Item MS-3-46, 1979-007 - Guysborough county

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Guysborough county

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  • Moving images

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Barry Burley

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MS-3-46, 1979-007

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  • 1979 (Creation)
    Burley, Barry

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Physical description

1 videocassette (42 min.) : ferric oxide, sub-master, b&w, U-matic, NTSC, sd. mono, 2 tracks ; 3/4 in.

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Biographical history

Barry Burley is an artist who produced videos at Centre for Art Tapes in the 1970s.

Custodial history

The tape was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2013 by the Centre for Art Tapes.

Scope and content

Item is a video created by Barry Burley in 1979. The video looks at the problems of the people of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. Video was screened at Centre for Art Tapes in 1979.

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Notes taken about the quality of video indicate that there are colour flashes which may indicate a bad tape.

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  • English

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Location of originals

Videocassette is likely a sub-master. Location of master video is unknown.

Availability of other formats

Videocassette is available as an uncompressed 10-bit digital master video file (MOV format), 8-bit mezzanine digital video file (MOV format), and 8-bit access digital video file (MPEG-4 format).

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Videocassette and digital copies can be viewed at the Dalhousie University Archives. Advance notice is required.

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Associated materials

See MS-3-46, Box 23, Folder 2 for list of upcoming Centre for Art Tapes shows which includes Guysborough County.

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Descriptive information was originally prepared Fall of 1990, descriptions were written and compiled by David Johnson and Mindy Miller. Record was revised April 5, 2006 by Tom Power. The archival description was revised on April 13, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives. The archival description was revised again on April 22nd, 2019 by Liz McElroy

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  • English

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