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Oct
28

Describing Local Films: New Thoughts on Itinerant-produced Works

Submitted by Karan

Friday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Association of Moving Image Archivists/ International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives conference in Philadelphia we will present on "See yourself" films from the 1930s.

Oct
20

Maine Home Movie Day

Submitted by Katrina

On Saturday, October 16, Northeast Historic Film co-hosted Maine Home Movie Day from 1pm until 4pm at the Maine Historical Society in Portland.  We were very pleased to have about thirty visitors, eight of whom brought in films to be inspected and screened.  That afternoon we screened 8mm, Super8 and 16mm films; some of the film content was familiar to the owner, and some films were unknown surprises.  This was my first Home Movie Day, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

Oct
7

Rainy day update from the Fryeburg Fair

Submitted by Jane

What is a moving image archives doing at Maine's largest agricultural fair? The sign on the side of the Farm Museum states, “Old Maine Films.” We have a cozy space in the furthest corner of the museum. We are set up like a little theater. It's one of the few places on the fairgrounds where you can just come sit inside without having to buy some sort of barbecued meat.

Sep
29

Annual Appeal

Submitted by David

Our 2010 Annual Appeal letters just went into the mail.  If you aren't one of the lucky 2,000 people who received one but would be heartbroken not to participate, I can help.  Read on and I'll give you three easy options.

Sep
21

Wohelo a hit on NFPF site!

Submitted by Gemma

David Wells of the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) reports that a clip from our Wohelo-The Luther Gulick Camp Collection is among the most popular on their site, with an estimated 1,027 viewings from June 1 to August 31! NFPF generously funded the preservation of 2 reels from this amazing collection in 2002.

Sep
14

Camp Kieve, Then and Now

Submitted by Katrina

I was elated to find a note this morning from Gemma Perretta, NHF Collections Manager, pointing me to a wonderful article on Camp Kieve, subject of the CLIR Project's Camp Kieve Collection.  Ray Suarez and his PBS NewsHour team visited Camp Kieve, highlighting their efforts to help veterans and their families heal.

Aug
26

Uncovering the 1939 World's Fair

Submitted by Caitlin

I haven’t even been here for two weeks yet, as the first William O'Farrell Fellowship recipient, and already it has been full of exciting discoveries. Last summer, while here for the 2009 Summer Symposium, I got a brief glimpse of what was awaiting me on a tour David gave, which was when I decided I had to find a way to come back. So, I was thrilled when the O'Farrell Fellowship opportunity arose.

Aug
19

New oldfilm.org

Submitted by David

Welcome to our new site. We hope you take a minute to explore. There are a number of new features including video, a blog, and enhanced collection records.  Out of all the new features, I am particularly excited about adding video to the site. Check out the Rotator or the Spotlight for links to videos.

Aug
12

Collections Management

Submitted by Gemma

For the past year NHF has been working with Whirl-i-gig to create a custom Collective Access (CA) database. The database will allow the creation of both Collection Level records and Item Level records. It will serve as a catalog for managing all the moving image materials in the archive, as well as the back-end to our new Online Collections Guide (which you can view on this website).

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