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Series V. Videocassette recordings related to John DePol, 1930-1997

 

Extent: 1 linear ft.

 

Contents: videocassette recordings, DVD-R, and notes

 

Arrangement: Grouped by contents, for example interviews and exhibition recordings

 

Description:

 

The audiovisual recordings in this series include interviews, such as one conducted with John DePol by Michael Tarachow, a discussion with DePol at The Print Club of Albany, and a recording of the festivities surrounding the presentation of his festschrift in 1994. Also among the recordings are documentation of exhibitions of DePol’s work, DePol’s lecture on John Fass, William Clarkin’s lecture regarding John DePol, and home videos of gatherings at the home of John and Thelma DePol. Also among the recordings are videocassettes sent to DePol, including one documenting wood engraver, Timothy Cole. The series also includes a DVD-R copy of a 1985 interview of DePol conducted by Don Knoepfler and videotaped by Eugene Brancolini.

These recording are fine records of events celebrating DePol’s accomplishments as well as documenting DePol at work, as in the Tarachow interviews, during which DePol actually demonstrates engraving a woodblock. As with the proofs of his engravings, some of the videocassettes bear extensive notes on the containers commenting on the contents of the recording.

The videocassette recordings have been removed to the Media Section of the Manuscript Collection.



Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

Series V. Videocassette recordings related to John DePol, 1930-1997

 

Number

Interviews

40 “John DePol television interview. Recorded summer 1985 at the Buttonmaker Press in Greencastle, IN.”

Don Knoepfler conducting interview, videotaped by Eugene Brancolini. DePol interview followed by comments from Knoepfler and footage of DePol engraving, as well as samples of his work. Originally recorded on ¾” and in possession of Eugene Brancolini.

 

1-3 “John DePol – Pierpont Morgan Library Festschrift Presentation,” 1994 Mar 28

3 VHS copies on SVHS tape

 

4 “Discussion with John DePolApril 12, 1994 – The Print Club of Albany,”

1994 Apr

1 VHS copy

 

5-8 “John DePol Interview” by Michael Tarachow, 1995 Oct

Tuesday 10/10/95 at DePol’s home (1 hour and 45 minutes)

4 VHS copies of 8mm master

Note: “1.45 hours. A long-time. Michael Tarachow interviewed me, while I sat at my desk starting a wood engraving. But he talked mostly but for a spell at the conclusion there was a lot of engraving which is interesting.” **See also “Making of a Wood Engraving”

 

9-12 “John DePol Interview” by Michael Tarachow, 1995 Oct

Thursday 10/12/95 (53 minutes)

4 VHS copies of 8mm master

 

38-39 [Michael Tarachow Interview with DePol], 1994

2 VHS copies

 

 

13 “A Sense of Place and the Book Arts: Contemporary Perspective on Book Arts

& NJ,” 1995 Oct

Symposium & Exhibition – Rutgers University, N.J.Friday 10/13/95

1 VHS copy of 8mm master

 

 

14-17 “John S. Fass – History” by John DePol, 1995 Oct

Practice presentation w/ slides for a Typophiles meeting, filmed by Michael Tarachow at DePol's home in Park Ridge, NJ, on Saturday 10/14/95. Slide set available in Series. II. Box 34 F299. (29 minutes)

4 VHS copies of 8mm master

 


Series V. Videocassette recordings related to John DePol (cont’d)

 

Number

 

Exhibitions

18 Austin Peay State University, 1990 Sep-Oct

Exhibition – John DePol Wood Engravings in the Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, September 24 to October 15, 1990.

Mrs. Bettye Holte, Director of The Trahern Gallery and Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., retired librarian and collector.

1 VHS copy

 

19 Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1990 Nov

“A home video of the John DePol exhibition at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana – November 1990.”

1 VHS copy

 

20 Phillips Exeter Academy, 1992 Jun-Sep

“The Art and Artistry of John DePol, Wood Engraver. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.J. June 26 through September 30, 1992. Videotaped August 3, 1992.”

1 VHS copy

 

21-23 “Making of a Wood Engraving” – John DePol

One also labeled “Some Garden Accessories”

Monday 10/9/95 c/o Michael Tarachow (35 minutes)

3 VHS copies of 8 mm master

 

24 “John DePol’s Etching Show at Fairleigh Dickinson Library,” 1997 Apr

“By staff member, unedited”

1 VHS

 

25 “Harper Collins Publisher DePol Exhibition,” 1997 Jul

“Taken by Fairleigh Dickinson University Library Staff member. Unedited”

1 VHS copy

 


Series V. Videocassette recordings related to John DePol (cont’d)

Number

 

26 “John DePol Lecture by Dr. William Clarkin,” 1993 Jun 15

1 VHS copy

 

27-28 Feb. 3, 1991

Note: “Bob Forrest brought the camcorder to us and started this tape during Christmas time 1990. I have experimented with it, my first attempts, preparing for a tape on how I make a wood engraving. John.”

Second note: “Have reviewed this recently. A mess, starting off with a long sequence of trimming the tree. Runs about two hours I think, but the latter part of [it] has some interesting shots around the house that can be extracted. Hope so. J. June 1, 1997. See continuation”

2 VHS copies

 

29 “Continuation of Feb 1991 – both messes?!”

Note: Continuation of first tape. (1991) Has some shots of the engraving Centerpiece. Please review for possible spots to take. Messy! Please be patient! j

1 VHS copy

 

30 “A Start of a trip to Lititz,” 1992 Apr

“Memorial Day. On the Lititz pike and videotaping it. Good music on the car radio. Dear Thelma driving. Bouncy. Lasted about 6 ! Probably started with another tape? Don’t know. But look for our trip which we, I, wrote about. In Matrix 19! Feb. 18, 2000 J.D.”

1 VHS copy

 

31 “Events of Sat. 2/24/96,” 1996 Feb

“Eagles at Diamond Bluff, WI, 1st Train – Hagar City, WI, Historical marker – N. of Maiden Rock, WI., “Train Wreck.” S. of Stockholm, WI, Eagles – North of Reeds Landing, MN”

Note: “This was taken by Gino Brancolini, old friend who worked at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the video department with Ursula Sommers, in the Library, under the direction of James Fraser, Director. He was also part of the printing, wood engraving and bookbinding courses (continuing education format) at the Library. JD 34 minutes

1 VHS copy

 

32 “House tour of Michael and Merce Tarachow / The Pentagram Press of Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, February 26, 1996,” 1996 Feb 35 minutes

1 VHS copy


Series V. Videocassette recordings related to John DePol (cont’d)

 

Number

 

33 “About Three Etchings and the wood engraving Chipping Ongar Aerodrome by John DePol, NA.,” 1996 May

Taken by Fred Hecht, Randolph, N.J. on an impromptu visit in May 1996.

Note: “In May 1996, One morning Fred Hecht, friend from Randolph, NJ telephoned & asked if he could visit with me for a couple of hours. Said yes of course and bring your camcorder! A several hour visit turned into this videotape. Impromptu. Home movie. I talk about my three etchings and also about the engraving Chipping Ongar. He probably will give copies to Michael Tarachow. Also 1270 St. Manhattan.” 21 minuntes

1 VHS copy

 

34 “The Last of the Wood Engravers” – Timothy Cole 1852-1931

Harvard Film Service 1930

Note: “This page was received from Paul Ritscher, Nashville, Tenn. February 16, 1989, together with a videotape titled “The Last of the Wood-Engravers – Timothy Cole – 1852-931. 1930, Harvard Film Service. The page is from a biography of Timothy Cole written by his son Alpheus, National Academician (painters class) who died in 1989 at the age of 112 years! JD”

1 VHS copy

 

35 Syracuse in Review V with host Dick Clark,” 1992

1 VHS copy

 

36 “Sol Hess’s home and garden,” June 1, 1996

1 VHS copy

 

37 July 20th Party, 1991

“Party at the Depol’sPark Ridge, New Jersey, May 1992

Note: “Present were the Merman Cohens, Martin Antonetti and Veronique, Neil Shaver, Chauncey and Elizabeth Leake, Martin Hutner, Jerry Kelly, Ed Colby (sp?) and his wife (he was international editor of Reader’s Digest), Steve and Pat Saxe and other. At one point I had forgotten to stop the camera and it was lying on the ground, but be patient, listen to the conversation between Chauncey and I. JD”

1 VHS copy

 

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