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Patricia Martin Post Vatican II AV Collection

An inventory of the Patricia Martin Post Vatican II AV Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The American Catholic Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Patricia Martin
Title: Patricia Martin Post Vatican II AV Collection
Dates: 1973-1975
Extent: 3.25 linear feet; 2 oversize boxes
Abstract: The Patricia Martin Post-Vatican II AV Collection is comprised of mixed media, mostly from the TeleKetics media division of the Franciscan Communications Center of Los Angeles, California. It contains 1970's era film reels, strips and LP recordings designed for evangelization and educational outreach to laity.
Collection Number: 159
Language: English

Historical Note

The Patricia Martin Post Vatican II AV Collection documents an era of educational outreach to laity through AV productions designed for school, library or home use. This is best exemplified by the Franciscan Communications Center of Los Angeles, California who developed mixed media products in the 1970's for evangelization and to address social issues such as aging or liberation theology. These could be enjoyed on simple playback equipment and were frequently accompanied by pamphlets to provide a rich context to the topic at hand. The advent of digital media has since supplanted the need for large box sets requiring multiple playback devices but these "kits" were effective tools for group instruction or fellowship. The materials in the collection were among a number of AV items used as research for a 1998 PBS documentary "Reflections on Vatican II."

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Scope and Contents

This small collection is housed in two boxes that contain samples of the TeleKetics Media produced by the Franciscan Communications Center as well as 3 foreign film reels produced in Italy and India. The TeleKetics materials are in their original packaging. They are distinctive for they emphasize a multi-media "experience" which, for communications purposes, represents a marked departure from the simple public service reels popular in the 50's and 60's. Fr. Anthony Scannell, well-known in Catholic media circles, was president of Franciscan Communications and is credited on the TeleKetics Resources. Less is known about the foreign films, the most visible of which is an Italian production about the famous Capuchin Friar, Padre Pio Da Pietrelcina. The Indian film documents the St Vincent's Colony in Calicut circa 1975.

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Arrangement

The Patricia Martin Post Vatican II AV Collection consists of 1 Series:


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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Patricia Martin

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2013 by Carter Rawson. EAD markup completed in 2013 by Carter Rawson.

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Related Material

National Conference of Catholic Laity

National Conference of Catholic Women

National Council for Catholic Evangelization (NCCE)

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Persons:
Martin, Patricia
Padre Pio Da Pietrelcina
Scannell, Fr. Anthony

Organizations:
Catholic University of America
Franciscan Communications Center

Places:
Italy
Kerala, India
Los Angeles, CA
United States of America
Washington, DC

Subjects:
Evangelization
Gray Panthers
Human Liberation


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Bibliography

Babin, Pierre (1991). The New era in religious communication. Mpls, NN: Fortress Press Haberski, Ray: http://s-usih.org/category/anthony-scannell. Accessed 1.31.2013 McLuhan, Marshall(1962). The Gutenberg galaxy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Series One, 1973-1975 (2 boxes)
Series One: This is a single series composed of two boxes of AV recordings. The first box consists of productions attributed to the Franciscan Communication Center. The second box contains video recordings of foreign origin with scant accompanying documentation (on Super 8 and 16 millimeter)
Box Folder
1 1 "ANA - We Are Not Alone: A TeleKetics Resource on Aging." TeleKetics Media. AV Box Set containing pamphlets, filmstrips and LP 1975
  2 "WOMAN - A Many-Media Resource for Human Liberation" TeleKetics Media. AV Box Set containing pamphlets filmstrips, Super 8, and LP. 1973
  3 "Peacebird - Deanna Edwards". Teleketics Media. Audio recording on LP 1974
Box Folder
2 1 "Padre Pio da Pietrelcina". (no attribution). Video recording on Super 8. Italy. Approx. 12 min. ca.1975
  2 Unknown 16mm film.(poss. Italian) No run time. n.d.
  3 Always Truthful.16mm. Kerala, India. No run time. n.d.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series One, 1973-1975

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