Here’s a 10 minute radio interview (embedded below) featuring:
- David Gary, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History at Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library
- Aaron Pratt, Ph.D. candidate in English at Yale University and VHS aficionado
The Interview aired today on “Here and Now” a public radio program that is heard on public radio stations around the U.S.
From a Hear and Now Web Page:
The Yale University library has acquired a collection of about 2,700 VHS tapes – mostly horror and exploitation films.
The tapes are part of a new archive – the first of its kind at an academic institution – that preserves VHS tapes not only for the movies on them, but also for their boxes’ artwork and copy, the trailers at the beginning and other release-specific content.
Direct to Text Highlights from the Interview
Direct to Yale Daily News Article About Archive