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The Ed Pincus Collection

filmmaker Ed Pincus and wife Jane

The Ed Pincus Collection at Harvard is the only known collection of Pincus' work, most of them donated to the archive by the filmmaker. This collection contains film and video materials produced by Pincus in collaboration with David Neuman, Steve Asher and Lucia Small from the beginning of his career in 1967 to his reappearance in 2007, as well as nine 16mm projection prints from his personal film collection. The majority of the collection consists of 16mm projection prints, internegatives, track negatives and original camera reversal elements of Pincus and his collaborators' documentary films from the sixties and seventies: Black Natchez, Panola, One Step Away, Harry's Trip, Portrait of a McCarthy Supporter, The Way We See It, Diaries (1971-1976), and Life and Other Anxieties, as well as two prints from his classroom work with Harvard's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and a few rolls of unpublished film material. Pincus has created preservation masters for Panola and One Step Away on Digital Betacam, and these preservation masters are included the collection, along with an HDCam preservation master of One Step Away created by the Harvard Film Archive. The collection also holds original digital video material on D5 and D5 master copies of 2007's The Axe in the Attic, and trailers for the film on Digital Betacam.

A finding aid for the Ed Pincus Collection can be found here.

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