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Creative Crafts Video Collection

Identifier: 98-003

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 388 half-hour programs on 744 videocassettes. The program format typically features one or more guests discussing a topic of interest with host and moderator Daniel L. Blanchard. Many of the guests were artists and artisans, and these guests often demonstrate or display their work during the course of the program.


  • 1973 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

The Creative Crafts Video Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Creative Crafts Video Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.

Biographical / Historical

The Creative Crafts television series was produced between 1973 and 1991 by the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in association with the American Institute of Discussion. Daniel L. Blanchard of the American Institute of Discussion served as the host and moderator of the program. Series programs were aired by television stations in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. The half-hour programs typically consist of one or more guests discussing a single topic of interest. Many of the programs feature artists and artisans discussing and demonstrating their work.


124.00 Linear Feet (744 videocassettes (372 hours of programming))

Language of Materials



Videocassettes of the television program Creative Crafts, produced by the Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma between 1973 and 1991.


The collection is physically arranged in call number order, but the container list is arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the guest appearing on that episode.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All but two of the videocassettes are in U-matic format, and nearly all programs exist in two copies on two different videocassettes.

Processing Information

The Creative Crafts Video Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1998 by the Metropolitan Library System.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73111 United States