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Film and Media

Funds

Adrian Cowell Film and Research Fund

Supports the preservation, processing, cataloging, and digitization of historic Adrian Cowell film footage, slides, literature, interviews and other materials in order to provide students and scholars access for research.

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Audio and Video Archives Fund

Support for the preservation, description, dissemination, and promotion of the archival audio, video, and moving image based collections. Funds may be used for salaries, materials, equipment, and other expenses at the discretion of the Dean.

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Betty O. Williams Endowed Fund

Gifts invested benefit the Libraries’ moving image collection and related materials or activities, in honor of Betty O. Williams’ special interest in film.

Betty Offner Williams was born Betty Joyce Offner on June 5, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky and died on June 29, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Betty had an undying passion for movies, not the art films of Europe, but the glitz and glamour that Hollywood portrayed in its films from the 1930s through the 1950s. Where did this love of Hollywood movies come from?

Born in the first year of the Great Depression and the Stock Market crash, Betty’s entire childhood was overshadowed by prevailing economic uncertainty. In addition, the Offner family was forced to flee their home due to the devastating Ohio River flood of 1937 to stay with friends for nearly three weeks. When World War II arrived, the young men she knew went off to fight, and the movie house newsreels started showing the devastation of the war. It was a great joy for Betty, her mother, and her older sister Margaret to see the matinees every Saturday (twenty-five cents a ticket in 1940) and they would have had a large number of cinemas from which to choose. Post WWII, the arts flourished in her home in Louisville.

Even in her later years, Betty remained true to the movies. She kept reference books on Hollywood film, had the names of early movies and old character actors on the tip of her tongue, and kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of favorite actors. Betty even fulfilled a dream of being in the movies herself when she was selected as an extra for the miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan, filmed in Richmond in 1988, and starring Jack Lemmon. Betty would have been fifty-nine at the time.

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Betty O. Williams Operating Fund

Provides support immediately usable to benefit the Libraries’ moving image collection and related materials or activities, in honor of Betty O. Williams’ special interest in film.

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Communication News Media Fund

For the purchase of materials monographs, data sets, media etc. related to communication studies, mass media, new media and digital media for the UW Libraries collection.

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Historic Film Fund

Supports activities related to the preservation of the UW Libraries historic moving images collection.

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Historical Photography Fund

To support the Libraries’ historical photography collection, both for preservation activities for the present collection and for additions to the collection. The collection includes, but is not limited to, depictions from Western Washington, Alaska and the Yukon about architecture, Native American life, fishing, logging, mountaineering and the Klondike gold rush.

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Husky Reels: ICA Moving Image Collection Project

To support preservation work on the Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) films from 1928 to the early 2000s.

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Libraries Ethnic Newspaper Project

To support the Libraries Ethnic and Special Audience Community Newspaper Project.

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Michael T. Wing Endowed Library Fund

Gifts invested provide long-term support for the University Libraries’ collection, description, preservation, and dissemination of unique sound recording, video recording and moving image collections with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest music and broadcasting. This endowment may also support related document collections and support for audio, video, and moving image equipment purchases and maintenance, as well as facility expenses for the proper storage of such collections.

Michael T. Wing is a UW alumnus and former musician who has for many years supported the University Libraries, including its work with sound recordings and broadcast film/video preservation. He studied radio/tv communications and business at the University of Washington. He graduated with a degree in business administration from the UW in 1974 and eventually became a CPA. While attending UW he worked at KOMO Television in Seattle where he prepared film for broadcast and assisted with special production projects. During this time he also worked in music, producing sessions at Kearney Barton’s Audio Recording Studio in Seattle. A notable project was Keith Kessler’s recording of “Sunshine Morning” and “Don’t Crowd Me” released in 1968.

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Michael T. Wing Operating Fund

Gifts provide support immediately available for the University Libraries’ collection, description, preservation, and dissemination of unique sound recording, video recording and moving image collections with an emphasis on Pacific Northwest music and broadcasting. This may also support related document collections and support for audio, video, and moving image equipment purchases and maintenance, as well as facility expenses for the proper storage of such collections.

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Randlett Photography Processing Project

To process and preserve the portraits of the Mary Randlett Photography collection currently held in the UW Libraries special collection.

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