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Pelican Media collection
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Description
Collection primarily contains media from the production of Pelican Media films in a variety of formats. Series 6 contains paper records related to the company, project and production notes, and material related to Irving's film studies at Stanford and pre-Pelican documentary work.
Background
Founded in 1978 in San Francisco, California, Pelican Media is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary aim is the production of films with environmental themes, with a focus is on urban habitats and the relationships between people and animals. Pelican Media Executive Director Judy Irving is a Sundance-and-Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker whose theatrical credits include The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, a feature documentary about the relationship between a homeless street musician and a flock of wild parrots in San Francisco, Pelican Dreams, about California brown pelicans and the people who know them best, and Dark Circle, a personal film about the links between nuclear power and weapons.
Extent
48 Linear Feet (59 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and born-digital mmaterials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.