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#1 Spring Training '91, 1991 April 3
Collection Description & Creator Information
This collection, dating from 1921 to 1995, consists of Neil Goldstein's working files which contain information on the development and creation of the documentary film on Morris "Moe" Berg (1902-1972) The Best Gloveman in the League. Material includes production files for the film, such as applications for grants, budget documents, scripts and narrations, contact lists, correspondence with organizations and individuals associated with Berg, and releases for actors and others associated with the actual filming. Also included are audio and video segments and masters of the documentary.
The collection also includes research on Moe Berg, performed by Neil Goldstein and Jerry Feldman, the co-writers and producers of the film. Hours of oral histories were recorded and photocopies of Moe Berg's documents were sent from family members, archival institutions, and associates of Berg. There are no original documents dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Audiovisual materials mostly relating to the program "Moe Berg, Best Gloveman in the League," are present throughout the collection, as well as a small number of digital working files related to the film that were extracted from Goldstein's floppy disks. Titles for audiovisual and born-digital materials were transcribed directly from the labels written on the original media by the creator.
This collection will be of interest to researchers focusing on Moe Berg's relationships with his associates, and how he was remembered approximately twenty years after his death.
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Duplicate materials were removed during 2013 processing.
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- Conditions Governing Access
This material has not yet been digitized. For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media, but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Public Services staff.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
#1 Spring Training '91; Neil Goldstein Collection of Working Files on Moe Berg, C1449, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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