IV. Moving Images

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The Beta videocassette tapes are field recordings made in 1987-1988 primarily for the Minnesota Musical Traditions Series, including digital masters from the Norwegian-American, Ojibwa, and Mexican LPs. National Heritage Fellowship Award winner Christy Hengel, a German-American concertina maker from New Ulm, Minnesota, is featured on one tape. Nusbaum has characterized the recording quality as “a bit grainy.” The Beta videocassette tapes are presently unviewable as no player has yet been located that will produce a useable signal from them. The VHS tapes in the collection document a variety of performers and events.

Creator and/or Contributor
Philip Nusbaum (creator)
20 (Beta videocassettes)
8 (VHS videocassettes)
English (Languages)
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Philip Nusbaum (creator)
Carved and painted wooden fish by Minnesota State Arts Board artist John Jenson, undated. Photograph by Phil Nusbaum, courtesy of the UW-Madison Archives, #S09884.