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Guide to the Vardan Hovhannisyan video collection AD.MC.001


Collection processed by Brad Bauer and Gurgen Tadevosyan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 27, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator - Director: Hovhannisyan, Vardan, Mr
Title: Vardan Hovhannisyan video collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1988-1994
Abstract: The Vardan Hovhannisyan video collection consists of films recorded or collected by cameraman and documentary filmmaker Vardan Hovhannisyan, primarily in Armenia and the surrounding Caucasus region, during the years leading up to and following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The collection comprises 128 separate film clips, documenting protests in Yerevan against the Soviet government in the waning days of the Gorbachev government, demands for independence for Armenia, protests against the Soviet reaction to the conflict in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, memorial marches and ceremonies for victims of fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, footage of Armenian fighters in combat with Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, and footage of the aftermath of the Spitak earthquake of 1988, in northern Armenia. Also includes footage of protests and similar events in Ukraine and Latvia.
Quantity: 128.0 Video recordings 128 video recordings (30:16 hours)
General Physical Description note: Collection consists of film footage that has been copied in digital format as mp.4 files. The original formats from which the copies were made include 8 mm, Beta, Beta SP, and VHS. The collection is divided into 128 segments of varying lengths, with a total running time of 30 hours, 16 minutes.
Language: Armenian, Russian, Azerbaijani, French.
Call Phrase: AD.MC.001