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The Cedar Social video collection

Identifier: PA109

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes 93 U-matic video cassette recordings and 54 digital video files spanning 1990-1996. Several of the tapes are accompanied with printed copies of the broadcast's program schedule with timings.


  • 1990-1996

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Biographical Note

The Cedar Social was a televison show produced by Adam Granger and Pop Wagner for SPNN Metro Cable Saint Paul between 1990-1996. Granger and Wagner collaborated in the curation of local and folk musical acts for performances during two-hour segments of televised broadcasts. The Cedar Social included performances from artists such as John Koerner, Tony Glover, and Dave Ray (Koerner, Ray, and Glover); Stoney Lonesome; Peter Ostroushko and Dean Magraw; Dick Kimmel; Trova (Eric Petoniemi, Ruth MacKenzie, Jeffrey Willkomm); and many others.


7 boxes (7 linear feet)

146 Gigabytes (54 video files (.mpg))


Collection contains U-matic video recordings of the local cable access television show, The Cedar Social, hosted by musicians Pop Wagner and Adam Granger on SPNN Metro Cable Saint Paul.


The collection is organized chronologically by recording date.

Physical Location



The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by by Pop Wagner and Adam Granger in 2011. Digitized copies of video recordings were donated in 2017.

Related Material

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: Red House Records Collection (PA132); Al Haug/New Riverside Collection (PA122).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Tia-Simone Gardner and Kathryn Hujda in September, 2014, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

The Cedar Social video collection
Kathryn Hujda
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Collecting Area Details

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