Between the lines collection Edit


MSS 221


  • 1987 – 1997 (Creation)


  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    3 boxes



  • 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 author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Between the Lines, MSS 221, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in November 2012.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arrangement

    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).

  • Added Entry–Uniform Title

    Between the lines (Television program)