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Guide to the HEARTS & QUARKS Production Materials
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Jane Wanger
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0439
    Creator: Wagner, Jane.
    Title: Hearts & Quarks production materials
    Dates: 1987-1988
    Physical Description: 3.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection consists of original 16mm film negatives (with 3/4 inch video copies), audio tapes, and transcripts of interviews with Dr. Norman Shumway and Prof. Sidney Drell and of a conversation between Shumway and Drell.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Gift of Jane Wagner, 1993-1994.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    HEARTS & QUARKS (SC0439). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Associated Materials

    An overview of the film 'Hearts and Quarks' published 1989 Feb 1 in the Stanford newspaper (Campus Report ) is available in the respositroy.

    Jane Wanger

    Jane Wagner received her B.Sc and M.Sc in political sociology from the London School of Economics . She completed her master's degree in documentary film production at Stanford University in 1988. Her thesis film, Hearts & Quarks, has been screened at the 20th International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland; the 39th International Film Festival in Berlin; the National Educational Film Festival; and the Montreal International Festival of Women's Films.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    HEARTS & QUARKS, a film about the ethics and application of modern science and technology, was Jane Wagner's masters thesis project for the Dept. of Communications Documentary Film Program at Stanford. It features interviews with physicist Sidney Drell and heart surgeon Norman Shumway.

    Description of the Collection

    Hearts & Quarks, Two Perspectives on Modern Technology, addresses questions raised by the applications and effects of science in our society; it focuses on the careers of two Stanford University scientists, Sidney Drell and Dr. Norman Shumway. Prof . Drell , a theoretical physicist and arms control expert, is deputy director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Dr. Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant in 1968, is chairman of cardiovascular surgery at the Stanford Medical Center. The film combines interviews with historical and contemporary footage.
    This collection of production materials includes the l6mm film negatives (with 3/4 inch video copies) of Wagner's interviews with Drell and Shumway and of a conversation between Drell and Shumway; audio tapes of the above as well as class and operating room sounds and the narration; and logs and transcripts.

    Access Terms

    Drell, Sidney D., (Sidney David), 1926-
    Shumway, N. E. (Norman Edward), 1923-2006
    Wagner, Jane.
    Motion pictures
    Science--Moral and ethical aspects.
    Technology--Moral and ethical aspects.