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James L. Coffin films, circa 1969-1993

Overview of the Collection

Animator
Coffin, James L., 1931-2007
Title
James L. Coffin films
Dates
circa 1969-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
251 film reels (263,600 feet) : sound, color ; 16mm
4 audio reels
1 box of animation cells and workbooks
Collection Number
PH2016-072
Summary
Films and film elements related to commercial work for Pacific Northwest businesses, student projects, and art projects, as well as, animation cells, workbooks, and reel-to-reel audiotapes from advertiser and animator James L. Coffin.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Films have been rehoused but no preservation work has been done on the collection.

Records stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Coffin (1931-2007), came to Seattle to work for Boeing in 1962 after attending ArtCenter in Los Angeles and working as an art director in Washington, DC. In 1964, he started his own advertising business, later entering animation through title design. A self-taught character animator, he produced work for Weyerhauser, Boeing, AT&T, Farrell's, Pacific Northwest Bell, and Fred Meyer as well as interactive installations, educational films and rotoscoped chalk animation for the Seattle Opera’s 1972 premiere of “The Black Widow.” Coffin maintained an active studio through the 1970s, employing up to ten other artists at a time. Coffin also was noted for his course in 2-D animation offered to Seattle artists and filmmakers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Films and film elements related to commercial work for Pacific Northwest businesses, student projects, and art projects, as well as animation cells, workbooks, and reel-to-reel audiotapes from advertiser and animator James L. Coffin.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Film and Audio Elements, circa 1969-2000Return to Top

Description Dates
251 reels (263,600 feet) : silent, sound, color, black and white ; 16mm
Film elements related to commercial work for Pacific Northwest businesses, student projects, and art projects.
4 reels : sound ; 1/4" Reel-to-Reel
Audio elements related to commercial work for Pacific Northwest businesses, student projects, and art projects.

Animation, circa 1969-2000Return to Top

Description Dates
1 box
Animation cells and workbooks related to commercial work for Pacific Northwest businesses.