Collection Number: 12021

Collection Title: Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection, 2004-2014

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 668 items)
Abstract The Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection consists of the original videotaped interviews and the audio, video, and transcript working files that Catherine Murphy and others created to produce the 2012 documentary film about young women who participated as teachers in the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961. There are also interviews with Murphy and documentation about the project's archives. Most of the collection is available in digital form.
Creator Murphy, Catherine (Filmmaker)
Language Spanish English
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Restrictions to Access
DF-12021/6 contains personally identifiable information and is CLOSED until 2048.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection #12021, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Catherine Murphy in November 2017 (Acc. 103177).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Catherine Murphy is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much of the last ten years working in Latin America. She is founder and director of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on adult literacy in the Americas. While in Caracas in 2009, Murphy founded Tres Musas Producciones, a collaborative production house of independent women producers working in film, music and literature. MAESTRA is her directing debut.

Adapted from the MAESTRA website.

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The Catherine Murphy MAESTRA Collection Collection consists of the original videotaped interviews and the audio, video, and transcript working files that Catherine Murphy and others created to produce the 2012 documentary film about young women who participated as teachers in the Cuban literacy campaign of 1961. There are also interviews with Murphy and documentation about the project's archives. Most of the collection is available in digital form.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017.

527 items.

Series 1. Hard Drive consists of the audio, video, and transcription files associated with the source interviews conducted for MAESTRA. Of note is the "About the Catherine Murphy Cuban Literacy Archives" folder, which includes an index that provides contextual details about the interviews and biographical information about the interviewee. The series also includes interviews with Catherine Murphy.

Digital Folder DF-12021/1

About the Catherine Murphy Cuban Literacy Archives #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/1

Includes an index that provides contextual details about the interviews and biographical information about the interviewees.

Digital Folder DF-12021/2

Audio files #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/2

Digital Folder DF-12021/3

Video files #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/3

Digital Folder DF-12021/4

Transcriptions #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/4

Digital Folder DF-12021/5

Interviews with Catherine Murphy #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/5

Digital Folder DF-12021/6

Additional information #12021, Series: "1. Hard Drive, 2004-2017." DF-12021/6

This file contains personally identifiable information and is CLOSED until 2048.

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141 items.

Series 2. Source Interviews and Working Files consists of the original videotaped interviews and the audio, video, and transcript derivatives that Catherine Murphy and others used to produce MAESTRA. Some cds and dvds include notes about the content and transcripts are annotated with highlighted text.

Source Interviews

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Videotape recordings #12021, Series: "Source Interviews" VT-12021/1-75

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Working files: Audiovisual

DCD-12021/1-23

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Audio #12021, Series: "Working files: Audiovisual" DCD-12021/1-23

Digital Video Disc DVD-12021/1-38

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Video #12021, Series: "Working files: Audiovisual" DVD-12021/1-38

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Working files: Transcripts

Box 1

Griselda Aguilera #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Daniel Diez #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Alba Margarita Cortina #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Herminia Benítez López #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Diana Balboa #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

José Luis Gómez Morales #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Ernestina Gomez #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Eloisa Hernández Caneiro #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Lincoln Kilian for Eduardo #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Octavio Cortazar #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Jaime Canfux Gutiérrez #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Comisión Nacional de Alfabetización #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Norma Guillard #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Maria Elena Liera #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Blanca Monett Yanes #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Liborio Noval (Nobal) #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Lino Borrato #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Jorge Odio Ducase (Ducasse) #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Edelys Padrón Barroso #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Patria Silva #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Olga Pérez Escalona #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Leonela Relys #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Silvio Rodríguez #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Berta Rosenvorzel #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Adria y Ivonne Santana #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Daysi Veitía #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Ana Margarita Vielsa #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

Santos Roberto Vásquez Medina #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" Box 1

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Daysi Veitia, Norma Guillard, Gina Rey, Griselda Aguilera #12021, Series: "Working files: Transcripts" DCD-12021/24-25

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2018

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2018

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