The collection contains the organizational records of and film and video elements created by GroundSpark, a documentary film
company established by Debra Chasnoff. GroundSpark's educational films often address subjects of human rights and sexuality.
Debra Chasnoff (1957-2017) was an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker and producer whose educational films promoted greater
tolerance for gays and lesbians. She was president of GroundSpark, a nonprofit company whose Respect For All Project distributes
films and companion educational guides for classroom discussion. GroundSpark was preceded by Women's Educational Media (WEM)
and an association with New Day productions.
33 Cubic Feet
(33 cartons of records, 1 oversized envelope, 1 oversized folder), and approximately 1,259 film and video elements.
Copyright retained by GroundSpark.
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Box inventory available. Contact Hormel LGBTQIA Center archivist for access.