Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection 1951-2001 (bulk 1985-1999)

Creator
Scott, Ronald
Size
210 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00339
Access to materials

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The Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection contains Scott's videotape footage of animal rights events and cruelty to animals. Scott shot a portion of the footage at several Culture and Animal Foundation festivals in Raleigh, N.C. Interview footage from animal rights cable television shows is also included.

Ron Scott was a retired Air Force pilot who also served in the New York State Air National Guard. During the 1980s and 1990s, he videotaped hundreds of hours of footage at conferences, meetings, demonstrations, and protests related to various animal rights issues. He also traveled throughout the United States and Europe videotaping cruelty to animals and animal sanctuaries.

Biographical/historical note

Ron Scott was a retired Air Force pilot who also served in the New York State Air National Guard. During the 1980s and 1990s, he videotaped hundreds of hours of footage at conferences, meetings, demonstrations, and protests related to various animal rights issues. He also traveled throughout the United States and Europe videotaping cruelty to animals and animal sanctuaries.

Scope/content

The Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection contains Scott's videotape footage depicting animal rights events and animal abuse. Scott shot a portion of the footage at several Culture and Animal Foundation festivals in Raleigh, N.C. Interview footage from animal rights cable television shows is also included. The Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection contains video tapes, audio recordings, and photographs created and collected by Ron Scott and the Animal Rights Network. The majority of the collection is composed of video footage shot and produced by Ron Scott on a variety of topics, ranging from personal interviews with leaders of the animal rights movement, to footage documenting animal abuse, to coverage of events such as lectures and protests. Other tapes contain recorded television programs or are purchased copies of commercial productions. Most of the tapes are undated but those with labels date from 1951 to 2001. Original formats are varied and include VHS, U-matic, Betamax, and open-reel tapes. The description of each tape is transcribed from the original label. Located on some of the tapes are alphanumeric unique identifiers that contain alpha character A, B or C. 'A' indicates that the items are original content; 'B' indicates that the items were produced by Ron Scott; and 'C' indicates that the items were produced for commerical use. These identifiers are indicated at the file level under each subseries.

Custodial history

Previously maintained by the Animal Rights Network (ARN).

Physical description

193 video boxes, 19 cartons.

Arrangement

This collection consists of nine series:

  • Series 1. Argus Archives News
  • Series 2. Events
  • Series 3. Protests
  • Series 4. Public Service Announcements
  • Series 5. Interviews
  • Series 6. Lectures and Workshops
  • Series 7. Humane Education
  • Series 8. Commercially Produced Materials
  • Series 9. Related Items

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection, MC 00339, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Audiovisual materials purchased for the NCSU Libraries by various anonymous donors, 2003 (Accession no. 2003-0004).

Sponsor

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ron Scott Animal Rights Videotape Collection, MC 00339, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.