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Jan
20

Reward available for information about The Heart of the Woburn Girl 1919

Submitted by Gemma

We were recently contacted by the Woburn Historical Society in Woburn, MA looking for information about a lost silent film called The Heart of the Woburn Girl.

Well, we'd never heard of it, nor could we find out anything about it from our usual sources.

Jan
11

2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship Applications Due January 17

Submitted by Gemma

Calling all applicants for the 2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship!

The application due date is quickly approaching and we are eager to get YOUR application.

The William S. O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film. The Fellowship includes a $1,500 stipend and additional archive and staff support.

Dec
16

Happy Holidays from NHF

Submitted by Gemma

We hope that this video clip from the Robert Decker Collection brings a smile to your face!

More information about this collection can be seen at www.fairfilm.org.

 
Nov
16

Collections Online

Submitted by Gemma

As NHF continues development on our Collective Access collections management database and catalog, other institutions in Maine are working on making their catalogs accessible online, too. Check out the new resources that our friends at the Maine Historical Society and the Penobscot Marine Museum have just revealed:

http://mainehistory.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/library-finding-aids-moving-online/

Nov
8

Smithsonian Part III

Submitted by Jessica

Part III of the Smithsonian Collections blog posts featuring footage screened at NHF.  There is a beautiful clip to view in the post. Human Studies Film Archives Mystery

Nov
2

NHF Austin-Bound for AMIA

Submitted by Brian

In mid-November, Northeast Historic Film’s Executive Director David Weiss, Board Member and co-founder Karan Sheldon, Media Specialist Karin Carlson, and Media Cataloger Brian Graney will travel to Austin, Texas, for the Annual Conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.  Since 1991, AMIA has convened a diverse international community of moving image archivists, preservation professionals, students, and friends of the field for this annual forum on audiovisual preservation and access.  T

Oct
25

Archives Month at the Smithsonian

Submitted by Jessica

Thanks to Pam Wintle, NHF Board member and Smithsonian Film Archivist for alerting us to this two part blog for the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) for archives month—it’s the story of some incredible Japanese film footage.  NHF and the 2011 Summer Symposium are noted and linked to.

 

Oct
13

Origins of Home Movie Day

Submitted by Jessica

Great article from the Smithsonian featuring our own Brian Graney about the origins and importance of Home Movie.

Sep
30

Bad Weather!

Submitted by Joe

Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and blizzards... Mother Nature can be a bit unpredictable.  As the saying goes here in Maine, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it will change.”

The scenery in Maine is beautiful, but the weather can be harsh. Here is a sneak peek at some of the historic footage we will be showing at Maine Home Movie Day on October 15, from 1-4pm, at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. 

 

 

 

Sep
19

Home Movie Day 2011

Submitted by Gemma

Home Movie Day 2011 is coming!

Mark your calendars for October 15th.

Once again we'll be at the Maine Historical Society in Portland from 1-4pm.

The public is invited to bring in their films and video for evaluation and to screen (if you'd like). NHF technical services will be on-hand to provide inspection, projection and answer questions about your home movies.

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