Collection ACC-MSS 007 - Larry Mintz Collection

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Larry Mintz Collection


  • 1954 - 2005 (Creation)


12.5 linear feet

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The collection contains the files of Larry Mintz as well as books, videos, and tapes related to the field of comedy. The files contain humor and analysis related to the subject of the folder in addition to newspaper clippings and essays related to the subject of each file. The books contain information regarding the analysis, exploration, and history of humor. Topics covered include comedian biographies, regional humor, history, and discussion of comedy formats. This audio/visual component of the collection contains VHS tapes and audiocassettes. They are comprised mainly of television shows, stand-up comedy routines, and discussions on comedy itself.

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The collection is organized into three series which are based on the original order that the creator sent the collection in:
Series 1: Files
Series 2: Books
Series 3: Audio/Visual

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The collection is open to researchers.

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Some materials may be subject to copyright. No part of the materials protected by copyright may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without written permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are required to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce and/or publish materials under copyright.

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  • English

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