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Coni Beeson films and sound recordings on the Stanislaus River and the Warm Springs Dam
BANC MSS 2019/236  
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  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Coni Beeson films and sound recordings on the Stanislaus River and the Warm Springs Dam
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 2019/236
    Physical Description: 4 linear feet (1 carton and 5 boxes)
    Physical Description: 15 film reels (16 mm)
    Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS)
    Physical Description: 41 audiotape reels
    Physical Description: 10 audiocassettes
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1980
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: English .

    Content Description

    Collection consists of film reels, audiotape reels, and audiocassettes relating primarily to the Warm Springs Dam on Dry Creek and the New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River. Many of the film reels contain footage that appears to have been created for an unfinished project entitled "Streams without Borders." In addition to footage of the rivers, these reels also contain some footage of William Heick and David Brower. The audiotapes and audiocassettes contain many recordings relating to the Warm Springs Dam controversy.

    Biographical / Historical

    Constance (Coni) Beeson was a photographer and filmmaker. She studied history at the University of California, Berkeley and started her career as a photojournalist with the Western Pacific Mileposts. She also worked as a freelance photographer. Her clients included Friends of the River, artist/weaver Barbara Shawcroft, musician Carlos Santana, auto racer Rex Ramsey, and dancer Anna Halprin, among others. Beeson was also a filmaker. Her films focus either around nudes and erotica or social justice and counterculture." Her films include: The Letter (1980), Lotus (1979), Grow Old Along With Me (1977), Women (1974), Holding (1971), Unfolding (1970), Ann, A Portrait, Firefly, Freedom on the Inside, Health on Wheels, The Now.

    Conditions Governing Access

    UNPROCESSED AND UNAVAILABLE: Archival audiovisual recordings must be digitized for research access. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Kim Beeson in 2019.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For additional information about the University of California, Berkeley Library's permissions policy please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Coni Beeson films and sound recordings on the Stanislaus River and the Warm Springs Dam, BANC MSS 2019/236, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Materials

    Photographs from the Coni Beeson motion pictures and sound recordings (BANC PIC 2019.090), The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.