The Museum’s Multimedia collection consists of Peanuts animated specials and films, documentaries and interviews with Charles M. Schulz, video and computer games, music, and television and radio segments focusing on aspects of the Museum. Material is presented on a wide variety of audio and video formats, including film, tape, and vinyl, as well as multiple digital formats.
Below is a break-down of the nine categories of the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Multimedia Collection. Some items in this collection are restricted.
The Animation collection includes Peanuts animated television specials, movies, and examples of commercials as well as “bonus feature” material such as trailers and documentary shorts on the making of the animated specials. This collection also includes public service animation for the American Dental Association, American Lung Association, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Charles M. Schulz Interviews and Documentaries
The Charles M. Schulz Interviews and Documentaries collection includes both amateur and professional productions featuring Charles Schulz speaking in interviews and documentaries as well as giving lectures, speeches, and presentations.
Schulz-Related Interviews and Documentaries
The Schulz-related Interviews and Documentaries collection includes both amateur and professional productions featuring journalists, cartoonists, family and friends of Charles Schulz, and others talking about the life, art, and influence of Charles Schulz and Peanuts through interviews, documentaries, oral histories, lectures, and presentations.
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center collection features audio-video material produced by the Museum. This includes footage of Museum programming, such as lectures, presentations, and special events. This collection also includes various examples of video promoting the Museum, audio-visual exhibit elements, and oral histories and interviews of friends and business associates of Charles Schulz.
Redwood Empire Ice Arena
The Redwood Empire Ice Arena, also known as Snoopy’s Home Ice, collection includes video footage of various ice arena events, including ice shows, hockey tournaments, and the Sweetheart Ball (a local charity benefit). This collection also includes footage of ice arena construction.
The Interactive Multimedia collection features computer and video games designed for multiple platforms, mobile phone games, read-along records, read-along tapes (Worlds of Wonder), audio books, and View-Master reels.
The majority of the Foreign Language collection consists of animated specials created for distribution outside the United States and also includes domestic and/or foreign productions of interviews, exhibition materials, promotions, commercials and marketing spots, documentaries, music, and video games. Some of the languages represented in this collection include Japanese, German, Thai, Swedish, and Spanish.
The Music collection generally consists of music created for the Peanuts animated specials and official recordings of musical productions. The collection includes jazz recordings of Vince Guaraldi, Dave Brubeck, David Benoit, and Wynton Marsalis performing Peanuts compositions. This collection also contains contemporary music inspired by Peanuts, classical music, and some of Schulz’s personal music collection.
The Miscellaneous Multimedia collection includes items such as sporting events, educational filmstrips, examples of commercials and marketing spots, and recordings of television news coverage mentioning Schulz and Peanuts, such as footage of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.