Serious Business Company

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Serious Business Company was founded by Freude Bartlett in 1972 to distribute independent and experimental films. The company roster featured an extensive array of important filmmakers and was one of only a handful of distributors specializing in independent and experimental films. Serious Business Company was dissolved in 1983.

From the description of Serious Business Company records, 1965-1983 (bulk 1972-1983). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 25815092

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance (ALFA) Archives, ca. 1972-1994 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harvard Botanical Museum 16mm Film Collection, ca. 1943-1978 : Guide. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Beardsley, Irene A., collector. American Women's Himalayan Expedition, Inc. : files, 1974-1984 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Serious Business Company. Serious Business Company records, 1965-1983 (bulk 1972-1983). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Serious Business Company records, 1965-1983, bulk 1972-1983 Bancroft Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith Bartlett, Freude person
associatedWith Bartlett, Freude. person
associatedWith Beardsley, Irene A. person
associatedWith Brakhage, Stan. person
associatedWith Broughton, James, 1913-1999. person
associatedWith Burkhardt, Rudy. person
associatedWith Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997. person
associatedWith Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008. person
associatedWith Cooper, Karen. person
associatedWith Cruikshank, Sally. person
associatedWith Graves, Nancy Stevenson, 1940-1995. person
associatedWith Hammer, Barbara. person
associatedWith Hutton, Peter, 1944- person
associatedWith Jordan, Larry, 1934- person
associatedWith Kuchar, George, 1942-2011. person
associatedWith Lyon, Danny. person
associatedWith Nelson, Gunvor. person
associatedWith O'Neill, Pat, 1939- person
associatedWith Potter, Sally, 1949- person
associatedWith Praunheim, Rosa von, 1942- person
associatedWith Schneemann, Carolee, 1939- person
associatedWith Severson, Anne. person
associatedWith Strand, Chick. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Animated films
Documentary films
Experimental films
Feminist films
Homosexuality in motion pictures
Independent filmmakers
Independent films
Lesbianism in motion pictures

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Active 1965

Active 1983



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