Sexual Meditation: Office Suite" n.d.

 

2 b.w. photographs of Stan Brakhage n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of unidentified man walking up stairwell n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Broughton, James.

 

Film reviews 1973-1981

 

5 letters 7/18/80 - 11/24/81

 

4 postcards 8/25/80 - 5/20/81

 

1 flyer "An Informal Evening with James Broughton" n.d.

 

3 b.w. photographs "The Gardener of Eden" n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of Joel Singer n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of James Broughton n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Cannon, Terry.

 

Review of recent Jerry Tartaglia films 1977-1980

 

17 letters 2/15/80 - 10/21/85

 

5 Pasadena Filmforum brochures 5/17/81 - 12/18/81

 

1 postcard 10/24/82

 

1 Mexican Arts Symposium (M.A.S.) brochure 1983

 

1 Filmforum brochure 1984

Box 1, Folder 12

Cannon, Terry

 

1 flyer "L.A. Filmworks" 1981

 

8 Pasadena Filmforum posters 1981

 

2 Pasadena Filmforum posters 1982

 

7 Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes 1/18/82 - 2/17/82

Box 1, Folder 13

Canyon Cinema Cooperative/Michael Wallins.

 

9 letters 1/4/79 - 4/1/1981

 

1 postcard 5/23/80

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes flyer 12/1/80

 

1 flyer "End of the Art World" n.d.

 

2 flyers "A Celebration of Canyon Cinema" n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Creative Arts Public Service Program (CAPS).

 

1 list of CAPS tape titles (Program I-III) 1976-1979

 

1 1979-1980 CAPS "Traveling Video Festival" schedule

 

4 letters 7/30/80 - 9/8/80

Box 1, Folder 15

Clancy, Patrick.

 

1 Paseo Video flyer 5/74

 

5 letters 9/30/80 - 10/14/82

 

2 postcards 3/81 & 6/17/81

 

1 "Marginal Works: Atopia - No Man's Land" exhibition flyer 3/27/80 - 4/11/80

 

1 Paseo Video review n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of Pat Clancy n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

Dick, Vivienne.

 

1 Filmhouse music and film reviews 1955-1980

 

1 Village Voice article 1979

 

1 "Beauty Becomes the Beast" flyer n.d.

 

1 "The Other Cinema" film review n.d.

 

1 letter n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Doberman, Gary.

 

1 letter with "New York Cut the Crap" paper by Gary Doberman 2/26/78

 

7 letters 7/7/79 - 5/1/84

 

1 poster "The ASUNM Film Committee Presents the Union (Sub) Theatre Films for Spring 1978"

Box 1, Folder 18

Doby, Alex.

 

14 letters 8/23/76 - 12/8/82

 

5 postcards 7/28/77 - 1978

Box 1, Folder 19

Encounter Cinema.

 

2 letters 2/23/77 & 10/29/79

 

1 Vanguard Newsletter 2/77

 

3 Encounter Cinema flyer schedules 1979-1981

 

1 Theatre Vanguard generic information letter n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Espana, Frances Salome.

 

5 letters 5/8/92 - 4/12/92

Box 1, Folder 21

Friedman, Adele.

 

1 letter with resume, film titles, and review 4/8/82

Box 1, Folder 22

Friedrich, Su.

 

1 "Gently Down the Stream" poem n.d.

 

1 letter n.d.

 

1 "Comments on Scar Tissue" n.d.

 

1 "Gently Down the Stream" film description n.d.

 

1 resume n.d.

 

1 "Graph of Scar Tissue" n.d.

 

1 "Class Assignment" n.d.

Box 1, Folder 23

Gamboa, Harry Jr.

 

2 letters 12/1/92 & 8/17/93

Box 1, Folder 24

Gardner, Chris.

 

2 letters 8/5/80 & 4/2/81

 

1 Fall 1980 "Rice Film Schedule"

Box 1, Folder 25

Gianikian, Yervant, and Lucchi, Angela Ricci.

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes 6/30/80

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum "Dear Film Programmer" letter 12/1/80

 

2 letters 5/8/81 & 5/24/81

 

1 Millenium Film Workshop flyer 10/17/81

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes 11/9/81

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum October- December film schedule n.d.

 

1 "The Scented Films" catalogue and review n.d.

 

1 "Angela Ricchi - Yervant Gianikian" Galleria Corsini - Intra catalogue n.d.

Box 1, Folder 26

Gidal, Peter.

 

1 Bio/filmography n.d.

 

1 National Film Theatre Programme Note n.d.

 

1 "Notes for Program of Films" by Peter Gidal n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Gerstein, David.

 

4 letters 5/27/81 - 7/23/81

 

1 postcard 6/2/81

 

1 film biography n.d.

 

2 b.w. photographs (unidentified individual) n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph (bridge of an unidentified ship) n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Gekiere, Madeline.

 

3 letters n.d.

 

1 film biography n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Gottheim, Larry.

 

1 article from "Film Culture" 1979

 

2 postcards 7/23/81 & 9/21/81

 

1 letter 11/9/81

 

1 film commentary/poem n.d.

 

1 Whitney Museum of American Art "Elective Affinities" Film Series Schedule

Box 2, Folder 4

Greenfield, Amy.

 

1 letter with resume and fim/tape biography 11/23/80

Box 2, Folder 5

Guttenplan, Howard (Millennium).

 

1 article "Exhibiting Independent Film: The Millenium" 5/73

 

1 article "Studio International" 6/74

 

2 Millenium Personal Cinema flyers 1975 & 1976 (with March 1976 workshop calendar & film equipment loan form '75-'76

 

1 Museum of Modern Art Department of Film Cineprobe Announcement 6/17/75

 

2 letters 3/30/76 & 12/22/76

 

1 article "Movie Journal" 12/16/76

 

8 Millenium Personal Program flyers 1/29/78 - 12/81

 

2 Anthology Fim Archives flyers 5/81

 

2 film biographies n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Haslanger, Martha.

 

1 letter with film lists 12/5/79

 

1 letter 3/7/80

 

1 letter with "Filmmakers Writing About Film" flyer 8/25/80

Box 2, Folder 7

Herrera, Raul Lopez.

 

5 letters 9/2/81 - 4/31/83

Box 2, Folder 8

Hudina, Chuck.

 

1 letter with "Howie" film flyer 11/27/80

Box 2, Folder 9

Huot, Robert.

 

1 article "An Interview With Robert Huot" 2/80

 

1 article "Surprise! The Films of Robert Huot: 1967 to 1972" 1980

 

1 newsletter "The Evening News" 1981

 

1 letter with resume 3/18/81

 

1 Marion Faller Photograph Exhibit announcement 3/22/81-4/17/81

 

1 letter with hand-written film program 6/5/81

 

1 letter with Millenium Personal Cinema Program flyer (5/8/82)

 

2 photocopies of "Huot Show", Utica College (3-4/82) 5/26/82

 

4 postcards 8/24/82 - 8/83

 

1 Robert Huot Diaries catalogue n.d.

 

1 Carol Kline Paintings catalogue n.d.

Box 2, Folder 10

Jost, Jon.

 

1 letter 11/10/81

Box 2, Folder 11

Keller, Marjorie.

 

2 letters 1/22/83 & 3/3/83

 

3 postcards 5/2/83 - 72183

Box 2, Folder 12

Kilchesty, Albert.

 

10 letters 11/18/80 - 12/16/93

 

1 "In Progress" film description n.d.

Box 2, Folder 13

Kren, Kurt.

 

1 flyer "Kurt Kren U.S.A. Tour, 1980"

 

1 letter n.d.

 

1 flyer "Retrojspective of 20 years of film . . ." n.d.

 

1 Biographical Information n.d.

 

1 Touring Filmmakers flyer n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of Kurt Kren n.d.

Box 2, Folder 14

Kuchar, George.

 

3 letters 8/14/90 - 9/9/91

 

1 letter n.d.

Box 2, Folder 15

Lattanzi, Barbara.

 

2 film notes 1980 & 1981

 

1 letter 3/1/82

 

1 letter n.d.

 

1 resume n.d.

Box 2, Folder 16

Lee, David.

 

3 letters 2/23/81 - 11/6/81

 

1 "Cinema Maudit" David Lee Film flyer 2/12/81

 

1 letter n.d.

 

1 postcard n.d.

 

12 "obscenity" film flyers n.d.

 

1 article "Filmmaker to screen work" n.d.

Box 2, Folder 17

Lerman, Richard.

 

1 letter 10/9/84

 

2 letters 10/20/84

 

1 postcard 3/10/84

 

12 pages film/choreography program notes and reviews 1971-1981

 

1 "Sound Images Events" flyer n.d.

Box 2, Folder 18

Lerner, Jesse.

 

3 letters 7/9/93 - 5/23/94

 

2 essays "A Fragmented Subject Adrift" n.d.

Box 2, Folder 19

Lipzin, Janis.

 

15 film program notes and reviews 1975 - 1982

 

1 b.w. photograph of "Periodic Vibrations . . " frames 1976

Box 2, Folder 20

Lipzin, Janis

 

1 b.w. photograph of Janis Lipzin as Amelia Earhart 1978

 

1 b.w. photograph of "Visible Invetnory Nine" 1981

 

1 "Recent Films" postcard

Physical Description: 1981

Scope and Content Note

 

1 "Recent Work in Film and Photography" flyer 1982

 

1 resume n.d.

Box 2, Folder 21

Lyon, Danny.

 

1 letter 5/2/80

Box 2, Folder 22

MacDonald, Scott.

 

3 letters 5/7/81 - 6/2/81

 

1 El Paso Herald Post newspaper 7/31/81

 

5 letters n.d.

 

1 postcard n.d.

 

1 "Minimal Films" list n.d.

 

1 SWAMP Scott MacDonald "Minimal Film" flyer n.d.

Box 2, Folder 23

Mekas, Jonas.

 

2 letters 5/27/81 & 1/10/91

Box 2, Folder 24

Murphy, J.J.

 

3 letters 1/14/80 - 3/18/80

Box 2, Folder 25

Nava, Greg.

 

2 letters 8/20/84 & 10/3/84

Box 2, Folder 26

Poe, Amos.

 

3 postcards 5/7/79 - 2/20/80

 

1 letter 6/11/79

 

1 "Punk Pictures" flyer n.d.

Box 2, Folder 27

Politicians.

 

1 letter 3/30/81

Scope and Content Note

(U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond)
 

1 letter 5/20/81

Scope and Content Note

(U.S. Congressman Richard C. White)
 

1 letter 5/25/81

Scope and Content Note

(Texas State Senator H. Tati Santiesteban)
 

1 letter 5/28/81

Scope and Content Note

(U.S. Senator Lloyd Benston)
Box 2, Folder 28

Posner, Bruce.

 

2 letters 12/12/88 & 4/22/91

Box 2, Folder 29

Rubin, Peter.

 

1 article "RVC film showings set today" 5/26/81

 

1 Northwest Film Study Center Program Notes flyer 6/4/81

 

1 letter n.d.

 

1 Holland Experimental Film "Filmmakers" list n.d.

 

1 "The Vegetarians" film flyer n.d.

 

1 SWAMP "Holland Experimental Film" flyer n.d.

Box 2, Folder 30

Sabal, Robert.

 

2 b.w. photographs of Robert Sabal 8/81

 

1 letter n.d.

 

5 notecards n.d.

 

1 "Films by Robert Sabal" notecard n.d.

 

2 "Films by Robert Sabal" flyers n.d.

 

2 "Robert Sabal Filmmaker" flyers n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of Robert Sabal n.d.

Box 2, Folder 31

Santa Barbara Independent Film Museum/Durst, Dee.

 

5 letters 9/22/77 - 4/12/78

 

1 postcard n.d.

 

1 "Underground Cinema Expo" poster n.d.

Box 2, Folder 32

Scaff, Bill.

 

5 photocopies of "Coolage by William Scaff" 12/10/80

 

1 letter 12/27/80

 

1 letter in pen and crayon with nude photographs from "Sunshine & Health" (3/62) and "Official Journal of the American Sunbathing Association, Inc." (2/57) periodicals n.d.

Scope and Content Note

 

1 Filmography n.d.

 

1 b.w photograph of William Scaff

Box 2, Folder 33

Schneemann, Carolee.

 

1 "Works by Carolee Schneemann" 1976 Pocket Planner

 

1 photocopy from "Up To & Including Her Limits" 6/76

 

4 letters 12/6/76 - 5/1/77

 

1 postcard 12/26/78

 

1 stricle "Object vs. Persona" 5/83

 

1 letter n.d.

 

2 postcards n.d.

Box 2, Folder 34

Schneider, Rosalind.

 

3 photocopies of interview article "Film As Art As Film" 11/21/74

 

1 letter with filmography 7/10/80

 

2 letters 8/1/80 & 10/25/80

 

2 "The Clip" Newsletters Nov.-Dec 1980 & Jan.-Feb 1981

 

2 photocopies of article "Artist Shifts Focus to a Film Project" 1/4/81

 

1 Pasadena Filmforum Program Notes 11/3/80

 

1 "Encounter Cinema" program announcement 11/6/80

Box 2, Folder 35

Sharits, Paul.

 

1 letter with (5) film program notes 9/15/80

 

1 postcard 10/6/80

 

1 letter n.d.

 

5 SWAMP presents Shartis announcements n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

Sondheim, Alan.

 

2 letters n.d.

Box 3, Folder 2

Strand, Chick & Marty.

 

15 letters 11/30/82 - 2/4/90

 

1 article "Light and Lost Bells" 1981

 

1 article "Filmmaker to discuss her works" 1/22/82

 

2 letters n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

Vasquez, Gustavo.

 

2 letters 12/9/82 & 4/2/83

 

1 postcard 5/22/83

Box 3, Folder 4

Vasulka, Woody & Steina

 

3 photocopies of southwestern alternate media project notes 10/18/80

 

2 b.w. photograph film stills n.d.

 

2 b.w. photographs of Woody Vasulka

 

2 b.w. photographs of Steina Vasulka

 

1 b.w. photograph of Woody & Steina Vasulka

Box 3, Folder 5

Vigil, Carmen.

 

8 postcards 12/15/78 - 6/18/84

 

6 letters 6/10/77 - 3/13/80

 

1 handwritten note n.d.

 

1 b.w. photograph of Carmen Vigil n.d.

Box 3, Folder 6

White, John.

 

2 letters 2/3/83 & 9/7/84

 

1 photocopy of photos with unidentified parents and infant n.d.

Box 3, Folder 7

Zdravic, Andrej.

 

1 handwritten document "A Talk With Andrej Zdravic by Willie Varela" 5/25&26/80

 

1 letter 5/8/80

 

1 letter with article "In West Texas. . ." (5/4/84) 10/31/84

 

2 postcards 4/10/80 & 4/29/81

 

1 letter with filmography and reviews n.d.

 

4 Andrej Zdravic Sound Activated Films flyers n.d.

 

1 Anthony Gap Saloon & Dance Hall April Calendar n.d.

 

1 press release n.d.

Box 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Correspondence (In).

 

1 letter from Robert Haller 4/2/80

 

1 letter from Steven Aronson 6/4/80

 

1 letter from Anna Gronau 11/4/80

 

1 letter from Diane Koszarski 1/30/81

 

1 letter form Jim Hoberman 2/4/81

 

1 letter from Arlene Zeichner 3/10/81

 

1 letter from Jane Gutteridge & Anna Gronau 4/11/81

 

1 letter with photocopies of film reviews from Arlene Zeichner 4/27/81

 

1 letter from L.Wade Black 8/25/81

 

1 letter from Joseph R. Murphy 11/11/81

 

2 letters from Gordon 11/27/81 & 12/8/81

 

1 color picture postcard from the Yasunori family 12/20/81

 

1 letter from Richard 3/15/82

 

1 letter from Michaelle McLean 7/21/82

 

1 letter from Bruce Conner 11/10/82

 

1 letter from Joe Gibbons 2/2/83

 

1 letter from Sharon Taylor 2/10/83

 

1 letter from Barbara Smith 3/22/83

 

1 letter from Bruce Breland 6/30/83

 

1 letter from Gary Kardish 7/7/83

Box 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous Correspondence (In) (Contd.).

 

1 postcard from Richard 8/20/83

 

1 postcard from Bev E. 8/23/83

 

1 postcard from DB 9/8/83

 

1 letter with resume and article "A Political Farce" (1/29/83) from Alfredo Nunez 10/4/83

 

1 postcard from Warren Sanbert 10/29/83

 

1 postcard from lervant & Angela 1984

 

1 postcard from Lucy Lippard 2/29/84

 

1 postcard from Anne 6/3/84

 

1 postcard from Steve 7/4/84

 

1 postcard from Yoshiko Nojima 8/6/84

 

1 (cc:) letter from Victoria Wozniak 10/9/84

 

1 letter "Collective for Living Cinema" with notecard & "The Films of Willie Varela" program notes 3/25/85

 

1 letter from Bob (Brodsky & Treadway) 4/7/85

 

1 handwritten letter from Peter Heintz 10/28/85

 

1 letter from Jerry 2/3/92

 

1 letter from Rosa Linda Fregoso 5/31/92

 

1 letter from Char 8/28/92

 

1 letter from Armando Cristeto 1/31/94

 

1 letter from John Reiger n.d.

 

1 letter from Michael n.d.

 

1 "Santa Illustrated" Christmas card from Michael n.d.

 

1 letter from Michael Guccioni n.d.

 

1 letter from Robert Rayher n.d.

 

1 handwritten letter from Jane Collings n.d.

Box 3, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence (Out).

 

1 letter to Scott 1/17/84

 

1 letter to Dear Friends at Starving Artists Times 1/26/84

 

1 letter & photocopy dupicate of letter to Lucy Lippard 1/30/84

 

SERIES II: PERSONAL FILES

Box 4, Folder 1

Curriculum Vita n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Filmography n.d.

 

SERIES III: SUBJECT FILES

Box 4, Folder 3

Censorship. Business Correspondence 1979 - 1980

Box 4, Folder 4

Censorship. Letters of Support 1980

Box 4, Folder 5

Censorship. Film Notes 1979 - 1980

Box 4, Folder 6

Censorship. Press Clippings (El Paso) 1980

Box 4, Folder 7

Lost Man. Journal n.d.

Box 4, Folder 8

Lost Man. Production Notes on Index Cards n.d.

Box 4, Folder 9

Lost Man. Related Material 1991 - 1992

Box 4, Folder 10

Lost Man. Script/Treatment 1992

Box 4, Folder 11

Border Stories. Scripts n.d.

Box 4, Folder 12

In Progress. Film Description n.d.

Box 4, Folder 13

Politically Correct. Dialogues n.d.

Box 4, Folder 14

Voice-Overs. Text n.d.

Box 4, Folder 15

Proposals. Various 1988-1994

Box 4, Folder 16

Memories of the Dead. Contract 5/20/85

Box 4, Folder 17

Photos n.d.

Box 4, Folder 18

El Ojo Apasionado. Program Notes 1983

Box 4, Folder 19

Press Releases 1981

Box 4, Folder 20

SWAMP. Evaluation Report Form 1980

Box 4, Folder 21

SWAMP. Exhibition Programs 1979-1982

Box 4, Folder 22

SWAMP. Miscellaneous 1979-1994

Box 5, Folder 1

SWAMP. Press Clippings 1976-1994

Box 5, Folder 2

SWAMP. Press Releases n.d.

Box 5, Folder 3

Super-8. Catalogue 1988

Box 5, Folder 4

Syllabi 1985

Box 5, Folder 5

Fiat Lux 1987-1988

Box 5, Folder 6

Wall Caption. El Paso Museum n.d.

Box 5, Folder 7

Exhibition Programs 1975-1994

Box 5, Folder 8

Exhibition Programs 1981-1994

Box 5, Folder 9

Exhibition Programs 1981-1993

Box 5, Folder 10

Spiral 1984

Box 6, Folder 1

Manuscripts. Unpublished 1975-1993

Box 6, Folder 2

Manuscripts. Unpublished 1993

Box 6, Folder 3

Varela Publications 1976-1993

Box 6, Folder 4

Stan Brakhage. Rare Interview 1976

Box 6, Folder 5

Varela Citations in Print 1980-1991

Box 6, Folder 6

Artweek. Reviews 1982-1983

Box 6, Folder 7

Film Reviews 1974-1994

 

SERIES IV: MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS FILES

Box 7, Folder 1

1993 Biennial Exhibition

Box 7, Folder 2

Independent America: New Film 1978-1988

Box 7, Folder 3

Cinemanews No. 1980-6/1981-1

Box 7, Folder 4

The Cinemanews No. 81, 2-6

Box 7, Folder 5

Foreign Correspondence: The International Super 8 Phenomenon (2 copies) 1986

Box 7, Folder 6

Light Struck Winter 1991

Box 7, Folder 7

Light Struck Jan./Feb./Mar. 1990

Box 7, Folder 8

The Perfect World in Contemporary Texas Art 1991-1992

Box 7, Folder 9

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media #39, June 1994

Box 7, Folder 10

Afterimage: A Publication of the Visual Studies Workshop, December 1992

Box 7, Folder 11

1995 Biennial Exhibition

Box 7, Folder 12

Blimp: Film Magazine 27/28, Spring 1994

Box 8, Folder 1

Rio Grande Review 1994

Box 8, Folder 2

Film Quarterly, Spring 1987

Box 8, Folder 3

Spiral No. 1/ October 1984

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 8, Folder 4

Spiral No. 2/ January 1985

Box 8, Folder 5

Spiral No. 6/ January 1986

Box 8, Folder 6

Videoforum: A Videography for Libraries (Latino Issue) Vol. 2, Summer 1994

Box 8, Folder 7

Capirotada: Eight El Paso Artists 1991

Box 8, Folder 8

Canyon Cinema Film/Video Catalog 7, 1992

Box 8, Folder 9

Cine Chicano n.d.

 

SERIES V: MEDIA FILES - AUDIO & VIDEO CASSETTES

Box 9, Folder 1

Stan Brakhage Interview 3/76

Box 9, Folder 2

Interview with jWillie Varela 1976-1977

Box 9, Folder 3

Andrej Zdravic Interview 5/25/80

Box 9, Folder 4

Paul Sharits Conversation 12/30/80

Box 9, Folder 5

Super 8 Film Soundtracks 1982-1985

Box 9, Folder 6

Location Sound for Super 8 Films - Various 1983

Box 9, Folder 7

Willie Varela Interview 1983

Box 9, Folder 8

Location Sound for Various Super Shots 1983

Box 9, Folder 9

Spiral 3 April 1985

Box 9, Folder 10

Willie Varela at Filmforum June 23, 1986

Box 9, Folder 11

Photomercenary Production 1990

Box 9, Folder 12

A Lost Man Inteviews KCOS-TV 9/92

Box 9, Folder 13

Film Soundtrack 6/91 & Interview on KTEP 1993(?)

Box 9, Folder 14

Original Synthesizer Music for A Lost Man Dec. 1991

Box 9, Folder 15

Film in the Video Era n.d.

Box 9, Folder 16

The Desert Within n.d.

 

SERIES VI: OVERSIZE MATERIALS

Flat Box 10, Folder 1

Scrapbook 1978-1985

Flat Box 10, Folder 2

Scrapbook 1980-1986

Flat Box 10, Folder 3

1 poster "Into the '80's: A Festival of New Film" n.d.

 

Accession 97-010

Box 11, Folder 1

Four videos: 1989

 

Making is choosing

 

A Fragmented life

 

Broken line

 

A Series of observations

Box 11, Folder 2

A lost man 1992

Box 11, Folder 3

Four videos:

 

Good Friday 1992-1993

 

Thanksgiving Day 1992-1993

 

Juarez Diary 1993

 

Rose phone rain 1993

Box 11, Folder 4

Four videos:

 

Video light, in my backyard 1993

 

Arid musings 1994

 

The bad girl 1994

 

Raw notes February 1995

Box 11, Folder 5

The bad girl 1994

Box 11, Folder 6

Speaking for myself 1994

Box 11, Folder 7

Raw notes 1995