IV. Moving Images

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1986 - 1987 (Date created)
1999 (Date created)
The collection's 39 original VHS video recordings from 1986 and 1987 document over 80 interviews with performers, musicians, local historians, shop keepers, and tourists regarding New Glarus's Swiss festivals; these include Polkafest (polka music and dancing), the Heidi Festival, the Little Switzerland Festival (Swiss folk music and dance), Volksfest (Swiss folk music and dance), the Wilhelm Tell Festival, and Schwingfest (Swiss wrestling, held irregularly, in 1978-1979, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993). The videos also record full versions of the Tell and Heidi plays; Volksfest, the Little Switzerland Festival, and Polkafest's musical performances; and all of the Swiss wrestling matches that occurred during Schwingfest. Also included is one mini-VHS documenting the 1999 Wilhelm Tell play, recorded by Ric Segovia.
Creator and/or Contributor
Phillip B. Zarrilli (videographer), Deborah Neff (videographer), Ric Segovia (videographer)
39 (VHS videocassettes)
1 (VHS mini-videocassette)
English (Languages)
German (Languages)
Materials Designation
videocassettes (VHS)
Related Entities:
Phillip B. Zarrilli (videographer)
Deborah Neff (videographer)
Ric Segovia (videographer)
Cue cards backstage for actors at a Wilhelm Tell play, 1999 September 4. Photograph by Ric Segovia, courtesy of the UW-Madison Archives, #S09877.