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Frederick Marx Warrior Films collection

Identifier: MSS 522

Scope and Contents

The Frederick Marx Warrior Films collection consists of eight born-digital films relating to the the ManKind Project International. Subjects of the film relate to teen and young adult transitions, drug abuse, mentorship, veteran healing, and other aspects of the concept of masculinity and "becoming a man."


  • Creation: 2011 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Users can access the films in the Special Collections reading room.

Please note, per donor request, "Boys to Men" can only have on site viewings of up to five people and MSU is not authorized to distribute any further copies.

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

Frederick Marx (b. approximately 1955) is an American film producer, director, writer, and editor based in Oakland, California. He was named Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year in 1994, named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1995, and is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievment Award. With Steve James, he co-wrote "Hoop Dreams," one of the highest grossing non-musical documentaries in United States history. A strong proponent of independent films, his work often show a passion for appreciating multiculturalism and an urgent empathy for disadvantaged and misunderstood communities: people of color, abused children, the working poor, welfare recipients, prisoners, the elderly, and "at risk" youth. He is the founder of Warrior Films.


1.15 Gigabytes (7 born digital films)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated in 2016 by Frederick Marx.

Related Materials

Part of the Changing Men Collections

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2016.

Finding Aid for the Frederick Marx Warrior Films collection
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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