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Between the lines collection

Identifier: MSS 221

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of VHS, Betamax, and several other professional video format tapes of the program "Between the Lines," an East Lansing Peace Education Center project. Although many recordings are available, it is not a comprehensive collection of all of the programs aired in the project.


  • Creation: 1987 - 1997

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

An East Lansing Peace Education Center video project, "Between the Lines" lasted approximately a decade. Shows were recorded at a local cable station and broadcast on cable television. Michigan State University professors David Dwyer (anthropology) and John Masterson (mathematics) were generally the producers/directors with a small core behind the cameras or actually one of the talking heads. Janette Fiore, Head of Special Collections, MSU Libraries, was also involved. The shows centered on important issues of the day such as Apartheid, farm worker safety, and interviews with key individuals of the time such as Cesar Chavez and Nelson Mandela.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes) ; 33 x 25 x 39.5 cm

Language of Materials



Arranged in 9 series: 1. 3/4 inch tape. 2. 3M P6-120HXP Videocassette Tapes. 3. Video8 Format. 4. 32M AVX90. 5. L-250 Tape. 6. L-500 Tape. 7. Betamax Video Tape. 8. VHS Tapes. 9. Not Between the Lines Shows? (VHS Tape).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession information unknown.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

Between the lines (Television program)

Processing Information

Processed by Leslie M. Behm in November 2012.

Finding Aid for the Between the Lines collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Finding aid prepared by Leslie M. Behm
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA