The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is excited to announce a new partnership with Ted Green Films (TGF).
This partnership will couple the IHS’s collections, expertise and capacity with TGF’s incredible and historically-important storytelling to document and share Hoosier history in order to increase historical understanding and awareness. All of TGF’s film footage will be added to the IHS’s archival collections and be made available to the public for a variety of purposes including research, teacher and student services, and public and online programs.
After 20 years in newspaper journalism, Green switched to filmmaking in 2010 with “John Wooden: The Indiana Story.” Since then, his work has won 21 regional Emmys (including Best Documentary for his past four films), the national Gabriel Award in the category of Human Dignity, first place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest and the Fourth Estate Award from the National American Legion, among other honors. His most recent film, “Eva: A-7063,” premiered in front of a crowd of 2,000 and is now being broadcast by PBS stations across the country. His mission is to tell Indiana-based stories with national appeal that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.
“We are honored to share his work and really excited for what this partnership will bring in the future,” said IHS President and CEO Jody Blankenship. “The massive amounts of research, interviews and video from Ted’s projects will no doubt be a treasure trove for researchers — both now and in the decades to come.”
“IHS is the premier research facility in the state, and I love working with and at IHS,” Green said. “You find hands-on helpers with a kinship of historical fascination.”
“I usually interview 40 or so people for a film, and 99 percent of what they say — much of which could be valuable for purposes beyond mine — winds up on the cutting-room floor,” Green continued. “Same with all of the footage and images and documents I collect. To have a permanent home at IHS for these materials, where scholars, students and the public can access them, is invaluable.”