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Series VII. The River Ran Red

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains five subseries relating to Domike's work as the film's co-producer. Topics include funding, movie production, research materials, the film premiere, and book material.

Subseries 1. Funding

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries details the fundraising efforts for The River Ran Red, including applications to such granting agencies as the Pennsylvania Humanties Council, correspondence with potential donors and correspondence with several Pennsylvania legislators regarding their recommendation of the film for a state legislative initiative led by the Department of Community Affairs to bring grant money to the project. Project budgets and financial information documenting Mon Valley Media's non-profit eligibility are also present.


Box 4
Folder 1 Legal Documents Regarding Made in the USA Productions, 1975-1990
Folder 2 Legal Correspondence from Elsa Rassbach, 1988-1992
Folder 3 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Post Production and Grant Reports
Folder 4 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Mini-Grant, 1990-1991
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Auditor's Report and Budget, 1990-91
Folder 6 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Matching Funds, Checks and Donor Certification Forms, March 24, 1991
Folder 7 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Gifts, October, 1991
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Guidelines and Forms to be Submitted, October, 1991
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Correspondence, 1991
Folder 10 Christmas Party Fundraiser, December 1991
Folder 11 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Reports, 1991-1992
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Grant Application, 1991-1992
Folder 13 USWA Contributions, 1991-1993
Folder 14 Representative Chris McNally and the State Legislative Initiative Grant, 1991-1993
Folder 15 Senator Mike Dawida and the State Legislative Initiative, 1991-1993
Folder 16 Representative David Levdansky and the State Legislative Initiative, 1991-1993
Folder 17 Representative William Deweese and the State Legislative Initiative, 1991-1993
Folder 18 American Income Life Insurance Co., 1991-1993
Folder 19 Maurice Falk Medical Foundation, 1991-1993
Folder 20 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1991-1993
Folder 21 Fundraising Appeals, 1991-1993
Folder 22 Pittsburgh Foundation, 1991-1994
Folder 23 Mon Valley Media Budgets, 1991-1994
Folder 24 Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, 1992
Folder 25 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Grant Application, 1992
Folder 26 Philadelphia American Federation of Teachers, 1992
Folder 27 Canadian Autoworkers Union, 1992
Folder 28 Carpenters District Council, Secretary/Treasurer Robert Argentine, 1992
Folder 29 Communication Workers of America, 1992
Folder 30 Henderson and Goldberg, P.C., 1992
Folder 31 Jubilierer, Pass and Intrieri, 1992
Folder 32 Pittsburgh Firefighters Local #1, 1992
Folder 33 Teamsters, 1992
Folder 34 Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, 1992-1993
Folder 35 Service Employees International Union, 1992-1993
Folder 36 Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, 1992-1993
Folder 37 Caroselli, Spagnolli, and Beachler, 1992-1993
Folder 38 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Continuing Media Grant, 1993
Folder 39 Donnet Fund, Inc., 1993
Folder 40 Mid-Atlantic Region Media Arts Fellowships, 1993
Folder 41 Legislative Initiative Grant, 1993
Folder 42 Fundraising Update Mailing, February 1993
Folder 43 Joseph Beirne Foundation, 1993-1994
Folder 44 The River Ran Red Budget Summary
Folder 45 Pennsylvania Humanities Council Blank Forms
Folder 46 Agreement between Co-Editors of Book
Folder 47 Application to Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Mon Valley Initiative
Folder 48 Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
Folder 49 Clippings Regarding Women Owned Companies
Folder 50 Potential Funders for The River Ran Red Study Guide
Folder 51 Possible Funders Information
Folder 52 Draft Letter and Generic Executive Summary for Potential Funders in Labor
Folder 53 IRS Correspondence with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Mon Valley Media Regarding Income Tax Exemption
Folder 54 Homestead Fundraising
Folder 55 Photograph Costs

Box 5
Folder 1 Fundraising Labor Mailing List

Subseries 2. The River Ran Red, Movie production

Scope and Content Notes:

The files in this subseries include resumes and credentials of several of the actors and crew members of The River Ran Red documentary. Other documents include information on research, film logs and on-site scene filming, and details on the sound recordings used in the movie. Many of the articles in the research section are repeated, with different notes and highlighting depending on the topic of the folder.

New Materials added October 2011.


Box 5
Folder 2 Credits List, Plus and EDL Printout with Computer Disks
Folder 3 Crew List
Folder 4 Cinematographers
Folder 5 Prop Contributor List
Folder 6 Recording Narration, Blair Brown
Folder 7 Crew Resumes
Folder 8 Actors' Resumes
Folder 9 Narrator Blair Brown Correspondence, 1993
Folder 10 Artist Fred Carlson, 1992
Folder 11 Artist Charles Ingram, 1992-1993
Folder 12 Artists Stacey Innerst and Bob Qualters, 1992-1993
Folder 13 New World Records-- Yankee Brass Band Correspondence
Folder 14 Musician Neely Bruce Correspondence
Folder 15 Archie Green and Homestead Strike Songs
Folder 16 Lists and Notes for Music
Folder 17 Music Rights Clearance
Folder 18 Sheet Music
Folder 19 Musician Mike Sweeney's Cassette
Folder 20 Sound Effects
Folder 21 Blank Release Forms for Image and Property
Folder 22 Scene Location Authorization, 1992-1993
Folder 23 Clayton and River Shoots, Production Schedules
Folder 24 Courthouse and Jail Correspondence Photographs and Negatives
Folder 25 Homestead Dead and Wounded Gravesite Photographs
Folder 26 Scotland Correspondence
Folder 27 Train Footage
Folder 28 PBS Program Producer's Handbook
Folder 29 New York Voice-Over Trip
Folder 30 Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Folder 31 Distribution Plan
Folder 32 Foundation Pages
Folder 33 Corporate Originals
Folder 34 Original The River Ran Red Support Letters
Folder 35 Graphics and Greater Pittsburgh
Folder 36 Debolt and Homestead Fires, April 11-13, 1992
Folder 37 Edit Decision Lists
Folder 38 Field Logs
Folder 39 Film Logs and Videotaped Stills
Folder 40 Lab Reports
Folder 41 Log Sheet Blank Forms
Folder 42-43 Edit Logs in Camera Roll Order
Folder 44 Video Logs/Stills in Video Real Order
Folder 45-46 Logs for Filmed Stills

Box 6
Folder 1 Audio and Sound Effects Log
Folder 2 Script Copies with Edit Notes and the Homestead DemolitionResearch

Section: New Material Added, 2011


Box 73
Folder 1 Camera and Sound Logs, 1992
Folder 2 Draft Script, 1992
Folder 3 Draft Script, January 1992
Folder 4 Draft Script, April 1992
Folder 5 Draft Script, December 1992
Folder 6 Draft Script, January 1993
Folder 7 Draft Script for Voice Overs, 1992
Folder 8 Final Draft Script with Narrator Recording Notes, 1993
Folder 9 Interview of and Correspondence with Harold Ruttenberg, 1991-1992
Folder 10 Interviews of Homestead Retirees, 1991
Folder 11 Interview of Monsignor Charles Owen Rice, 1991
Folder 12 Project Summary as Original Title, "Monongahela Morning," undated
Folder 13 Review Published in the Public Historian, 1993
Folder 14 Shooting Logs, 1991-1992
Folder 15 Sound Logs, 1993
Folder 16 Study Guide, 1994

Subseries 3. Research

Scope and Content Notes:

This section contains materials collected while researching for The River Ran Red. These documents were accumulated from a variety of archives and libraries across the country and include essays that appear in books regarding the Homestead strike, late-nineteenth century labor issues, and the steel industry. Also present are copies of newspaper articles from 1892 which discuss the Homestead conflict.


Box 6
Volume 1 Rivers of Steel
Folder 3 The Nation Review of The Killing Floor
Folder 4 Play Steel/City, 1976
Folder 5 Congressional Investigation Articles, 1892
Folder 6 U.S. Senate Investigation Articles, 1893
Folder 7 E. C. Kirkland, "Dream and Thought in the Business Community", 1860-1900
Folder 8 Pictorial History of American Labor by William Cahn
Folder 9 American Labor by M.B. Schnapper
Folder 10 Parks: A Part of Pittsburgh by the Citizen's Committee on City Planning of Pittsburgh, 1923
Folder 11 Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town by Margaret Byington
Folder 12 Pittsburgh Index, 1903-1904
Folder 13 Louis Sullivan and the Chicago School by Nancy Frazer
Folder 14 J.J. McIlyar: an Autobiography
Folder 15 Steel Bibliography by Bob Noble, 1981
Folder 16 History Books' Account of Strike
Folder 17-18 Cloud by Day Photographs
Folder 19 Fort Frick or The Siege of Homestead by Myron Stowell
Folder 20 History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church
Folder 21 Inside History of the Carnegie Steel Company
Folder 22 Emma Goldman in America by Alice Wexler
Folder 23 Wage Earning Pittsburgh, ed. Paul Underwood Kellogg
Folder 24 Who Built America? American Social History Project
Folder 25 Tribune Almanac, 1892
Folder 26 Labor Poems
Folder 27 Account of the Homestead Strike by Robert P. Dickson
Folder 28 Strikers, Communists, Tramps, and Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
Folder 29 Pinkertons by James D. Horan
Folder 30 London by Dore and Jerrold
Folder 31 The Lockout, 1892
Folder 32 Labor Rights, 1892
Folder 33 Legal Articles, 1892
Folder 34 Legal Articles
Folder 35 Management Articles, 1892
Folder 36 Militia Articles
Folder 37 Negotiations, 1892
Folder 38-39 Pinkertons
Folder 40 Reflections After the Strike
Folder 41 Strike Activities

Box 7
Folder 1 Technology/Economics
Folder 2 Mrs. Finch and Other Women
Folder 3 Steel Workers Organizing Committee (S.W.O.C.)
Folder 4 Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 1990-1993
Folder 5 George Meany Labor Archives, 1991-1992
Folder 6 Chicago Historical Society, 1991-1993
Folder 7 George Eastman House, 1991-1993
Folder 8 Braddock Library, 1992
Folder 9 Bill Gaughan Collection, 1992
Folder 10 Carnegie Museum's Swank Photographs, 1993
Folder 11 John Gates Coke Photographs, 1993
Folder 12 Hagley Museum and Library, 1993
Folder 13 Lewis Hine Images, 1993
Folder 14 American Social History Project and National Police Gazette Image, 1993
Folder 15 Bettman Commercial Archives, 1993
Folder 16 Drake Well Museum Oil Well Image, 1993
Folder 17 Johnstown Area Heritage Association Steel Mill Footage, 1993
Folder 18 Library of Congress, 1993
Folder 19 Pennsylvania Room Photographs from Carnegie Library
Folder 20 Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum in Dunfermline, Scotland
Folder 21 Carnegie Library in Homestead
Folder 22 Carnegie Mellon University Archives
Folder 23 Culver Commercial Archives Pictures
Folder 24 Carnegie Music Hall Archives in New York
Folder 25 Frick Archives
Folder 26 Frick Archives
Folder 27 Recorder of Deeds
Folder 28 Pittsburgh Survey Photographs from the University of Pittsburgh Falk Library
Folder 29 Hillman Library and Archives, University of Pittsburgh
Folder 30 Photographs of Lowell, Massachusetts
Folder 31 Museum of the City of New York
Folder 32 National Archives and Records Administration
Folder 33 National Park Service
Folder 34 New York Historical Society
Folder 35 New York Municipal Archives
Folder 36 New York Public Library
Folder 37 Pattee Library Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Pennsylvania State University
Folder 38 New York Society Library

Box 8
Folder 1 Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
Folder 2 Rare Book Search Information
Folder 3 Smithsonian and Hirschorn
Folder 4 Pennsylvania State Archives
Folder 5 Steamship Society of America
Folder 6 UCIR, University of Pittsburgh Photographic Center
Folder 7 Notes on Andrew Carnegie
Folder 8 Homestead Library research
Folder 9 Library Research
Folder 10 Homestead Related Articles
Folder 11-12 Homestead, 1892
Folder 13 Samuel Gompers Letters
Folder 14 Randy Harris Photographs
Folder 15 B.L.H. Dabbs
Folder 16 Black Workers
Folder 17 Pastor McIlyar Articles
Folder 18 Articles Regarding the Amalgamated Association #2
Folder 19 Mock Amalgamated Document Articles
Folder 20 Articles on the Amalgamated Association #1
Folder 21 Frick Assassination Attempt Articles
Folder 22 Alexander Berkman Articles
Folder 23 Andrew Carnegie Articles
Folder 24 John McLuckie
Folder 25 Thomas Crawford Article
Folder 26 Hugh O'Donnell
Folder 27 Henry Clay Frick Articles
Folder 28 Ethnic and Unskilled Labor Articles
Folder 29 Irish World and Industrial Labor Articles
Folder 30 Chicago Times from Chicago Historical Society
Folder 31 Harper's Weekly Photographs
Folder 32 Harper's Weekly, 1892
Folder 33 McClure's Magazine Photographs and Articles
Folder 34 McClure's Magazine, 1892
Folder 35 Pennsylvania Magazine Correspondence and Article
Folder 36 The Pittsburgh Dispatch, July 6, 1892
Folder 37 Pittsburgh Press Photographs
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Press, 1892
Folder 39 Scribner's, 1894
Folder 40 Utica Saturday Globe, July, 1892
Folder 41-42 Pittsburg Leader, 1892
Folder 43 Frank Leslie's Weekly, 1892-1893
Folder 44 The Iron Trade Review, 1892
Folder 45 The Engineering and Mining Journal, 1892
Folder 46 St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1892

Box 9
Folder 1 The Iron Age, 1892
Folder 2-3 The World, 1892
Folder 4 London Times and Newspaper Research
Folder 5-6 Labor Tribune, 1892
Folder 7 New York Times, 1892
Folder 8 New York Herald, 1892
Folder 9 Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, 1892
Folder 10 Pittsburgh Post, 1892
Folder 11 Pittsburgh Post and Pittsburgh Evening Telegraph, 1892
Folder 12 Homestead Local News, 1892
Folder 13 Pittsburgh Times, 1882, 1892
Folder 14 Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1892
Folder 15 Trade Union of Pittsburgh and Allegheny, Their History, 1895
Folder 16 Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1892
Folder 17 Aftermath of the Homestead Strike

Subseries 4. Press and Premiere

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries details the premiere of The River Ran Red documentary and the reviews of the movie. Included are news clippings, press releases, and Homestead Centennial Committee information contributing to the awareness of the Homestead strike. Also present are merchandise requests and a River Ran Red t-shirt.


Box 9
Folder 18 Advertisements, Press Releases, and Programs for The River Ran Red, 1993
Folder 19 Publicity Photographs
Folder 20 The River Ran Red Ariel Dorfman, LaRoche, and Miscellaneous Press
Folder 21 Homestead Steel Strike Centennial Activities, 1992
Folder 22 Homestead Centennial Committee Resumes
Folder 23 Homestead Consultants and Advisor's Confirmation
Folder 24 Homestead 1892 Centennial Committee's Cultural Committee
Folder 25 Newspaper Clippings on the Homestead Strike, 1990s
Folder 26 Press Kit Originals, 1993
Folder 27 Press Packet for Newsletter Mailing
Folder 28 Press File
Folder 29 Press List
Folder 30 Letters of Support, 1993
Folder 31 Community Contacts
Folder 32 Letters from Advisors
Folder 33 Labor Studies Forum, 1994
Folder 34 Mailing List for Direct Mail Compiled by Susan Gross
Folder 35 Direct Mail Follow-Up

Box 10
Folder 1 Premiere Materials, 1993
Folder 2 Program Advertisements
Folder 3 The River Ran Red Premiere Ticket Reservations
Folder 4 Screening Invitation, November 11, 1992
Folder 5 Labor's Corner Homestead Show, 1990
Folder 6 The River Ran Red Teachers' Guide
Folder 7 Comments on Project and Harrisburg Legislator List, 1990-1991
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Labor Management Network, 1990-1991
Folder 9 Iron and Steel Technology Change Articles
Folder 10 Reviews and News Clippings
Folder 11 Published Summaries and Reviews, 1991-1994

Subseries 5. The River Ran Red, Book material

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains information regarding the book based created from the documentary. Files include a bibliography, book orders, and reviews. Photographs used in the book can be found in Series VIII.


Box 10
Folder 12 Book Bibliography
Folder 13 Letters and Proposal Confirmations for Book
Folder 14 Miscellaneous Materials for Book
Folder 15 Book Notes
Folder 16 Book Sidebars
Folder 17 Book Reviews, 1992-1993
Object 1 The River Ran Red T-Shirt